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Instagram Journey to 500k Followers

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  1. siliboy

    siliboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    This is my first journey in BHW.
    I started this journey 2 years + some months ago.
    I used a stupid online website (bot) which cost me a lot and it wasn't very effective
    For 3 accounts = $272

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    Then I started reading BHW journeys and was inspired here from many BlackHatters (one of them that I always remember is @proxified ) and started my real journey.
    GMT2 for 1 year = $120
    BlazingLLC proxies = $408
    Real Sim cards (and re-charging credits) = $50

    TOTAL EXPENSES approximately = $850

    I opened almost 50 accounts plus I had 3 so approximately 53 accounts.
    - 40 accounts were different worldwide niches (animals, gaming etc.)
    - 13 accounts were local niches for ex. (germanhospitals, germanyhotels etc.)

    In November 2018 I got more than 10 accounts banned. I was really in depression because I didn't win anything just kept losing, they banned my accounts and was wasting a lottt of time for nothing.
    I didn't stop and continued with lower expenses until June 17th 2019 when I was getting Action blocks all the time. I stopped paying GMT2, stopped Proxies and stopped charging my Sim Cards.
    I continued posting daily in 3 accounts from that day from my private phone and left all other accounts.

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    Quarantine days
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    Now that I have free time, continued where I left back in June 2019. I checked which accounts I have, and started logging in with 4 phones and will add 1 more phone if possible later. I lost another 4-6 accounts because I don't have the Phone Number nor E-mail verification for them, so I can't log in.


    16 manually running accounts from Mobile Phones (it's a pain in the Ass but I don't want to lose any account and get action blocks or other problems.)
    I'm not doing any method right now, just researching and finding good posts that my audience would like and post them. So I'm doing just Posts, Stories, Hashtags

    Worldwide niche accounts Active
    #1 Account - 78k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 24k Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 22.2k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #4 Account - 7827 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #5 Account - 7694 Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #6 Account - 6981 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #7 Account - 3149 Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #8 Account - 3023 Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #9 Account - 2726 Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #10 Account - 2490 Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #11 Account - 2176 Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)

    (Accounts #2, #4, #5 look like they're dead, many Unfollowers and not getting reach at all)
    + I have 3 more accounts with 2000 -3000 followers that I should login

    Local niche accounts Active
    (Still didn't start to post because I need more time to research and translate posts & re-edit them because they're more specific)
    #1 Account - 2929 Followers
    #2 Account - 2655 Followers
    #3 Account - 2548 Followers
    #4 Account - 1966 Followers
    #5 Account - 1849 Followers

    + I have 3 more local niche accounts that I should login

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    SUMMARY
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    ACCOUNTS logged in Mobile phones = 16
    OTHER ACCOUNTS not logged = 6
    TOTAL ACCOUNTS that I have
    = 22

    TOTAL EXPENSES
    = $850

    EARNINGS
    Shoutout & Post from #3 Account
    = $10
    Sold 1 local niche Account (3000 foll.)
    = $250

    -$850 + $260 = $590
    I need to earn $590 to ROI

    My plans are:
    1. Hoping to sell all the local niche accounts & sell shoutouts and featured posts
    2. Also growing the #1 Account to 100k and the #3 Account to 50k in the upcoming months.

    If you have any other ideas of how can I get ROI quicker or any other ideas that would be awesome.
    I'll update this journey weekly!
     
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  2. Shawn Williams

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    id be interested in some accounts when you have, in weed and makeup
     
  3. Razen666

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    Best of luck!! So u basically not following and unfollowing?
     
  4. gorillano2

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    All the best fo your journey
     
  5. Ruhcoon

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    Good luck!following
     
  6. Lost Mirror

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  7. siliboy

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    Sorry but I'm not trying to sell here anything just trying to continue my journey, if I would like to sell I would open a thread in Marketplace. And I don't have any accounts of those niches.

    Thank you very much! No I'm not doing any F/U or any other method. I'm just posting POSTS/STORIES and trying to find good hashtags that can bring me reach. In my #1 Account and #3 Account I'm really doing a great job. Sometimes I get 200 - 300 follower per day.

    Thanks a lot!!

    Thank you very much for your support!

    That's a good question, and this made me open this Journey here. I told 2-3 friends during the quarantine days that I have real specific business IG accounts. And after some days a friend contacted me and asked me what accounts do I have. He was contracted by a big company for Social Media Marketing. And let them see my accounts, and they decided to buy one of them. I was really happy because now I hope I can sell other accounts too.

     
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    Nice journey mate!
     
