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My Automated Rasberry PI Instagram journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by FallingPandas420, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. FallingPandas420

    FallingPandas420 Newbie

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    Hello all, long time lurker checking in.

    I have read about methods on this site for a long time but upon recently graduating college and having some time on my hands, I finally decided to put them to use.

    Yesterday I created 5 IG accounts and a high converting landing page that leads to OGads offers hosted on a Digital Ocean VPS (5/month plan) with a free .tk domain. My accounts are following/liking/and posting images with 1000's of potential random captions based on an instagram-API project I found on github and a modified instabot.py as has been mentioned here before. These scripts are running and restarting via cron jobs to account for crashes on a raspberry pi. Any time an account needs phone verification, an email is immediately sent with the IP of the account so I can take care of it (will be used when I start using proxies tomorrow).

    So far: 5 conversions on OGads ($1.32) after the accounts have been running for about 16 hours.

    Plans for improvement: SCALE, SCALE, SCALE! I have been researching private proxy sources and am looking for one that allows me to upscale progressively as I go (add and pay for a new proxy only when I need it). I will also be looking into different niches, implementing different landing pages, and looking for the best tags to follow for the most responsive users and followers.

    I am also working on a script that imports account data from my accounts into excel for analytic purposes.

    I will update you guys as I go along. Thanks for the great community here and keep working!
     
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  2. nikchaing

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    awesome bro, what model are you using? any accessories?
     
  3. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Interesting. Why are you using a raspberry pi?
     
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  4. FallingPandas420

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    Raspberry pi 3 with just a case and wifi adapter add on
     
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  5. FallingPandas420

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    I just had one laying around from a university project and decided it'd be the cheapest way to host my scripts 24/7 considering it barely uses any power. I had used an Amazon EC2 Linux instance in the past but didn't find it as stable
     
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    UPDATE: made some accounts using massproxy but could not find a reliable phone update method, accounts are stable following around 350 a day and unfollowing the same, 500 likes a day, and each account is averaging 50 cents a day in revenue. The analytics script for google sheets is made so that my followers and following are posted automatically in google sheets every six hours and graphs with the expected trends are updated. Until I can find a reliable phone verification method (looking into prepaid sims but not willing to spend a lot) I will only be running these accounts and will be developing a shopify store instead
     
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    I saw someone selling old instagram, I heard old account last longer than usual accounts.
     
  8. wsotoolz

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    The landing pages that you are using... are they the ones provided by ogads?
    Did you use them before is that how you know they wrere high converting?
     
  9. FallingPandas420

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    I actually used HTTrack to copy a site I knew had high conversions (because I had seen it used by countless accounts before) and modified the HTML to my purposes. The site is desktop/mobile optimized, includes a "followers generator" with feedback that says something like connecting to account "X", connecting to API, adding followers (convincing to non-power-users IMO) also includes a fake chat room with random user names and positive comments and says how many users are online. After the "generator" runs it redirects to OGads offer and user just needs to do an install to get their followers.
     
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