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Random Instagram and YouTube Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by gabe87, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. gabe87

    gabe87 Newbie

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    Hello BHW Community

    It's been a while last time i've posted here, so i've decided that after a year or two off from this forum i'll post my Journey for Instagram and YouTube.

    Here's the current situation:

    YouTube: 370 Subs, Gaming Niche
    Instagram: 1st acc - 78 Followers, 2nd acc - 4 followers

    So here goes nothing!
    The gaming channel i have for over 2 years now and it's been a bumpy road since you all know it's kinda saturated niche - but i love doing it - I found a way to get subscribers and views, and the channel is slowly but steadily growing. The plan for now is to hit 1K till the end of the year - yeah i know YT kinda fked over the small channels but i wasn't making big moneys out of it so i don't even care about that.
    I'm already receiving game keys from developers to create content so that's a relieve on my frozen wallet.

    The 1st Instagram acc that i have with 78 Followers, is for my YouTube channel, the 2nd one is the most recent it's 3 weeks old and i'm very very slowly warming it up.

    What are the tactics?
    It's pretty simple tbh ...

    I'm not playing Trending games on YouTube, mainly i play Indie games. Sometimes i get lucky with them and sometimes you're just looking at screen where are the views. But lately i've been focusing "more" on the known games that people actually search for.
    It feels good if you're the first person to play an Indie game and you basically "own" the keyword.
    "Problem" is only with sharing imo.

    As for the SEO goes, 1 keyword in title, 2 - 3 in description box, and ofc Tags section.
    I share the video on Twitter, 2 or 3 Discord servers, and i post the thumbnail picture to Instagram.

    As for the Instagram goes ...

    For my YT Instagram acc i'm using Gramblr to upload pictures since i don't have a smartphone.
    Pretty much 3/4 of the time the pics get over 100 likes, and a follower here and there, same is with the comments.
    I do not recommend it since the engagement is $hit.
    For the second Instagram account i have created i'm running an /art/gaming niche account.
    Posting fan made art, concept art, game art etc. and tag or credit the Author of the picture.
    I add the fitting tags for niche and that's it. Yes i do like, comment and follow a few accounts per day manaully!

    Future
    Yes i know i need a bot for Instagram to scale up the things, but sadly the financial situation is rly not the best.
    I've already started to make thumbnails and banners if somebody needs it, and that's my only main source of income to pay for a game or buy food if i can.
    I've been looking at Jarvee bot for Instagram since i've heard a lot of good things about it here on BHW Forums.

    As for YouTube channel goes, i have a collab planned in the feature with channel with over 22k subs.

    Help?
    Help is always appreciated, so if you have any tips, hints, trick feel free to let me know.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask away - and no i won't tell you my Channel name and Instagram accounts.
     
  2. neo.one

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    Question, how old are you and where you from...

    That for now
     
  3. gabe87

    gabe87 Newbie

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    I'm 30, from Europe. No sure why that's relevant but hope you're happy with answer.
     
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    neo.one BANNED BANNED

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    Just weird you don't have a smartphone.. Unless you live in Africa or something..

    You need to buy one, don't have to be iPhone, anything just ok so you can manage you account better..
     
  5. gabe87

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    There are other ways too not just smartphone ;)
     
  6. gabe87

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    Time for an update - i think i'll do them every Sunday unless there's a drastic change.

    1st IG account for my YouTube Channel - 79 followers +1 follower gained
    2nd IG account ( Gaming/Art Niche ) - 9 followers, i recived some follows back because i've tried a Chrome extension bot for IG ( deleted it 'cos i didn't like it and would have to leave the PC running 24/7 ) +5 followers

    YouTube Channel - 372 Subscribers + 2 gained - also i've added 2 keywords for my most viewed video and i've gained +200 views during night

    I'm still looking for an Instagram BOT if someone can recommend it. As for YouTube goes i think i'm going to try with Reddit by posting in the appropriate subreddits ( i'm scared of Reddit for some reason, maybe 'cos of the rules )

    Also i think i'll start a 2nd channel to try out the Upload Creative Common videos, we'll see how it goes.

    That's it for today :)
     
  7. gabe87

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    Update time

    There wasn't going on much over the past week, if you're interested in stats here they are:

    1st IG account for Youtube Channel - 409 followers ( 300+ followers gained thanks to @JamesHere )
    2nd IG account - 9 followers - haven't been active on it because of Youtube grind

    YouTube channel - 382 subscribers atm - +10 from last week ( daily scheduled gaming videos )

    I'm using VidIQ and TubeBuddy for SEO on YouTube and i think it helped in the last week since i've noticed a spike of views on avg i had 280 views a day right now 350+ a day

    Any hints and tips are greatly appreciated!