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Manual Journey to 50k followers & 20$/day starting from 0

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Jaymien, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Jaymien

    Jaymien Regular Member

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    Hi ;),

    I've spent a lot of time on Instagram, but I've mostly been on the same niche all the time (adult niche).
    I do still have accounts that I will keep managing and from which I'm making money, but I'm really sick and very tired of that niche, so even if I'll continue playing with them I will not consider any of those earnings as part of this Journey.

    I'm now completely changing niche and moving to one where I've never ever played before.. and I will be growing it manually! So it will be a totaly new experience for me (Yeah! That gets me excited haha!)

    This is the first time for me doing this (starting again from zero) after 3 years, so don't expect this to be a super exciting journey... at least not in the beginning (.. and hopefully it will get better later... right?)

    It will be the 2nd time in my life that I will try to grow an account without using any bots, but just by manual work! Why? Because I believe it will be far less risky to do and also because I believe that nowadays bots aren't worth the money for managing just 1-2 accounts.

    I'll probably update this daily or maybe once a week.. I might change the schedule of the updates depending on how it goes.

    I also strongly believe that in doing anything in IM you need to always have a good plan, just to prevent jumping into a dark hole without knowing anything.

    // Day.0 (simple PLAN):

    - Downloaded (using 4kStogram) over 20k images from bigger accounts of the same niche and organized them all with credits and names. (I use FileRenamer on Windows for this job).
    - Tought of a catchy Name and Description that both have main words regarding the niche, so it will help drive in more traffic.
    - Did a bit of research on best tags to use even if I personally believe that they won't be very influent in the very beginning.
    - Did a bit of research on how I might monetize it in future.
    - Will upload 6 pictures at Day.1 just to fill the profile.
    - Ulterior uploads will come by Day.2 and since pictures don't require any further editing I will be posting ~ 6-8 a day. I will obviously not spam them all together, but wait few hours in between 1-2. (The planner I will use will be my phone alarm :p ).
    - Despite the fact that I've said that I won't be using any bots, I will add ~ 300 followers in the beginning to speed up the starting process (these will be ALL the fake followers that I will ever add during this journey).

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    - Set one throw away account (not even PVA) and made trough bluestacks. (I had to change GUID, device, etc..)
    - To speed up they daily gainings I will be doing CPI on throw away accounts. I'm not yet sure if it will work and how much it will work, this is the first time for me as well.


    Day.0 recap:

    Money Spent Today: 0$.
    Money Earned Today: 0$.
    Total Money: 0$.


    (Triple 0 for the win.. I'm sure those will change in the future.. hopefully not in negative :p).


    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.


    PS: Wish me luck, I'll definitely need it!!
     
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  2. Jaymien

    Jaymien Regular Member

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    // Day.1 (Starting):

    - Account was made and then e-mail verified.
    - Updated profile pic with a main word of the niche in big letters inside it & updated description.
    - Uploaded 6 pics using specific and smaller niche tags.
    - Added 300 Fake followers to speed up the follow back ratio at the beginning. (-0,5$)
    - followed 40 users scraping from the newly comments of big accounts of the same niche.

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    - Invested 2.5$ to get mentions for the throw away accounts for CPI.


    Day.1 recap:

    Money Spent Today: 3$
    Money Earned Today: 4,5$ (I've basically got back my initial investiment, pretty low ROI tho, I'll need to make some tweakings hopefully..).

    Followers Earned Today: 300 (fake) + 33 real.
    Avarage Likes for 6 Pics: 38.83. (HOLY MOLLY! that's impressive for the very first pics. Where have I been? Why didn't I change niche before, to get these likes in my previous niche I had to have around 1k followers).
    Comments Received: 10.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.



    PS: I'm impressed by how stupid I was in not changing niche before..
     
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    Interesting journey. Awesome that you made some cash back on your first day.
    Can you elaborate on how exactly you give credits to the owner of the pics ?
    Anyways good luck !
     
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  5. Jaymien

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    Thank you! :)

    Sure, at least in the beginning I'm gonna @tag all the users (if they are on instagram), I will also avoid using pictures that are watermarked with urls or names. (Luckily I've downloaded a huge ammount of material so I can pretty quickly choose which ones to post). The pictures that I've got come mostly from accounts that repost them from other users as well, so it's very unlikely that I will cross the same owner multiple times.

