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My Journey to Instagram and Twitter Building (First Post Ever)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by mattc50940, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. mattc50940

    mattc50940 Newbie

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    Intro
    Hello everyone! I joined this forum a long time ago, but never really did anything on here. About a week ago, I decided it was time to start pursuing money online so I got on here again. I have been reading various social media methods and learning from other members similar journeys. I am creating this journey to accomplish three things. 1) Help others- Maybe others can learn from this 2) Organize myself 3) Keep myself focused and stop my self from quiting.

    My plan is fairly simple. I am going to start by building social media accounts. In paticular I am going to start with Instagram and (maybe) Twitter. I will be starting with only one account per social network. The accounts will be named the same thing, and I will likely post the same things. My goal is to monetize these accounts once they have been built and are of reasonable size. Monetizing is one thing that I have not yet decided on. I am debating on wether I should sell shoutouts or try to do affiliate marketing. I think $5-10/day in about a month is my goal but I will be patient.

    6/30/2015 (First Day)
    Today I will be focusing on instagram. So far I have
    • Created the account
    • Uploaded a profile picture
    • Found 20 commonly used hastags used in my niche
    • Scraped 700 pictures from another account in my niche
    • and choose my tool/method of choice....see below

    Method
    I plan on using a service called crowdfire. I would prefer not to invest too much until I have grown this a little and have some proof of concept. Once I have grown this, I will likely invest in followliker or something else of that nature. I also chose crowdfire because it allow for easy post scheduling, can be used with both twitter and instagram, has both a mobile and desktop version, allows for easy following and unfollowing.

    My game plan is as follows. I will post 10 times a day for the first handful of days. As time goes on, I will obviously lower this. Because of crowdfires limitations, I will have to follow on a rotation. The rotation I am thinking of is...
    • day 1: mass unfollow then follow 100 (no more than 20/hour)
    • day 2: follow 60 (no more than 20/hour) (early in the day)



    This is my first attempt at anything of this nature so feedback and suggestions are GREATLY appreciated
    I would like input on following methods and monetization in paticular but everthing helps!!!!
     
  2. Neon

    Neon Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good Luck with your journey !
     
  3. Aatrox

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    Good luck. I hope you succeed :)
     
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    I like how organized you are! Wish you all the best and hope you'll never give up
     
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    Slow and steady. Wish you all the best bro.
     
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    Gl bro. What tool you used to scrape photos?
     
  7. mattc50940

    mattc50940 Newbie

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    Instagramdownloader was the name of it
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :)
     
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    Nice start. Definitely go with FollowLiker when you're ready to invest. Make sure you hit up the FollowLiker main thread and PM the creator as he's a really cool guy and will probably give you a discount code. It's good to start with 10 posts per day, anything lower and you're shooting yourself in the foot imo. Also make sure you are following ultra targeted people because anything else with Insta and Twitter is a waste of time. People who have tweeted in the last 24 hours, have a more following than followers, active, etc. I'm not familiar with crowdfire, but followliker will allow to target that kind of stuff right off the hop, so imo the only thing you should change in your journey is to buy that software right now. It's seriously that good. Good luck!
     
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  10. froz3n

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    Good luck Matt ! Never give up :)
     
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    Hey Matt, good luck man!
     
  12. deedee1whoa

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    Cool journey, bro. With what tool have you scrapped the images from the IG account?
    Best of luck. :)
     
  13. mattc50940

    mattc50940 Newbie

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    Instagramdownloader was the name of it
     
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    I appreciate everyone's responses below is my update for the day



    6/31/2015
    Unfortunately I have encountered a problem. The tool I was using has failed to post like I had imagined. It only gives me a notification to post and therefore I have missed many posts and I am already starting to doubt my original.
    At this point I am looking to
    1. Find a tool that actually allows me to schedule posts
    2. I am considering opening my twitter earlier as I know it is easy to schedule tweets

    Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Instagress helped me get to about 4000 followers. But yeah, I had to pay for it. Worth it imo
     
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    mattc50940 Newbie

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    Yes. I am afraid to pay for something that may get me banned however