I just started working on my IG page 4 weeks ago and was able to grow it to 1,600 followers since that. I don't have plans to monetize my page. All I want is as many followers as possible while maintaining a certain credibility (I don't want it to be obvious that I have bought followers). So I was thinking about buying a couple thousand followers and some questions arised: 1) Is there a best place to buy followers and how much should I expect to pay? 2) How exactly does buying followers work? I assume that I won't have 10k+ new followers overnight, right? That would be a bit too obvious. 3) How likely is it to get banned if you buy followers and how do I avoid getting banned? 4) What is a reasonable like-to-follower ratio for Instagram pages that are 50k-100k big? Right now, about 20-25% of my followers are liking my picture, i.e. most of my pictures have 300-400 likes. I feel like this is a very good ratio and that I could buy at least 10k followers and it would still look like a legit page (with 11,600 followers and 400 likes for my pics I would have a ratio of about 3%). 5) Is it a big disadvantage to buy followers and thus lower my like-to-follower ratio if I decide to monetize my page via sponsored posts one day? I am assuming that I can reach 20k-30k organically while keeping the ratio at at least 15% which would still be very good I think. I figure that potential sponsors would be much more intersted in working with me when my ratio is 15% instead of 1-3%.