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Typical "Road To" Journey - Method: Instagram Only

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by StargateSG, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    So I'm back, and this time I want to get to $100 a day per via Instagram. I'm using this method, following it more or less to the T: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/method-make-easy-50-day-using-instagram.874297/

    So I've got:

    40 Instagram accounts (30 aged 1 month, 10 aged 8 months)
    Massplanner
    OGads Account
    50 Proxies

    Total spent: $90.50
    $40 for 50 semidedicated proxies
    $30.50 for the 40 accounts
    $20 for a monthly subscription with Massplanner

    Total Monthly Cost: $60
    $40 for 50 semidedicated proxies
    $20 for a monthly subscription with Massplanner

    Total Earned: $0

    Started on March 10th.

    I'm going to let the accounts warm up for a few days, maybe even up to a week- I'm still making sure I understand what like/follow algorithm to follow, and how to properly link the accounts to the OGads landing pages. I don't want to buy a domain to secondarily link the pages to, but if just shortening the links and sticking them in the bio causes too high of a ban rate, I'll do it. But, that also depends on the ban rate vs profit vs account replenishing costs.
     
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  2. apkblogger

    apkblogger Newbie

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    Is massplanner is good for social media marketing?
     
  3. kr200

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    Good luck dude
     
  4. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    I believe so. It helps you grow your accounts, and automates a bucketload of time consuming work.

    Thank-you.
     
  5. sportkid

    sportkid Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Wish ya all the best in ur journey! Make sure not to Stop!
     
  6. arlamelk

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    If you want to warm up your accounts properly, try manual browsing with MassPlanner. Like some, follow some, stare at somebody's pictures. This way, the accounts' behavior will be real and you'll save yourself trouble in the future (for example mass ban)
     
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  7. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    March 24

    So 36 out of the 40 accounts have been warmed up and whatnot. I'll figure out the issues with the other 4 later, could be issues with massplanner, could be needing phone verification, etc.

    So now that they are good and warm, in goes the shortened links. However Ogads seems to be having a little bit of an issue (going slow, pages not loading,etc). it seems they are switching to another, more powerful server. That's not too big a deal to me however, because I also have access to CPAgrip, which I'll use while they are still getting set up.

    I'm only going to put links in 10 the accounts I have, just to make sure that just shortening the links to the direct landing pages doesn't get the accounts banned.
     
  8. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    March 27

    Annnnnnnnd ALL of the accounts now want to be verified by phone. I've been trying smspva.com, textnow.com, etc, but those two do-not work. Hidemynumbers.com does however. Because all 40 accounts want to be verified, I'm manually verifying the first account just to see what happens.

    Prior to this however, I had chosen my niche, and found a way to get a unique link to the same offer any time I want without buying domain names and whatnot. I had JUST started pushing the offer too lol. Well, that's IM.
     
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    That sucks you got wacked for a v. I appreciate your honesty and will be watching this thread.
     
  10. Launder

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    Which proxy provider are you using?
     
  11. Splintersfury

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    Hope you can carry on asap!
     
  12. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    March 28

    Except for one, all 30 of the accounts aged for one month got banned. However, only 1 of the 10 accounts aged for 8 months got banned. This tells me that in the future, I should probably only buy the ones aged for 8 months.

    Now, this is not surprising to me. I expected this to happen to the first batch due to my incompetence. I would not doubt its due to irregular warm-up sequences on my part.

    That's fine- I'll buy 10 more 8 month old accounts- even though they are a lot more expensive than the 1 month ones ($2 vs .35 cents), I think it'll be worth it. Now that I actually know what I'm doing in massplanner, this 2nd run should be a little more fruitful.
     
  13. neilbhabuta

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    Tbh mate it aint to do witj your accounts. Its to so with the fact that you dont have a prelander (if im not mistaken). You need a unique pretender for each account for it to work properly as ig algorithm won't pick it up as the same affiliate link as easily then.
     
  14. StargateSG

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    Just a heads up for the future:

    The majority of your accounts getting banned at once reveals that the cause was a direct result of you advertising the same link on all of your accounts, NOT any correlation to the age of the accounts. Instagram has an algorithm to pick up mass links so try masking the links in the future. Also instead of purchasing 8 month aged accounts, invest in HQ PVA accounts (even if they are younger). You can start growing those accounts relatively slowly without raising suspicion as long as you integrate the links properly.

    Good Luck in your journey! Keep us posted!
     
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  16. StargateSG

    StargateSG Junior Member

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    March 29

    I'm letting the 10 accounts that survived get a bunch of followers, who I will then private message. I'll see how that goes. I've got the hang of the more intricate settings in mass-planner, such as having night-mode on, follow and like algorithm, etc. I'm feeling more confident now. After a couple more days, I'll go from PM'ing new followers to putting a unique link in each bio, and seeing how that does.
     
  17. StargateSG

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    March 31

    Alright so the ten accounts are doing well, sitting at around a 5% follow-back ratio, now up to following 350-500 people per day. Tomorrow, I'm going to up them to 500-600 people per day, and then add links to all 10. One account got hit with a phone verification, but all went well and it checked out.

    Over the next few days, this would be the point where I would start seeing some income. We shall see.
     
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  18. Mrkoco

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    How many followers do you have now?
     
  19. VisuallyDesigned

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    so you're getting:
    5% * 500 followings/day = 25 followers a day?
     
  20. StargateSG

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    Each account has around 50 followers, after following 1000 people each. During the warm-up period I went 50-100 people per day, to 100-250, then 250-300, 300-450 (as of yesterday).

    That's what the math works out to, yes.