Hey guys! So, I started this Instagram account in the pet niche (puppies - Who doesn't love them!) a while back, never really did much with it - except post a few pictures and gain the odd follower here and there. Recently, I have started posting more and building up the account. Right now everything is manual, and I do mean completely manual with my phone. I want to invest in a bot but since I am from India, PayPal has a ton of restrictions! I just turned 18 so I can't get a credit card till all my documentation is ready. I haven't really planned how to monetize this. I am currently focussing on growth but would love some ideas for future reference. Stats: Followers: 1396 Following: 2980 Likes/Picture: 250+. Highest one has 304 likes Comments/Picture: 1-5 Plans: Follow big accounts in my niche (check) Devote 10-15 minutes to manually following accounts that like a photo posted recently (ideally within an hour range) Engage with people who comment on my pics - Fulfill any special requests. (somebody asked me for a pic of a dalmatian) Post at least one photo a day with appropriate tags. A little bit about me: I am a BTech first year student currently pursuing my computer science degree. I have had success in writing articles since I love to write. I guess I began at a pretty low rate (.50 cents/100 words) but right now, I write most of my articles at 2$+/100 words. Crowdsource.com offers a pretty decent rate if you get accepted into their program (you fill out an application by writing 3 test articles on topics of their choice). Apart from writing articles, I also have a Fiverr profile where I offer gigs related to designing on photoshop, proofreading, social media management and LinkedIn connections/ web research on leads. I'm also building up a niche website. So, yeah, that's me. Thanks for reading and I would love suggestions on how to grow. Just a supportive comment would also be great motivation for me.