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My Journey to 30k instagram followers (update every 2 days)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ChallFex, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Hi guys, so after my last thread i have decided to reset my goals and also make some changes.​


    First of all I am not using any spam accounts anymore, I am instead running 6 different accounts in which 5 are in different niches.
    I run them on different ip's. 3 of the accounts now have around 2k followers each and are getting 100 likes on each pics on average, though this average will mostly be reached only after about 2 days.


    There is one account with ~1600 followers, but it is in a very competitive niche, it has an average liking of 60 likes for each picture which is pretty bad compared to my other accounts.


    The last two accounts have around 1k followers and 60 likes on average. Which is very good compared to the account with 1600 followers.(writing this makes me realize that I may have to change the niche of that account because the niche is really very competitive, but I will have a closer look when I let the account run for 1 more week after I get home. Currently on christmas vacation.)


    Since I don't have much experience with the bot I am using right now(using it for 1 month now), I will have to find out the limits of my accounts and test things out. This would take some time and monitoring, in the next few days I'm going to let my bot only mass unfollow, like and comment on the accounts since all my accounts have a following around 4k (I believe this has an impact of the chance of there people following my accounts. I would try to keep the follower:following ratio at 5:1 in the future)


    In general my plan is to reach 30k followers, but I will be trying to sell shoutout once I either hit 15k followers or have an average liking of 500 likes on pictures. In the future I might also want to sell physical products that I design and promote through my accounts, of course under the circumstance that I have some success the next few years.


    This is all I have so far, hope you guys have a nice new year! :)

    Status: 30.12.2014

    Account A: 2043 followers.
    Account B: 1014 followers.
    Account C: 1669 followers.
    Account D: 985 followers.
    Account E: 2023 followers.
    Account F: 1964 followers.
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    How long do you estimate it would take you to reach 30k followers and how targeted are the followers that you are procuring?
     
  3. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    I am thinking about 8 months or so, which is around 1k followers each week.

    At the moment I am only following from big accounts in the same niche, and hoping that some follow me back. But I will also try to just comment and like on pictures because the unfollowing process takes up quite a bit of time.
     
  4. kekmaw

    kekmaw Junior Member

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    Download the app "insTrack" (iphone) to unfollow, you can unfollow 60 ppl every hour and it's pretty much instant, and your bot can keep on following. :)
     
  5. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tip, but I don't want to give my account information away to more people besides the ones I already have. Also the app only works for 1 account at the time and I got six.

    Update 31.12.2014

    Still unfollowing on all 6 accounts while liking and commenting.
    Account A: 2083 followers
    Account B: 1061 followers
    Account C: 1721 followers
    Account D: 1036 followers
    Account E: 2097 followers
    Account F: 2017 followers
     
  6. ChallFex

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    Update 2.1.2015

    Home today(finally), no big changes since I posted last time because I was on the road most of the time.

    Followers went up from 20 ~ 30 each account with me doing nothing, so I guess it is not too bad after all.
    I will be continue unfollowing on all accounts.
     
  7. Paper-Boy

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    If you have enough money, I would try buying shut outs from accounts related to your niche. It may help speed up the process to reaching your goal. :p
     
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  8. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    Update 4.1.2015:
    Ok guys got some more interesting news today. Since you all may know I have been unfollowing for the last couple of days, so my follower count hasn't grown as much as I have liked it to. But on the other hand I am done unfollowing on every account now and ready to follow again.

    Unfortunately Account A is on a 24h follow/unfollow ban right now, because I pushed my setting a bit too much.. but hey we learn from our mistakes and try to avoid the same mistake from happening again. Anyhow I am letting all the accounts "rest" now (the initial 6 main accounts I am running) till tommorrow morning so that I can monitor them without worrying about if the account is banned or not.

    That being said I am working on Spam accounts now, I made 9 spam accounts with 2 - 3 pictures each to follow and unfollow people from my niches, they are not phone verified though.. so I have to see how this goes. My plan is to let them just like and maybe comment very little this week and maybe also next week, just to kinda get off the radar of the spam filter, then I will have them trying to gain their own followers.

