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Starting an Instagram Journey...

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by newjourney, May 31, 2016.

  1. newjourney

    newjourney Newbie

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    Hi, I'm completely new to this but have been hovering round the site and there are some great pieces of advice and resources.

    The plan:
    1. Buy Follow Liker
    2. Use a proxy to run 3 accounts
    3. Set follow liker to run off my laptop
    4. Upload content
    5. Use BHW forums/Fiverr to buy shoutouts/followers
    6. Aim, 10k followers on at-least one account.
    7. Build a website (in my specific niche) on wordpress then dropship through AliExpress

    Few Quick Questions:
    • What is a good resource for images, is there a tool to strip images from a range of accounts in my niche (then rewrite the descriptions/hashtags for them)?
    • What's the best way to verify the accounts, run them all off one email/multiple. A phone etc...?
    • Can I start automating right away, if not how long should I wait?
    • Is it 1 account per proxy?
    What would you change or add to improve the method?

    Apologies for the beginner questions.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. W9go

    W9go Elite Member

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    1 - instagram
    2 - phone
    3 - give it a week or 2 and start slowly
    4 - you can make 5 accounts even without proxy ... if you have more you need one.
     
  3. Gianniscy

    Gianniscy Newbie

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    You dont need proxy for 3 accounts,use your ip
     
  4. kevinlewontin

    kevinlewontin Registered Member

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    Let me make a quick change to your plan's 5th step. Buy shoutouts. Don't buy followers. It is a waste of money.

    Now, answers to your questions:
    1. Other accounts in your niche. You can download them from any social network. Instagram, Tumblr, WeHeartIt, Pinterest or Imgur. This guide might help you.
    2. You can use the same email (Use the Gmail "dot" or "plus" technique. Google it if you don't know about it) but a different phone number. I used my parents' and mine. Or you can get them phone verified here in BHW. Many people are offering that service.
    3. If your settings are very very low, you can start botting right away. But, it is not recommended. Leave it be for a few days.
    4. It is 3 per proxy to be on the safe side. If you're planning on heavy botting in the future, it is 1 or 2 per proxy (depends on your paranoia).
     
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  5. newjourney

    newjourney Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! I've checked out the Gmail dot technique and the guide you've posted there is really useful! I'll get onto collecting some images today, write up a few description for what I find and think I'm going to just buy a prepaid sim and verify them using a prepaid phone. 5th step noted too, cheers!
     
  6. YoLoSwaGMaAN

    YoLoSwaGMaAN Regular Member

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    i see you got a plan and hopefully are gonna stick to it, there are gonna be lots of ups and downs that you just gotta have to deal with :D
    good luck on your journey m8!
     
  7. Pavlo178

    Pavlo178 Regular Member

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    One of the few IG journeys i'll be following, I'm just starting out as well !
    Good luck mate, May i know your niche(s) ?
     
  8. newjourney

    newjourney Newbie

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    Best of luck! I'm going to be doing it around interior design. How about yourself? Been looking on imgur and the albums are a bit poor for this niche. So looking to download the images off pinterest which is proving a bit of a nightmare to do for free! Any recommendations?
     
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    xCyyy Registered Member

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    I use a program called '4k stogram' (google it) to get my content. It downloads all the pictures of a IG page.

    And i use 1 account per proxy just to be safe. some people say 3 accounts per proxy though
     
  10. LaNet

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    Good luck in your journey!

    There is how you can scrape images:
    1. Google "[niche] imgur album"
    2. Scrape any interesting Imgur albums using ronfitzgerald.com/imgdl
    3. Find and delete duplicates using hardcoded.net/dupeguru
    4. Manually delete the images you don't want (watermarked, low-res, irrelevant, etc.)
    5. Scale the images into 1080x1080 using imageresizer.codeplex.com
    6. Upload images to Instagram.

    I want to know how do you create and then manage these account safely? without proxies?
     
  11. KenTZ

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    :eek:

    I'm happy to see others referencing my method/guide. :D
     
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  12. newjourney

    newjourney Newbie

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    Thanks, spotted the link but thank you for posting it too! That 4K stogram is a great little tool, have 1000s of photos in my niche now. Going to be a little risky reposting them but just going to have my bio as like 'design inspiration' for the moment.