My goal: 10€/day as an sweepstake affiliate with instagram botting in 6 weeks . My botting experience 1.0: Failed miserably. Joke. It even worked. To some extend. I made like 200 leads for free ebooks. But it had a big downside... Found out about IG botting in 2013. Dont know how. Got me an autobot. Got me 50 accounts. Burned many accounts. Got me some VPS free and paid. Got a Vmware Autobot crashed a ton. Had to be reset daily :/ That was like 10h/week just resetting and reloading that bot. I got some leads though. I think I even made one sale of an ebook affiliate. But all this, was tooooo much work. My botting experience 1.5, January 2016: Upgraded to a mac pro with 32 gig ram. Yea, this expensive thing. Instalelled virtualbox. Set up 9 old twitter accounts. Did not use a proxy. But stayed just around 30-50 follows daily. Saved the stage of the vbox, in case the bots broke. Been running that for a few moths. Follower gain in twitter was slow. But free.. But... with that saving stage, when ever the bot broke, I just reset the machine and push play 9 times Work/week, <1 hour. Somehow twitter does not need proxys if you stay on safe limits. Botting experience 1.6, June 2016: Though about: why not set up some IG accounts and drive draffic to sweepstakes? My part-time company earns a lot of cash this way. Why not drive some traffic to their affiliate offers myself But first, test this on some competitor Found outt, IG bot does not work anymore :/ had to find out another solution.... Botting experience 2.0, late June 2016: Read this article: Instagram Journey to $100K. Got jealous. Got MASS PLANNER. Liked it the first minute. Got dedicated proxys. Got PVA accounts. Stayed on SAFE SAFE limits 50-100 follows / day. Thats 1/2 of what most do with new accounts! Set up everything. Using the free instagress to "warm up" the accounts for 3 days. Make different bios. Used goo.gl to redirect to affiliate offer. Also helps me to easily see clicks/per account. I get like 5 clicks a day on the link. not sale yet. I am patient. Cause that tool runs silently in a vbox. Oh, and i purchased +15 accounts. Loaded up ALL the old tumblr, twitter, pinterest account with safe safe limits. They just follow. If I get some leads, nice. But no priority.. My advice: *Stay focused! Do one thing at a time. Do it good. In the past, I did to many things. Youtube Marketing, Blog posts, Ebooks, Landing pages, blablabla.. I ended up in 5 years with 35 domains, 20 channels and what ever social media accounts. Problem is: only 10% of the projects make money to live on. The others dont go nowhere. Not posting and writing regulary content or media will drop your rankings.. Not getting backlinks regularly tanks your raking again.. DO ONE thing at a time. *Will this make cash? Ask yourself: what am I doing now, will this make money NOW, later, or "Could" make money? Priotize! Don't stark your day with "could make" activities! *Am I productive? Are you just doing something, are are you really productive to your goal?? *Whare are your goals? What do you want to achieve? How, when? Why? I love making cash via the net. I found out in 2011 about amazon associate. From One to the next Month I went from 0 to 200€ (!!!). JUST by adding links into all videos an products. Sadly amazon cut the commision over the years. but still. Do what you love. *Treat is a bizz, not hobby! You are not playing here. You are working. So do quality! Get the best education, tools, software. *Automate! If you cant automate it, IT IS NOT A BUSINESS! I you don't make money while sleeping, eating, shitting, making love, IT IS NOT A BIZZ! it is a hobby, or you are a cubicle-slave, BUT IT IS NOT A BIZZ! *MAKE MISTAKES, A LOT Western World disaproves failing. Hypes Winners. Hypes people baging their head against the wall, instead of searching for doors to knock. Either you are born a winner, or your are born a loser :/ Try methods until you succceed. Ask people and you shall receive. Look and you will find. How much time would you give your kid to learn walking? TILL IT LEARNED TO WALK! *Contribute I really hate this sickenig employee-mindset in my country. That's why: spread the knowledge, help others to earn money. resell the services you use, make products, write guides, and so on. Worst, create some youtube desktop recordings. HELP! 10€ / Day is not much. But is a goal for me. A steady second incomestream. My country: Some Background. I am from Germany. Why I stress this??? Absolutely no employee-mindset here. Everyone is jealous of others payrol. And wants to earn more by being an office-slave. No one wants to test, try, fail, repeat and get successfull someday. It's just go to school, get your degree, work as a rat on a dreadmill in office. buy a crappy house, pay 20 years mortgage. get wife. get divorced. drop dead. have some big flashy goals of being self-employed, but not even caring about setting up a classified page to SELL STUFF. It's a strange country. People dreaming about bit internet-cash, about their own bizz, but they cant even sell candy on the school yard.. Never read good books about marketing, selling or automation. And the worst for me are not the office slave cubicle zombies, it#s the "wannabe 50k loan Startup-CEOs", burning money with big fluffy dreams, shiny websites, but not one rejection or fail in their life... Why I Like this forum: That's why I like this forum and been a member for many years. ALL the people want to make cash. Either selling stuff or making their own stuff. My motivation: Making cash online motivates me. And when I read bout the journey of one guy with his 1 million IG users make a shitload of dough, I though: He can make 1000€/day, I can do 10€/ day if I stay focused.. My current income: I though, can pay the rent, and living expenses from my youtube affililiate videos. Got like 1600 videos out there. Been around the IM, tube and blogging world since 2009. Around 150k views. That would equal like 3million views in english . Cause german is not that widely spoken. And nice thing: There is like very low competition on youtube. But still, I love making money via online. I still produce on average 20-30 vids a month. That's like eating dinner for me, joy. Writing a blog posts is like pain. really pain :/. Even the description in youtube is hard work. I never liked focused writing. But, I want more. That's why I started.