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Walandio Instagram Journey to 1 Million followers the legit way.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by walandio, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. walandio

    walandio Supreme Member

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    Hello BHW'ers.

    It's been a while since I was very active in BHW, as I got a full time work as a web developer. I still read some stuff here in bhw as I really want to earn money online with less time. I tried a lot of methods in bhw before but mostly it were all blackhat stuff. I love blackhat stuff but time has change I got married like 3 months ago. I want to earn money the legit way but still with the least amount of time needed and more importantly with consistent earnings while not interfering with my day job.

    I read a lot of instagram success lately, so I study and read methods everywhere before starting. Last Tuesday I test the waters and it seems good. Though I got penalize twice for following too much. First was just a few hours penalize but the second one is a week long. I can follow people again by Friday. Anyways, I got 381 followers in just like 3 days following as I didn't follow much on some days.


    The Goal

    My goal is to reach 1 million followers on one single account in the least possible time without using any bot and to post only high quality images then Monetize the account the legit way.

    The Plan

    I will be starting with 2 accounts, I already created the first one and will be creating the other one tomorrow. I will increase the numbers in the future. These accounts will be posting 1 to 5 High quality posts everyday and will be following likers to relevant posts and hashtags. I was temporarily block by following too much like 1300 follows everyday so this time I will lessen the number to like 500 to 600 per day.

    Why Manual

    I will be doing this manually to learn more as I do it. I am not a guru in IG in fact this is my first time doing this social media platform. I want to learn more while growing my followers. Though this is not limited to just following and unfollowing. I will be testing different methods that I will learn along the way and maybe do shoutouts or sfs or s4s and maybe do some ads. Its all about tweaking and testing the method that makes the method even better. Also, upon reading most of the instagram success they don't usually used bots and even get better and legit followers than the ones using bots. It's maybe because bots are usually set and forget or to get easy money while manual is growing and nurturing your account to live longer and higher quality followers.

    This thread will motivate me to keep the journey going, hopefully it will also motivate someone here in bhw.


    It's more important to grow your income than cut your expenses.

    -walandio


     
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  2. sakif

    sakif Regular Member

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    Doing manually will take you a long time, OP I suggest you buy shoutout to speed up your process. Anyways Good Luck on your Journey!
     
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  3. Carlosse

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    more and more instagram journeys in bhw, it seems there is an endless amount of traffic in instagram these days. wondering if ppl on phones convert as much as desktops users, and if they really have buying intentios...all the best op, i will follow this
     
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    Good Luck OP :)
     
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    Lol, grow the "legit" way and your method is to spam follow users?
    That ain't such a legit way either bud. Might as well just be smart and save your time and do it with a bot.
    But your call if you want to waste time doing it manually.
     
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  6. ruler2020

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    Manually is the best way to do it, Ive grown my main to nearly 320k in 10 months manually now my growth is 40-50k a month on my main account

    Do sometime the proper way your interaction the rate the account grows is always great, using bot to follow unfollow spamming the feed and liking pics and all that is good but has its ups and downs

    I will follow your thread best of luck buddy !!
     
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  7. HumbleIGer

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    I am also currently on the journey to fame on Instagram. How are you going about following/liking the relevant users and pictures?
     
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    Of course, growing manually is the best, i've grown tons of accounts to 100k+ in 5-6 months but by doing shoutouts and engaging with followers, but OP is spam following to grow, which is just about the same thing as using a bot, except a less efficient way lol
     
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  9. walandio

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    Thanks everyone for the reply and the good lucks..

    As for the manual thing sorry for not clearing it up. I will be doing this manually entirely without using bots to follow and unfollow. But this is not limited to just following and unfollowing. The reason why I choose the manual way is to learn from it in the long run. I will be doing shoutouts and sfs or s4s. and hopefully if i got some funds will try ads and other ways to increase my followers it's all about testing and scaling. I am not really a guru in Instagram actually this is my first time using this social media platform. I am doing this journey to learn, earn and reach my goal. This is what we all do here. Learn and earn.

    I'll update the OP to clear things.. :)

    Anyways thanks for the feedback and the guidance. These really helps and motivate me to reach my goal

    UPDATES

    I already created a new account. like 12hours ago. I learned something new here, it's not all about the following and unfollowing but also the hashtags helps get the followers and the likes. What I did is downloaded like 100 high quality images from pinterest for the niche of my new account. Then I check on IG the top ones in one of my niche's hashtag. Then I just copy the hashtags that the top ones usually used. It works much better than what I did from my first account.

    As for my first account I just posted new images until my temporary block from following will be lifted.

    Account 1 = 391
    Account 2 = 115

     
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    Good luck with your journey OP ! Hope you'll reach your goal, keep faith !
     
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    Good luck OP! I'm doing my own journey very similar to yours. I'm curious to see how successful yours is! :)
     
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    UPDATE

    Hi everyone, hope everyone had a great day.. My first account is still temp block from following. What I just did is posting quality images and gain some likes to it and1 to 2 followers. Unfortunately some unfollowed me but it seems these are the bot guys who automatically unfollow people that doesn't follow back or when they reach their maximum follows. This is good as it weed out the bot ones and have the real accounts stay.

    Account 1
    Followers - 391 - same
    Latest photo likes - 96

    Account 2
    Followers - 262 + 147
    Latest Photo Likes - 71

     
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    UPDATES - DAY 3

    Nothing much yet. Just plain follow and unfollow.

    Account 1
    Followers - 389 - 2
    Latest photo likes - 41 likes, posted 1 hour ago

    Account 2
    Followers - 395 + 133
    Latest Photo Likes - 42 likes, posted 2 hours ago
     
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    UPDATES - DAY 4

    My first account is still on temp ban. But it will be lifted later today. :)

    Account 1
    Followers - 387 - 2
    Latest photo likes - 75 likes, posted 1 day ago

    Account 2
    Followers - 639 + 244
    Latest Photo Likes - 108 likes, posted 14 hours ago
     
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    UPDATES - DAY 5

    My First account's temp ban has been lifted. I already followed like 800 people last night and did had a good improvement of the account's followers. As for my second account it got banned last night. I tried to revive it by contacting IG, but it is asking me to send them a picture with my face visible while holding a paper with my IG name and full name along with the verification number. I will try to work on this using my Photoshop skills. I just want to ask if someone already revived their account using photoshop.

    Account 1
    Followers - 592 + 205
    Latest photo likes - 137 likes, posted 24hrs ago

    Account 2
    Got banned but will try to revive. But before it got banned I think it was like 800++ followers already.

    If ever anyone has a method of reviving the account please share it with us.
     
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    UPDATES - DAY 6

    I slow things down. I don't want to get ban anymore. I didn't get my 2nd account back yet. Hopefully I can revived it soon.

    Account 1
    Followers - 653 + 61
    Latest photo likes - 159 likes, posted 1 day ago

    Account 2
    Got banned but will try to revive. But before it got banned I think it was like 800++ followers already.

    If ever anyone has a method of reviving the account please share it with us.
     
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    UPDATES - DAY 7

    Still slowing things down.. I'm at 600 or less follows per day and a few posts.

    Account 1
    Followers - 734 + 81
    Latest photo likes - 130 likes, posted 4hrs ago

    Account 2
    Still got banned.

    If ever anyone has a method of reviving the account please share it with us.
     
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    Hope you get your second account bank!
     
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