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[Journey] IG journey to $20/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Kelby, May 11, 2019.

  1. Kelby

    Kelby Newbie

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    Mantra: Do or do not. There is no try.
    Method: Mother/Child
    Monetization: Affiliate site selling products related to my niche
    Niche: Art
    Tools: VPS, MassPlanner 3, Proxies, iGramTool for account creation

    I started my journey about two years ago (unknowingly) when I created an IG account where I post fan art of a fictional character. I took a hiatus of about a year where I did not post any content and had ~1.5k - 2k followers at the time. I logged into my dormant account about 1 month ago and account had grown to 2.8k followers. Since I have been posting consistently every day for the past month and using child accounts to promote mother account, it has grown to almost 3.5k followers. I will update this thread 1 - 2 times a week with progress and goals. I have a 9 - 6 FTJ, but if I can provide more updates than I plan, I will do so. I currently have 12 child accounts - only 6 are active. I am using those to follow followers of targeted accounts, tag mother account (sometimes) in posts, DM extracted users and share mother. They also have active publishing campaigns. I'm using the Scrape Posts tool in MP3 to scrape images from Pinterest boards related to my niche.

    Goal for today: Find content for child accounts that have inactive campaigns and create campaigns.
    The image shows some follower stats from MP3 for my active accounts. Mother is at the top.

    Thanks for reading.
     

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  2. ScribScribScrib

    ScribScribScrib Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck on journey mate!
     
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  3. Kelby

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    Just a quick update before I get back to work.. had one child account (44 followers) get disabled and another account that will require phone verification. Haven't figured out how I will get around that yet. I created a few more campaigns yesterday and now have a total of 7 active campaigns. My plan for this evening is to create 3 more publishing campaigns. My mother account has gained about 50 followers since my last post.
     

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  4. яefugeez

    яefugeez Newbie

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    Thanks for the update; super relevant for me since I am also looking at fan art insta type niche

    Good luck
     
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  5. Kelby

    Kelby Newbie

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    Thank you. I'm glad you find it helpful.
     
  6. ad149

    ad149 Junior Member

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    Since you're working with a low number of accounts I would reccomend to go with 4g proxies and clean posts (hash etc). Don't use links but find another way to retarget such as copyright your posts
     
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  7. royalredover

    royalredover Registered Member

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    As I know, a lot of people got problems with IG bot nowaday. Block action very where, good luck for you.
     
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  8. beerboy

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    I wonder how can you use MP3? Because i thought it's shutted down. And also, block action is real be careful. I'm struggling with that nowadays.
     
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  9. Kelby

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    After I scrape my images, I run them through BatchPurifier to remove hash, properties, etc. I've been using proxies from a seller I found here on BHW. Can't remember the seller's name and too lazy to look up right now, but the site is newipnow.com. Haven't had any issues so far. Thanks for the suggestions.

    MP3 is closed to the public, but I was lucky enough to get a license before they discontinued their service. They still provide updates/fixes and I'm familiar with the interface and settings, so I don't see myself going away from MP3 anytime soon. I'm being very conservative on my settings for fresh accounts to "warm" them up. Only following about 15 - 20 ppl per day and suspending the tool for a whole day if the action is blocked. I realize this is going to take time to build these accounts up, but I'm in it for the long haul. While these accounts are aging and gaining followers, I will spend that time working on my website and getting that ready.

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    Quick update.. Created some more child accounts and now have a total of 16 children. Only following 15 - 20 people per day for child accounts and suspending for 24 hours if the action is blocked. I'm currently at 3,580 followers on mother account. Purchased a domain and hosting. Will look at having a logo designed soon and start creating a mockup for my site.
     
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  10. ad149

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    If you need some help with data scraping, web design and other stuff hit me up. I am willing to help for free anyone who has actually taken actions and why not learn some things on the way
     
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  11. wahyu ashari

    wahyu ashari Newbie

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    how do you plan to monetize your ig account?
    thanks for sharing..
     
  12. Kelby

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    I’m going to create an affiliate site selling niche-related products. I’ll link the site in my bio. Thinking about doing a giveaway every now and then to increase traffic/engagement. Might have to start by faking the giveaway and making one of my child accounts the “winner” until I can consistently make a profit.
     
  13. kevin tan

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    Good luck man, I hope your IG accounts work out for ya
     
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  14. Kelby

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    Just sharing a status update for my accounts. Looks like I've gained 85 followers on my mother account since the last time I shared. I haven't even really started promoting my mother account through child accounts yet either. I have 5 more accounts that aren't shown in the picture because they are inactive at the moment (not following/unfollowing, posting, etc.). I got my logo designed. My goal for the weekend is to start working on my website. YAY! :) Thanks for reading guys. This is really helping me hold myself accountable!
     

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  15. Kelby

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    Here are some stats for my accounts.. all seem to be growing fairly well. I've been spending a lot of time working on my website, writing blog content, researching affiliate programs and letting MP3 do all of the heavy lifting. I'm up 150 followers on my mother account since my last status update. My site hasn't gone live yet. I want to get at least 10 blog posts under my belt before I go live. Still trying to work out some kinks with the design. I can see why many give up so quickly with IM. Definitely a lot of work. This journey may take 1 month or it may take 12 months before I make any $, but it will be worth it in the end. Thanks for reading!
     

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    best luck for you, I will follow your journey
     
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