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[METHOD] Easy $10-$20 /Day With Instagram & CPA Offers (Step-by-Step Guide)

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  1. Matt707

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    Today I decided to give back and show you guys a really easy, arguably idiot proof method to make $10-$20 a day from Instagram and CPA offers. I did this for about six months when I got started with internet marketing before my Reputation Management firm blew up. The guide looks a bit long, but it's not complicated. Just detailed :cool: Also, I'll go into more details below, but this is an easy method to rinse, repeat and automate if done correctly. The reason I say $10-$20 is based off my own experience only using a single IP address with 5 Instagram accounts. You can make as many as you want buy using proxies or you can buy Instagram accounts right here on BlackHatWorld.

    What You Need
    • 1-5+ Instagram Accounts
    • Account With a CPA Network With Mobile Offers
    • An iPhone or Android Phone
    • About an Hour to Setup

    What CPA Network to Use?

    When I did this method I used MaxBounty with zero complaints. They have a huge selection of mobile offers which are required for this method and a friendly support team. PeerFly is by far the most popular, but I've had nightmarish experiences with their support team and not getting paid.

    Tip: Easy Way to Get Approved to CPA Network

    The rise of mobile offers gives you a nice little loophole for easy approval. When I signed up for my MaxBounty account and received the call from them I just told them "I've been marketing CPA offers for a long time, but really want to get into mobile offers which I noticed they had a lot of". The guy (Ryan) was very friendly and basically approved my account just for saying that. Though, it does help a lot if you have a quality website to submit with your application. There are plenty of other guides here on BlackHatWorld for getting approved too, check them out.

    Don't be alarmed if your application takes a while to get approved. It can take up to 7 days or as little as 24 hours to hear back.


    Step 1 - Choosing The Right Offer

    The offers that convert best on Instagram are email/zip submits for things like Free iPhones, Free Xboxes, Free Macbooks, etc. Make sure you read the offer description because some email/zip submits require more than one page to get paid. People are lazy. They're not likely to fill out more than just their email address or zip code.

    Offers like these should pay you $0.85 - $1.00. On occasion you'll find one page offers that pay up to $1.85. If the network you're on doesn't have offers like these I recommend going else where. That's the price range you should be looking for. This way you only need 10 - 20 people to fill out your offer a day.

    Make a list of about 5 of these offers before moving on to the next step.

    Step 2 - Setting up Your Instagram Account(s) (We'll be using a free iPhone offer in these examples.)

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    Create your Instagram accounts based on your offer. Not the other way around. If your offer is about getting a free iPhone, call name your account something like "SuperFreeiPhones" or "MegaiPhoneGiveaway"

    Profile Picture: Make make your profile picture the product the offer is giving away. Or if you have an account that's performing well, maybe take the time to write some text over it or something.

    Name & Description: Keep it simple, yet eye catching. Use emoji symbols to make your account standout both in the name field and description. Like use the green checkmark Emoji to give the appearance of a verified account or iPhone Emojis to help it stand out more. For the descriptions I usually would give people basic instructions for the offer. 'Click the link and enter your email address' etc. Be creative here too.

    ​Photos: Once again, post photos related to your product. With my accounts, I posted photos of the item in bulk such as dozens of iPhone boxes stacked up giving the impression that they were the ones being given away in the offer. Some say it's not necessary to post photos to accounts like these, but I think it helps A LOT. Especially if you use TagsForLikes (Available in the app store and on their website) to get hundreds of likes on the photos. This boosts the accounts credibility big time making it look really popular.

    ​Link / URL: Instagram is not going to let you just post your CPA offer as the website on your accounts. Either buy a domain name to redirect to your offers (eg YourDomainName.xxx/iPhone, YourDomainName.xxx/Xbox, YourDomainName.xxx/Macbook). You can also get a FREE throwaway domain for this using Dot.Tk.

    Note: Shortened URLs such as Bit.ly links get your account banned just as fast as linking directly to a CPA offer.

    Just prepare for comments like "Why do yo want me email address!? What do you want from me!? I'm reporting you to the police!!!!". I'm not exaggerating, these are all real comments I would get... Just delete these comments and block the users so others don't see them and be turned off.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are only allowed to have 5 Instagram accounts per IP address. People may say otherwise, but that's what I found from experience. If you make one too many accounts they all get banned. Be careful and don't get greedy. If you want to make more use proxies or buy more accounts.

    Step 3 - Getting Traffic

    Getting traffic to the accounts is pretty simple. Just follow the followers of other accounts related to your offer. If you're offer is about a free iPhone, iPad or Macbook, follow Apple related accounts, if your offer is for a free Xbox follow gaming accounts. You get the idea. Instagram doesn't have a daily follow limit like Twitter does, but an hourly one so open Instagram whenever you get a chance during the day watching TV, waiting in line, etc. Just follow as many a you can until it stops you. Have a goal of following at least 500 users a day. Instagram's total follow limit is based off how many followers you have. So the more followers you have, the more you can follow.

    The conversation rate is surprisingly high. I'm not sure how you would actually measure it on Instagram, but my guess from my experience would be 5-8% for most accounts.

    Step 4 - Rinse, Repeat, Automate

    Step 3 basically concludes the method itself. Now it's up to you to duplicate it. Just remember, only 5 accounts for IP address. If you want to make more, use some proxies or buy more accounts. ThoughI personally think if you're going to put that much effort into anything dream a bit bigger with something more long-term, but you can easily automate this method by hiring someone on Elance or ODesk to follow people with your accounts for you.

    I hope I didn't leave anything out, but I'll be answering any questions down below. I hope you find this method useful if you're just starting out or or just want to extra pocket change. Good luck!


