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Journey to 50K Instagram account

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by DesignCamp, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. DesignCamp

    DesignCamp Junior Member

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    Last night I couldn't sleep. I had too much energy drinks because I'm doing my finals. I'm almost graduated as a mechanical engineer. So it was around 2 AM and it was all toss and turn in bed. My girlfriend started to be irritated because I was keeping her awake. And then it hit me, an awesome niche to start on instagram. I knew already were to get the pictures, I've been using it the hole time. It was right there under my nose every week and I didn't notice it until know.

    So I created my instagram account and posted 1 pic. I did a search for a tag in my niche and started liking all the new pictures, so they would come back to see what I have. After that I went to sleep. This morning around 9AM I uploaded a new picture and started liking all the new pictures again. Right now 8 hours after the first picture I have 18 followers and a total of 75 likes on 2 pictures. And I'm not doing the follow back method, just let grow naturally.

    I'm going to keep this going and upload 2 times a day and like the new pictures in my niche. 2 times 10 mins a day.

    Goal
    1. 50K followers
    2. Start monetising
    3. In 4 months
     
  2. elikplim442

    elikplim442 Junior Member

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    Good Luck on your journey
     
  3. Thenub

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    Good luck, better to grow it fast in beginning, then let it snowball after but if you want to grow 20 followers / day, best of luck :)
     
  4. DesignCamp

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    My first post on instagram was 21 hours ago. Here are the stats for day 1.

    Day 1

    Posts: 4
    Followers: 37
    Total likes: 348
    Ratio likes/pic: 87

    No bot, no follow-back.

    Goal for Sunday
    150 followers
    Ratio likes/pic: 100
     
  5. DesignCamp

    DesignCamp Junior Member

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    Already doubled that. I do think about doing the follow-back method, let's see how it goes first without it :)
     
  6. DesignCamp

    DesignCamp Junior Member

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    Update
    I've been too generous with giving likes and have a 24h like ban. So I'm ending this day early.

    Stats
    Posts: 8
    Followers: 163 (+126)
    Total likes: 1403
    Ratio likes/pic: 175 (+88)

    No bot, no follow-back.

    By doing it this way I have a feeling that I receive way more interaction from my audience. They come to my IG and they like my content and then follow me if they like it and are more willing to like my next post.

    Goal for next week
    Followers: 600
    Ratio likes/pic: 250
     
  7. DesignCamp

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    Quick update

    Things are going great. I have 2 of my pictures in the popular posts. Well that is on the lesser popular tags (800k vs. 100+M) and I'm now getting a lot of likes and followers. I hope to surpass my goal for next week.
     
  8. DesignCamp

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    UPDATE!
    Back in the months januari -> april I had a lot of schoolwork to do and abandoned my journey. Now I restarted my journey.

    I invested in MassPlanner and am using a VPS to run my bots. I also changed my tactics. I am no longer just liking a bunch of posts to get engagement, but I'm doing the follow back method. I'm really happy with investing in MassPlanner. However my growth isn't big enough. Today I'm going to find other following sources to steal the followers from.

    Around May 5th I received a follow ban for 72 hours and restarted slowly, that's why my growth is flat around that date. Now I'm following 1 day and unfollowing the next.

    In the attachment is my growth-chart for this month. I had a growth of 2k in my first month of MP. After finding better follow-sources, I'm hoping to double the growth for the next month.
     

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