JOURNEY [Journey] Growing a travel niche account (manually)

danielshin

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Hi, my name is Daniel. And I've been on the forum for a while but just recently started to take action. I'm growing an IG account on the travel niche that I'm planning to develop it into a business in the near future. That's why I'm not using any automation.
I'm planning to follow 6000 people per month approximately.

My current stats:

Followers: 1406
Following: 2000
Engagement: 43.49%
Average Likes: 603.85
Average Comments: 7.60

I'm following 200 people per day and unfollowing 100 people per day that aren't following back.

The criteria for following that I use is quite simple, I follow people that engage with other accounts on the same niche. If I see that an account is using powerlikes, fake likes, fake comments I just ignore that profile.

Every week I'm going to be posting a screenshot of the stats provided by the AscendViral account tracking platform.
 

danielshin

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Hey! How long did it take you to get to 1400 followers?

1 week of warming up and 3 weeks of following people. The first weeks were the worst ones. It was tiring. Mainly because of searching sources to get images, researching hashtags, finding accounts with good engagement so I can copy their followers, etc.
Right now I’m getting between 50 and 70 followers daily. It’s going to be a long journey but I think that at the end it will be worth the effort.
 

triu1

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1 week of warming up and 3 weeks of following people. The first weeks were the worst ones. It was tiring. Mainly because of searching sources to get images, researching hashtags, finding accounts with good engagement so I can copy their followers, etc.
Right now I’m getting between 50 and 70 followers daily. It’s going to be a long journey but I think that at the end it will be worth the effort.
That was quick! I started last sunday and I'm at 82 followers.
 

danielshin

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That was quick! I started last sunday and I'm at 82 followers.

When you’re doing it manually it’s time consuming, but I always see the profile before following. It also says in the book. You should follow people that their following number is bigger than their followers.
 

triu1

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When you’re doing it manually it’s time consuming, but I always see the profile before following. It also says in the book. You should follow people that their following number is bigger than their followers.
I haven’t had that much time to follow people, since I’m in the middle of exam season. But yeah, I always look at people’s profile before I follow them
 

Nieco

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When you’re doing it manually it’s time consuming, but I always see the profile before following. It also says in the book. You should follow people that their following number is bigger than their followers.

But then if you do that you'll be getting dead followers who most likely wont engage with your content?
 

danielshin

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What about your EG rate ?


38.25%

But then if you do that you'll be getting dead followers who most likely wont engage with your content?

I’m getting followers without doing follow/unfollow so i guess that just by posting my account would continue to grow. But slowly. Still, the followers I’m getting from follow/unfollow are engaging. Some post do better than others but I’m not complaining. I guess it’s because I’m in a specific niche in travel that doesn’t have a lot of big accounts but has a lot of people interested in it. Right now i don’t wan’t to spend money on tactics like powerlikes or bots.
 
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danielshin

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Followers: 4311
Following: 3520

I´m following & unfollowing 200 people per day.
Las photo was published 3 hours ago and it has 1045 likes and 34 comments. Yerterday´s photo has 2279 likes & 25 comments.
 
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danielshin

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what is your strategy for following people manually?

I'm just doing what the ebook says, nothing new. I've made a travel niche IG account about a city and I'm following people of that country. I guess I'm taking advantage of the love that people have for their own country.