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Journey to building an Instagram Empire

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by JustChillin, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. JustChillin

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    Hello everyone :)

    I've been doing IM for a few years and most of it has been 'blackhat', so I decided to go a little less blackhat this time, and I tried Facebook, but it didn't work very well, I guess the timing I tried to get into Facebook was the worst, because they updated the algorithms to limit the reach even less.

    So, I was thinking which network to go for and after a long time reading stuff, I decided to go with Instagram. I have a lot of technical experience and know my stuff around, so I can easily manage multiple accounts without any problems.

    What is the plan?
    To build my IG empire, I will be using mainly bots in the beginning. Once I grow, I'll be doing S4S and other stuff to grow natural, but I'm still far from there.

    So far what I have done:
    - Purchased private proxies for accounts
    - Purchased Follow Liker
    - Purchased Igerslike
    - Purchased Dedicated server

    How I manage my accounts? It's pretty simple. I use igerslike to maintain the picture uploading, editing etc and FollowLiker to bot with.

    Currently, I have 23 accounts. I will be probably making more as time goes, when I have more free time.

    The stats for each are the following:
    Account Followers
    Account 1 5006
    Account 2 2319
    Account 3 5402
    Account 4 2202
    Account 5 1912
    Account 6 2081
    Account 7 2549
    Account 8 1446
    Account 9 1632
    Account 10 2417
    Account 11 1475
    Account 12 2626
    Account 13 1750
    Account 14 2894
    Account 15 2775
    Account 16 2389
    Account 17 2427
    Account 18 3831
    Account 19 1378
    Account 20 1294
    Account 21 2147
    Account 22 535
    Account 23 98
    I have started these accounts not long time ago, probably 7-8 weeks ago (first ones). Some grow faster than others, it all depends on the niche + whether I can find a good account to scrape from, cause some niches are not general, but sub-niches.

    So far, I don't plan on selling shoutouts or anything like, I will continue to monitor my accounts and grow them. I will also try to make new ones in my free time.

    I will NOT be able to update this thread everyday, it's just too much for me, but I'll be sure to update it as soon as I can, or when something important happens.

    If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
     
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  2. Titans

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    Good luck on your journey mate. :)
     
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  3. radis

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    Good luck bro, I'll be lurking lol
     
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  4. skoroshkin

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    Good luck with your journey ;)
     
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  5. jhtweee455

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    Good luck with your journey. What does igerslike have that FL can't do?
     
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    Good luck with your journey. What is your plan for monetization?
     
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  7. Gantz

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    Good luck man, I've been playing with Instagram traffic lately so I'll keep an eye on this.
     
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  8. LoftPower

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    Good luck to you on this great journey. Keeping the faith and thinking of you.
     
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  9. JustChillin

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    Thanks a lot guys, appreciate your support!

    Image scheduler. It's not that FL doesn't have it, but It's kinda bugged and I couldn't get it to work properly. Beside that, igerslike has an account creator, direct messenger (read / send) and other cool stuff.


    Currently I don't plan on monetizing any of these accounts. My plan is to monetize later on when I grow at least a little bit, mostly with shoutouts at the beginning, until I get bigger fan base, then I will try more things, such as websites, apps, CPA and other stuff. Haven't decided that yet.


    I heard Twitter isn't as good as Instagram, at least from what I've read, there are many people struggling to get shoutouts sold at the same level which on Instagram you would be making thousands per month.
     
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  10. Paper-Boy

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    I haven't used igerslike yet but are you are able to use your own proxies when it comes to uploading pics?

    I've used a few other web services that offered scheduled uploads but they used their own data center IP's to login to the accounts.
     
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  11. JustChillin

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    Yes, that's the reason I chose them. I did a lot of research but I couldn't find any other service which offers to use your own proxies.
     
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  12. ruler2020

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    Igerslike looks interesting, thanks for notifying out the site, I may look into myself too as I manage 6-10 accounts and gets pretty hard at times

    Best of luck mate wish you all the best of luck with this journey !!!

    But what niches are your accounts?
     
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    What is your plan with the accounts? One main account and the rest boost it or just a bunch of "authority" type accounts. Either way should be interesting. I think for just starting out 23 accounts is quite a few. I would think it would be a good idea to grow what you have now and test the waters before scaling further.

    Best of luck with your ventures! Hope to see this journey end well!

    Cheers,
    xxf8xx
     
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  14. JustChillin

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    They're all 'different' ones. Some of them fall under the same 'general' niche, but none of them are the same. If you know what I mean. I could explain better if you didn't understood, just let me know :)

    I'm growing each of these 23 accounts separately. They're all mains. I don't like the type of spamming comments to grow my main account, it's too risky, I've seen people get banned a lot, and also commenting got a lot harder these days as well, which makes things even harder.

    So, I decided to grow slowly, but surely, and I decided to do that with multiple accounts, because I have absolutely nothing to lose really. My FL license is unlimited accounts so I'm taking advantage of it.

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    I'll try to post an update later of changes in followers. :)
     
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  15. littleko

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    Cool thread, just a couple of questions. Where did you buy your accounts from? Or did you register them all yourself? (if you did, how did you phone verify them all?)
     
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    Good luck to your journey mate. Best wishes for you :)
     
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  17. JustChillin

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    Great questions. Considering I have experience with this kinda stuff from the past, I decided to go safe this time, since I plan to go long term with these accounts, so, I have purchased SIM cards, real ones, and used them to verify my accounts. I also created the accounts myself. I have created a good sheet in Excel, so I keep all the information necessary, such as mails, phones, date creation and everything else, so whenever an account requires phone verification I get it done within 10 seconds with the same phone and it's all back to normal. However, I haven't had any accounts ask for re-verification for weeks, which means it's worth creating the accounts yourself and having real phone numbers as well.
     
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    How do you plan on monetizing the accounts once they become big enough?
    And good luck!
     
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  19. ruler2020

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    Ah Okay no problem I understand, PM me ill give you shoutouts here and their to help you :)
     
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  20. JustChillin

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    My monetization plan will be shoutouts mainly at the beginning. I don't really plan on doing anything else before I reach 50k or 100k.

    Once I reach those numbers, I'll launch website(s), application(s) for iOS/Android, CPA/Affiliates maybe and other stuff which I haven't really thought about.

    We might be able to do SFS once I grow bigger, which niche are you into? PM me your Skype if you can, cause I'm not able to PM yet. :)
     
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