Welcome! So - I've been on this site for some time now, attempting various methods, trying a few journey's but never really getting anywhere with them. I wanted to start a fresh with a new idea and see how I could go with just doing things on services that I don't have to pay for (sans hosting). I shouldn't be paying for services, bots or otherwise as it just puts me into the red even more than I already am with hosting costs and the like. I realise that the counter argument to that is that you can't hope to make money on the internet without paying for some services / grey hat methods to get you started. I don't really subscribe to that mentality as everything a bot does a person sitting at a keyboard can you, you just take a little longer. Anyway! Enough prattling. Let me get down to the nitty gritty. My goal for this journey is simply to create an online presence, financial gain is somewhat secondary - I'm not looking to make a million dollars with my idea (although it'd be nice.) Basically my idea is through Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook gain a social following to funnel into my website which will be laced with Amazon affiliate links for monetization & adsense. What I'm most looking for out of this journey is social growth. While I'll be updating this thread every few days with my social footprint gains (followers, likes etc.) I'll also include a brief income report (although it's not going to be good for a long time - I have a plan for that). My secondary goal is to create a community on my blog website. The niche that I've targeted has a lot of devout followers who are all willing to show off something - I can leverage this in a few ways and as time goes on I'll detail how I'm going to do that - but for now lets have a look at the stats. Social Following Changes Instagram: 19 Posts | 134 Follows | 227 Following Instagram is where I started with all of this - so I've actually done some work with gaining followers there. Tumblr: 0 Posts | 0 Followers | 7 Following Facebook: 0 Posts | 0 Likes Twitter: 0 Posts | 0 Followers | 0 Following Income: Adsense: $0.00 Amazon Affiliates: 0 Ordered Items | 0 Clicks | Conversion 0% Obviously there's a lot of things in there that are at 0 as I've just made them. My plan for the social media accounts are as follows: Every day: - Follow 30-50 accounts on Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr related to my niche. - Like / Reblog / Retweet 20-30 posts on Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr. Post 2-5 images a day to my Instagram - I have set up a IFTTT which will get this image - send it to Tumblr and then Tumblr is set up to autopost any new images onto my Facebook and Twitter pages. Ultimately what I'm looking for with this flow is that a user will get exposed to the URL of my website at some stage. I have put into the IFTTT recipe my websites URL - which -should- be OK as per the ToS of Tumblr. I'll let everyone know how that goes. Thanks!