What's up everyone? Today I'm coming at you with this thread to keep track of my progress on my Instagram journey. Some information about me You all can call me Red, I am an 18 years old student from the Netherlands. Well, I am not really studying at the moment since I quit school this year.. I will be going back to school in September. I am currently working anywhere from 30 to 50 hours a week, earning myself some good cash. Besides the normal day jobs I work, I have started making some money online. Last month I made around $150 online. This month, I already passed the $150 and hope to make $300 this month. I have absolutely 0, nada experience building Instagram accounts and had not even ever used Instagram up to 12 hours ago! I used to build some smaller Twitter accounts (1-10K) but was never really all that succesful at those, unfortunately. The many threads on Instagram and threads on Instagram journeys got me inspired to get back into the social media game.. And so it happened, Instagram it became! Why am I going on this journey? I have always been quite interested in the social media game. I hope to make some extra cash by building some Instagram accounts and monetizing them later on. I mean, who wouldn't mind some extra cash on the side? Besides the cash, it's also a good way to pass some spare time while watching tv, drinking a beer or handling my other business. What have I done so far? Approximately 12 hours ago, I created my Instagram account. I then scraped some pictures to post and since then have been following other users and liking a ton of pictures. These are the current stats: Following 379 Followers 59 Posts 4 I will be doing all the work manual for now, I read this will give you better results! Completely unsure whether these results are any good but whatever... I guess I will learn as I get further into this journey.. I guess this would be a good moment for me to ask you guys some questions on follow limits etc. Advice needed... How many users can I safely follow per hour / per day? How many pictures can I safely like per hour / per day? Is commenting any safe? I read about users getting banned over commenting.. When posting comments, do you just make natural looking comments? (Apologies, I'm an newbie...) My goals Well.. I haven't really set any goals for myself since I am totally new to this Instagram scene. Some good milestones would be hitting 1k, 5k, 10k followers I guess. Not sure when a account can be monetized safely without risking losing too much followers etc. I will have to read more about it to get myself a better idea. That's it for now guys. I will be posting in ~12 hours again to share my results for the first 24 hours! I hope to update this thread every one or two days afterwards. CHEERS!