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Instagram Journey to 500k Followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by siliboy, Apr 11, 2020.

  1. siliboy

    siliboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks! I'm trying to get 500k total. If I had just one page with 500k I think there would be a lot of money for me. I don't know why you're saying time for Huge Money is over! I believe that having a big page nowadays is really an asset. I'm not trying to be a millionare from it but at least I can make money out of it.
    1. I can make an article website put ads there and if I have big IG, it will look more authoritative and also get some visits from it.
    2. I can make videos for Youtube channel and will pass monetization quick from my fans.
    3. Sell shoutouts as I'm selling right now. Imagine having 500k page, I would sell 50 times more. Maybe Nike, Adidas wouldn't pay money but there are millions of other businesses that are willing to pay money for niche pages.
    4. Easily connect and contact with brands and businessmans that you could never connect with 2000 followers account.
    5. As you said, sell my products without paying ads.
    6. Selling my accounts will bring 1000% more money than I invested.
    It also depends what niche you're in and there are also a lot of other methods, you just have to be optimistic and consistent.

    Thank you very much!

    Thanks a lot! No I said from the beginning that I'm just manually posting 5 times a day. And I started to believe that the more you post, the more you will gain.

     
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  2. Monzani

    Monzani Registered Member

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    nice job!
    what are your IG growth methods?
     
  3. Sindrom18

    Sindrom18 Junior Member

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    So basically you do f/u or what? How you grow them?
     
  4. Andreyc

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    What options do you use ? Auto follow ,comment, like?
     
  5. Matta28

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    Crazy growth mate! Shoutcart did not like my niches, so I got declined there, lol
     
  6. siliboy

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    As I said in the 1st post, I DON'T do any of these methods: F/U, Auto Follow, Comment etc.

    MY METHOD is all organic
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    - Find the best hashtags that suit for your page. You have 2 perfect free tools. One is RiseDecoded which is in BHW as well and you can search for hashtags for free every 40 minutes. And the other one is the website MetaHashtags. It finds you really good hashtags and not only 1 word hashtags. For ex. if you searched for #travel, it won't find you only #travel #travelcommunity #travelers but also #visiting #discoverworld and hashtags that are related to it.

    - Don't use Banned Hashtags!!! You have the tool IQhashtags to check if you're using bad hashtags.

    - Come up with 3 different hashtags notes (25 hashtags max) so you can mix them. So you won't have in every post the same ones and you can see which ones are working better for you.

    - If you check insights and you're getting only 100 - 200 reach from hashtags. Then you have to stop for a week or more and not use the hashtags at all. And start again after a week with other hashtags that you come up.

    - You just post 5 times a day & 5 stories a day (Post wait 3 hours, then post again). I know you will feel tired and bored in the beginning and you will think that it's not working, but trust me this is the main key to grow! EVERY DAY 5 TIMES - 5 POSTS & 5 STORIES
    In my #1Account I'm not growing so much but still I'm getting 2000 - 2500 followers every week just by posting. If I have had more time to comment and like other people/pages that are on my niche, I would definitely get much more.

    - The other KEY thing is try to find "really good content". Go to your niche pages and check which post got the most likes and get 5 of these per day. If 2 of your posts go viral in one day (ex. post of 3PM goes viral and of 6PM) they will not stop for almost 6 days. You will gain a lottt of followers / mentions / messages / tags and everything.

    If you do the exact thing what I mentioned above, I'm sure you will start have progress! It's really hard in the beginning, but you MUST be consistent! I have an alarm and 10 minutes before Posts, it reminds me that I have to post. And while doing it everyday it doesn't look that hard anymore, it becomes a habit.

    Hope it will help you guys!

    It's really growing crazy, I just hope it will not stop! I registered in Shoutcart long time ago and never checked it. And a month ago I logged in, and saw 2 orders that I missed! Then one of them had the IG page written, and I contacted him privately from the page and told him sorry we didn't see your order. Do you want to order again? And he accepted 3 days ago. That's why I'm saying talk to people in DM's because there is a chance to win. At least they'll be more loyal to the page, because they know the admin =).

     
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  7. Sindrom18

    Sindrom18 Junior Member

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    You are so right about hashtsgs. I got 50k+ followers and i get only 80 impressions/views whatever from hashtags. I guess i will stop with them for a while.
     
  8. TheDemne

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    hey have you tried running instagram story ads to gain new followers? How did this work for you?
     
  9. dlyhai

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    Do you do all your account manually?
     
  10. siliboy

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    The week #5 - Instagram 100% Manual Journey
    The 2nd Account again is really impressing me (+10559 followers). Last week I sold a Shoutout in Shoutcart but I didn't recieve the money from them. I was really pissed off with them and I removed the account! I haven't sold anything this week, but I didn't reply back to many people. I need to write back to almost everyone that sends DMs.

