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Living the BHW instadream? Beginners read this..

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by NetForceOne, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    Hey guys, found out about BHW in the summer of 2015.

    After an initial 50 hours of work on multiple instagram accounts (account creation, picture-scraping, comments, etc.) I was able to get one account to 250k in... 4 months.

    The best part is that it was the only account I was not boting on. All followers were 100% Organic, I had good and bad days. Early 2016 engagement was off the chart, 60k views, 10k likes per post.

    Here's what I'm thinking at that time: "Damn. I made it in 4 months from 0 to 250k, organic, thank you BHW, now time to make some money say 20$/day?"

    Comes the algorithm update: views down to 12k with 2k likes per post (with 320k followers).
    I go from +1000 followers / day to +2000 followers / week.

    Panic hits, I HAVE TO MONETIZE THIS. I start doing contests, a small blog etc. the CTR (click-through-rate) was at 6% but wait.. 6% of the people who were seeing my post, meaning 720 clicks? out of 320k followers.

    Yes. Who would've guessed it. You have 0 influence if there's not a face behind your insta. If you are not posting original content forget it. YES you can sell ads to 40 y/o that don't get it but it will drive your engagement down (the little you have left).

    So here it is guys, if you just found out about BHW / insta this might be the path you will follow.

    If have one advice, a single one is turn off the internet and read a business book.

    If I started reading on a daily basis before finding out about the forums, I would have not invested those 100+ hours of work. Why? because I now know that NONE of your income streams should be based on factors you have no control over (Instagram algo update, Google Search Engine ranking algo, Facebook Newsfeed algo).
     
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  2. Reaver

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    ...So...you really just want shoutouts.
     
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  3. NetForceOne

    NetForceOne Registered Member

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    Fixed ;)
     
  4. datsunguy

    datsunguy Supreme Member

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    so is this just a long way of saying IM is dead? because its been a few days since someone claimed that.
     
  5. Android Tipster

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    Looks like you didn't read enough on here before you started.
     
  6. BassTrackerBoats

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    I think that is impossible as every income stream you get in life has variables that you have no control over.

    A truck driver could have his transmission blow and he would be out of work.
    A salesman could go deaf and he could then not be able to hear his prospects.
    A fisherman could end up not finding a spot to catch fish on a regular basis and go broke.
    The CEO of a manufacturing company could get out bid by competitors and close up shop.
    A supermarket employee could lose their job because the store closed due to health violations.

    That premise you noted is based on a lack of ability to adjust to the current climate and most of those that are successful (I'd say all but that is an absolute) have the ability to make adjustments based on what is thrown their way.
     
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  7. EntertheDeals

    EntertheDeals Junior Member

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    One word or two. Video or instagram stories. People and companies such as instagram and facebook give better reach to video, video, oh did I mention video?
     
  8. NetForceOne

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    If you re-read the text you'll be able to see that I'm measuring views " 60k views".

    Did I mention that views can only be seen for videos?
     
  9. mjdsocial

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    Tip for beginners: don't get discouraged by posts like this. Adapt instead.

    Example: collect emails as you build your accounts. Ive been doing this since the beginning and will still have those emails long after Instagram screws me.
     
  10. Shibbi90

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    Don't invest all your time into one account