My Instagram Journey [150K Followers a Month]

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  1. Mathboy89

    Mathboy89 Junior Member

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    Spinning the caption? As in changing the text of the original caption? Does your bot do this automatically?
     
  2. kinsta

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    Good luck!
     
  3. withatwist

    withatwist Power Member

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    When I say spinning caption, I mean making my own caption but putting random usernames at the end.

    For example:

    Caption goes here {myfirstusername|secondusername|thirdusername|fourthusername}

    I do this to kind of spread out some mentions between the accounts, hoping that over time my accounts that are being mentioned can gain some followers this way.
     
  4. Mathboy89

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    That makes sense, so do you just
    Ah I get it, i thought you were straight reposting the photos and crediting the original poster but are you downloading the images and simply using your own caption instead?
     
  5. withatwist

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    I just wanted to give an update on this journey and pick back up where I left off a year ago.

    A lot has happened due to MP's crackdown and me having to scale back the number of accounts I had initially wanted to use. I had stopped for a couple of months to reorganize but picked back up and I just wanted to share my findings and to help people stay motivated even when things don't go originally as planned.

    I started this original journey with 69 accounts and am now down to 28 accounts so I lost quite a bit of followers (as far as journey numbers are concerned since technically I still have the accounts but not using them) in the process but my methods and the accounts remaining have become stronger as a result of it. The reason I am not using many of these accounts anymore is because a lot of them were flagged for PVA and I just got tired of having to keep going around in circles with that. So I weeded my accounts down to a strong and solid 28 where it seems like these accounts are well past needing to keep being PVA'd.

    So my goal was to get to 1 million followers eventually and 150K followers a month. Well now, I'm averaging about 64K followers a month and approaching 400K followers between these 28 accounts.

    See image below:

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    I usually update every Saturday night between 10 to 12 at night to try and stay consistent, so these numbers are from this past Saturday's update and I gained 15,012 followers from the previous week's update.

    The account with a "0" update is an account that needs to be PVA'd that I haven't gotten around to yet.

    The account with negative followers gained is an account that I'm rewarming up and haven't started following accounts again.

    So I plan to start giving you guys updates again to help me stay the course and get to my eventual goal of 1 million followers. Hopefully, by the end of the year and at this pace I shouldget too at 700-800K, if not more. Hopefully I'll get a break to push some of these accounts virally and can get to the magical 1 mil number.

    We shall see. I'm optimistic because if I were able to stay the course with my original 69 accounts, there's no question in my mind that I'd probably be sitting at around 800-900K right now.
     
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  6. withatwist

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    Another Update:

    This update is a 2-week update. I usually try to update every Saturday but was out of town last weekend on a mini-vacation so I skipped last week, although my accounts were obviously still running.

    See image below:

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    I gained 33,589 new followers from the previous update, which again was 2 weeks ago this time instead of 1. I finally crossed the 400K total follower mark and sit at 415,353+ total followers. Hoping to cross 500K within the next 3-4 weeks. Maybe 5 at this current pace. I now have 2 accounts above 50K apiece, which is a great feeling to have.

    I got around to PVA'ing a couple of accounts that needed to be done that weren't gaining any followers in the last update I had so my numbers should hopefully increase a little faster because of that. I now have 3 other accounts that I need to PVA, so go figure!

    Again, I'm planning to post regularly here in this thread to keep motivated and to maybe motivate others going down a similar path.
     
  7. XTR3M3 XPL01T3R

    XTR3M3 XPL01T3R Senior Member

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    Great journey! An inspiring one. I'm still reading the posts.. Btw i have couple of questions on proxies.

    1. Are you still using the same proxy provider
    2. Still 4 accounts in one proxy ?

    Thanks! and good luck
     
  8. songohan31

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    How much it costs you mothly, I mean what bot do you use and proxies?
     
  9. withatwist

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    Yeah,

    I'm still using same proxy provider. And I have no more than 3 per proxy, although I have a few proxies not even being used right now since I dropped the management of several accounts that used to use them.

    Some proxies I have are tied to either 0, 1, 2, or 3 accounts but typically 2 for the most part.

    It costs me approximately $50/month for both and proxies.

    I use Instant IP proxies and there's actually a sales thread for them here on BHW in case you're interested in buying.

    If you shoot me a PM, I'll tell you what bot I'm using. I don't like discussing the particular bot I'm using publicly and trust me, I won't try to sell you anything in the PM.

    I'm just stating that, since I know how it may sound to mods and they frown on that kind of thing here.

