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[Journey]Road to a Instagram empire

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Shibbi90, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Shibbi90

    Shibbi90 Regular Member

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    Hi,


    About me:

    I’m a 26 years old guy from Norway with no education. I have managed to get myself a decent job with a good salary($67000/year), but at the time I am on sick leave. I have been on sick leave for about seven months now and it’s getting boring. Luckily Norway has an excellent healthcare system that makes sure that I get the help that I need, and I also get my regular paycheck for 12 months while on sick leave. I feel the need to challenge myself more now that I have so much extra time, and that’s why I decided to start my Instagram journey with OGads.


    My goal:

    My goal is simply to run 200 Instagram accounts without getting too many bans. I don’t do this for the money, I do it for the challenge. Of course, most people on BlackHatWorld cares mostly about the money so to please you all we can set a goal for $50/day to start with. I will make sure to update the thread with both earnings and other progress.


    Budget: Unlimited?


    What I have done so far(Past 2-3 weeks):

    -Upgraded MassPlanner to Premium plan - $20/month

    -Purchased 100 proxies - $75/month

    -Purchased hosting - $10/month

    -Purchased 160 Instagram accounts

    -Found four niches I wanted to test

    -Bought domains

    -Created a pre-landing page and landing page for each niche

    -Burned thru 150 accounts while experimenting

    -Bought 90 more accounts



    I had the worst start of this journey; you can’t even imagine it! And I have still not given up, that’s why I feel comfortable to create this thread now. I won’t give up that easy.

    1. Domain registration failed – Had to deal with customer support for a while

    2. E-mail from Instagram legal department regarding a few domains

    3. Cpanel for my host broke down – Customer support

    4. All accounts got instant banned when adding a link – 150 accounts banned

    5. 60 domains flagged by Instagram – Now trash

    All 150 accounts did NOT get banned at the same time, that happend while I was experimenting for a couple of weeks. I finally found the right recipe on changing Instagram username, bio, remove name and add a link. PS. NEVER USE BIT.LY OR GOO.GL, that gives you so many problems.


    This is my setup:

    - 1 proxy/account

    - 1 domain/account

    - Domain -> Pre landing page -> Landing page



    Current account status in MassPlanner:

    -7 accounts almost on full speed with link(550 follows/day)

    -3 accounts on warmup with link

    -83 accounts with NO link on warmup


    Not that impressive, but I have already made a little bit of money during the experimenting and warming up period.
    To do list:
    -Create a better LP for one of my niches
    -Create a better PLP and LP for one of my niches
    -Get more domains
    -Get more IG accounts and proxies as soon as the first 100 accounts are running smoothly
    -Start creating my own IG accounts(Already have a tool for that, but need fresh proxies)


    I also have a side project running in MassPlanner. That is two accounts running fully automatic, posting 5-8 pictures a day. I will not add any link to these two accounts. I would only like to see how big I can grow two accounts while doing nothing at all. Both accounts started at 0 followers.

    Stats so far(Day 3):

    Account 1 on warmup: 122 followers

    Account 2 on warmup: 135 followers


    I don’t want to make this thread too long, so I'll stop it here. If there is anything you would like to know just ask, I will try to answer every question.
     
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  2. tankat

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    Sounds amazing! Subscribed
     
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    Thanks for following my journey!
     
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    Good luck mate! I'll follow.
     
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    Thanks, I'll keep you updated!
     
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    Good luck! The main struggle in this method is to keep your accounts live.

    Btw what you put in your bio link now, direct link for the pre-lander or ?
     
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    Thanks!

    Agree, that's why I thought this was a good challenge for me :)

    I am currently using direct link since bit.ly and goo.gl links got my accounts banned straight away. I'll see if I can find another good shortener to use.
     
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    Best of luck buddy! :)
     
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  9. Jason Bradbury

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    Great detail. I hope you succeed
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate :).
     
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    Thank's guys :)

    Small update:
    I just finished optimizing the landing page for one of the niches. I'm really happy with the outcome, and it should definitely increase the conversions!
     
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    Keep grinding, good luck op !
     
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    Best of luck mate... following your journey!
     
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    I can definitely relate to this. You got a fierce spirit Norwegian buddy. Good luck!
     
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    Keep going. Good Luck:)
     
  16. Naroha

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    no education and 67k/year... time to move to norway lel
     
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    Thanks guys :)

    Haha! That's about the average salary in Norway, so it's not that good. We are paying 36-40% in taxes and everything here is expensive as fuck, so I don't think it would be fair to compare it to let's say the US.

    Small update:
    -Added Google Analytics to all pre-landers and landing pages
    -PV'd 20 of the 50 accounts I added yesterday
    -5 of the new accounts got banned, I guess they got one of the proxies I have used before. I will make sure to swap out those with fresh ones before adding more accounts
    -Getting 40 new accounts delivered today

    Edit: Not 5 but 20 of the new accounts got banned!! MassPlanner raped me from behind.. I'm using the increase with x function and MP decided to increase the amount of follows with 70 on the first day of following!! Thats the reason for all the PV aswell.
     
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  18. Naroha

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    iam not comparing to lets say US but Germany lol, we pay higher taxes and thats not minimum wage here at all q.q
     
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    What a bad start to the day... forget what I said in my last post..

    37/50 new accounts got banned due to MassPlanner fuckup! Both the increase x amount of follows/day function AND the proxies failed me! Only 13 accounts survived.. Luckily I'm getting another 40 accounts today, so I'll start warming them up right away.
     
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    Does anyone know about an email client where I can add accounts in bulks? All the accounts are using the same pop and imap settings, so I just need to be able to add multiple email addresses and passwords from a excel file.