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[My Journey] My attempt to monetize two Instagram accounts

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by marisila, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. marisila

    marisila Newbie

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    hey guys, I got two accounts an adult oriented acct where I have a model who is willing to do whatever it takes to monetize on instagram. We are going to be working together with the condition that we will split profits. Most of the followers from this account would be men (obviously).

    Second account is a motivational account. This will obviously consist of motivational posts, both images and videos.

    I am using Instagress for both accounts. For the adult accounts I have two other spam accounts that are commenting at adultaccount on various pictures. They are commenting on about 50 pictures a day. This has not been working too well so might be switching it up soon. For the adult account I am manually following/unfollowing 500 accounts a day that follow other similar accounts in the same niche.

    For the motivational account I am following followers of other accounts in the same niche. I may be doing this manually as well.



    August 22:

    Adult account - 30,842

    Motivational account - 120
     
  2. marisila

    marisila Newbie

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    Just an update to my journey as of August 25 2015:

    Adult Account: 31,800.

    This is a gain of about 1000 in about 3 days. So about 350 followers a day. I have done a combination of shoutouts and manual follows/unfollows. I have not been able to put my 100% effort into the shoutouts but I will be this coming week.

    My adult account now has 31,800 althought socialblade says it is at 31,646. The actual Instagram app says 31.8 so I will go with that.

    Goals for upcoming days: Find atleast 10 other accounts to do shoutouts with. And to get to 34,000 by Saturday morning.

    Motivational Account: 151

    This is a gain of 31 followers with very minimal effort over the past 3 days. All I was doing was running the Instagress script to follow accounts from a popular account in the niche.

    Goals for upcoming days: Goal is to get to atleast 500 followers by Saturday morning. Through the follow/unfollow method. This is a newer account so I want to be careful as to how aggressive I am.


    PS: for the adult account I am not following/unfollowing more then 600 people a day. I unfollow 600 people in the morning in 12 separate intervals (50 accounts at a time every 10 minutes)...wait a couple hours then follow 600 people at 12 separate intervals (50 people at a time every 10 minutes).
     
  3. marisila

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    No updates for a couple of weeks. Did not really do much last week for my accounts but this week I have been back at it.

    I have decided to just stick with the one account right now, with work and life it makes it hard to focus on two accounts. Decided to stick with the adult account for now.

    I have attached a image from social blade which outlines the growth. I have been following/unfollowing 500 people in my niche per day. The large amount of followers (863) I gained on the 14th has partly to do with doing a bunch of shoutouts. I believe I did about 30 to 40 shoutouts. I noted down the follower amount before starting a fresh set of shout outs and after. After about 16 shout outs I have gained about 119 followers. Overall, I average about 10 followers per shout out. I am only shouting out with accounts over 10k, some of the accounts I do them with have well over 100k followers. The shoutouts take less then 30 seconds to complete so not very time consuming.

    Anyways, that's all for now. Not using any bots, feel like if I do it manually I can get it done as well. Screen shot 2015-09-15 at 1.45.07 AM.png

    PS: Goals for tomorrow, Tuesday September 15th are to do atleast 100 shoutouts and follow/unfollow 500 people. With this goal in mind I am hoping I can gain 1500 followers in the next 24 hours.
     
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  4. marisila

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    For the adult account my goals from my last post were to do 100 shoutouts yesterday. This never happened, I believe I got about 50 in which helped me roughly 700 extra followers. My follower count before the shout outs was 36550 after it 37210. Currently I am at 37703 followers. I also followed/unfollowed 500 people.

    Goals for today are to unfollow about 350 more people. Starting at about 130 pm PST I will start following 50 people at a time towards 700 people today and see how that goes for me. So no shout outs today, reasoning for this is two days ago I had a post removed due to violating policies or something along those lines. This in turn has me starting a back up account as well I believe some of the "haters" out there in the shout out world may have reported my picture, not sure how much weight I hold in that but I just want to rule out that possibility and see how todays method goes.

    I am happy with 500 to 700 followers a day as long as my account isn't banned. So lets see how this goes. I will update at midnight tonight.
     
  5. Ellie4294

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    Carry on Buddy! you are doing great, the most interesting part is you have a model to do anything.
     
  6. Rackle

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    How do you find so many people which are willing to do SFS ? I can't even find anyone even if I'm in fitness niche with 20k follows
     
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    Good luck with your journey! will follow it
     
  8. marisila

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    hey man might be hard to find people to do shoutouts in the fitness niche. All you really have to do is hashtag sfs, find a picture of a hot chick click it and in the comment section some people write "sfs", if you do write sfs account name...that person might reply saying "go", which means you post a picture in the caption something like "Follow account". The hot girl niche there are a ton of people to do shoutouts with. I posted a picture to show what I mean. Hope that helps man.
     

