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Journey to 500$ per month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Dr Byte, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Dr Byte

    Dr Byte Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Background:

    I will start studying at university this September in Germany. Currently covering the cost of studying is no problem for me because I am having a student job at a local firm which is paying very well but sadly not enough to cover the cost of living as well (which is a bit less than 500$ per month). Even so my parents would be willing to pay the cost of living I would like to take over this part, as I want to be independent at some point.

    The Plan:

    I received 300€ by my parents for my last birthday which I will be investing completely into the project.

    My plan is to buy two Instagram accounts with a minimum number of 50K Followers. As I was not very successful with CPA offers and Instagram I will focus purely on shoutouts during this journey. In order to gain more attention and to increase the price of shoutouts I will try to grow the accounts with two different systems (testing out which will be the more efficient one).

    Software:

    As described in most Instagram Journey threads I purchased FollowLiker for only one account because the VAT costs for the software which could handle more accounts was just too expensive for my budget. In addition, I purchased a VPS from cheapwindowsvps.com (not my website). However, because I have never worked with FollowLiker before I purchased the professional package on growmyinsta.com (not my website) to have a simple software, in case I fail with FollowLiker.

    FollowLiker - (non-affiliated link)
    CheapWindowsvps - (non-affiliated link)
    growmyinsta - (non-affiliated link)

    Costs:

    2 Instagram accounts $220
    FollowLiker $57.11
    VPS $10
    Growmyinsta.com $39.95
    Total cost $327.06

    Day 1:

    Bought two Instagram accounts from a friend for 220$. One is in the football niche and has 50.5K and the other one is luxury niche and has 51.2K. In addition, I bought FollowLiker, set up the VPS (installed Followliker) and bought a package on growninsta.

    The settings I will be using are:

    Account (Football) Growinsta
    Like 300 - 400
    Follow 150 - 250
    Comment 50 - 150
    Account (Luxury) FollowLiker
    Likes 400 - 500
    Follow 200 - 350
    Comment no comments
    Total Cost 327.06
    Earnings $0
    Profit $0
     
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  2. growmyinsta

    growmyinsta BANNED BANNED

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    Brilliant, I love a bit of competition between Me and FollowLiker - Lets hope you get a lot of success (but more in the sports page) haha!

    I'm online here or Skype if you need any questions answered or help growing your pages, Skype is 'growmyinsta'

    Love the layout of the thread btw!
     
  3. VincentVega

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    I guess the accounts are aged. So you can run more likes and follows.
     
  4. Dr Byte

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    Yes, both are older than 6 month. I will adjust the follow and like rate from time to time as I don't know what settings were used before.

    Thank you very much, I haven't earned anything yet. However, I have already received messages from people who are interested in shoutouts but most of them do not seem willing to pay yet.
     
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    Good luck! I hope next time im checking your thread, i see you reaching your goal.
     
  7. Dr Byte

    Dr Byte Junior Member

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    Thank you, I am hoping to expect about $15 to $20 per day. However, I don't know how stable and continuous shoutouts are at the moment.

    Thank you very much. I hope you will be checking this thread soon.
     
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    Great Do you think purchasing accounts rather then building them up can help you?
    Yeah I know that saves time but costs good and if engagement is poor you are done.

    Will be keeping an eye on your success good luck.
    Lots of wishes.

    Cheers
     
  9. Dr Byte

    Dr Byte Junior Member

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    Thank you very much. There is obviously a risk involved which I, however, was willing to afford to minimize the time aspect. So far the engagement is very good and there seems to be a very low number of fake Followers for both accounts.

    However, I have to say, that it could also have gone in a totally different direction. Perhaps I was just very lucky with these two accounts.
     
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  10. Dr Byte

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    Day 2

    After a slow start both systems are running very well now. As VincentVega suggested to increase the rate of follows and likes I modified the settings for both FollowLiker and growinsta. In case of growinsta, I switched from "Medium" to "Fast" and for FollowLiker I changed the settings completely.

    The settings which I am using now are:

    Account (Football) Growinsta
    Like 350 - 500
    Follow 200 - 300
    Comment 100 - 150
    Account (Luxury) FollowLiker
    Like 600 - 750
    Follow 550 - 650
    Comment no comments
    I am still not using comments for FollowLiker as I have read numerous threads on here which highlight that the use of comments might lead to a ban.

    Instagram stats:

    Account (Football) Growinsta
    New Followers 371
    Likes (today's posted picture) 3.2K
    Unfollows 57
    Account (Luxury) FollowLiker
    New Followers 335
    Likes (today's posted picture) 2.8K
    Unfollows 39

    I currently don't know what effects FollowLiker and growinsta have on the accounts because I do not know the organic rate for follow and likes which the accounts had before.

    Strategy:

    As I mentioned before I will mainly focus on shoutouts. Therefore, I inserted my email address in the description so that users can contact me. So far I have received a bunch of emails in which people are looking for shoutout exchanges (I am not interested in these). However, I was offered $5 for a shoutout which I accepted (I know that the price is much too low, but I am accepting everything which involves money right now). Shoutouts will not be permanent on the page, as I don't want to annoy my Followers with ads and shoutouts. The $5 shoutout was available for about 10 hours.

    Total Cost 327.06
    Earnings $5
    Profit $0
     
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  11. mattc50940

    mattc50940 Newbie

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    I love your organization! I am definitely going to follow your journey as I would like to sell insta shout outs also!
     
  12. SBC2012

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    Good luck. I see a lot of people trying this now.
     
  13. Dr Byte

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    Thank you. If you need any help or more details about the work I do, just add me on Skype.

    Thank you.
     
  14. primechecker

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    Nice journey. I live in germany and studied there too. Wish you good luck with your business ;)
     
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    Just waiting for OP what will happened
     
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    Hope that you reach your goal - $500/month with Instagram.
    Good luck!
     
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  18. Dr Byte

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    I am curious as well to know what will happen.


    Thank you very much, I hope that, too.


    I really hope so. Hopefully, my followers preference and taste will not change in the future.
     
  19. borntowin

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    I'm following you ! Keep it update !
     
  20. share4win

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    Keep going OP! All the best and subscribed your thread.

    May I know where did you get those 2 IG accounts? It's bought from BHW marketplace or from outside?