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Low startup IM Journey with instagram/webshop

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tjw616, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Good afternoon BlackHatWorld! After spending the last five days planning my next journey I am ready to execute. The goal is to make $100 and day while keeping the initial investment under $60. In my opinion this can be done spending a lot less than $60 but the niche I chose is gonna require me to have my own product as well. So that being said here we go!!

    Start up cost:

    Instagram account (FREE)
    -I will not be using an instagram follower/liker bot
    we are trying to keep initial investment low.

    Domain ($0.99)
    -Using expireddomains.net I searched for an aged
    domain using keywords in my niche. Make sure
    to Google search the domain name to make sure
    it wasn't previously spam"site:sample.com"
    -Godaddy coupon for $0.99 domain registration!

    Hosting ($0.01)
    -Using a hostgator coupon I will be able to get
    one month of hosting for only 99 cents!

    WordPress Theme (FREE)
    -Thanks to the lovely BlackHatWorld community
    we are all able to take advantage of many free
    premium themes.

    Product ($50)

    Promotion ($60)
    -This is completely optional but I figured what
    hell, why not attract the audience quicker with
    a giveaway for purchasing from me.
    Total Startup Cost: $51.99

    While I wait for the product to arrive I will design the website using WordPress and WooCommerce.
    I will try to drive most of my traffic to my website from the instagram account by selecting already popular pages in my niche and following the followers they have. To attract more followers I will always be giving away a product in my niche for anyone who places an order.

    I will post all weekend progress most likely on Tuesday unless something comes up sooner.
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015
  2. Euphorix

    Euphorix Supreme Member

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    I love that you're going about this intelligently and that you're not afraid to invest. I recommend you purchase followliker- it will help your account grow quickly :)
     
  3. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Update:
    We won't consider Thursday(the day of the posting day 1 considering I spent the night building the website and making the instagram.)

    Day 1:
    After spending Thursday night building the website(not fully completed) and getting the Instagram account created I started my manual follow campaign. The account was brand new and I plan on using a bot at some point to really boost up my followers so I decided to keep it small to keep attention away from me.
    33 Followers//120 Following
    I posted 4 pictures each picture has about 10 likes.
    I am targeting popular pages in my niche and following the followers.
     
  4. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Day 2:
    Added up some finishing touches for the website and got a follow/liker bot. Still don't want to attract to much attention from Instapolice so low settings. Still targeting popular pages in my niche.
    140 Followers//807 Following
    Added 3 more post to the account each picture averaging around 20 cases. Also got a LITTLE traffic to the site from the instagram which is always exciting! Still no product sold = /.

    day1.jpg

    I can't figure out how to make the picture bigger if anyone knows how holler at me!

    With tomorrow being Sunday I plan on kicking back watching the game, might make one or two post but no follows/likes on instagram. Might run unfollow later in the day.
     
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  5. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Day 3:

    Sunday was my relax day. I watched some football ran the unfollower bot for a few hours. Did get some more traffic to the website. 13 views

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    Day 4:




    The .com managed to pull in 6 viewers today, I ran the follower/liker/comment bot to get the following results.
    213 Followers//851 Following


    Have not posted anything to the Instagram in the past two days. I will probably end up making 1-2 post tomorrow and running the unfollow for half the day followed by the follow for the other half of the day. Still no product sold = /

    Plans for day 5:

    Going to set a goal for 150 more followers by the end of the day.
    Also thinking of buying some followers. Anyone have an opinion on that? Should I buy a shoutout or just followers.
     
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  6. JamesDeen

    JamesDeen Newbie

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    Yeah, don't buy followers. You might have 1 or 2k more followers but in the end your engagement on your posts will suffer because most of them aren't active.
    It will hurt your business in the long run.

    Just keep going slowly and trust the process. So far you're doing good!
     
  7. tjw616

    tjw616 Registered Member

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    Day 5:



    Today wasn't that great at all... ended the day with only 1 view to the website and very few followers gained. Going to run unfollow all day tomorrow.
    239 Followers//998 Following.

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    I decided against buying any followers JamesDeen has a solid point. No actually engagement involved.
     
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  8. kitteh101

    kitteh101 Regular Member

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    Way to start doing this right when instagram cracked down on unfollow limit.

    You can't unfollow mass amounts of people without getting ban now.
     
  9. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

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    Are you aware of the new unfollow limits? The instagram sub-forum is full of it.