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Journey To Selling The Instagram Empire

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by chad2320, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. chad2320

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    Hey guys, feeling pretty down lately. I built up 30 Instagram accounts in the marijuana niche in the past few months in order to market an online head shop I was setting up. Sadly after setting everything up the banks all finally got around to saying "fuck you and fuck your shit". So after wasting most of my savings and a lot of my time I'm right back where I started. The only thing I have to show for it is 300k+ followers.

    So in the aftermath of the online head shop debacle I thought about what I could do to make money. I quickly realized I had built up some real value in these accounts, since a high percentage of my followers are real and I constantly get messages from them about how they love the content. But honestly I sometimes spend days not even looking at the accounts, it takes 0 time for me to run them and they are doing really well.

    So I have decided to play to my strengths, and am now going to be building and selling Instagram accounts in every niche I possibly can. Its something I know I can do well and is something that people will be happy to buy. I also already know how I'm going to do everything, except for building the website, there is still stuff I need to figure out with that.

    Goals:
    • Set up 10 accounts per day
    • Build each account to at least 5k followers
    • Build sales platform for accounts on my own website
    • Sell every account
    • Make enough to not have to get another shitty waste of my time job

    What I have done:

    • Know exactly how to do it
    • Aged account source found
    • Cheap/Reliable Proxies Found
    • Found content for 5 different niches (enough for about 100 or so accounts)

    Risks:


    Bans. Always a risk, but with my strategy I can keep those to a minimum. Of my 30 current accounts I get one pva maybe every 3-4 weeks.

    Money. The time it will take to make money off of this and the amount of money I have saved up, it will be tight. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich diet is my fave /s. Although my current living situation is pretty good for this kind of endeavor.

    Results. While the results for my weed niche accounts outperformed my expectations, my accounts in other niches may not. Obviously there is a lot of trial and error with any niche, but for the most part I don't think this will be an issue for me and they will perform well.

    Notes:

    I'm going with Dynasty Accounts, since Empire Accounts is taken and its relevant to what I am doing.

    If anyone needs some weed niche accounts hmu, 12 are ready to go, I need the money haha. My best account, which isn't for sale, is 420buddy. All the accounts are a similar style as it, but also very different.

    I will start making accounts in a few days. Once I have more content.

    Updates:

    Updates in this thread will include stuff like # of followers, # of accounts running, niches I'm in and progress with the website. As well as sharing any big developments or set backs.
     
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    Hello I dont understand if you will be making them by youself or will buy aged? If you looking for aged accounts you can check my signature these guys have best aged accounts. If you will be making them by yourself I think you can have problems with stability and you need to count that some of them will fall down. But interestting how it will goes for you, best luck man!
     
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    I am buying aged non pva accounts, since I could never fully figure out how to make the accounts myself. I already have a supplier lined up but Ill check that out. Thanks:)
     
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    Good luck i will be watching this ;)
     
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    Do you have a method for actually phone verifying the accounts? I've been looking to buy some non-pva accounts but I don't want to get hit with phone verification constantly- I have no way of verifying any more Instagram accounts as I already have phone verified 3 accounts with my number.
     
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    Yup check out US Mobile for sims. Its 4$ per number per month. You only pay when you need it though. So if you use it one month then dont use it for 4 months and need it again for a pva its just 4$ to reactivate the number. Works great and is the cheapest sim solution I have found.

    Match up your sims to your proxies and limit them to 3 accounts. That way it reduces red flags through proxy/number association.
     
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  8. sam1305

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    would that be a problem if i use indian(not indiana ) sim cards and target US based customers?
     
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    Well are you located in India or just using there sims? I believe US Mobile is in the USA only, as for using International Sims with US Mobile I'm not sure, but it wouldn't be hard to test and find out.
     
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    brother, i am living in india and sims price are 0.1$
     
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    Just use a service over there then:eek: Instagram is a global thing, you shouldn't have any issues.
     
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    Yes sim cards are cheaper but you can't have more than 10 sims in one persons name.
     
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    You should sell the accounts at auction to maximise value on the sales
     
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    where can i sell those accounts? and is there any instagram worth caculator ?
     
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    Haha what stoner doesn't like PB and J? Anyways will be following this for sure. Good luck bud
     
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    I look forward to following the rest of your journey chad!

    Glad I can play a part in this! Hope your accounts are working well :D
     
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    Yeah buddy, wish u all the best.

    Did you try to monetize mary j accounts some other way?

    There's a big culture around weed, so I guess its a evergreen niche, or maybe i'm wrong
     
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    Funny thing is I don't even smoke haha I just see an opportunity and go for it. Although a lot of my friends smoke alllll day which is somewhat common here in Washington.

    Keep the accounts coming;)

    Well I am weird when it comes to making money, I only do things that I think can scale and grow. I'm still young and not going to college so I also try and do things that not only make money, but allow me to gain a lot of experience as well. The headshop would have given me a lot of experience in a lot of different areas of business. I think this new project could be similar, except I have to produce product myself.

    So yah I could have monetized them but it wouldn't have been worth the time for me. Would rather convert them to capital to be used in the next project.
     
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    While I dont have any big update yet. Still just finding content and getting out any wrinkles in the plan. I thought you guys may find the weekly stats from my previous accounts interesting. The first week was when I just found out about botting on Instagram, and the following weeks was when I was learning everything here on the forums.

    Followers:

    Number Meanings: Total Followers(Weekly Gain)

    Week 1: 955 (955)
    Week 2: 3,244 (2289)
    Week 3: 7,290 (4046)
    Week 4: 12,047 (4757)
    Week 5: 16,915 (4868)
    Week 6: 26,786 (9871)
    Week 7: 38,972 (12186)
    Week 8: 50,904 (11932)
    Week 9: 64,969 (14065)
    Week 10: 80,438 (15469)
    Week 11: 104,372(23934)
    Week 12: 131,450(27078)
    Week 13: 154,809(23000)
    Week 14: 183,046(28237)
    Week 15: 208,870(25824)
    Week 16: 234,200(25330)
    Week 17: 261.400(27200)

    Events:

    Week 3-4: [Loss 1800] Closed first 3 accounts
    Week 4-5: Switching over to massplanner.
    Week 6-8: Issues with Massplanner not completing actions. Working with support to fix.
    Week 8-9: Issues persist, cutting per account productivity by 5-30%
    Week 9-10: Issue mostly resolved. Productivity reduced 1-5%
    Week 9-10: Issue Fully Resolved.

    I should mention not all 30 accounts were up until I think week 5-6. I stopped keeping track at week 17. But within 2 weeks I hit 300k which was just last week. At my peek I was doing over 125k per month with the 30 accounts.

    The biggest factor in my results was when I worked with Mass Planners dev team to fix their weird program setting to limit bot interactions to the most recent 20k followers on a source account. Which meant if an account had 1m followers I only could interact with the most recent 20k. Which for my niche was not working out. I noticed huge gains after that, some days I got 6k followers.

    I may have an update tonight on my accounts, but Ill probably just wait until tomorrow to do that.
     
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  20. ElitePower

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    Hey, how often do your accounts get permantly banned?