    Screenshots from my 2 best accounts:
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    Screenshot of my another personal record:
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    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 89.2k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 53.6k Followers (Posting 5 times/day 5 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 7692 Followers (Haven't posted in the whole week)
    #4 Account - 7579 Followers (Haven't posted in the whole week)
    #5 Account - 6926 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #6 Account - 3103 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #7 Account - 2996 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #8 Account - 2696 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #9 Account - 2474 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #10 Account - 2150 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    [I didn't have much time to post on other pages, I have to find some kid that I know to help me. They're just going down but I just have to be consistent and make more daily posts]

    Local Niches accounts - 5 Accounts + 3 (still didn't start posting )

    EXPENSES
    Supid website for growing = $272
    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) - Last week
    = $16 ** Didn't get the money and removed the account from them

    TOTAL EARNINGS = $557

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $508 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 321,584 Followers more

    THIS WEEK I GAINED + 12,939 Followers

    TIPS FROM THIS JOURNEY:
    I would suggest: Don't use Shoutcart! Maybe for you works, but for me it doesn't. Their fees are high and they have some stupid rules.


    Yes try to stop for a while and try again with different ones. Sometimes even this doesn't help, if you built your page with a lot of ghost followers. Don't forget to try this: 5 posts per day / 5 stories per day!


    No, never tried running story ads in these accounts. But I used to run story ads before and they didn't help me gain followers at all. I'm getting 300 followers in one account and in the other one 1000+ all organic. If I pay $30 per day with InstaStories I don't think I'll get even 100 new followers.


    If you read this journey I mentioned that more than 5 times. Everything 100% manually.


    @Matta28 Bro even though you couldn't open Shoutcart, you're okay with that. Because they really suck. I've removed it too!
     
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  11. Garry77

    Garry77 Registered Member

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    You really inspired me man
    Going to start my journey from today
    Btw which app/software you are using to check insights of your accounts
     
  12. Azoff

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    Starting similar journey man, up to 60 instagrams manually with my partner, very inspiring to see someone else get everything down pat so quickl.
     
  13. dlyhai

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    Nice, i will do all manually as well, thank you
     
  14. bodyanyash

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    I have account with 18k followers, but I never use stories. I just don't understand the point. What are your thoughts on stories? Do you use hashtags with them too? Thanks for sharing and good luck!
     
  15. siliboy

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    The week #6 - Instagram 100% Manual Journey
    Can't believe that 6 weeks passed and still running it! Really happy that I started this journey because it motivates me more, and I have statistics and everything here so I can see the progress. I haven't sold anything this week, I was also really busy with other stuff and couldn't be so active as I was in other weeks. I wrote back to almost all potential DMs and 2 from them look promising that hopefully they'll pay for shoutouts.

    Screenshots from my 2 best accounts:
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    Another Personal Record for 1 day:
    Screenshots 2 AnotherRecord2.jpg

    Worldwide niche accounts
    #1 Account - 91.4k Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #2 Account - 69.3k Followers (Posting 4 times/day 4 Stories/day)
    #3 Account - 7683 Followers (Have posted once in the whole week)
    #4 Account - 7567 Followers (Have posted once in the whole week)
    #5 Account - 6916 Followers (Have posted twice in the whole week)
    #6 Account - 3091 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #7 Account - 2996 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #8 Account - 2693 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #9 Account - 2475 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    #10 Account - 2152 Followers (Posting 1 time/day 1 Story/day)
    [I didn't have much time to post on other pages, I have to find someone (VA) to help me out because I started with other job too]

    Local Niches accounts - 5 Accounts + 3 (still didn't start posting and I think I'll sell them cheap because pandemic almost if finished in my country and everything started working so will have no time for these)

    EXPENSES
    Supid website for growing = $272
    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
    TOTAL EARNINGS = $557

    TO GET THIS JOURNEY FINISHED:
    1.
    I NEED TO EARN: $508 to ROI
    2.
    I NEED TO GET: 303,727‬ Followers more

    THIS WEEK I GAINED + 17,857‬ Followers

    @Garry77 I'm really happy that I inspired you, and you're motivating me to continue this journey till the end. Got 300k more and I'm done =).
    You don't need an app/software to check the insights. You just have to change from Personal Instagram to Business one and it will show you all the insights. So it's in Instagram itself.
    Wow that looks promising. Good luck with your journey and start a journey here so you'll have all the analytics and you can motivate other people too.

    Yes and please don't get bored because in the beginning you won't see progress! You just have to do it everyday and I'm sure you'll have success.

    Stories make a page look so active! You MUST use them, even though you won't gain followers from them the page will look more active. You have people who watch only stories and don't care about posts. Once I checked insights of one of my stories and it said that 2 followers came from that. So don't underestimate them! Also people who want to buy shoutouts from you, they'll buy $10 - $15 story shoutouts! If you don't post stories at all, they will not be willing to pay you for that. I got 2-3 payments only from stories!

     
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  16. The_Surge

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    Wow! I like your fighting spirit. Success never comes easy, just keep pushing and you'll eventually hit that sweet spot where the cash begins to roll in. All the best, bro.
     
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  17. bodyanyash

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    Amazing journey! How many phones do you have? I run 3 different accounts on the same phone and still getting action blocked even when I spread everything out and don't do a lot of F/UF. Thanks!