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Journey to discover the Instagram GOLD MINE!

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by JCBx9, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. JCBx9

    JCBx9 Newbie

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    I've started Instagram a good 4-5 years ago, I've always told my self 'before apps get saturated with a following start making accounts with a good niche and start marketing before it gets big' ever since then I've regretted everything, I've seen accounts in the same niche I was thinking of doing 5 years ago now making 6 figures a year comfortably, I've just realized last month that I gotta snap out of it and start digging out this gold mine Instagram has.

    I created an account 3 weeks ago, no bots, no follow/unfollow technique.
    I'm currently at 4.9k followers, I post 3 - 4 times a day with only high quality pictures and less saturated hashtags.
    I've purchased 1 shout-out at 1k with the exact same niche as me, which brought me to 2k followers, from there everything was manual with no shout-outs.

    I believe Instagram will be my second source of Income, could've been my primary source if I started 5 years ago, but you know.

    I am well experienced in the Instagram game as I've been watching these guys do it the past couple of years, and so as I have my own personal account.

    I'm here to document my experience, I'll try my hardest to post daily.



    28/02/2016

    IG: Followers - 4980


    Total earned: $0
    Total spent: $50
     
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    nakaam30 Regular Member

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    what did you spend 50$ on if i may ask
     
  4. Nonilol

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    Probably on the shoutout I guess.

    OP, have you already figured out how you will be monetizing your account?
    Could you tell us what niche you are in? (just roughly of course, like celebrities, fitness, health, whatever)

    Good luck!
     
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    How large was the page that did your shoutout?
     
  6. Gary Carlyle

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    Even though I like this forum the real money is in white hat. Good luck. I think you are doing the right thing for your future. =)
     
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  7. JCBx9

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    The account had 700k, I picked the picture and bio, luckily enough the picture got on the explore and top post page, which boosted my account a good 1k followers in a 12 hour period.

    I don't think I will be buying anymore shout-outs anytime soon, cause they're pricey and its hard to find the right one with good engagement. :)
     
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    I don't expect to make any profit this year, as I'm going to focus on building my account. But if I do make profit, and my account does grow rapidly then I will document every earning and every dollar spent.

    There is a possible chance I will be making another account once I reach 10k followers on my main.
    In my opinion its good to keep your circle small when creating accounts, you tend to lose focus and engagement when running multiple accounts, well this only goes towards people who want to do this manually but if you have a bot that can do all that for you with no hassles, go for gold haha.

    This is going to be a slow process, but bare with me and enjoy the journey!
    I also hope to help/encourage others on the same road as me! :)

    -JCBx9
     
  9. onelettershor

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    $50 for 1k is decent, not too bad for a shoutout.
     
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    Well you can say its directed to a younger audience, in the category style/fashion and you could say fitness. It is only targeted to one gender though, I have seen accounts with 500k+ with the other gender, I might try this after a few weeks into my journey.

    It's a simple niche but its open to a lot of options in monetizing in my opinion. Well, we hope so anyways.
     
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    Hate, Must you'll do better. These sentence is enough to prove that because you are taking more time for your success.
    Actually without investment of time and energy none can be succeed.
    I also started first with Instagram journey but didn't run that. It was so much uneasy and time consuming task for me. I had been created 29 accounts and run them more than 3 months then leave that way and again comeback in my fixed profession.
    I found someone who are not agreed to invest but they want the better profit. How can it possible? I can see, already you spend $50 for these purpose. That's really good but where you invested that amount.
    By the way, Please keep update in a continuous way. Wish you'll do better in next. Bye...
     
  12. JCBx9

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    UPDATE

    29/02/2016

    IG: Followers - 5539 (+559)

    Total earned: $0
    Total spent: $50

    Notes: One of the best days yet! Today I've exceed my expectations in Instagram growth, I've learnt over the past years the best time to post is late Saturday/Sunday! I've been lucky enough for two of my post to hit the top pages which have boosted it to 2k likes and just over 500 followers, this is defiantly a fluke, its like I just got given my money back from the shout-out I purchased. Make sure to post only your best pictures on the weekends when people tend to sit in bed on a lazy Sunday and surf through Instagram, choose wisely and don't over do it.

    - Many lucky towards your Journey, JCBx9.
     
  13. JCBx9

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    Enjoy your day guys!
     
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  14. JCBx9

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    It is possible to grow without investing! You just got to do your research in your niche and the application itself.

    For example, I've purchased a $50 shout-out.

    When converted to my country's currency it turns out to be about $80-90 only for 1,000 real followers, don't get me wrong that's a good figure, but today all I done was posted 3 photos and gained over 500 followers without investing in nothing. I say the only time to invest is when you're not progressing and you've hit a plateau, this will be the only right time, but then again when your Instagram account isn't growing it can be on how you're presenting your Instagram in that niche. You would have to compare it to successful accounts in your niche and learn from them, of course style it up to your perspective view but don't over do it.

    -JCBx9
     
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    Good luck OP :)
     
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    My question is: How do you use IG to get sales?
    You can't put clickable links in the description, makes it very hard to send people to your sales page!
     
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    Best of luck on your journey mate!