Hi everyone, I am new here but I have been lurking for some time. I wanted to start a sideline project that I can hopefuly one day make some $ from. I chose Instagram as my medium because the simple image posting and behaviour of the app appeals to me. Keep in mind I have never used Instagram before, I like how it looks but I have zero knowledge about it. Week 1: I took some time to choose my neiche, I will not release what that is here but I do know that there are other BHW members who are in the same game. - Thought long and hard of a cool account name. Was happy to see it was free. yay - Account description - Completed. - I know some graphic design so I created myself a cool Icon/logo thing - Spend many hours collecting unique and amazing content from various blogs, pinterest and personal websites. - I have enough content for a weeks worth of 1 a day posting. I used the basic strategy of following users from authoritative accounts in my neiche. I still to this day use this as it is yielding around 30% follow back. After week 1 I had already 1k followers. Not dead followers or bots but commenting and liking users. Some of my earliest posts were climbing to 100 likes after only a few days. I took advantage of Instagress - They have a free trial period, I used this to keep my account engaging with others while I work my day job. Week 2-6: Still using the same strategy of follow / unfollow. Not on the same day ( I know this) 4600 followers to date. Average about 200 likes per post daily. Is this good? Am I doing it right? Tips from the pros? I will update as I go along and learn more too.