  9. siliboy

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    1 week passed and as I said I'll update this weekly

    I forgot to add one thing in my calculations which was important hope it will not complicate the journey! I bought $215 the #2 Account before 2 years and I didn't add that in my Total Expenses. Starting this journey brought me luck because the account I bought $215 which wasn't going good, I sold it for $250.
    So my plan for this journey is to return my investment & to grow to 500k followers TOTAL.
    So now,

    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 80k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 24k Followers SOLD
    #3 Account - 25.2k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #4 Account - 7755 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #5 Account - 7646 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #6 Account - 6956 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #7 Account - 3134 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #8 Account - 3020 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #9 Account - 2724 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #10 Account - 2496 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #11 Account - 2175 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    [I lowered the posting times in other accounts because I didn't have a lot of time to post non-stop]

    Local Niches accounts (still didn't start posting and I'm not counting the followers of these pages because I want to sell them)

    EXPENSES
    GMT2 for 1 year = $120
    BlazingLLC proxies = $408
    Real Sim cards (and re-charging credits) = $50
    Bought 1 page = $215
    TOTAL EXPENSES = $1065


    EARNINGS
    Shoutout & Post from #3 Account
    = $10
    Sold 1 local niche Account (3000 foll.)
    = $250
    Sold 1 Worldwide Page (that I bought before) <- This Week
    = $250
    TOTAL EARNINGS = $510

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $555 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 358,894 Followers more
     
  10. samsoum

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    Very long marathon but never give up bro
     
  11. siliboy

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    2 weeks and 1 day passed and as I said I'll update this journey weekly

    It's interesting how people make journeys like: from 5000 followers to 2 million and they really don't look so realistic or they need years and years to finish that journey. And more people watch their threads than this one =) which is going really good and is very likely achievable.
    I'm really happy I started this journey because it really gave me luck. I sold 2 shoutouts this week and made this journey really promising. Every week something is happening and I definitely see progress and the good thing is that I don't have any other expenses to maintain these accounts.

    Screenshots from my 2 best accounts
    [​IMG]

    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 82.3k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 28.9k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 7729 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #4 Account - 7622 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #5 Account - 6933 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #6 Account - 3139 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #7 Account - 3016 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #8 Account - 2721 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #9 Account - 2495 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #10 Account - 2180 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    [Other pages are not doing any progress, they just go up for 10-20 followers and then down for 30-40 followers. I don't have a lot of time to find good content and deal with them but soon will.]

    Local Niches accounts - (still didn't start posting and I'm not counting the followers of these pages because I want to sell them)
    *Will start this week posting in these accounts*

    EXPENSES
    GMT2 for 1 year = $120
    BlazingLLC proxies = $408
    Real Sim cards (and re-charging credits) = $50
    Bought 1 page = $215
    TOTAL EXPENSES = $1065


    EARNINGS
    Shoutout & Post from #2 Account (now #2)
    = $10
    Sold 1 local niche Account (3000 foll.)
    = $250
    Sold 1 Worldwide Page <- Last Week
    = $250
    Sold shoutout from #1Account - Post & Story
    = $38
    Sold shoutout from #2Account - Post & Story
    = $9
    TOTAL EARNINGS =
    $557

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $508 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 352,965‬ Followers more

    TIPS FROM THIS JOURNEY:

    1. I think posting 5 times a day and 5 stories per day has really helped me grow my accounts. But also trying to find viral things is also a key point.
    2. Check almost every DM that people send you because you'll never know who might give you money. I got paid for a shoutout from a guy that I would neverrr expect. So be polite with your followers and answer questions that they ask.




    To me it really doesn't look like a very long marathon. The most that this journey will be going to finish is maximum 1 year. My predictions even say it'll be finished earlier than 1 year. You have other journeys here that I've read that look even impossible. Btw thanks for your motivation.
     
  12. siliboy

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    3 weeks passed and the journey still continuing

    This week raised my 2nd account drastically. I had a record breaking from my experience with getting 900 follower for one day in Account #2. You have the screenshot below. This week I didn't sell any Shoutout but I had progress in followers.

    Screenshots from my 2 best accounts:
    [​IMG]

    Screenshot of my Personal Record (949 followers for 1 day)
    [​IMG]

    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 84.2k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 34.1k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 7714 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #4 Account - 7603 Followers (Posting 2 times/day 2 Stories/day)
    #5 Account - 6941 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #6 Account - 3126 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #7 Account - 3004 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #8 Account - 2708 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #9 Account - 2485 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #10 Account - 2169 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    [Other pages are not doing any progress, they're just going down but I'm not worried because after some time they will start growing. I just have to be consistent]

    Local Niches accounts - 5 Accounts + 3 (still didn't start posting )
    *Hoping to start next week posting in these accounts*

    EXPENSES
    GMT2 for 1 year = $120
    BlazingLLC proxies = $408
    Real Sim cards (and re-charging credits) = $50
    Bought 1 page = $215
    TOTAL EXPENSES = $1065


    EARNINGS
    Shoutout & Post from #2 Account
    = $10
    Sold 1 local niche Account (3000 foll.)
    = $250
    Sold 1 Worldwide Page <- Last Week
    = $250
    Sold shoutout from #1Account - Post & Story
    = $38
    Sold shoutout from #2Account - Post & Story
    = $9
    TOTAL EARNINGS =
    $557

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $508 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 345,950 Followers more

    TIPS FROM THIS JOURNEY:
    Be consistent. No matter if you're in a good mood or a bad mood, don't STOP! You'll always see progress.
     
