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My journey to 100k (currently at 50k, 519k yearly projections)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by laranjagx4, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    Hello BTW,

    I think it's finally time to make myself a journey. You might have seen this post of mine:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...witter-instagram-followers-different-way.html

    So I'm already deep into Twitter, but when I decided to try Instagram about 1 month ago, I knew it was money right away. Anyway most of you are growing accounts in several niches. I decided to start on a relatively easy niche, which is the babes niche.

    I coded my own bot using Instagram's public API. I was fortunate enough to have an API key that had like/follow/comment privileges. That's also why I can't help you with FL related questions.

    However, on the 20th, Instagram revoked my API keys :( and now it's really hard to get new ones without having a legitimate reason. That's why now I'm working on a bot that uses the internal Instagram's API, and I will start to use it in a few days.

    I have more accounts than this one, but I will focus the journey on this one as it is the biggest one.

    Here is my growth:

    [​IMG]


    For the ones wondering, I use socialblade.com to get those stats.

    I'm pretty amazed by how much this account has grown in about 34 days. My bot is not running anymore, and it keeps growing organically after the bot stopped, which is even more awesome. I friend told me it is probably getting featured on people's "explore" page, which seems to be pretty good.

    What I need to do now is finish my new bot that doesn't depend on API Keys, then I'll be set.

    These are my iconosquare stats. There are a few stats missing because I just added my account to it. The engagement and comments on the last pic is low because my last pic was deleted, sadly:

    [​IMG]

    My plan is to:

    - Make/finish the new bot
    - Get to 100k and start monetizing the account with shoutouts.

    I can't update the thread every day as I'm really busy, but will come here often. Right now I am looking for ways to monetize babes accounts. CPA isn't cutting it (specially because it's all mobile traffic). I believe selling SOs at 100k followers will be my best shot, what do you guys think?

    Also, please don't PM me asking for my bot, I worked hard on it and don't plan to give it away or sell it (at least for now).

    So I think that's it. I hope you guys find this journey interesting!
     
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  2. RedLix

    RedLix Registered Member

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    I fking hate these titles because all I think is money.
    GL OP
     
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  3. adultj

    adultj Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Very impressive numbers!
    I see that you are following / unfollowing at the same time, is this correct?

    Best of luck!
     
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  4. imGrej

    imGrej Senior Member

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    Those numbers are INSANE. I'm happy to get 200-300 followers each day on my new account with 8K, your growth is in the likes of a 150K+ account.
     
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  5. Honest

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    Lol, right? Regardless GL.
     
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  6. vini

    vini Power Member

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    What is your method? These numbers are looking, if anything, inflated. You don't post media and you don't follow anyone, I fail to picture how your account is growing at this pace. (May I add this is also a bit of jealousy).
     
  7. InstaMasta

    InstaMasta Junior Member

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    Might be advertising his acc from other social media (Twitter, FB...) / sites. Anyway, let's wait for his answer. :p
     
  8. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    Thanks!


    Nope, I am only liking people's pictures.





    Nope, I haven't bought any shout outs.




    Thanks got the good luck wishes guys :)


    To clarify, I like people's pictures, I don't follow anyone. I'm very selective of who I like and I do many checks on the accounts to ensure I only like quality people, not spam accounts. That's also why I get so many likes to my pictures, some people don't follow me, they just like me back.
     
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  9. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    So let me get this straight.. you're using zero shoutouts, you don't bother to post daily, and you don't follow anyone? Babes niche is pretty easy to grow, but without doing a single thing I just don't get it. Especially from the beginning when you're at 2K followers. I call BS on the no shoutouts/promos from your other social media...
     
  10. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    Well, this is another account of mine:

    [​IMG]


    It's fine if you don't want to believe me :) If you were in the Instagram skype groups, you would know. Many people have been following me over there.
     
  11. vini

    vini Power Member

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    I wish I could get this type of follower growth... I'm stuck with 200-300 a day like FOREVER... And doing everything I can like following, like, commenting, etc. It goes this way to all my accounts... You have probably discovered something unusual and I COMPLETELY ENVY you. Good luck anyway!
     
  12. Paper-Boy

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    @OP, there are tons of mobile-friendly offers.

    I won't go into details as to what niche to promote but lead gen's are killing it for me.
     
  13. mladz

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    Guys

    Don't be fooled by the Social Blade stats when it comes to photo count and how many people you follow. SocialBlade records your numbers at a specific time everyday.

    E.g atm i follow 700 people. I follow/unfollow in blocks of 40. Each day i follow/unfollow 1000 people but on SocialBlade it stays at 700 everyday because it records that number once a day.
    Understand?
     
  14. Rabbitman111

    Rabbitman111 Regular Member

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    He literally said he doesn't follow anyone though...,

    Also how are you following and unfollowing at the same time? I get blocked from following for a bit once I start unfollowing.
     
  15. avilux

    avilux Power Member

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    But then what are you doing to grow? Like.. it seems as if you're doing absolutely nothing. So okay, you like a few people's comments but there's no way you're liking so much that you get thousands of followers per day. And you post very little, so it's hard for me to understand how you kickstarted these accounts
     
  16. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    Thanks :) Remember that it also depends on the niche tbh. In babes niche, engaging with a lot of horny dudes helps, a lot.


    Just a little disclaimer

    My name is also Vini, and some people are thinking that this vini ^ is me :p Not true! We're different people :)
     
  17. laranjagx4

    laranjagx4 Regular Member

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    I like 2040 pictures per day. Also as I mentioned, my profile is featured a lot. You know, when you go to that Explore tab, and it shows pictures based on what your friends like and follow? By being featured to a lot of my followers' friends, I get many followers as well.
     
  18. mladz

    mladz Power Member

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    My account is a couple of years old so i can comfortably follow and unfollow 1000 a day
     
  19. LleixG

    LleixG Senior Member

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    If you promote a legit hot girl is very easy to get that numbers.
    Selling shoutouts on the adult niche is not going to bring you good money
     
  20. zwyxeeel

    zwyxeeel BANNED BANNED

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    whats tags do you use on ur bot?