     
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  2. FearedPixel

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    Going to get started on this right away. Will check back in with results
     
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    Can't wait to here how it goes! I'd love to hear what offers/niche you pick as well.
     
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    Awesome post! Will try this soon.
     
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    i will test it too, ty for sharing!
     
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    How to redirect using a .tk domain?
     
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    well, basically that's exactly what i did back then and i guess a plenty of other IMers too
    (minus the comment removing and i used hot girl profiles)

    the main difference: i used bots instead of manual labour and not 1-5 accs but 50-200 at a time and made mid xxx a day instead of low xx

    this works guys inb4 anybody have second thoughts and OP typed it out in spoonfed style
    from now on if anybody asks how to make xx day, he can be redirected to this thread :)
     
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    Would try it on my PC [using emulator] :)
     
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    I have a question about instagram banning ip's with more than 5 accounts. Can i log in to more than 5 accounts from the same ip without getting banned? I understand you can't create more than 5 with 1 ip but what about just logging in? I'm thinking i will create accounts from multiple free wifi locations and then go back home and get to work.
     
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    Hello, Matt707!

    Thanks for the great post!!!

    Can I ask is MaxBounty offer 5478 a good for this methos?
    Can I use shortner (like bitly) or posper202 link or ever blogger instead my oun domain?
     
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    Actually to add to this question, is creating more than one instagram account going to be more effective? Why not dedicate all your time into one instagram account rather than spreading out your work over multiple accounts? I think i could do a lot better just focusing on one account and bringing in as many people as possible.
     
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    Yes, as long as you login using the same IP address the account was created with you will be safe.
     
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    Unfortunately each MaxBounty account is tailored to that user so that offer isn't appearing in my account.

    As far as using Bit.ly links (and I'll add this as a note in my original post) you can't use them. Instagram usually bans accounts with shortened URLs just as fast as if you linked to the offer itself.
     
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    Thanks for the post!
    Really nice of you to share your knowledge and experience! Great way for us new guys to get a great insight!
     
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    it wouldn't be a good idea, that's why OP said 5 accs per proxy
    that's what i did, it can be that these rules are even more strict since then
    i guess you can still log into more than 5 accs with the same ip, but you link those accs together, if one gets banned for any reason, all others will follow

    because if you would like to follow this method, accs will get banned eventually and if you only have one, basically you have none
    if you think you're set if you create 1-5 accs and wait for the money to roll in, you can't be more wrong
    this has a learning curve like everything else, expect a few banned accs at first, instagram is not that easy mate especially since they have this password reset fuckery, but still converts like very few things on the net, that's why it's still worth it

    the one account approach is good if you have a brand/legit service/legit product etc what you want to promote on instagram, but if you'd like to do CPA and other shady staff, the more acc you have is the better

    sure thing it's easier to manage only one acc, but if you want to bank with this method, manual work is not really an option, bots will be needed

    i'm also adding one more thing to this post:
    i'm not sure if Maxbounty is the best choice when you're doing this kind of thing, as far as i'm concerned, they aren't really a big fan of black(ish)hat traffic sources, but maybe OP has positive experience with them
    so just make sure that the CPA network is 100% ok with this stuff, better to ask your AM first then later get banned/earnings forfeited
     
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    Couldn't have answered those better myself ;)

    And I think you're right about MaxBounty, but like you said, I just haven't had any bad experiences with them. At least using this method.

    And how long did it take your accounts to get banned on average? The accounts that I used lasted for 6-7 months and from what I can see are still online today. Believe it or not, I'll still get the random email submit in my account every week or so lol.
     
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    Perfect for noobs, but too much work and too little returns, good method and keep sharing great methods :)
     
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    Great answers guys! Thanks for helping out the newbies, it's very much appreciated
     
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    One of my side projects is very similar to this. I wont go into details but ill offer some advice on top of this. Dont use the same domain across multiple accounts. you can get away with less than ten but anytime you use the same domain on more than 2, it will be crawled. If youre using your affiliate link I would imagine you would need to set up redirects on multiple domains. Honestly im surprised this worked on more than a few accounts, and I would be surprised if it still does.

    Also youre direct linking to the offer from instagram which the advertiser is not gonna like. In fact Max Bounty will not like this one bit. I remember some time ago a guy made a shit thread about them cause they didnt pay him for doing just this. I know I persoanlly talked with max bounty about instagram traffic and they werent interested in taking it at all, even through a lander. So be warned about that.

    The best thing to do is be straight forward with your network, tell them where the traffic is from, and you will find one that will work with it. Otherwise this will never go long term.

    Trust me on this, ive had passive income from instagram for about a year now and i currently run about 600 accounts.
     
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    tell me about it

    i still have ~400 accs w/ around 1 million followers total, i haven't touched those accs for 1,5 year now and i'm still getting traffic
    i can't even touch them tho, i fucked up big time back then when there were no password reset, the accs wouldn't even require email verification, but now i can't log into w/o getting the pw reset lol

    to answer your question: i think it's mostly because the manual work, that your accs last longer

    if you do botting, you can do excessive amount of actions which can get you banned sooner than later and finally when you find the safe settings, you're set, at least until ig doesn't change something
    but if you work manually, your accs will look more natural, you're physically unable to perform that many actions which throw up red flags (i mean excessive amount of actions in a short time frame and maybe even leaving a pattern), so your accs will last longer

    but what you said, that you can't really use url shorteners, well if nobody tells you this, you need to figure it out for yourself
    or another one which was my finding: you can't use the same url in the website field of more than 5 accs or all will be instabanned, it's not the url, it's the fact that you want to use it w/ more than 5 accs

    so in this learning process, until you figure these and other things out, there will be martyr accounts which will die a quick, but by no means pointless death :)
     
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