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My Instagram Story (50k account)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by WillTheThrill, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. WillTheThrill

    WillTheThrill Newbie

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    Been lurking on bhw the last 3-4 months and have read tons of stories so I just thought I'd share mine in hopes of any suggestions, tips, etc....

    So I started up an animals niched instagram about 9 months ago (April 2014) and decided that I would grow my account based on content, mass following/unfollowing, liking, and commenting pictures all manually on my phone. No bots, no paying for shoutouts, nothing else.

    Some days were more successful than others (depending on how much time I had on my hands with work/grad school), but I started out small with taking my time to follow up to 7,500 people and then unfollowing the 7,500 people along with the liking and commenting on photos. I found it to be successful, but just extremely time consuming and took a ton of work to get the followers. As time went on my account kept growing and growing hitting the 10k mark, 25k mark and then I decided that I would just follow about 800-1,100 in a day and then unfollow them in the same day or the next at the very least and found this to be even more successful but once again even more time consuming. I was blocked a few times but over the course of the total 9 months only about 2-3 times so I wasn't and still am not worried. Along the way I also created a puppy account (currently at 7.7k followers), a travel/earth account (6.6k followers), and a fitness account (4k followers) that I would work on once in a while but the animal account was the one that I was on every day all the time.

    Over the last month once I hit the about the 35-40k mark I started selling shoutouts here and there for about $15-$20 and have made about $350 in the last month. I'm now currently at the 50k mark and even without mass following/unfollowing I can gain about 100-200 just by posting content but I have been sticking with the mass following on a daily basis and grow about 500 followers a day.

    Recently though, I've been getting tired of the daily grind of mass following and unfollowing and became curious about using a bot for not only my animals account but also my 3 other accounts as well. My hope would be to at least get to 100k on the animals account but 200k+ would be the ultimate goal at some point and I feel it could be a possibility. Anybody have any suggestions on which bot to use and how to use it? Do I use it on my main account or make a bunch of dummy accounts and do it that way? Would also love to listen to any other suggestions or tips as far as anything else about my story as well. Hope you guys liked my story and looking forward to hearing from some of you guys.

    -WillTheThrill
    Kik- InstaThrill
     
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  2. TayaX

    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I was eager to read it, but then all I see is a brick of text. Might as well format it for a good reading.
    regards,
     
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  3. WillTheThrill

    WillTheThrill Newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion bud... You were 100% correct haha
     
  4. esminisoft

    esminisoft Regular Member

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    Nice journey, how did you advertise the shoutouts? in your bio? how much did you charge them?
     
  5. deedee1whoa

    deedee1whoa Senior Member

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    Interesting. I'm kinda in the IG sphere as well but you're killing it with 40k. :)
    Awesome results, & yeah, I know how hard it is to do it manually. I feel ya.
     
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  6. WillTheThrill

    WillTheThrill Newbie

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    Yea basically. I just had my contact information in my bio and people/companies would contact me via email and Kik. I charged about $15-$20 per shoutout based on what type content/niche it was in.
     
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    Nice journey, and I wish you best luck in the future and I'm sure you'll break that 100k mark eventually! Although I would definitely buy a bot if I were you, instead of putting so much effort into manual massfollowing/unfollowing. Since you got a budget from the $350 you earned last month and the fact that you have several accounts to manage I would recommend Follow Liker, it's $99 but it's worth. You can use unlimited accounts on the bot, so you can create even more accounts than you already have and bot them all! Good luck!
     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Hands down the best bot you can get is FollowLiker
     
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    I would suggest you to look into Follow Liker. It's the thing you definitely need. The bot will save you a ton of time you can use for doing something else.
     
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  10. WillTheThrill

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    Update: So from reading all of the responses from this thread it looks as if followliker is the best bot to buy and I'm already looking into it. The only question I have is if any of you had any problems with getting banned or deleted? Extremely nervous about using a bot with my 50k account and then getting it deleted.
     
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    If you use safe settings on FL, your account will be never getting banned. Check on BHW, you have a lot of topics talk about FL Instagram's settings.
     
  12. andrexdx

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    I lost my account with 15k followers using folow liker, really bad luck. My opinion dont use bot in your 50k account. The people uses bot until get 20 or 30k, after it is to risky to use bot, because you can lose all. For your other 3 accounts with less them 10k folowers you can try. With 50k folowers a good way to grow is exchange shoutout.
     
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    Please elaborate what were your settings and account age.
     
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    Why is your so little? dont get me wrong, i still didnt earn a single dime in IG. But there is a thread here somewhere that in just 15k account he is making more money than your 50k, how is that? Maybe you are not actively monetizing it?
     
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    This is a great read. In a few weeks i will hit 100k and i will share my journey.
     
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    I've never messed with IG, but i'm in need of more traffic sources, so my question is have you added a URL to your profile on your 50k account and tracked how much daily traffic it gets? Would help me determine if it's worth exploring.
     
  17. WillTheThrill

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    Yea I've read threads like that too where people send 100's of DM's out daily but personally with my account I've only contacted and emailed about 20 accounts offering them a shoutout and I've also had a number of people reach out to me asking for a shout for their product/account. The only other explanation could be maybe that it is a different niche? I'm sure there are better niches than "animals"... ex. fitness is one that comes to mind...
     
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    As of right now I do not have a URL on my profile... Usually I post about 2-3 pictures a day and they get anywhere from about 4,500 - 6,000 likes with 40 - 200 comments depending on the pic. PM me if you're interested.
     
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    go with a private bot to run your main accounts
     
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  20. WillTheThrill

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    Thanks man.. I think I'm going to go with followliker and just run it on my three smaller accounts with safe settings for now. We'll see about using it on my larger account after I get a feel for the program.