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    Will definitely be checking back in. Good luck!
     
  10. marisila

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    First off, just wanted to say thanks to everyone who has been leaving encouraging comments in this thread, means a lot and it keeps me going.

    An update just before midnight on September 16. Started the day off at 37703, unfollowed the remaining accounts so that I could start following again. Initially I had thought about following 700 accounts, but since I am trying to play it safe I decided to just stick with the usual 500. This brought by total to about 37790, which gave me a little more then a 50% follow back ratio. I was only following accounts which had recently (within the past hour) liked a picture in my niche. Seeing my numbers top 800 the past couple of days I could not stand to see the numbers so low, so I decided to do shoutouts, even though I said I wouldn't earlier today. I did about 29 shout outs.

    Currently I am sitting at 38254 followers, which is an increase of about 460. Hoping this number is close to 600 by the time I wake up to make up for the lack of shoutouts.

    I have attached my social blade screen shot, this does not reflect activity over the past couple of hours, the number of followers posted above comes from what I can see on iconosquare.

    I will try to get an entry in tomorrow, if not I will post Friday night for sure.

    Screen shot 2015-09-16 at 11.35.47 PM.png
     
  11. manolo12399

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    good get going, what is your plan, later on...
     
  12. marisila

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    Alright boys my last update was about a week ago, since then a lot has changed.

    The first 4 days since I last posted I did a very minimal amount of shout outs maybe 10 at most. I also followed/unfollowed about 500 people.

    The last 72 hours I have done a combined 147 shoutouts and also followed/unfollowed roughly 1000 accounts.

    Goal is to be up to 43500 within 24 hours. My goal is to complete 80 shoutouts, with my getting 61 done today I feel that 80 is a very doable number. As well I will be following/unfollowing 500 accounts through out the day.

    My engagement with my followers is still not where I want it to be, I am getting roughly 300 to 350 likes per post within a 3 hour period. My goal is to have this up to 450 by the end of Sunday night.

    Screen shot 2015-09-24 at 10.21.36 PM.png
     
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    Hey great work on journey! Keep at it and soon you should start seeing some money roll in.
    Can I ask what platform you took screenshot from? Is it PC version of instagram or some other program?
    Thanks
     
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    Can you tell how to sell shotouts to followers or other businesses? Is there any technique that you use or way to contact them? and what are the prices of shotouts?
    Thanks
     
  15. m4nuell

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    Isn't that much of shoutouts make your profile look too spammy? Maybe that's the reason for poor engagement. Anyway good job and keep up!
     
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    And what about monetisation?
     
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    That's Iconosquare I guess.Great for instagram stats
     
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    He is using Socialblade, great journey op
     
  19. marisila

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    I don't sell shoutouts yet.

    I agree that amount of shoutouts may make my account look spammy but the engagement before I began the shoutouts and now has actually increased. The amount of shoutouts has not decreased the engagement on my end. The photos I post are pretty high quality pictures in my mind. Also, I only leave the shoutouts up for a hour or so, after that they are deleted.

    Haven't thought about monetisation really yet, any ideas? I have some ideas with regards to approaching various small time clothing lines and asking to promo their stuff for free and perhaps do some shoutouts for them for free. But have not thought about this too much. I could probably do shoutouts for a fee but I would have to find quite a few people who want to pay to make doing shoutouts for money worthwhile. But again haven't thought about it too much, will give it some more thought over the coming days.

    I have been using Iconosquare and social blade. Social blade has a bit of a time whereas iconosquare doesn't. Anyways I'll post with a update with regards to followers in a bit.
     
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  20. marisila

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    Alright, so my goals since the last post were to do 80 shoutouts, 500 follows/unfollows and gain 1500 followers.

    I achieved three of those lol. I was able to do 80 shoutouts. I gained a little under 1050 followers.

    I did not do any follows/unfollows, reason being, I received a warning message from instagram saying my actions were too aggressive. I had been doing 50 follows/unfollows every 13 minutes, but I think today I will cut it to 40 follows/unfollows every 15 minutes.

    The goals for today again are to do 80 shoutouts, 500 follows/unfollows and reach 1500 followers.

    I am currently sitting at 43,168 follows. My goal is to be at 44,668 in 16 hours. Here we go!

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