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My journey to profitable Instagram account

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by KristapsCoCoo, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. KristapsCoCoo

    KristapsCoCoo Newbie

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    So I've been trying to get into IM for years now, but something always stopped my attempts and I've failed up until now. I've tried a few methods from here, but most of the time it seemed that I did not understand the methods well enough to succeeded.
    All that aside, it seems that I'm finally getting hold of what could work for me and as many people here I've decided to try make my niche IG account profitable!

    I started the account at the second half of the august, but because I originally thought of doing things manually, I didn't got much progress and after more than one and a half months of that I got only about 300-400 followers which was pretty underwhelming.
    It felt that I could do so much more in a lot less time and I started to look into automating all this process. As many of instagramers I stumbled upon automation services like FolloweLiker and Instagress. FL isn't exactly viable option for me at the moment and as Instagress gives new users a 3 day demo, I just tried it!
    3 trial days later I managed to grow my following to 900 people which for me is huge growth in pretty short amount of time!

    I decided to go with this seriously and bought 30 day sub to instagress to do following, liking and commenting for me.

    So at this point, which I'll consider as a real start for my 1st journey I'm at about 1160 followers!

    I plan to:

    • use instagress as long as it feels that it works for me and if it all goes well I'll probably buy FollowLiker to do the job later!
    • exchange with shout outs from other people in my niche and eventually plan to sell the shout outs too!
    • Later on down the line I got an idea to run contests and try to sell the adds for some small niche related businesses (of course if it will be viable option).
    • Other monetization options are at the back of my head too, but I'll leave that for later...

    My first goal is to score 10k followers by the end of the year! I know that I can do it and if I try hard enough even surpass it, but it seems like a realistic goal at the moment.
    I'll try to update the situation a few times a week and if anyone got any recommendations or questions, ask them here so anyone can benefit from it! :)

    Wish me luck and I hope to share my success with you all!


    Day 1, 18.10.15:
    At the start: 1160 followers
    Progress: 1160 followers
    Target: 10 000 followers
     
  2. worthynes

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    Good luck with your journey. Your only 9/10 away from the goal.
     
  3. LoftPower

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    Rooting for you all the way!
     
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    Good luck on your journey!
     
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    instagresss is nice and simple to use, I've used the 3 day trial , but it doesn't have many options.. I guess you could start using that but I found it quite slow, probbaly gained 100 in 3 days.
    I recommenf FL even though I won't have that myself yet, but it's a great investment :)
     
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    Thanks everybody!

    I'm using instagress and it gives me about 100 followers a day which I'm happy with at this moment. I'm hoping the process will start snowballing when I gain more solid following!


    Maybe anyone can tell about their experience about how the following/follower rate affects the flow of new followers?! I'm not too considered about that at the moment cause it seems I gain most of my following from automatic follow option in instagress, still I want to decrease my followings when I gain more of a organic follower flow.

    My engagement seems to be low too, but I don't feel it's that important at the moment and I'll have to focus on it once I get more authority. It's funny how people will take you much more seriously when you have huge amounts of followers and solid engagement even though your content may bo be so great...
     
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    Good luck on your journey mate :)
     
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    Although this seemed like slow day, at the end of it I'm exactly where I did expect to be - I got about +100 followers.
    Sent a few messages to different accs about exchanging shout outs, but didn't get any feedback. I'm not really eager to send those to a lot of people at this moment, cause I'm afraid that IG may try to ban me for DM spamming, so I'll leave it to a few days when I'll not use the instagress.

    Also, I did register a gig at Fiverr, but I'm not waiting much from that at the moment, just left that in case someone is interested.

    Day 2, 19.10.15:
    At the start: 1160 followers
    Progress: 1269 followers
    Target: 10 000 followers
     
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    what settings do you use on instagress?
     
  11. KristapsCoCoo

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    I run it on normal, but I configured the schedule option so it won't run 24/7. I did run it 24/7 for few days and did not get any problems though.
    I would run it all on fast, but I don't feel safe to do that as there's not so much things to control like in FollowLiker and it seems that it may look suspicions to IG.
     
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    Many people here who made good money by using Instagress.
    Good Luck buddy
     
  13. KristapsCoCoo

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    Last two days went as expected. I am trying to find a method to boost my new follower rate, but I've not found one worth trying at my account size yet.

    Day 4, 21.10.15:
    At the start: 1160 followers
    Progress: 1503 followers
    Target: 10 000 followers
     
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    I hit the 2k follower mark yesterday.
    I'm basically going up about 100 flwrs a day, but haven't really started to exchange with shout outs, so I hope once I start that, the number will rise.

    I did try to make a second account, I posted pictures with Gramblr from my PC and used Instagress, but it got banned and I think it's because of that. -_-
    I'll have try that some time later, but I haven't really figured out how I could run multiple accounts with my current setup...
    Day 9, 26.10.15:
    At the start: 1160 followers
    Progress: 2089 followers
    Target: 10 000 followers
     
  15. KristapsCoCoo

    KristapsCoCoo Newbie

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    So I made my first 5$ shout out sale today! Got that one from Fiverr and was pleasantly surprised that I got it there!
    Day 17, 3.11.15:
    At the start: 1160 followers
    Progress: 2936 followers
    Target: 10 000 followers
     
  16. LoftPower

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    Nice journey you have created. Good luck to you.
     
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    Wow, how did you manage to sell a shoutout on 3k account :O Have you bought any reviews?
     
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    how did oyu mange to sell a shoutout? and looks like it's going well, how is instagress going? I used the 3 day trial like I said above and found it quite slow! :/
     
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    good luck on your journey
     
  20. KristapsCoCoo

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    I think it was out of pure luck, cause I did not add much details about it on Fiverr. And it's only 5$ though, so someone could easily think it's reasonable price for a shoutout on a small account. I have not bought any reviews.

    I did it on Fiverr and I believe this one was lucky sale.
    I dig Instagress, I use it on normal setting for comments, likes and follows with a schedule that runs it majority of the day, but not nonstop.
    It's not crazy fast that way, but I think, if you don't do any additional actions to raise the follow rate, it's perfectly fine rate of new audience. I get a little bit more than 100 new followers a day, almost WITH NO additional follower sources like shoutouts(have only few of those). I believe it will pick up the phase when it gains more authority!
    It's not the fastest method, but I gain legitimate following with little effort and that's most important to me at this moment!