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[Journey] Will Instagram cough up $33 per day for me?

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by wsotoolz, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. wsotoolz

    wsotoolz Regular Member

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    Things seem to be going in a better direction now. What I find interesting is that all 6 conversions today came from 1 account that I was manually DMing with. I only spent maybe an hour doing this manually. I will continue to do this for a bit to monitor my success. Then try to automate what I can.
     
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    Interesting. I have read some members here got more convertion using dm. Keep on update!
     
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    what niche are you scaling ? pm me so ican help you
     
  4. wsotoolz

    wsotoolz Regular Member

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    I am using a vps.
     
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    wsotoolz Regular Member

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    I didn't do much DMing today. I still got 2 conversions from yesterdays DM activity. I also got another drop ship sale today. I think this might be the most profitable day in my journey so far at $5.18 profit!

    The people i have been DMing have been letting me know of any issues on my site or ideas on how to make it better. So tonight I implemented many changes to the site to improve the usability.

    Next up is to code a custom DM bot where it will implement basically the same process I did the other night and let me know if anyone responds so that I can followup with them from within my bot. I want to be able to have it automatically send DMs to people following a certain user that meet my criteria. Then I want to be able to carry on conversations with these people via the bot for as many accounts as I have loaded.
     
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    GREAT GOING!! Now we're talking!! Keep it up! :D

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  7. wsotoolz

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    Anyone know much about links in DM's? I have been doing it and it loads a preview of my site for the recipient.
    Are there bans on urls in DM's?
    Is doing this gonna cause me issues?
    It seems to be working ok so far... just occasionally I get a failed to send response and then I just pause that account and start using another.
    The next day the paused account starts working again... at least so far.
    Just looking for anyone that has some feedback on DM in general and DM with links in the description. thanks.
     
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  8. wsotoolz

    wsotoolz Regular Member

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    The DM manual process is working the best for me however I don't have much time to do it. So earnings will be low until I figure out a way to automate it.
     
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    i have just read this whole journey i did this around 4 months ago but on a much smaller scale just 5 accounts struggled tbh it will be nice to see how you do and i wish you the best of luck!
     
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  10. wsotoolz

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    Great journal
     
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  12. wsotoolz

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    I came down with some sickness going around, just feel real tired. So I am taking a few days break to recover.

    I have made some progress with Instagram DM however I am not certain I want to continue with that. It will take many accounts and constant blocks to deal with to scale. I think I am going to try my hand at youtube for traffic. I see a lot of threads doing much better then most are doing on instagram. The capability for larger amounts of traffic seems easier to obtain with youtube then on instagram. I could be wrong... but I think this is the direction I am moving in at this point with this journey. I know the title of this journey is about instagram... but really it is about me obtaining my monetary goals in any manner I can.

    So give me a bit to recover and lets switch gears...
     
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    instagram didn't cough up your target, mate? At least you tried.
    Goodluck, man.
     
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    DM ing links via IG blocked my accounts too. Instead of adding links via DM, just request followers to check your IG bio link.

    Get well soon buddy...
     
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  15. wsotoolz

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    So I am still fighting this ridiculous cold. ugh. I think I have almost kicked it.

    While I was taking the time off I was researching and testing a bit with youtube.

    I also had some time to reflect on this instagram journey.

    I have decided that I will end my instagram journey here and call it a failure. I think I could keep fighting and come out with some profit but I don't want to drag this out.

    I am not looking for a long term project right now where I build these accounts and sell shoutouts like I originally planned. That will take too long. I am looking for faster results.

    Not everyone will agree with me on this but I feel that to drive large amounts of traffic from Instagram you either need a large amount of real followers or a large amount of accounts. I suppose the niche comes into play here also... you will get different results for different niches.

    I don't have the real followers and when you start dealing with large amounts of accounts you have a lot of headaches to deal with. More than I have the time to deal with now.

    So that is the bad news... the good news is that I am starting a new journey for my new youtube ventures.

    Keep an eye out for that. It should be up soon. I think I will do a series of smaller journeys/goals to keep myself focused and on task.

    Thanks for following along and sorry that I had to end this Instagram journey in failure...
     
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    Your journey has given us a lot of valuable information and I want to thank you for that.
    You have what most of us don't - An immense level of dedication. It's something I've always appreciated about you.
    This journey must've taught you a lot of stuff as well so it isn't really a failure.

    Good luck with your future journey! I'll be following it !
     
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  17. wsotoolz

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    I appreciate your compliment. thanks. You are absolutely correct. It was a learning experience, not a failure.
    So much of what I learned can be used in other areas.
    In this business you have to be willing to lose some money to make some.

    Here is a link to my new youtube journey for those of you that are interested. Thanks!

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/journey-to-the-top-5-results-in-youtube-for-1-keyword.984207/
     
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    Hey, curious if it's possible to get a cliffnotes on how your journey went / is going so far.

    thanks for doing this and sharing with the community
     
  19. wsotoolz

    wsotoolz Regular Member

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    The journey is over and I do not have the time to summarize the 27 pages in this thread. Its there if you want to read it. thanks.
     
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    Great journey OP. Will be following your YouTube journey as well.
     
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