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Price of shoutouts, and advice

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by wwa2b, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. wwa2b

    wwa2b Regular Member

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    Hi all,

    I make jewelry and I am going to start an IG account so I'm trying to figure out the proper way to grow it.

    I was initially planning on using shoutouts, but I've just read that they don't work well if your number of followers is too low.
    So now I have to find a way to get the 1st few thousand followers. Should I do a follow/unfollow strategy for a while? Buy followers? Both?

    After that, when get into buying shoutouts on large account (say 300K+), what are the prices for these? I read $10 per 1k likes, is that correct? Does it depend a lot on the niche?

    Thanks for your advice
     
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  2. The Magician

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    I'd suggest you follow/unfollow for a while, at least until you have 5,000 - 10,000 followers. When you've seen what you can do with that, then you can move onto shoutouts if you want.

    Now, as far as shout outs go, I'll start by saying they do work, but you have to be careful. First, don't expect thousands of new followers from a shoutout, it's not going to happen.

    The followers you do get from shoutouts are much more valuable compared to the ones from follow/unfollow. The followers you get from a shoutout have seen your username mentioned by someone they like, decided to check out your profile, and have decided that they want to see your content regularly. That's a lot different to someone who has gotten a notification that you have followed them, and followed you back.

    You also have to really research an account before you buy from them. Check their engagement rate, and more importantly, check the accounts of the people liking and commenting. You can easily fake likes and comments, but it's a lot harder to fake good accounts.

    The price does depend greatly on the niche, but ultimately it comes down to what you're willing to pay. $10 per 1,000 likes seems like a good starting point, but don't be afraid to negotiate.
     
  3. wwa2b

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    Thanks for the reply
    Supposing the content is good, do you think that it's possible to get 5,000 followers in about 2 months without risking being banned for excessive follow/unfollow activity?
     
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    How old is your account? 5,000 within 2 months is very doable. Warm up your account until you are following 400 people per day and you should be able to get to 5,000 maybe even 10,000 within 2 months.
     
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    The account doesn't exist yet. It's the "warming up" period I'm wondering about
     
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    I'd suggest you buy an aged account (1 year account can be brought for ~$4, but you'll have to find someone willing to sell 1 account).

    If it's a brand new account and you want to be really sure that you wont get banned, you'll need to warm up for at least a couple of weeks. A month would be better. Start very low, around 20 people for the first day, and slowly go up by an additional 20 each day.

    If it's aged, you can start at 50, go up by 25 a day for a week, and then go up by 35. An aged account is also safer after the warm up process.

    Also, the longer the warm up, the better. What I've suggested above should be safe, but there's no harm in going slower.
     
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    Oh I can buy an aged account and change the name of it?
     
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    Yeah, you can easily change the username, name, email, and phone number.