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My Instagram Journey To Drop Shipping Success (Building A Bot)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by safeasfcuk, May 2, 2016.

  1. safeasfcuk

    safeasfcuk Newbie

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    A few weeks ago I purchased a 6-year-old domain, and pondered over what could I do with it, not knowing anything about the subject it was targeting I pondered over what I could do to maximise its potential, when I thought sod it I'm going to do an experiment on using Instagram to launch a drop shipping business that I officially know zilch about. Could be a big mistake!

    Obviously, I could just open a store and start offering products but we all know that's just a shortcut to failure and a waste of my time. So may plan was the following.


    • Register Instagram account
    • Build coming soon page with email subscription and encourage users to register for a giveaway that cost me very little
    • Build up an audience of 500 followers using a bot and manually following , unfollow
    • Build niche group of followers based on niche , not using followers hash tags etc
    • Experiment with the best way to build an engaging follower base
    • Only place the link to my page in the bio of the account until follower base increases 1k
    • When account reaches 1k start partner up with larger accounts to build user base still staying within niche however
    • When account reaches 3k promote website coming soon page within images
    • When account reaches 5k launch Product website
    • Continue to purchase shout outs in various related niches

    This was my plan, however after two weeks the account is sitting at 647 followers with 30 posts and following 3148 accounts. Iv been using a mixture of instabot which is a python script running on my mac also Instagress demo account 3 days, also I have been scheduling my posts using later I have tested various settings, however, have found commenting to be the best way to gain followers. I have set instabot to a maximum of 800 likes per day and 250 comments. I'm seeing on average of 46 new followers per day atm.

    After playing around with these services for the past two weeks I have found that whilst they are great they are lacking something that I need. An all in one solution, while I'm aware that MP may be the answer as a mac user I don't fancy loading windows onto my machine just to run this, or shelling out for VPN to run it all day.

    So my answer to this problem will be to develop my own all in one solution that allows me to run a fully functioning bot that allows for commenting , liking following and unfollowing, whilst also allowing me to schedule posts. I may get a little distracted from the drop shipping goal now.



    I will strive to update this post as often as possible with an overview of my growth and any techniques I have found useful.

    Two Weeks
    Posts 30
    Followers 647
    Following 3148
     
  2. safeasfcuk

    safeasfcuk Newbie

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    Update for today 3/5/16

    been running instabot all day with the same setting as previously mentioned, only targeting 3 niche related high traffic tags however.

    Todays growth as follows

    Posts 30
    followers 701
    following 3253
     
  3. safeasfcuk

    safeasfcuk Newbie

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    4/5/16 update

    posted one image today and had a positiv response of 282 likes and 10 comments

    again same settings today, did get locked out and password reset so may reduce speed tomorrow.

    Posts 31
    followers 791
    following 3330
     
  4. vgz87

    vgz87 Junior Member

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    Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. safeasfcuk

    safeasfcuk Newbie

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    Its been a while since I updated this thread however we are now a month and half into the journey and the account is on 4.6k still not launched store but have over 250 double opt in emails collected.

    We are currently working on the development of our bot
     
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    Cool journey.

    Any updates?
    What do you need to finish the bot or start the next step?
     
  7. osberht

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    Nice growth. Continue