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[MUST READ] CommonCents: An Interesting, Calculated Instagram Journey to 1 Million Followers.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by CommonCents, Jun 2, 2016.

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Do you believe in me?

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  1. CommonCents

    CommonCents Registered Member

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    Hello everyone,

    ================ QUICK MUST READ [1 MINUTE] ================

    I'm CommonCents and I like using Photoshop and After Effects to make sexy things. It's a nice. I like it. [5 Pts. if you got the Borat Reference].

    I've been growing my Instagram page, in the motivation niche for a few months on and off at a leisurely pace.

    With no actual plan, I'm not getting the amazing result I want and KNOW I can get.

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    "Fail to plan = Plan to fail, you f****r" - Abraham Lincoln
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    I have a deep understanding of human psychology and have successfully used it to increase engagement: I.e:. Likes, comments and follows.

    I have A/B tested my methods.
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    Using a new page:
    A = 50-75 likes

    B = 350-500 likes

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    At the moment, I am getting around 150-200 followers a day with FollowLiker on almost 24/7.

    At this rate I will get 73,000 new followers this time next year.

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    200 X 365 = 73,000
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    This will obviously grow exponentially the bigger I get as more organic followers will flood in.


    ================ CURRENT STATS [15 SECONDS] ================

    FOLLOWERS: 12.9K (12,960)
    IMAGES: 89
    AVERAGE LIKES PER IMAGE: 500

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    ================ THE PLAN ================
    PHASE 1:
    1. Hand make 2 HQ images a day with HD images and quality content.
    2. Find short motivational extracts to post as the caption.
    3. Pick 30 of the top-performing, niche optimized to use in every picture.
    4. Post at optimized times.
    PHASE 1 FOLLOW LIKER:
    1. Prioritize followers.
    2. Then likes.
    3. Then DMs [for business].
    4. Then comments.
    PHASE 1 GOALS:
    1. 400 followers a day [double]
    2. By July.
    3. £100 from shoutouts.
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    PHASE 2: [TO BE CONTINUED - CHECK BACK!]
    1. Hand make 2 HQ images a day with HD images and quality content.
    2. + 3 CUSTOM HD PROMO VIDEO EVERY 3 IMAGES
    3. + SHOUT OUT SWAPS WITH BIGGER PAGES
    4. + TAGGING BIGGER PAGES
    5. Find short motivational extracts to post as the caption.
    6. Pick 30 of the top-performing, niche optimized to use in every picture.
    7. Post at optimized times.
    PHASE 2 GOALS:
    1. 800 followers a day [double again]
    2. By September.
    3. £350 from shoutouts.



    ================ THE FINAL GOAL================

    1 MILLION+ FOLLOWERS
    ================ THE FINAL GOAL================

    THANK YOU
    • Thank you for following this thread (go do that now +6 Pts.).
    • Oh, and thanks for liking the thread if you did (You do, so another +6 Pts.)
    • Have any questions? Please, ask away!
    • Have an idea I can use to help grow?
    • Don't be selfish share it, we can share a blunt later.


     
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  2. CommonCents

    CommonCents Registered Member

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    Good night - I'll be back.
     
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    Good luck in your journey man, you seem to know what you're doing!
    But i guess the amount of likes you get compared to your followers is a bit low .. u should be getting 1000 likes min.
     
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    That would mean 10% engagement - that's godly at any level.

    Something I'll aim for
     
  5. CommonCents

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    Taking questions / feedback now
     
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    Good going buddy!
    Yea, likes seem to be a bit low. I am getting 400-500 likes with around 6k followers.
     
  7. CommonCents

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    Are you also in the motivation niche?
    It's highly saturated
     
  8. CommonCents

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    How do YOU increase engagement?

    How do you delete/mass block inactive followers, if possible
     
  9. tokokipiani

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    Nice journey. Keep pushing till the end. Ncie to see motivated people
     
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    Hope to see you succeed on this journey. Will check in from time to time.
     
  11. CommonCents

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    Thanks guys, hope we all find something of benefit here :3
     
  12. CommonCents

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    Bumping - for today's Qs
     
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    Accepting questions and feedback for today
     
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    I've got some questions for you, please PM me :)
     
  15. CommonCents

    CommonCents Registered Member

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    Seems as though I can't PM atm
     
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    Me neither, welll the question i wanted to ask is, please don't laugh since i'm a complete beginner, but how do i know who to follow to grow my account and is there any free thing to at least schedule my posts?
     
  17. CommonCents

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    That's actually a good question!

    I look at someone who is in the same niche as me.

    Go to their latest post.

    See who liked it.

    Follow mania!

    These are active, engaging followersin your niche!

    Free to schedule your posts? Not that I know of now...

    Thank you for your questions, keep them coming
     
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  18. mrbanks201

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    Your method actually works better than mine, thanks! I hope i can reach at least 1k followers :)
    How many times do you post per day and do you engage with your followers? Do you scrape images from instagram or create custom/find on google?
     
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    @mrbanks201 id like to add that automating posts isnt a good idea, unique captions and call to action is great for more engagement. And yeah following people who interact is awesome its what i do. Good luck guys.
     
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    Anybody who can format a post as well as you @CommonCents definitely has my vote. :D
     
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