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My Journey | From 0 - 350K In Around 4 Months AMA

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by cryp7, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. cryp7

    cryp7 Registered Member

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    Hey guys thought I would document my journey since things are coming along finally. I've learned a hell of a lot about Instagram in the last 4 months and wanted to share it. Im new to social media marketing in this form, however, I previously owned a blog with 100s of millions of views and a youtube with 400k subscribers. And yes, the money is very good when you have great exposure!

    June: I started a luxury account thinking it would be easy to grow. I bought FollowLiker and starting targeting users and following. I was getting like 50-100 followers a day, which, as you know is not great. I invested some money, probably around ($200) and got the account to 8K but it had a very poor engagement. I later decided to abandon the account and focus on the new ones I was making.

    July: I started 3 accounts, in the comedy and fact niche. I spent $100 in shoutouts (each) in the beginning which got them all to around 10k in a few weeks. I had them all running on follow liker and was able to get like a 20-40% follow back ratio and kept them running until the scare last month. Late that month I started a unique niche account which I constantly promoted from my other accounts.

    August: One shoutout from my other account (60k at the time) got my new account like 4K followers! This account grew to like 30k pretty fast probably in September

    In the mean time I got in on the mentions scheme and bought around 2 Million mentions. I grew 2 gaming pages from 0 to 25k and 35k in a day or two, and was able to make all the money back off of an ad on the page but it was a super hassle and I don't think it would work again.

    September: Went on lots of vacations so I didn't do too much technical work, mostly just continued posting content on my pages. Most the content I post is unique and I put time into it (important).

    October: After buying a shoutout from a Million follower page they hired me to create videos for big pages to use for S4S since they liked mine so much. I was able to work for around $500 worth of shoutouts in a week.
    Heres some data from some shoutouts I remember getting for free / buying. I spent a little over $1k this month

    1 Million Follower | 1 Hour Post | 5k Gain | $50 (second time only got 3k) (third time 2k)
    1.2 Million Follower | 2 Hour Post | 4k Gain | $70
    1.4 Million Follower | 1 Hour Post | 8k Gain | $150 (second time I got 4.5k)

    this grew my 30k - 100k in a few days.

    My current stats of my biggest accounts
    Unique | 100k | 5-7.5k likes a post
    Comedy | 86k | 4-6k likes a post
    fact | 38k | 1-2k likes a post
    gaming | 40k | 1k likes a post
    gaming | 28k | 1k likes a post

    Monetization
    Some people approached my 100k for promotions. I sold them promotion for around $50 a post. Some people also sent me free stuff in return for posts. I have gotten like $700 worth of free stuff in the last 2 weeks and sold around $500 worth of shoutouts last month off of my biggest account. I make a little bit off my other accounts, but they are too small to monetize efficiently.

    Future
    Looking to grow even faster! 1M in 1 year? :)
    If anyone sells good shoutouts hit me up or wants promotion or to colab etc.
    My Skype: a3r1an My kik: dailynetwork

    Some tips

    Make sure your account ADDS VALUE to Instagram and the people that follow you (copying a page with millions of followers does not guarantee you millions of followers and has already been done)
    If you aren't growing, change things up
    If you buy an account, always remember the account can be taken back by anyone with access to the email it was created with
    Don't monotize too early, wait for people to contact you
    Engament is very important!


    AMA and ill add it to the list

    Sorry if some of the writing is messed up, just finished a 40 page paper for school and I can't type for crap lol
     
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  2. Cherry

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    I will definitely follow your journey! Best of luck!
     
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    nice journey thanks for the share, im starting my own now :)
     
  4. BusinessSmack

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    Very nice post. Been seeing a lot more of these.
    Let me know if your ever interested in pushing affiliate offers.

    Here's our IG: https://instagram.com/viceoffers/
     
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    good luck on your journey
     
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    Love it. I'll be following you. I also PM'd you and added you on Skype with a proposition.
     
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    I am just trying to grow one account. Any advice? It's a personal page for my own niche
     
  8. onelettershor

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    . I grew 2 gaming pages from 0 to 25k and 35k in a day or two, and was able to make all the money back off of an ad on the page but it was a super hassle and I don't think it would work again. , how?

    this is so nice man, can you please PM I have some questions!
     
  9. cryp7

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    when you get to 10k followers 1k likes ish you should start growing organically a bit, at 50k 2,5k likes you should grow organically a lot faster
     
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    Nice work OP :)
     
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    Bookmarked it!!
    I want to see every bit of your result because I loved the idea.
     
  12. cryp7

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    thanks guys, my biggest account is technically at 97k followers, can't wait to get to 100k. Lost a around a thousands followers from people deciding they didn't want to follow me the days after I got 25k in a day
     
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    How? Where? How much $$$ ? Me too!!!

    No, seriously, I'm really interested. But every time I find a "mentions" seller, they cost even more than followers!
     
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    Hi OP, thanks for sharing your journey. Im interested in promoting some of my accounts also. I will send you a PM
     
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    Are you interested in selling shoutouts, and if not, could you refer me to who you used? I'll send you a PM
     
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    Can you tell me what settings you use on FL?
     
  18. Darkmonarch

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    Amazing journey man keep it up
     
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    Your journey looks solid..
    Bookmarked it.
    Good luck on journey..
     
  20. Cryogenesis

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    Pretty sweet numbers there.
    Good luck with this. :D