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Journey to 50k Instagram Followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by b0red88, May 23, 2015.

  1. b0red88

    b0red88 Junior Member

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    I had another journey going but I've decided to scratch it and move forward with a new one. I don't consider my previous journey a failure as I have made around $1000 with the different projects and methods I was trying out, but more importantly I spent that last year on this forum and learned A LOT. I'm starting my new journey into the instagram world because I believe this is one of the best places online to be making money right now.

    The plan is to build five accounts up to 50k each, 3 in one popular niche and 2 in another popular niche. I'll initially monetize these accounts with shoutouts (I'll start this on accounts once they hit 20k), and once I hit 50k I will start looking into selling t-shirts and other merchandise related to my niche. In order to build my accounts up to 50k I'm using followliker with modest settings because I'm scared of getting banned!

    Stats:

    Account 1:
    Followers: 1615
    Following: 2382

    Account 2:
    Followers: 105
    Following: 1291

    Account 3:
    Followers: 49
    Following: 273

    I was testing with FL on account 2 so I'm going to unfollow 90% of the people and try starting over since it's not looking too good right now. My main account I post to manually but the other two I have FL doing 100% of the work. I'll try to update this thread at least once a week but I'm hoping that one year from now I'll have each of my accounts at the 50k goal. My goal is to have the other two accounts setup and running 100% in FL by the end of today. Wish me luck :)
     
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  2. DrFreemna

    DrFreemna Registered Member

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    Did you plan to use any other bot in addition to FL? How much time daily will you plant to spend on this method?
    I'm planning to do something similar when I find the time, but I will make sure I'm automating as much as I can.

    Good luck, man. I will track your progress.
     
  3. sam.hunt0710

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  4. b0red88

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    I'm only planning to use FL, but once I hit 50k I'll let my accounts grow organically. I don't put that much time in, most of the work is automated and I hop on a few times a day to post pics, and normally lay in bed commenting on pics in popular #'s in my niche before bed. Maybe 1 - 2 hours total.
     
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    Goofy454 Regular Member

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    Good luck on your journey!

    A few questions, how did you make the 2 new accounts? Different emails registered by you or did you buy gmails? Real phone numbers? Only 1 proxy for the 2 accs? Did you ise your phone, igerslike or something else to create them?
     
  6. b0red88

    b0red88 Junior Member

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    I created different gmail accounts, registered by me, with real phone numbers. I work in a cell phone store so it's easy for me to use demo phones to create and verify accounts.
     
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  7. Dioni

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    Subbed to thread, good luck with your journey! can you help me with phones to verify accounts I am on same road as you, thank you very much!
     
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    adryan3b Newbie

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    Good luck on your journey, just out of curiosity how does somebody monetize an instagram?
     
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    Selling shoutouts!
     
  11. b0red88

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    I'll sell shoutouts in the beginning, but eventually I'd like to sell niche related apparel through an e-commerce website / IG.

    Update:

    Account 1:
    Followers: 1740 + 125
    Following: 2533

    Account 2:
    Followers: 105 +0
    Following: 946

    Account 3:
    Followers: 59 +10
    Following: 458

    Account 4:
    Followers: 9 +9
    Following: 24
     
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  12. LoftPower

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    Good luck to you on this. Keep us posted!
     
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    Good luck with this journey. I too have a journey thread and sometimes get bored updating it lol as most of the work is automated.
    But keep at it! it will definitely encourage others!
     
  14. deedee1whoa

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    Interesting because I'm into IG as well.
    But I'm doing it manually. It's going slow...
    Anyways, best of luck! ;)
     
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    How long have you been doing it manually?
     
  16. b0red88

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    How many people are you following each day??

    Update:


    Account 1:
    Followers: 1852
    Change: + 112

    Account 2:
    Followers: 114
    Change: +9

    Account 3:
    Followers: 109
    Change: +50

    Account 4:
    Followers: 33
    Change: +24
     
  17. PrzemekB

    PrzemekB Newbie

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    Best of luck in your journey, a lot of people start with Instagram recently so I'm quite curious how it will work for you:)
     
  18. b0red88

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    Thanks, I curious to see how it goes too. ;)

    I'm starting to scale up my accounts a little bit as they age, hopefully I see the followers start to increase on the three new accounts in the next few days. I'm pretty with the main account, but I think I can scale it up too and do a little better, hopefully I don't get the ban hammer dropped on me.

    Update:

    Account 1:
    Followers: 2032
    Change: + 180

    Account 2:
    Followers: 169
    Change: +55

    Account 3:
    Followers: 150
    Change: +41

    Account 4:
    Followers: 71
    Change: +38
     
  19. b0red88

    b0red88 Junior Member

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    I've been playing around testing settings on my accounts with FL and it seems like its paying off a little. Slow growth is definitely better then no growth!! I'm aiming to be at 5k - 6k on my main account by the end of June.

    Update:

    Account 1:
    Followers: 2185
    Change: + 153

    Account 2:
    Followers: 241
    Change: +72

    Account 3:
    Followers: 314
    Change: +164

    Account 4:
    Followers: 78
    Change: +7

    For some reason followliker and account 4 aren't getting working like it should be so I'll mess with the settings later today.
     
  20. maxedgames

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    Goodluck on your journey, I'll be following.