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MidtownMan's Instagram Journey to Millions

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by MidtownMan, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. MidtownMan

    MidtownMan Regular Member

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    Hey Everyone, before I begin to explain my journey I just want to thank every single one of my BHW Brothers and Sisters for helping me become the IM I am today. I have been lurking for sometime and I find myself here on BHW more than any other site. This journey is going to be continuously updated and hopefully will motivate newbies to get into social media.

    The Run Down: I will be creating and growing 5 Instagram accounts. Although, compared to most who generally do not continuously update their ventures. I hope I can keep this Journey updated for over a year. So one can truly see in this day and age of Facebookstagam how much one can grown an instagram account.

    My Ingredients
    - Windows VPS (specs 1GB RAM, 1 vCore CPU, 20GB SAS storage)
    - 5 PVA instagram accounts
    - 5 Virgin Private Instagram Proxies
    - Followliker
    - Instagram massplanner

    Recipe
    1) The first thing I did was set up my PVA accounts with my proxies on massplanner. (edited bio, Username, Pro pic)
    2) Loaded my accounts up into followliker. Word of advice when adding proxies to followliker. Put them in this form -> 192.xx.xxx.xx:port#:Admin:pW
    3) I got pictures 4-6 pics per account uploaded with the helps of followliker.
    4) Found accounts in my niche so I can follow their followers
    5) I believe I am going to follow roughly 200 people a day per account.. ONLY FOLLOW.. liking, commenting is a bit to riskay for myself

    Oh yes, I forgot.. I also put followliker on my vps.

    Alright people here is what I am going to do. I am going to continue to follow on all the accounts until I reach say 3,500 following. I also may look into purchasing fake followers. Just to increase my follow back rate. (popular person follows, why not follow them back. :eek:)

    GOALS
    1) Reach 3.5k real followers on each account in one months time. I believe it is very achievable.
    2) Upload rich content daily (1-2 pics) to continue interaction with followers. This helps with the snowball effect as I like to call it. Once you get to a certain number of followers. It only takes engaging post to easily gain more.
    3) Keep all the accounts in good health.

    MY STATS (1/16/16)
    Account 1 | Followers 249 | Following 462 |
    Account 2 | Followers 252 | Following 405 |
    Account 3 | Followers 0 | Following 1 |
    Account 4 | Followers 0 | Following 1 |
    Account 5 | Followers 0 | Following 1 |


    The point of this thread/journey is for me to help people get into Instagram and to answer general questions here. I have managed Instagram accounts from 50k-750k. Although I sold off my Instagram Real Estate months ago to fund my eBay iPhone venture. Always remember the first step to IM is taking initiative and action. :cool:
     
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  2. thenewb

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    Nice followback rate. Mine is very low, not sure why. Do you have any tips to increase it?
     
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    Love all the new Instagram journeys! Good luck OP. This journey looks very promising, as you know what you're doing. I'll be following along. :)
     
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    good luck ... what about the millions ? followers ?
     
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  5. MidtownMan

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    Since this is a year long project. Why not set the bar high and make the sky the limit? :)
     
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    Typically I like to see around 60-70% follow back ratio. Just make sure you follow targeted users. Usually accounts that have a lot of followers and are in directly in the same niche are great accounts to mass follow their followers.
     
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    Thanks buddy! :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey, what vps you using? I mean which company vps
     
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    Good Luck with your journey :)

    OP you can use : 3 accounts / Proxy :) You can run total : 15 accounts in 5 proxies.
     
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    GreenCloud VPS. With code BHW you get recurring 10% off each each month. So it comes out to $7.20 each month. Not a bad deal.
     
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    Thanks, but I'm aware. Since this is a long term project. I figured why not invest some extra money?

    My my main reasons to have a single account on one proxy are:
    1) the ban hammer when they see 3 accounts mass following on one IP
    2) better safe than sorry
    3) Instagram is constantly changing its algorithm with botting in the last few weeks.
     
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    Good luck with your journey!
     
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  13. MidtownMan

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    UPDATE 1
    MY STATS (1/17/16)
    Account 1 | Followers 409 | Following 651 |
    Account 2 | Followers 383 | Following 604 |
    Account 3 | Followers 92 | Following 171 |
    Account 4 | Followers 104 | Following 175 |
    Account 5 | Followers 97 | Following 171 |

    Total Followers= 1,085

    Some new goals:
    - Set up 5 more accounts next weekend once I tweak out the settings for these account
    - Upgrade followliker license from 5 account to unlimited accounts for $40

    Feel free to ask more questions everyone. :)
     
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    Damn ur accounts have a good Follow back ratio! Good Luck OP! I'll be following this. That being said, I have been running 3 accounts per proxy for about 4-5months no ban on them yet. I believe if u don't spam IG with links you'll be fine.
     
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    The problem with that is risking chain bans. If 1 account gets banned, the other 2 on the same proxy could also be banned. Careful!
     
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    My follow back ratio is due to mostly my prior knowledge on the gram. Oh and with proxies the issue is the ban chain.. Say one account gets deleted/banned.. Odds are the other accounts on that IP will be as well.
     
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    Great journey, best of luck OP
    Any plans on how accounts will be monetized in future?
     
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    Shoutouts, shares, and mentions in the coming months. Along with app installs eventually. Also may sell off accounts so I can use that money to purchase shares for my big accounts. Bigger the Account = Easier to monetize.
     
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    Bookmarked. I'll follow your steps.
     
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    Posting for the bookmark. Good luck! :)
     
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