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 ). - 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). --- - 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 ). Best Regards, Jaymien. PS: Wish me luck, I'll definitely need it!!