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My Instagram Journey - goal: $200/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by txholdem, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    I have been manually doing IG since late July. I started with a few accounts, and eventually settled on just 2 - 1 on my iphone and 1 on my galaxy tab. Although I have been pretty persistent, I have only 10K followers on 1, and 8400 on the 2nd which is exactly 2 months old now. 1st account is about making money. I was unable to find a big account in that niche to follow, so it's kinda messed up (losing focus). 2nd account is local which i felt has potential. so I went ahead and bought 30 accounts and followliker. I started 12 accounts for 12 cities 2 weeks ago on followliker.

    Here are the numbers so far:
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    the numbers have been miserable. I am following 900/day on each account, trying to like 1000/day starting today. will see if efficiency can pick up a little.

    what i have done:
    1, bought 25 IG accounts on BHW ($25). the accounts all came with profile pic and 1 post. all were pretty girls. however, since i am not in the porn niche, i dont want just horny bastards, i had to go through the hassles to change them.
    2, bought a VPS for $30/mon, built proxy servers and 6 IPs, created 6 proxies. since these proxies are absolutely clean and are only used by me, i suspect i can run quite a few accounts on each.
    3, bought followliker
    4, installed bluestacks (which consumes huge amount of the VPS resources, comparing to FL and the proxy server) I need it because I needed the remove posts and change profile pics. hopefully i can completely avoid it from now on.
    5, built 1 site categorized by city. so far i have contents for 12 cities. IG is surprisingly powerful looking at the webmaster tools stats. i have not run GSA SER at all. (so far SER is a TOTAL waste of money for me.) the site is 1.5 months old now. I do not have ANY SEO done, and have not built any backlinks.

    monetization:
    1, CPA and adsense through my site
    2, local business shouout on IG

    to do:
    1, (for now) grow followers - tweaking FL to increase efficiency
    2, add link to profiles
    3, explore other local-related niches
    4, I thought about solicitating local business for giveaway, but wonder if that'll work.
    5, start the remaining 13 accounts.

    hopefully my manual local (2nd) account will reach 10K soon and i'll see if i can start contacting local businesses. i have had many people contacting me for shoutout like i am obligated to do it for them for free. very few have emailed me. i did a few for free to see if i could demonstrate some value. someone did ask about a halloween party. so i think it will work, but i just dont know when it will have sufficient value.
     
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  2. koliman

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    good luck with your journey mate! I am learning about shoutouts right now but using twitter.
     
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  3. Jcblue

    Jcblue Newbie

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    God bless you bro
     
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  4. badaz

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    good luck with your journey :)
     
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    Good Luck OP !
     
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    will follow thread as it could get big, but for the time being; good luck!
     
  7. IncWise

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    Great journey, will follow! You already have success with Instagram and will be more in the future surely. Just be careful when using bots...how old are these 30 accounts? I think 900 follow and 1000 likes per day for new accounts are too much (i'm not 100% sure tho). Are you planning to add links right away or do you wait when you accounts grow certain number of followers? How to you plan to automate content posting? Are you using hashtags?
    Will open my journey as well soon. Hope you will reach your goal soon! :)

    Cheers,
    IncWise
     
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    Good luck on this journey!
     
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  9. txholdem

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    the accounts were bought about 1 month ago.
    so far no problem with following 900 a day. the problem is the low efficiency/followback.
    i am still having problems with liking. my daily limit is 1000, but have not been able to like more than 350. still trying to figure out why.

    i will gradually add links soon.

    content posting is still a problem for me. i dont trust automation. my plan is to post just 2-3 a day. so far i havent really post anything for 2 weeks since i first posted 3 each.
     
  10. DeOne

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    Idea with cities is good, i would try it in my local area. Good luck!
     
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    taskforcenow Registered Member

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    I wish you all the best on your journey! Good luck!
     
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  12. txholdem

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    i am trying to work on the remaining bought accounts today, and i just realized that i cannot login the email accounts. i wonder if those accounts (mail.ru) have been deleted or the seller changed the password.

    now i regret i did not change the passwords right away since they are in russian.

    i am not sure what to do now with the 12 active accounts.
     
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    Goodluck on journey OP,

    In future if you wish to scale up to more, and don't wanna use bluestacks, you can try massplanner or igerslike, both offer options to change bio, profile pic, etc and you can change within seconds.
     
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  14. txholdem

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    yes, i am just trying to save some money, as i have yet to make money.
     
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    its a good journey which I believe if you are consistent and persistent will yield good fruits.ALL THE BEST
     
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    good luck with your journey
     
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    Good luck with your journey.....:mod:
     
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  18. txholdem

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    update:
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    have been following averagely 800/day, liking 250/day.

    to increase the daily likes, i am reducing the delay like from 35 sec to 16 sec.
    i also reduce the delay follow slightly to about 30, starting today.
     
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    honestly i am not sure its that simple.
    i have never been so persistent in my life as i am with the manual account. the account is reaching 8700 followers, and engagement is good compared to other local IG pages. i think 8700 is pretty good, comparing to others (max 20k, with lousy engagement). still i have yet to get any priced inquiry. (all have assumed that i give free shoutout.)

    biggest local IG is always the sports teams, ranging from 300K - 1M. I am very curious about how much percentage of those people are actually local. it seems that other than sports teams, local IG gets 20K max.
    take atlanta as an example, 1M population, 10% use IG, 3% active? that leaves 30K.
     
  20. onelettershor

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    good thread OP wish you the best!

    personally I think $30 for VPs a month is quite a lot if youre only running 30 account?

    instead of using bluestacks use igerslike
     
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