    When these account have a decent following on their own I will promote my main accounts through those accounts by doing "shoutouts". In the process of gaining followers I will also have them to comment on other pictures with my main accounts name within the comments. I may be expanding more spam accounts when I have time to do so, because this is really time consuming, I spent alone 4 hours to create these 9 accounts manually and trying to make them look real, I hope it is worth it at the end.


    Account Follower stats
    Account A: 2138 (+55) (this account is growing much slower than I like, it is actually really pathetic compared to the other accounts, wtf)
    Account B: 1272 (+211)
    Account C: 1896 (+175)
    Account D: 1191 (+155)
    Account E: 2364 (+267)
    Account F: 2258 (+241)
     
  9. ChallFex

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    Short update/grunt:
    So something unfortunate happened today, my Virtualbox got fucked up today just like that. I am going to spend an extra hour now to reset every single account. Good news is that I have every task done today except commenting till now, so it won't be a big set back. It's just fucking annoying -.-
     
  10. ChallFex

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    Update 06.01.2015:
    So, after that unfortunate event that happened yesterday I can proudly say that all tasks today are completed, which means around 500 follows 650 likes and 200 comments on each account.

    (Seriously mods fix your page this is unbelievable to edit or add other colors and shit!)

    Now these 2 days I didn't get the following I aimed for, I suspect this is because I was using other scraping methods on following instagram users. I planed to follow the people who actually liked a photo from a big account, and not just the following from the account because I figured that following the "active" users I might have a higher chance to get a follow back. Anyhow this seems not to work because I can't manually find out the photo ID of the targeted photos. (If someone knows more about this please comment below)

    Now I am just going to use my old following method and see if I get better results.

    If everything goes according to my plan I will start to mass unfollow in 4 days again.

    Account Follower Stats:

    Account A: 2430 (+292) (130 Average likes on photos)
    Account B: 1500 (+228) (100 Average likes on photos)
    Account C: 2190 (+294) (90 Average likes on photos)
    Account D: 1448 (+257) (82 Average likes on photos)
    Account E: 2682 (+318) (120 Average likes on photos)
    Account F: 2668 (+410) (150 Average likes on photos, first 200 like photo in 2 days)

    P.S. Is anyone following this? If so please comment ;)
     
  11. marcjam10

    marcjam10 Newbie

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    Following your journey keenly
     
  12. whitetigermystic

    whitetigermystic Newbie

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    Following here as well. Keep it up!
     
  13. scalerman

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    Yes I am following your journey. Keep the updates coming.
     
  14. tonybao

    tonybao Power Member Premium Member

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    Great share, I'm waitting for your updated.
     
  15. DrEvil123

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    Can't you just use Iconosquare or similar web interface to look up the photo and get the photo ID?
     
  16. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    with that i can only get "10914215_891637117553931_1129482326"
    and the ID i need is something like this:"
    448979387270691659_45818965"
    I just don't know where to find it
    ;)
     
  17. ChallFex

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    Update 08.01.2015

    Man this is getting kind of boring and I slowly get unmotivated about the progress. It just doesn't seem to "take off", followers/day is not as high as I wanted it to be in at this stage and that sets off. But I will continue this journey until I reach 30k followers on every account.

    After that I plan to monetize the accounts and hopefully have some earnings, which I will invest in my Adsens project which I will start in 3 days or so, been reading some material and some journeys on BHW. Will open another thread ofc.


    Follower stats:
    Account A: 2638 (+208)
    Account B: 1657 (+157) (fucked up the settings and it didn't follow anyone for half the day)
    Account C: 2502 (+312)
    Account D: 1647 (+199)
    Account E: 2969 (+287)
    Account F: 2976 (+308)
     
  18. kinggrego

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    Nice journey. keep it up!
     
  19. ChallFex

    ChallFex Registered Member

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    short update:
    I'm going to change the niche of Account B, means I will unfollow all users now.
    This is because I for one I'm not really interested in the niche, which makes uploading and finding pictures boring, and then I think there is not such a good market in shoutouts or if I want to build a site around that niche.
     
  20. dfusion

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    Subscribed!

    May I ask where you get your pictures from? I'm planning to try instagram too and wondering how you deal with copyright material and stuff... thanks! :)