    I'm actually in process of moving my bot to VPS to free up some space on my computer so that will eventually be an additional cost.
     
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    Which auto mation software you use?
     
  11. Uzii

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    how do you export the data in niche | followers format?
     
  12. withatwist

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    See my response above. I won't disclose what bot I'm using publicly for security reasons, but you can shoot me a PM if you're interested in knowing.

    That's my doing manually.

    I created a spreadsheet to keep track of usernames, passwords, emails, email passwords, followers, etc. I also keep track of phone numbers and phones I might have used to PVA accounts with.

    It helps keep me organized and is a quick reference guide for when I need to get information regarding an account pretty quickly.
     
  13. withatwist

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    Another Update:

    Please note that this update is a 4-week update. I used to try and update every Saturday but now I might do it bi-weekly or monthly because my time has been occupied with other endeavors.

    See image below:

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    I gained 92,011 new followers (23,002 weekly average) from the previous update, which again was 4 weeks ago this time. I finally reached the halfway point of my initial goal and have 507,364 total followers.

    I also added some more accounts to grow faster. I now have 50 accounts instead of the 28 I had before. I'm warming up these new accounts right now since I haven't used them in a while. I haven't started following anyone yet with these accounts but will start out slow, sometime this week.

    I've also implemented a couple of new strategies and methods that has gained traffic to one of my sites and made me a few dollars. Here's a screenshot from one of these methods from over the past few days.

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    I will be sharing this method at a later time, but as I continue to scale up I think this method has potential. I would love for this number to turn into 5,000...10,000...15,000 clicks, which I think is possible if I continue progressing the way I have been.
     
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    Love the thread! Best of luck man! If you need my help in anyway, be sure to contact me!
     
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    Following your journey
     
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    following :)
     
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    Just finished reading the whole thread, awesome stuff, very inspiring and I'm happy to hear you started again. Also glad to see you not using 5 accounts per prroxy anymore hahhaaha, I think that caused a lot of the issues you had before :p

    I see you also stated you started monetizing for the first time best of luck with that and I'm sure you have a big enough following to start making some serious cash :)

    Also for your PVA problems have you considered using those automated pva services, I've only had to do it with 1 account and it worked and cost only $0.10.

    Thanks so much for posting and updating this, will keep an eye here for any updates, doing the same as you so it's always inspiring seeing other people having success.
     
  18. withatwist

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    Will do! I'm also following your journey as well. :)

    Thanks a lot for the feedback and kind words. Yeah, I went away from the 5 accounts pr proxy fast, lol. Now, no more than 3 per proxy...preferably less than that. I have 20 proxies and so I might work my way up to 60 accounts before buying some more.

    Yeah, I made approximately $40 last weekend trying out a method. I really don't like talking money here because there are so many threads talking about make xxxx.xx with my method and I don't want the focus to be on the money since everyone's execution won't quite be the same. I'd rather the focus be the method instead.

    I will eventually share my method after maybe a couple more months of m scaling up and testing things out.

    I plan to utilize this method every Thursday through Sunday and then let my accounts rest.

    To give you a hint, I don't have any URLS in any of my accounts' bio (except for my main account) but I'm able to still get traffic. You might have been able to figure it out by me saying that, lol.

    So far, so good. And I did find a service to finally PVA my accounts that's worked so far. I had to PVA like 8 accounts over the past few weeks and they all went through and accounts are still running today.

    It's a service over at http://www.getsmscode.com/

    I had tried SMSPVA before and they didn't work for me, but these guys do. I almost bought a few prepaid cell phones to do PVAs because I kept striking out until I found these guys on Youtube of all places.
     
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  19. PolarPo

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    How many clicks per 1k are you getting in each niche? And is it CPA/CPI offers? ;) I havent marketed sites just yet
     
  20. withatwist

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    Keep in mind that I just started this but that screenshot above was from last Thursday through Sunday and I got a little over 1,600 clicks across 20 accounts.

    The offer I used was CPI. I just signed up for iMonetizeIt due to me seeing something about it in the forums. So I might test this network out.

    I also have OG Ads but haven't played around with them yet.

    Keep in mind, my main goal for this journey, to be honest, is not to really make money with CPA or CPI. This is something that I just wanted to test out and see if it could be done. I really created this network as a funnel to my brand accounts but now I'm slightly rethinking that and may focus on using this network to create a stream of traffic for different offers and even sell traffic services to others once I fine tune what I'm doing.

    IG traffic is Gold for capture and lead pages, which is what I am currently using it to collect email addresses and then pointing them to an app to download.