    I've also specified that I don't claim all the pictures as mine in the bio description of the account.

    But as soon as I will get a bigger ammount of followers I'll probably start crediting just by using © instead of @. (I don't plan on giving free shoutouts haha).

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
  6. bekemew

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    Good luck with your journey.
     
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    Best of luck with this journey. Seems like your dedicated in making this work. I'll keep an eye on this.
     
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  8. floerer

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    Cool journey! But how did you already made $4.5?
    I also started a new instagram account 2 days ago, I'm now at 320 followers and 50 likes average. I didn't bought any followers so I think it's a good start!
     
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  9. Jaymien

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    It was a test doing CPI on another throw away account. I had to do it in order to get back the money I've spent buying followers ;) .

    I won't do it anymore for a few days because I've got to set up a lot of accounts, and hopefully the plan I have in mind will work.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
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    You followed 40 people and got 33 followers, thats a crazy rate congrats. Or is it mostly because of the mentions?
     
  11. Jaymien

    Jaymien Regular Member

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    Nah not mentions on this account, just good content and good niche I believe :)

    Also, because I'm doing it manually I'm interacting a lot more with the people and this works as a huge boost.

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
  12. Jaymien

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    // Day.2 (5minutes more please.. Need more time! ):

    - uploaded 5 pics today.
    - being active with the people following me, trying to follow back if in the same niche or liking first 2-3 pics.
    - followed some users from recent followers of bigger accounts of the same niche (but I've been really busy today so I didn't do as well as expected).

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    - Regarding the other CPI account, well I didn't want to risk losing money for the fact that mentions are not really profitable at all nowadays. The cost is far too high 1000mentions for 3-4$. I guess they were really profitable before at 1$/1000, now I don't really suggest doing them. The ROI is too low and risky.


    Day.2 recap:

    Money Spent Today: 0$
    Money Earned Today: 2$ (Really?!? I swear to God that I didn't expect this, I didn't plan on gaining money for a few days untill I'll be able to set all my plan. I just had 1 throw away account there sitting and doing auto likes and followers), well it worked! My plan is still there, planning on making a lot of accounts, but since I don't want to invest money in this phase on buying accounts or bots, I'll have to make them manually (pain in the ass, but who cares.. I'm not gonna complain about that haha).

    Followers Earned Today: +40 (Yea I know, not much, beacause as I said, I've been busy all day and was only focusing on engagement, which is far more important than getting new followers ;) ).
    Avarage Likes: 50,3

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.



    PS: If I wasn't clear enough I'm currently working on making a big account (everything is done manually) in a niche that I've never experienced before but that is giving me back a lot of surprises so far.
    At the same time I'll be also working with other throw away accounts and experimenting with CPI, started with mentions but since ROI is kinda low I had another plan. That's why journey is divided in 2 parts (20$/day and 50k followers).
     
  13. bv02peu

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    Congrats! I'm new to Instagram but your journey sounds cool.
     
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    I'm sorry for the noob question, but what is CPI? How exactly do you do that?
     
  15. Lamuks

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    Best of luck on your journey. But what is CPI? You are not confusing it with CPA, right?
     
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    CPI = Cost per install probably.
     
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  17. Jaymien

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    CPI = Cost Per Install

    Trough ogads

    No, I'm not confusing them ;) !

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
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  18. kiddsneakerboxx

    kiddsneakerboxx Newbie

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    I recently just created a page for Adult Content in hopes of building followers. Would it be okay to speak with you privately for some tips? I am ultimately trying to drive traffic towards my main page which is for my music.

    Ps. Good luck on your jouney
     
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  19. Jaymien

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    If you need some tips I'm sure I'll be able to give you some advices on Adult Content (been working on that too much time haha).

    But if your ultimate goal is to grow your music page I higly wouldn't recommend trying to drive in traffic from other niches, especially from adult niche. The engagement might be considered as the most important thing in an Istagram Page, and you're not gonna get really engaged users that way.

    Wish you the best of luck as well!

    Best Regards,
    Jaymien.
     
  20. kiddsneakerboxx

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    Yeah. that makes sense. Im pretty new to this and being that its a music page im unsure as to which is the best way to drive traffic to it and have real engagement.

    Would it be able to email you ?

    Thanks for the reply as well.