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[MY JOURNEY] Instagram 0 - 100,000 Followers From Scratch

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by TNT-Lancs, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. TNT-Lancs

    TNT-Lancs Junior Member

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    Hey all,

    After reading @Simplyliving journey on building his Instagram empire here http://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/170k-in-6-months-monetized-instagram-empire-journey.846234/

    It's inspired me massively to focus all of my attention on building my own Instagram empire... And I plan to detail it all here!

    So, I told a porky...

    I actually had an old personal Instagram account with 200 followers who are Facebook friends... However I have never used this Instagram account until now so I see it as starting from scratch.

    The goals?
    • Reach 100,000 active Instagram followers in 10 months (May 2017)
    • Add 1,000 subscribers to my email list p/m (Landing page in bio)
    • Make $2,000 p/m (Promoting business opportunity through email list)
    As I'm promoting a business opportunity, I'll obviously be in the biz opp/mmo niche. From what I've seen the accounts in that space are the quotes/motivation accounts. Yeah it's saturated, but it's a big freakin pie!

    The plan?
    • Post 6 times a day
    • Follow 1000 accounts each day (4 x 250 stages), after following 2000 accounts, start unfollowing them again staggering the amount I unfollow (Using @Simplyliving method)
    • When I reach a decent amount of followers look to use S4S groups and also paid shoutouts.
    PROGRESS SO FAR:

    As I'm a little impatient I already went an bought a paid shoutout and bio link on an account of 350k (goes out tomorrow 5th July). This was purchased before I came across Simplylivings thread, and I was focusing more on getting clicks to my LP through said accounts bio link.

    I started following accounts over the weekend and in the past 48 hours I have followed 1,500 accounts and gained 424 new followers!

    Here's my stats after 48 hours:
    • Following - 1,794
    • Followers - 624
    • Last 3 Posts Engagement - L 87 C 5 /// L 132 C 17 /// L 48 C 2
    • Bio Link - Unique 21 /// Actions 6 /// 28.6%
    Long intro post I know but will keep them shorter as I update!

    Wish me luck
     
  2. Simplyliving

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    Nice! glad to hear I'm inspiring people. it's a very good plan, just stay consistent with your follows/unfollows even though its super tedious. i used to sit in class every day and just follow/unfollow people as fast as i could, eventually in no time i had 20,000 followers and was only following 2,000. i know how tedious it is, but it certainly pays off.
     
  3. TNT-Lancs

    TNT-Lancs Junior Member

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    Day #2 of the journey...

    So, it's been a pretty freakin good day in regards to getting leads into my business opportunity.

    As I mentioned in my opening post, I invested in a paid shoutout/bio link from an account in the same niche. This involved said account putting my link (to my squeeze page) in their bio, then posting my image with a CTA to check their bio. It went out at 11.30am PST (5 hours ago from writing) results below...

    Here's the stats from the last day...

    Shoutout/Bio link stats:
    Unique Clicks 223 - Actions 86 - Conv 38.6% - 2 Trial sign ups to my biz opp
    (I am running split tests on squeeze page, with winning one holding at 51% conv so far)

    And here's my follower stats from
    • Following - 997
    • Followers - 759
    The shoutout/bio link is up for 24 hours so I expect a handful more clicks but they obviously die off after a few hours of posting.

    All in all, a good day...

    I unfollowed 1000 accounts and will unfollow a 1000 more tomorrow.
     
  4. Ginzesz

    Ginzesz Junior Member

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    Damn that's some aggressive following you got going on there, at least for a new account.
    You're going to keep going manual & 1 account?
    Best of luck! Will be following.