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[Journey] RE-Building My Instagram Agency Back To $20,000/Month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by BulkSend, May 23, 2020 at 12:31 AM.

  1. BulkSend

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm a 22 year old from the United States. I’ve been in the Instagram space for over three years and the BHW community has benefitted me greatly. In the past three years, I’ve been able to start my own Instagram growth agency and build it to making over $20,000/month. As some of you may know, the July 2019 algo change screwed us all and hurt a lot of our Instagram businesses. Due to this, I had decided to quit Instagram marketing and decided to get into lead generation. However, I am ready to come back and get my Instagram agency back up and running again with all of the lead generation skills I've learned.

    Details:
    - I have a working Instagram service provider who provides me story viewer, mass polling, questions, polling, and etc.
    - I have sent retargeting emails to all of my previous clients and I've gotten a good amount of them to retry my services. I gave them a "5-day free trial" offer and have let them know I've revamped our marketing system which provides much improved results from now on.

    How I plan on getting my clients (and what my plan is moving forward):
    - During the time I quit, I started a manual cold emailing agency and I've been able to launch a lot of cold email outreach campaigns for other SMMAs. Because of this, I plan on using cold email outreach as my primary method of lead generation.
    - I plan on using a combination cold emailing and cold calling to land my SMMA clients. My goal is to run 1,000 emails/day with 4 email addresses.
    - After I set up and warm up my email addresses, I'll be sending 1,000 emails/day and working on landing phone calls with my prospects who are interested in my Instagram growth services.

    Steps of Action To Take:
    - I will be registering for G suite email addresses and warming up these email accounts. In 2 weeks, each of the email addresses will ready to start sending 250 emails/day
    - I will be scraping email addresses from my target audience from the Instagram platform
    - I will be creating my initial cold email pitch and reply emails
    - I will be creating my phone call script

    Revenue: $3000/month

    I am excited to discuss my journey and help inspire others out there to do the same thing. If anyone has any questions, feel free to comment or PM me!
     
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  2. bmwwebdesign

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    how are you finding your leads to send cold emails too? Will be following this closely :)
     
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    Good luck with this! You'll complete this goal very soon with your skill set :)
     
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  4. TheShape89

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    Following, good luck! Are you basically reselling an Instagram service? If so, how are you charging - per X views etc, as a package, or something else? Very interested in this! Thanks
     
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    Cool thread! It sounds like you have the experience, knowledge and drive to make this happen.

    I have a few questions for you.

    1) How many clients did you have before to be making 20k per month?
    2) Do you have your clients on a monthly retainer/subscription or they just buy one off services from you?
    3) Which niches of IG accounts convert well into customers and which niches convert badly?
    4) Do you tell them everything they need to know in the email or do you always try and get them on a call then try and close in the call?
     
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    Since I am targeting clients who would be interested in Instagram growth services, I am scraping my leads from Instagram. I will be using Jarvee to scrape for Instagram email addresses from my target audiences. It is quite easy. I run a cold emailing agency so I have a lot of experience scraping email leads for other SMMAs as well.
     
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    Yes, because Instagram automation is so difficult right now I am whitelabelling various different Instagram services and reselling them at a higher premium price. I do manual F/UF, story views, polling, questions, etc for my clients

    My packages start at $100/month
     
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    1. I used to have over 200+ clients back when I was making around 20K per month. I am down to around 20 clients now.
    2. I do have my clients on a recurring subscription model and it automatically charges them every month
    3. For this question, it is important to think what niches want followers or need followers? For me, I go after popular niches because it is easiest to convert.
    4. No, I give them a general overview of what our services do but I keep it kinda vague so they are curious and want to know more. First email is focused on getting their attention. Second email is focused on them doing my CTA. Third email is focused on giving them an exclusive offer within 24H to convert. I have been doing email marketing for other businesses for a long time so I know what works and what doesn't!
     
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    Very interesting. And thank you for answering my other questions!

    You do manual follow/unfollow on their main account? How many per day do you think is safe right now?

    What do you mean by polling and questions? I understand what a poll and a question is but what exactly do you do for them?

    Are there any benefits to story views aside from vanity?

    Is your CTA a sales call with you or something else?
     
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    Let's say you have 10 clients, what method do you use to login to 10 different accounts?
     
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    It seems like an interesting journey and all the best to reach your goal soon. Are you managing the actual Instagram account for clients? If yes, you're using proxies to manage those accounts yourself? Also, you're charging $100/month and what's the guarantee you're providing them like they'll get 1k+ follower each month, 500+ likes on their posts etc.,
     
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    Thanks for answering! Whitelabelling a service is something I've considered for a long time so I'm following this thread closely.
     
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    Nice journey. Keep going buddy.
     
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    Hi, of course! And yes, so for the past few months, I've tested out so many number of different Instagram growth providers (and spent so much money on testing) and I finally found one that gets good results. I actually don't really use manual F/UF with my clients right now, but it is one of the services I plan on releasing. For my current clients, I am only doing story viewer, polling, questions, etc

    Polling and asking questions is a Instagram growth strategy going on right now where users will ask questions on other user stories and that would make the user click on their profile and will organically grow their following, etc. These are just different ways to grow a client's Instagram account and get them more followers/engagements

    Well, any marketing strategy we use is focused on getting them more Instagram followers and engagements as this is purpose of my Instagram growth agency :D

    My CTA is a sales call with me, yes.
     
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    Sounds interesting! Following. I am sure you'll hit your objective soon.
     
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    Good journey. Good luck!
     
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    Sorry for the late reply, it's been quite busy recently. So, I am using white label Instagram services right now, so I am not personally handling the Instagram accounts! When I used to manage IG accounts, it took way too long and too many issues. I had way too many client complaints and it's a huge headache.
     
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    I am not managing the Instagram accounts of the clients. I am using whitelabel services right now and having them do all of the work for me. In return, I am paying a set amount each month because I am bringing them a consistent flow of clients.
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    How big is the business / page you target need to be to be interested in you 100$ offer?