Yo all, Ok so I have a fashion / lifestyle based account that has high quality original content that has around 32k followers and around 700-800 on average likes per pic. I essentially have a strong budget to help boost and grow the account (as I make money using branded content not shoutouts etc) but want to know and appreciate any thoughts on the best way to go about this. Current set up: Using a bot just for likes on relevant hashtags in my niche, which is generating around 50-100 followers per day and really helps with interaction. Posting around 3 times per day all fashion and travel based etc. Goals: With regards to timelines, I'm realistic and 6-9 months would be the target. 250k followers with around 3-4k likes per pic and decent comments. Already tried: I have already tried quite a few shoutouts for my niche and honestly it's super hit and miss. The decent ones are a good $300 a pop and even then maybe I'll get around 500-800 new followers with a bit of a drop off after a few days. Doesn't seem worth it at all. I'm a bit skeptical about follow/unfollow as I don't want it to look super obvious to brands I work with about any methods I'm using but open to suggestions about whether it's worth it or not. One thing that can't happen is getting banned as it will affect my business overall. Appreciate any feedback and direction and if anyone even thinks the budget and timeframe is feasible.