I posted some threads a few weeks ago about my journey but this will be the thread I keep updated. I started my Instagram account on July 4th. Since then I've gained 9200 followers while only following 10. I havent used a single bot or spent even a dollar. The first 2 weeks were a little bit slow because I was first starting. I was doing a lot of manual following/unfollowing as well as liking and commenting. Doing that I was doing about 300 followers a day. Once I got to about 5k followers which was last week, I started to gain a bit of leverage for sfs. I was getting an avg 400 likes a pic. This past week however, I started getting shout outs from random accounts that simply liked my stuff. I then started DMing a list of accounts with good following, and asking nicely for shouts. Not even sfs. Just for them to shout me. I got a bunch of accounts in and even made a buddy out of it. Now this week I'm up to over 9k, following 10, with about 700 avg likes, probly avg of 10 comments per pic. I also made a friend with a big account that shouts me out everyday and asks for nothing in return. I'm shooting for 20k by next month. Im in the girls/models/babe niche. If anybody has any tips on monetizing please give me some ideas!