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Journey to $5/day Using Instagram

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by theknott, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. theknott

    theknott Registered Member

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    Hey all this is my first Journey thread and Hopefully not my last. I have some experience with CPA marketing and Instagram and I will be trying out new ideas.

    I will be creating several accounts in 3 different niches to test the waters. One account will mainly be going for the shoutout method which I'm sure won't bring me in too much. The other two are going to be using a CPA method which has been done before but I will modify slightly and post more details once I have it all figured out.

    This way well turn into a fairly slow Journey as I get distracted by many other ventures that pop up in my head, but I will try to stick to it.
    I am also studying CS in college currently and have a heavy courseload, however I am hoping to apply this knowledge to this Journey and others. If I really want to I will make my own Instagram Bot instead of purchasing one if I deem it useful, profitable, or fun enough :) I've done a Twitter Bot in the past in Python and that was slightly entertaining.

    So here we start!

    Day 0:
    Account 1: 45 followers, most of which are real. Around 10-20 likes per photo. 33 photos.

    Hopefully will check in soon
     
  2. everydayimhustling

    everydayimhustling Regular Member

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    Good luck
    i think its a bit early to start a thread though isnt it?
     
  3. manjeet036

    manjeet036 Elite Member

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    good luck for your journey mate.. Keep us update.. I made an account before 6 days back. now account have 1.3k followers.. just growing the account then I will think about earning.. btw good luck again.
     
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    Ehi man good luck! I'm on the same way of you.. and a very "similar curriculum" :D
    Hope I'll read you soon :)
     
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    A journey starts when you take the first step and OP have taked the first step.
    OP good luck and don't get distracted with others ideas, that a sure way to countless failures.
     
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  6. theknott

    theknott Registered Member

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    Thanks for the kind words guys. First and Second Account both have several hundred real followers right now, and have not used bots yet. Third account will be made soon, but I am working on building the first two first.
     
  7. prinse

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    Best wished on your journey op.
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :) Any updates on the journey?
     
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    Techmaestro Newbie

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    Being a student of a CSE major, I really liked your attitude on making your own bot. Best of luck. Looking forward to seeing your success.
     
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    Will be any update OP or you have abandoned the journey?
     
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    Journey still on op?
     
  12. theknott

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    Hey guys sorry for not updating. I have been way busier with school than I thought I would and I'm about to get even busier. However I have been working on my Journey still. I purchased FollowLiker and currently have two accounts running on it.

    I am doing the main account, and secondary account that mentions the main account on every post strategy, and so far is working out well. Primary account has about 5k followers, secondary has ~2k. I have a website for the main account that features my instagram gallery, as well as a user submitted photos page, where users can submit photos that will be considered for feature on my instagram.

    I know that my follower count is low for selling shoutouts still, however I have sold three so far in the last several weeks, surprisingly enough through eBay. However, today I received a phone call from eBay (and it was an actual person which I found scary) telling me that I can't sell shoutouts because it violated the Terms of Service. I argued but did not win. She told me that I should not try to relist the shoutout or try and disguise it for risk of my account, and I'm not going to risk it since I use my eBay account for a lot of selling otherwise.

    So I have a new question now. Where should I sell my shoutouts? I have a fiverr gig that has gotten 0 purchases, an SEOClerks listing with 0 purchases, and no leads through Instagram itself besides S4S.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    P.S. Any other ideas for monetizing? I have tried several accounts that do CPA offers and made a grand total of $1.45 from one survey before my accounts being banned. I considered doing a content locker on the photo submission page of my website, but I don't think I have enough traffic for it to be worth it, (1-2 submissions a week from the site). Any input much appreciated. Sorry for the long post and the long absence. I will try to keep this thread updated, as I think it's interesting to see a journey from literally nothing by a total noob haha.
     
  13. theknott

    theknott Registered Member

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    I also plan on adding more accounts that plug my main one, however I am nervous about getting banned coming from the same IP address on FL.