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Verified Instagram Account Value

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by ljdixon, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. ljdixon

    ljdixon Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm new on BHW and in need of some advice, around 5 years ago I set up a bunch of Instagram accounts when it wasn't so popular. Some celebrity names were free and I got them, these naturally gained followers and some of the accounts got verified at the start of last year (blue tick).

    I sold many of my popular accounts over a year ago, however I still have a verified account left. People who have took over the verified accounts in the past have turned them into businesses. Just wondering a value on a verified account in 2016?

    Thanks
     
  2. bitc.h

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    I'm interested. Do you still have the account?
     
  3. ljdixon

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    I already have buyers, just need a indication to a price. Have sold in the past for $800 and $2200, lots of differing offers so not sure of its true value.
     
  4. IGAccounts

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    I would personally not value a verified account above $1000 unless it has many followers.
     
  5. MisterFallen

    MisterFallen Newbie

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    It's worth as much as people are willing to pay. No real way to tell.
     
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  6. IGAccounts

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    No shit sherlock, I think this is exactly what OP is trying to find out...
     
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  7. Blakereed

    Blakereed Regular Member

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    I have seen around $2000 on average but also depends on the buyer and the account details
     
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    I usually see these sell for around 2000$
     
  9. ljdixon

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Which is why I'm saying there isn't a definitive way of working it out and is totally reliant on the buyer....
     
  11. colorme

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    It's like a brand domain name. If it's just "theblackhatworldwebsite.com" then, it's not as valuable as "blackhatworld.com".

    Also, if it's just good to 1 person, like "TawandaYolandaJackson", then, only Tawanda Yolanda Jackson will want the account. Even though you can change the name later on, I'm not sure what would happen to the "verified" badge/logo if the account name is changed. My thinking is that the "verified" badge/logo would go away or would need to be "re-verified". Hopefully the guys that have access to the portal can chime in and tell us the details of changing the account name.
     
  12. ljdixon

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    the verified tick stays when the username changes, the 2 accounts I sold over a year ago are still up and running with the blue ticks and totally different usernames
     
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    You can sell it for upto 4k if you find the right buyer.
    2-3k is average
     
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  14. colorme

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    Thanks for letting us know. Good to hear they don't have to be reverified.

    How much did you sell the accounts, over a year ago?
     
  15. ljdixon

    ljdixon Newbie

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    sold 2 verified accounts for $800 and $2200 the differing money I was offered is the reason I started this thread, so when I sell this I know what it should be going for.
     
  16. wisdomkid

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    Isn't there something wrong with this thread?
    AM not going to be pointing fingers, but i'll just watch how this plays out.

    It's against BHW to buy things outside an approved BST thread. Am not trying to say OP is scam, but if you do contact him and pay him any amount of money, it's your fault, and don't come back crying.

    This is a open discussion thread, so let's discuss.
     
  17. bennylove3

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    Are you 100% POSITIVE you can change the username of the account and it won't be taken away? I have a verified Twitter account and it says right in the profile settings "Do not change your username or make your tweets private or you will lose your verified badge." I can't see Instagram not following the same rules or else there would be a huge market for verified accounts... And if it is real, I have seen accounts with the blue check who have had only 1k followers... The blue check doesn't help unless you are someone who already has somewhat of a presence on the Internet and Google. If the account you have has only a couple thousand followers I don't think you could get any more than $700... It's really hard to build a legit following on IG. If you buy fake followers it will also just ruin everything.
     
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    I'm not selling anything on here I just wanted to know the value of the account, do not contact me wanting to buy it as it is already promised to somebody else before I started this thread. I wanted a value so I don't get ripped off as I have been seriously underpaid in the past for large accounts which were resold for 3-4 times the amount I got.

    The 2 verified accounts I sold last year had a username change and are now being used to sell products, the buyers have had no complaints or problems. I sold one account with 3k followers for $800 they other had over 27k followers and I got $2200.
     
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    Hey jdixon why you never answered this?
     
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    My Instagram is verified when I have ~ 300 followers. I'm a musician by the way. From what I see, the verified badge did not gain me more followers. @officialquanphan