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My Instagram Journey | Day 1 - Day ~

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Saitama, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Saitama

    Saitama Newbie

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    This journey has started 1/12/2016

    Hey guys! I'm a rather new poster on BHW and have decided to start my own journey on Instagram. From this journey I am planning to learn new methods of growth and marketing that can further evolve into a more elaborate business.

    My Strategy:
    In the past I have grown small Instagram accounts, however they had not grown to significant heights. I am planning on using only one account during this journey in order to maximize all my effort into one source. This is my current analysis on my account:

    Followers: 114
    Likes Per Picture (LPP): 12-18

    I average around 12-18 likes per picture. The highest I have gone so far is 18 likes with hashtags. Currently I am following-unfollowing and attempting to engage with my users. The problem I am having is engagement. I post high quality photos, however struggle to gain a solid amount of likes. What I envision is 10-25 more followers every day and 10-15 more likes each day. I'm not using a bot in order to test my ability to grow stuff from scratch. In the future, there won't be a bot for everything and I feel it is important to learn this on my own.

    Monetizing?
    Well. I don't know. I wish to grow my account and strengthen my knowledge, however a decent marketing plan isn't bad. I plan to sell shout-outs when I grow considerably big, but I'm not worrying about that right now. Currently, I'm 100% focused on growing my audience and engaging with my followers.


    That's all for now. Please feel free to give me any suggestions you have. Chances are most of you are more experienced in this field and I would love to hear your opinion. I'd like to give updates daily and I will make it happen. One question that's been revolving around in my head is, can a niche be 'too' saturated? I feel my niche is quite easy to grow, however there is a chance it may be too saturated. When I've grown different niche accounts I've received better results through unfollowing than the ones I have seen from this account. Please let me know what you think!
     
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  2. Enuf54

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    I'm new to IG as well. But honestly, getting the hashtags right is the way to get likes! I have 33 followers but I get 20-30 likes on 90% of my pictures.

    Have a look around at hastags in your niche and put them on! It's the best way to reach people. I put about 8-10 tags per picture.
     
  3. Saitama

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    Yup. I've been utilizing hashtags and noticed their significant aid. Problem is I'm not sure if hashtags are a one time thing. I feel if I use hashtags, the engagement rate will temporarily rise, but none of those likes will be permanent.
     
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    Good luck on your journey OP, i recommend that right after posting go follow the people that recently liked the latest pic of bigger accounts in your niche, they will likely engage with your content.
     
  5. Evnsmith

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    Good luck OP, personally i use followliker and that has once gained me 7000 followers in only 12 days, and i would reccomend buying that.
     
  6. grimkazeshini

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    good luck on your journey im going to start my own soon as well
     
  7. Saitama

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    Day 2 Results:
    Total Followers: 211

    Made a small amount of followers. I realized I made my goal per day somewhat small so I plan on increasing that to 25+ followers a day. I'm still looking for other methods on how to grow my audience and engagement.
     
  8. Thenub

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    Whats your average fb % right now?
    Good luck :)
     
  9. Saitama

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    Every 5 people I follow, atleast one or two follow back. Problem is, people only seem to like my photos when I am following/unfollowing or using hashtags. I don't seem to have a steady source of a loyal audience.
     
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    And how many you follow per day?
     
  11. Saitama

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    Oh God I should really keep track of that number. I follow around 100-200 a day.
     
  12. grimkazeshini

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    if you are following that amount, how new is your account?
     
  13. Saitama

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    It is 2 days old in terms of growth, however I prepared for this moment by creating it months earlier.
     
  14. grimkazeshini

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    then yeah you are right after a week start scaling up in growth before you know it you are following 500 or so a day that will do wonders for your growth
     
  15. Saitama

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    Should I just continue my follow/unfollow method as of now? That's what i'm doing but I'm wondering if there is any other method I should try.
     
  16. grimkazeshini

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    follow/unfollow, like the followers you are following photos at least 3 of them then leave a comment or two you will grow alot faster
     
  17. Saitama

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    Day 3 Results
    Total Followers: 264

    Was aiming for at least 300, but just wasn't able to make it.
     
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    Wish you the best of luck man I just started a new account to so any updates would be very helpful
     
  19. Saitama

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    Day 5 Results

    Wasn't able to fit in anything on day 4, had a huge ass fever.

    Total Followers: 326
     
  20. Saitama

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    Day 6 Results


    Total Followers: 464