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Massplanner Adventure - Monetization through Instagram and Facebook

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by fyrizon, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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    First of all I would like to say hello to everyone here! I have been a long time lurker of BHW and have learnt so much over the past 6 months about online marketing. I have been playing around with the idea of monetizing through social media for a while now and have had MANY failed experiments, possibly due to being distracted by so many different ideas at the same time.

    The purpose of this thread is to log all my ideas/attempts in pursuing income via social media so that others who choose to pursue the same path my learn from my mistakes and failures.

    So that you guys are caught up on where i'm currently at here is a small breakdown of my accounts so far.

    Main Tools
    - MassPlanner
    - VPS
    - 15 US shared proxys
    - 15 IG PV accounts (7 so far)
    - WordPress Blog
    - WordAI
    - KontentMachine


    Instagram Accounts (ranked by follows)
    - 30129 follows avg 750 likes per post(lpp) in motivation niche
    - 22811 follows avg 900 lpp in car niche
    - 7002 follows avg 300 lpp in luxury niche
    - 3439 follows avg 250 lpp in luxury niche
    - 512 follows avg 60 lpp in car niche
    - 571 follows avg 60 lpp in car niche
    - 1026 follows avg 150 lpp in car niche
    Facebook Accounts
    - Page with 4774 Likes in adult niche (made personal account into fan page)
    - Page with 871 Likes in car niche

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    As you can see everything is somewhat spread out due to my various experiments in monetizing my accounts.

    So far I have made $0.00 with offers so far which really bothers me, but then again I do not put much time into setting up my offers/opt-ins/landing pages to optimize conversions.(shame on me...)

    Now let me tell you something about me. I have been doing web design for almost a decade but as well all know, the whole web design niche is going down the drain thanks to the birth of platforms such as WordPress and excessive amount of web themes floating around the internet, its getting easier and easier each day for someone who knows nothing about coding to create and run a website. Sure, I could work on my actual front-end dev skills and spend more tedious hours in front of the computer debugging javascript for the rest of my life but what kind of life is that. When a recent client of mine asked me if I could help them with their social media marketing I decided to give it a try but did not want to use their accounts to experiment with the different tools that are available for social media growth. I then started with a couple IG accounts which I ran on Instagress and eventually graduated to MassPlanner which I have been very satisfied with thus far.

    However, I have to admit. I am a very amateur marketer, all my previous work experience is more technical and creative. I realize that I am at a point where I need to focus all my time and energy into pursuing a certain channel of traffic and turning that into sales. Right now I am in the process of creating a car auto blog and monetizing with amazon affiliate ads so let's see how that goes so far.

    At this point I have been focusing primarily on Instagram but have recently realized the power of Facebook groups/pages and will look investing into my pages as well in order to drive traffic to the car auto blog. I tried to create pages on FB for adult related offers and spam a bunch of groups but realized very quickly that the traffic I was drawing in was from countries that couldn't even complete the offer itself and would have had to scale up the process x10 to actually see any conversions(if any) so I just decided to take another path.

    If you're wondering, no I have not bought a single follower or like on Instagram for my own accounts. However, I have a couple ideas in regards to using such tools to boost account exposure on IG and have actually tried it on my client's account with what I would call "minimal success" but that's generally due to the fact that the account only has around 1k organic followers and the rest are all bots. The likes however are all organic.

    Any criticisms, ideas, or questions are highly welcome. If you think I'm doing something completely stupid and reckless, I would really appreciate if you could point it out to me.

    I will do my best to update a couple times a week to check-in with my progress as I believe it will keep me focused on this path to passive income!!



    Thanks for reading!!
     
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  2. anilpendu

    anilpendu Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  3. 93chandu

    93chandu Power Member

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    Good Luck OP! Keep us posted
     
  4. fyrizon

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    Couple quick updates since I've been occupied with my silly day job building someone else's dream for a measly salary.

    - MP posting had a couple issues with the comment tag and was double posting on a couple of the post campaigns, this has been fixed on the 28th so everything is back to normal.

    - I noticed on a couple of my newer accounts that are a couple weeks old doing 500 follows/unfollows a day are getting verified every couple days.

    - Came to a realization that shared proxies ARE NOT A GOOD IDEA since I don't know who else is using these proxies and for what they are being used for. Definately NOT worth the risk especially with older accounts.

    - Removed all ads from my blog for the time being due my concern for quality of content.

    - Other than the little mishaps all IG accounts are growing steadily...
     
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  5. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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    Thank you for the support guys!
     
  6. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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    What did you want to know....
     
  7. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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    What new money site...
     
  8. lrussell5

    lrussell5 Newbie

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    Have been looking for a good autoblog to advertise on for a client, PM me details if interested.

    Good luck on the journey!
     
  9. fyrizon

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    So... Fast forward 18 months... 12 of those months spent rolling around doing nothing but wondering what could have been.

    I started taking this journey seriously at the beginning of this year and signed up for a affiliate account with a couple networks, so far I've had the best results with the one you see below.

    Also, I've basically reinvested every penny earned thus far in this whole operation into my toolkit. To this point in time, I have yet to cash out any equity from this project. My goal is to reach $500/day until I even remotely consider doing so.

    Here's a quick update of what my setup looks like. I will be splitting my assets into two categories which are tools and accounts.

    Tools
    - Custom coded bot for Instagram follow/unfollow
    - High quality private proxies
    - US Phone numbers from private provider
    - 10 Dedicated servers

    Accounts
    - 500 Active Spam IG accounts
    - 450 Spam IG accounts in niche testing stage
    - 1300 Warming up Spam IG accounts
    - 15 Growing accounts in various niches with a combined following of over 500k (Around 5-10k likes per post per account)

    The niche accounts are just accumulating traffic and providing value. They have not been monetized as of yet.

    Here are some stats for the past 6 months and last couple days.

    http://prntscr.com/gfko88

    http://prntscr.com/gfksdc
     
  10. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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  11. malvor

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    great stuff. keep going!
     
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    keep hustling. I am following this
     
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  13. fyrizon

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    Thanks for the support guys!
     
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    Great way to start September off with one of my hosting providers taking a big shit on my operation. Thanks XSLTel for being a completely unreliable hosting service, I hope you guys burn in hell for your incompetence. Truth be told, I'm clearly the dumb ass here since I chose to use their services in the first place.

    Anyone wanna send me their affiliate link for a shared hosting provider? lol

    With that being said, it resulted in a biggest dip in earnings I've seen in a couple months. This is at the 12 hours into the day so far. Looking like I will close at around $50 if I'm lucky.

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    Yes guys, I'm quite aware my CVR is crap, its what happens when you scale too hard too fast too far. Any of you guys running <100 accounts on IG want to chime in on how you're getting 0.8c per account per day? I'd be happy to sit here and tell you why your assumptions are completely inaccurate and that you should be worried about scaling the accounts but the actual effort you put into setting things up instead. *wink* *wink*
     
  15. W9go

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    did not see how you monetise actually?
     
  16. fyrizon

    fyrizon Registered Member

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    Just silly content lockers on OGads
     
  17. fyrizon

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    9/1/17 Update


    Closed at $58 total today, worst day in the past 60 days so far.


    Hopefully it will also be the worst day this month and stay that way.....

    Adding more accounts to multiple micro niches I've ran in the past but decided to just leave to test out other niches. Will get back on what the ideal number of accounts for these micro niches are soon.
     
  18. spacezeus

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    Any update OP?