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Instagram journey to 50,000 followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by mattrecc, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. mattrecc

    mattrecc Registered Member

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    Hey guys! I'm going to be doing a journey to 50,000 Instagram followers. I know it will not be easy, but I believe I have the tenacity to make this happen. My plan is to hopefully monetize the account eventually, and will be adding information about any money made to the updates. Currently, my stats are:


    Followers: 9644 Following: 1391
    My plan
    --Post 3-6 high quality photos related to my niche every day
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    -From Mondays - Wednesdays, I will manually follow ~50 people per hour for 8 hours during the day
    --On Thursdays, I will not follow/unfollow anyone, but engage with people within my niche by liking/commenting
    --From Fridays - Sundays I will start my manual unfollowing at ~30 people per hour for 9 hours during the day
    --Eventually do s4s with accounts similar to mine and eventually monetize

    I will try my hardest to update every day, please forgive me if I forget a day. If you have any suggestions or tips for me please feel free to let me know, thank you for reading and wish me luck!


     
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    UPDATE:

    Going to bed now, these are my stats for today. I posted 5 pictures today and did some liking/commenting within my niche. Kind of slow but I did not follow any accounts today, tomorrow starts my unfollowing

    Followers: 9726 (+82) Following: 1359 (-32)
    As I said, tomorrow I'll be doing the unfollowing as well as some engaging in my niche. Wish me luck!
     
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    Good Luck with your journey
     
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    Thank you! Very much appreciated :)
     
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    Minor update:

    Today I got like blocked, which is pretty annoying because it's the second time in 3 days that this happened. I will be taking a break from that for the next couple of days and maybe only comment. I will probably start following again tomorrow as well, I might have to re-work this schedule. Stats:


    Followers: 9788 (+62) Following: 1233 (-126)
    Wish me luck!
     
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    Don't do everything aggressively, that's what's causing your temp bans. Good luck and be patient!
     
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    Thank you for the reply! That's the thing though, I didn't think I was being TOO aggressive, but if Instagram thinks so then you're right and I have to be patient.
     
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    If it's not a secret, what niche you choose?
     
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    I don't want to give away the whole thing but a broad definition would be lifestyle/travel
     
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    Update:

    Was a pretty good day today. I did my following ~50 an hour and in my opinion I had some good results. Also, it helped that a friend who has an account with 405k gave me a free 30 minute shoutout! I'm hoping that tomorrow I'll reach 10k and hopefully a snowball effect will start from there. Stats:


    Followers: 9962 (+174) Following: 1617 (+384)


    Thanks to everyone who is still following, and hopefully I'll hit 10k tomorrow :)
     
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    SMALL UPDATE:

    Well for me it's big, but I just hit 10,000 followers and I'm very happy! 20% of the way there!
     
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    Update:

    Sold my first shoutout today for $3! It's not much, but it's definitely something. I think I got follow blocked today? It was really confusing because it said I was blocked but then I could follow many more people, so I don't know what's going on there. Anyways, stats:

    Followers: 10,146 (+184) Following: 1956 (+339)
    I might slow it down the next couple of days with following, maybe start my unfollowing because I really don't want to get banned. Thanks to anyone still following, and I'll have more updates soon!
     
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    Keep going man ! I reached your goal in only 2 months :) Everything is possible :D
    And also congratulation for your shoutout :)
     
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    Thank you so much, I'm very motivated! And yes I've followed your journey, it's what partially inspired me to start mine :)
     
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    Good luck.. I also reached 10K today :)
     
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    Thank you and congrats!

    Thank you so much for following!
     
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    Update:

    Nothing really new. I did some shoutout for shoutout with some accounts similar to my size in my niche. I haven't decided whether I should unfollow when I reach 3k follows or start unfollowing now. I'll probably decided today or tomorrow. Stats:

    Followers: 10,292 (+146) Following: 2275 (+319)


    I'm really motivated to hitting my goal of 50k, I'll update soon!
     
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    Update:

    Again, not much new except for gain in followers and following. I've decided to set a mini milestone for myself, and that's 20k followers by the end of April. Hopefully I'll reach it and then start some monetizing, but we'll see. I've also decided I will start my unfollowing at ~3000 followings. Stats:

    Followers: 10,474 (+182) Following: 2754 (+479)


    So as of now,

    Short term milestone: 20k followers by the end of April
    Long term milestone: 50k followers

    Thanks to everyone for the replies, and I hope everyone has a good day as well!
     
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    Update:

    I'm going to begin my unfollowing today. A company wants me to advertise their product on my page, but I'm hesitant because I still don't have a substantial amount of followers. I probably won't gain as much today, because I won't be following, just engaging within my niche. Stats:

    Followers: 10,692 (+218) Following: 3091 (+337)
    I'm pretty happy with the gains I've been making, if I'm averaging 150+ followers a day, I consider that a good day, but soon I want to scale that up. I'll be back later with another update!