  13. classic12

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    You can do it man
     
  14. SocialEyez

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    Best of luck with your journey man!

    You never mention your time tho. its sounds like a full time job to manage all this.

    i understand automation gave you trouble, but if you do log to each account and do everything manually, no reason not to "surf around" a little with each account, leave a comment or two, drop 5-10 likes, like a few comments.

    This will not only increase your engagement, it also looks very natural to instagram, and will help prevent future action blocks.
     
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  16. siliboy

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    Thank you very much for you support! This journey really brought me luck because as soon as I started this journey, I started selling pages and shoutouts :)

    That's true it's actually a full time job =) I post 12 PM 3PM 6PM 9PM 12AM. For 10 accounts to post it takes sometimes 40 minutes sometimes 1 hour. Because I have to research and find good content to post. So it takes 4 or 5 hours per day to keep all accounts active. I don't comment in each other's account, just sometimes like some of the posts that aren't doing so good. (I use 3 phones right now each with different Internet connection and I'll add the 4th one this week)

    We'll keep you updated till I finish this Journey!
     
  17. siliboy

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    4 weeks passed and the journey still running
    This week was unbelievable. The 2nd Account is doing so good that I never thought this could happen (+8567 followers and all are people who are engaging in my posts). I had another record breaking from my experience with getting 1362 followers for one day in Account #2. You have the screenshots below. And on this week I sold a Shoutout from Shoutcart for $20 . That website has 20% fees so I think it will be $16. Tomorrow they will be in my account and I'll know for sure how much took the fees there.

    Screenshots from my 2 best accounts:
    [​IMG]
    Screenshot of my another personal record:
    [​IMG]

    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 86.6k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 43.2k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 7705 Followers (Posting 1 times in 3 days 1 Story in 3 days)
    #4 Account - 7592 Followers (Posting 1 times in 3 days 1 Story in 3 days)
    #5 Account - 6932 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #6 Account - 3119 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #7 Account - 2999 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #8 Account - 2698 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #9 Account - 2475 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    #10 Account - 2157 Followers (Posting 3 times/day 3 Stories/day)
    [I didn't have much time to post on other pages and I was so amazed from Account #2 that I didn't care for other =) they're just going down but I just have to be consistent]

    Local Niches accounts - 5 Accounts + 3 (still didn't start posting )
    *Hoping to start next week posting in these accounts*

    EXPENSES
    GMT2 for 1 year = $120
    BlazingLLC proxies = $408
    Real Sim cards (and re-charging credits) = $50
    Bought 1 page = $215
    TOTAL EXPENSES = $1065


    EARNINGS
    Shoutout & Post from #2 Account
    = $10
    Sold 1 local niche Account (3000 foll.)
    = $250
    Sold 1 Worldwide Page
    = $250
    Sold shoutout from #1Account - Post & Story
    = $38
    Sold shoutout from #2Account - Post & Story
    = $9
    Sold shoutout from Shoutcart - Permanent Post (#2 Account) - This week
    = $16
    TOTAL EARNINGS = $573

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $492 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 334,523‬ Followers more

    THIS WEEK I GAINED + 11,427 Followers

    TIPS FROM THIS JOURNEY:
    Be consistent. Write some notes (automatic replies) and whoever writes you just copy/paste them and send it to them. You never know who is going to pay you for shoutouts. So don't miss the chance to get their money!
     
  18. Savings

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    Great engagement. Keep fighting !!

    But: What would you do with an IG Acc with 500k Follower?
    In generall what could you/we do with an big IG Acc? I think the Time for Huge Money is over? Sure you can promote your own Dropshipping Products from your Website but is this the Real Money guys? Alternatively you can grab Money for Shoutouts but these are also peanuts. And i dont think that a big Brand like Nike, Adidas or whatever will pay lot of money for a niche site... They regulary promote via real Influencer like Rapper, Singer, Models, Dancer or Football player etc. Or are my thoughts false?
     
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    Good luck! Looking forward to following along :D
     
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    Good luck dude, so it's not like you're just following everyone then un-following everyone