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Obtaining A Following/ Making money with Instagram help.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pball3, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    Hey BHW people,


    I have been here for a couple of months now and have singled it down to a few methods I want to try and mainly I want to get into the instagram area of internet marketing.
    I really wanna focus on this and get it down to make some good residual income for myself. I've read quite a bit and have a few concerns and questions that I can't seem to figure out.

    Firstly, (assuming im starting from 0 followers) Where should/can get photos from to post on my page? Am I suppose to take my own photos, get it from the internet?, or get it from other big instagram profiles and use their pics ? Just not sure what resources for pics I can or allowed to use.

    Second, is there any good legit sites to create a good following, or should I buy shoutouts etc... or Should I follow big pages and unfollow etc...

    Third, what are good residual ways to get income from having a following? I know shoutouts work, doing surveys for giveaways are hard now because of instagrams new policies. Directing to affiliate products, or your own product is an option, but I dont have one myself.

    Fourth, Should i be looking into high comp niches or try and find a low one... I was thinking fitness, fashion, gaming, but I'm not sure ( im interested in all 3 myself anyways )



    Thanks guys, I really appreciate you all reading and attempting to help me out <3 My GOAL is $50-$100 a day , I'd be so happy to reach that.

    Any other random advice on Instagram IM would be gladly welcomed aswell!
     
  2. vozaez

    vozaez Newbie

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    Well, I'm managing one account in IG for about 2 months. So I'm going to answer your questions based on my short experience, hope it helps :)

    1.- Doesn't matter, just find some cool pictures and post them.

    2.- Find some accounts that works with your niche, and start following their followers. Start slow, increase the daily amount little by little. I followed 50-150 per day the first week, and keep adding 50-100 people every week. The key here is look legit to instagram. When you reach 1K following, start to unfollow everybody until you have 100 or less.

    3.- Shoutouts it's the only "safe" way. But when you have enough accounts and followers, you can easily achive your goal.

    4.- Popular niche of course, if more people are interested, you'll have more followers.

    My personal advice is, forget about CPA or put any kind of links in your IG. Play safe and think in long term.
     
  3. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    I appreciate the answers bro, clears some stuff up for sure. I was wondering whats your natural follower count is after 2 months?
     
  4. vozaez

    vozaez Newbie

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    Almost 7K followers, in one account. Once I reach the 10K mark (in one month, I guess) I'll start to sell shoutouts, and with the money buy some VPS and scale it up. I hope, if everything works as it planned, in one year since now make about 100-200 USD a day. It's a little bit long the wait, but I think that worth every effort.

    BTW, sorry for my bad english :p

    Good luck my friend!
     
  5. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    All good dude, my goal is the same thing as yours. Thanks for replying again btw. I thought shoutouts are only profitable at high amounts of follwers ie,500k+?

    As for a niche, do you think it'd be more profitable to do like funny quotes/pics memes, like 9gag, or like Fashion.
     
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    Depending on the niche affiliate vendor programs would work with your profiles if you prefer to play it safe a bit.

    There are Etsy, Amazon & AliExpress to look into. If you want to think smaller go directly with niche specific marketplaces by typing in... "niche" "products / affiliate programs."

    That should give you a rough idea. Any big brand would allow you to hold your reputation with IG's algo and avoid potential repercussions.

    Just be careful as once it becomes near impossible in like 20 years to grow, your natural increase in followers will negate the greedy feel as you'll have it made by the time no one else can compete with you as fast & freely like it is today.

    Just post a product image with a link in the description with your store name and you might get .10% of your followers to click around which is about a couple dollars per 10,000 followers every time you do it. Eventually it will exceed your shoutout value unless you charge by the hour.

    This would enable you to schedule and sell on an as needed basis to provide additional revenue streams to your authority profile.
     
  7. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    Hey thanks for the informative information, what did you mean by "Just be careful as once it becomes near impossible in like 20 years to grow, your natural increase in followers will negate the greedy feel as you'll have it made by the time no one else can compete with you as fast & freely like it is today" ?

    And any tips and tricks on starting fresh?
     
  8. vozaez

    vozaez Newbie

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    I contacted some big account's, and I see they have one general price: $1 USD per 10,000 followers. So if you have 50,000 followers, you can easily get $5 per shoutout.

    The niche, well, I preffer 9gag.
     
  9. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    Oh though 5$ a shoutout isnt that high :S
    My thought is if I do a meme/none product IG i can only sell shoutouts. but with a niche i can eventually do products and shoutouts right?
     
  10. wengthemeng

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    Hi there, sorry to somewhat hijack your thread a little but i noticed that you were looking to sell shoutouts on instagram.

    Could my IG account get banned for giving acquiring revenue from shoutouts? Or is it more like a "instagram doesn't have to know" type of thing. Is it again IG's ToS?
     
  11. vozaez

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    Yes, isn't that much, but as you said, only with account's with more than 500K followers you can charge $100 USD or more. I tell you that price because it's the "standard" according to my research.

    Remember that, the more you have defined the niche, the more you can make per shoutout. It's hard get sales, but when you have one you can charge $5 or $10 per every 10k followers.

    You said that you wanna make funny pictures, like 9gag. I think that $1 per 10k followers it's ok, but it's your choice. Try different prices and see what works better.

    And sorry, I can't help you about selling products, IG doesn't like aff links, so I don't play with that.
     
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  12. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    would you post vines/videos? or just pics
     
  13. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    I am in the same boat as you, Not sure.
     
  14. vozaez

    vozaez Newbie

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    If you can post vines do it! Works much better than pictures, specially in your niche.
     
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    I have an Instagram account with 20k followers and was thinking about selling shoutouts as you when I started the account. But don't know where to get the customers. My first thought was selling it at Fiverr and Ebay, but within 1 day my gig was taken down and got a mail saying I wasn't allowed to sell shoutouts there. But I see other people do it. Anyone know how to get around this or any other good marketplace for selling shoutouts?
     
  16. vozaez

    vozaez Newbie

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    Search in Google "sell shoutouts", there are tons of marketplaces, the only thing is that you need to have +50k followers to get approved.
     
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  17. pball3

    pball3 Registered Member

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    Are there any niches that gets followers faster than others?