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Instagram + Twitter // Journey to 100k Followers each

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by golaso9, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    I've been reading on BHW since the summer months and tried out kindle publishing for money making. I can definitely see the potential, I made around 60$ but i just don't think it is for me. I also went back to university, got busy, and had to stop.

    To keep this short:

    My goals are to reach 100k followers on both twitter and instagram. Both of these accounts are exactly the same and I will work on growing them together so that they can feed off of each other.

    My ultimate long term goal is to build a website, have products, promote them with these accounts, and essentially start a real business.

    It will be harder on instagram but I want to make it happen. Right now I will not be focusing on monetization at all until I am above 20k+ followers. The reason I feel I can do this is because it takes a little less time than kindle publishing in my opninion and works with my schedule.

    Tools that I will be using:

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    Tweetdeck - schedule tweetsTweepi - follow/unfollow manually (for now)

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    Instagram megabot - follow/comment/like

    I also am using a free tumblr scraper to gather pictures for mainly instagram but also for twitter.

    I had a twitter scraper to scrape tweets from specific users...it was free but now the website where it was available at is gone and I can't seem to find one. Anyone have any ideas where to find one thats free possibly? or even paid ones?

    Since I will be focused on creating successful accouts first, you probably won't see any $$$ updates. I know everyone comes for those but you will see them eventually.

    I will try and update every few days on my progress or possibly every day if i have some time.

    My twitter account is already a few months old so I have some followers on that and my instagram account is brand new.

    Total invested so far: 39$ (instagram bot and a 5$ test shoutout on instagram that I screwed up a bit haha)


    I will start day 1 tomorrow but to start with my stats, here they are:


    Twitter followers: 1082
    Instagram followers: 42
     
  2. Almidon

    Almidon Newbie

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    Good luck on your journey my friend.
     
  3. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    not going to sleep yet but wont be at my computer later. Here are the numbers today

    twitter followers: 1263
    instagram followers: 89

    I am going to buy some fake twitter followers to get a better ratio, i might experiment with buying a service here that retweets to ~3 million followers.

    I am also going to try some instagram shoutouts and see what works best
     
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    Is Instagram megabot good?
     
  5. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    yup. it does what it is meant to do. no problems so far. It can follow, like, comment and unfollow lists of people. It also scrapes those lists of people by keyword or from other users followers etc.
     
  6. jamie3000

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    I started with twitter a few weeks ago, got about 20k followers now. Interesting to see how you plan to monitize your followers. I'm writing my bot currently to try and automate as much as possible. Add me on Skype if you want to exchange ideas. Jmcostello2
     
  7. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    twitter - 1475
    instagram - 156

    bought another shoutout for instagram but it hasn't gone up yet
     
  8. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    twitter - 1659
    instagram - 202

    Bought that shoutout and it went up for 4 hours. It cost me 8$ and i literally got like 8 followers. even worse than my 5$ test post before. Both were purchased from featurehub. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM. What a waste of my money.

    I will try and find other sources for shoutouts somehow
     
  9. golaso9

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    Couldn't update last night because my internet was out. Had to do my instagram manually as well and also for the weekend because i am away. I do not want to run my bot 24/7 just to make sure i never get banned. I may run it more and more but for now since it is a new account i will play it safe.

    My numbers from last night on twitter were not good at all.

    twitter followers - 1781
    instagram followers - 245
     
  10. golaso9

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    I saw some people posting about getting 100 a day on instagram and complaining about that. I would love for that to happen. I average now about 40-50 a day. Hopefully once i get to 1000 followers people start tagging their friends in the comments on my pictures.
     
  11. golaso9

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    Haven't updated in a few days and i probably wont be doing daily updates. I think i might stop with twitter because I see more potential with instagram and currently I have boughten a bot for IG and I haven't for twitter. Since I am a busy student and athlete, i am not sure i can put in the time consistently to grow the twitter account.

    I think instagram is a better platform for my long term goals of creating a product store, and a real online and offline business in my niche. The visuals that come with using instagram are very helpful in my niche.

    Twitter is at 2000 followers. I might post stuff occasionally so it doesn't die but i will stop growing it.

    instagram is now at 700. in the last 2 days i started to pick it up and got up to 104 followers yesterday. My goal today is 120. I wasn't using the follow method earlier and that is probably why my numbers were so low to begin with. I will follow people until i hit the limit and then unfollow them all and start over. By the time i hit the limit and unfollow them i should be at 10k+ followers anyway. My growth should start to take off.

    Everyday the goal is to gain just 1 follower more than the previous day. So far that is going well. Once i get slightly into the thousands of followers, i expect to be getting 200-300 a day.

    Thanks for reading. I will post before bed on the # of followers i get today.
     
  12. golaso9

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    followers for tonight - 708

    104 followers today again.

    Hopefully tomorrow it improves! good night
     
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    Good luck, it's literally impossible to grow on twitter without a ton of work
     
  14. golaso9

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    had a bad day yesterday at only about 75 followers.Today i hit an all-time high of 111 followers.I generally just write down the amount i get before i go to sleep so sometimes there is a difference in time by a few hours but thats minimal anyway.Every day the goal is to get just a few more followers than the previous day. If i keep it up ill be getting a few hundred per day, then a few thousand and i will be at 100k in no time hopefully! My goal is to hit about 20-30k by May. I set it low because i have no idea what to expect and i want it to be attainable. I want to be able to start to monetize by may with shoutouts and MAYBE cpa. Going to keep up the grind.
     
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    hit 1000 followers :)

    only 92 followers gained today because my bot was off for 5 hours(travelling). Most likely would have been around the same or possibly more followers than yesterday. Tomorrow's goal is 120 followers!

    Average 40-50 likes per pic. My best pic has around 90 likes.
     
  16. golaso9

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    goal reached and passed!

    gained 138 followers today and my bot was off for 2-3 hours!

    tomorrow's goal is 150 followers. I am currently posting 3 pictures a day about 4 hours apart. At this pace I will grow large soon! The goal is 5000 followers by jan 5 (even though i have a feeling I will pass it)
     
  17. golaso9

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    unfortunate today i only got 125 followers. the follow back ratio isnt that high. I am sure once i become more of an authority page more and more people will follow back.

    Might play with my keyword that im following from and see what brings better results. still going for 150 followers tomorrow!
     
  18. golaso9

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    Only 116 followers today! Sad but this is not going to stop me. I would buy a few shoutouts but i am short on cash at the moment.

    I hope that soon my account will start growing organically without the auto commenting and following i am doing.

    Currently at 1379 followers. Average likes per picture is 70-80. Not many comments on pictures though.

    Once i get to 10k i will shoutout for shoutout with people.
     
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    I can make this faster, if you need, I will provide you the highest quality for very cheap!
     
  20. golaso9

    golaso9 Registered Member

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    not looking for fakes