It is getting very old to come on this sub and find 100 posts just like the last 100 that are somewhat along the lines of "need a good bot, FL sucks" "need help FL isn't working" "why is my engagement not at 10%" Etc. Look guys, you jumped on the band wagon by buying FL because everyone else seems to have the bot on this forum. So you thought to yourself "Okay, FL is where it's at, I'll purchase it and grow my accounts super unrealistically fast and become rich and famous" It does NOT work that way. With FL or Instagress, or TomPots bot, that's not how any of it works. You continue to complain about the bots and never take the time to really learn the in's and out's of them. How they work, how to make them work for you. Even if you do take the time to learn how to use the bot and all its features. That is HALF the battle. If you would like to be successful with the botting and gaining followers, potential customers, and have great engagement; you have to first understand that There is no magic bot. It is a combination of having the right niche, the right keywords/hashtags to go after, quality posts, time of day that you post, the amount of effort you put into captions. Believe it or not but its the attention to detail like adding a great caption to an already great picture that sets you apart from other pages in your chosen niche. Not just slapping 15 annoying hashtags to every picture you upload. 80% OF THE SUCCESS YOU CAN ACHIEVE WILL BE ACHIEVED BY RESEARCH, HASHTAGS, PHOTOS. NOT THE BOT ITSELF. Think of the bot as a vessel, sure it floats, but where you guide it is where it'll go. If you just let down the sail and let the wind take you you have no control over where you end up. You have to be the F#*kin Captain of that MFer. Or else you are doomed to go wherever the wind takes you. 1.LEARN YOUR BOT Whatever bot you decide to use, stop posting about how it sucks on BHW and learn the in's and out's of it. Look at the manual, look at detailed threads on this very forum. Check the journey threads, etc. 2. Research Once you know the in's and out's and the technical side to the bot of your chosing; RESEARCH. I can not stress this enough, you have to dive into your niche. Don't be lazy and go to the biggest page in your niche and scrape their followers and then bi*ch and complain about how you aren't growing very fast. That is the easy road, the lazy road, the road to failure. Dive deep into the niche like your life depends on it. Research unique hashtags that users are tagging their photo's with. Go to lots of users that follow big pages see their lifestyle, the type of person they are, as you do this you will learn what will entice them to follow you, to like your pictures, to interact with you, tag their friends in your post. You have to find 100's of hashtags, dont just go for the biggest ones, these are often the ones used by users like yourself trying to grow. If you continue to target the seller you'll never get the buyers. Target the buyers, find out what hashtags they use, etc. 3. KNOW YOUR TARGETED AUDIENCE I cant stress this enough, to catch a criminal you have to what? THINK LIKE ONE. To catch a follower you have to what? Think like a follower. Be nosey, find potential followers through hashtag research and big pages followers, but dont stop there. Check out their page, their lifestyle, go back 4-8 weeks and see what they are about. If you do this enough you will eventually see a pattern in a niche. For instance, tattoo niche, alot of these guys are bikers as well. Post a cool pic of a bike with a tattoo'd owner. Etc. Connect and RELATE to potential followers. 4. Be patient, persistent, & progressive Be patient- things like this rarely happen over night, don't give up. Stay the course. You get out what you put in Be persistent- continue to push whilst on this journey, good pictures good posts, continue to interact with followers, etc. Be progressive-instagram is always changing, adapt. Change with it, settings, pictures, actions on the bot, etc. Good luck to everyone and sorry for the rant but I really hate seeing these posts when all you really need to do is put forth more effort.