Whats up guys. After a bit of lurking, experimenting and brainstorming I've hatched a plan. My goal is to monetize a niche that I am very passionate about. I started my account last week and have gotten almost 500 followers. No scripts or bots have been used. All of the followers are legitimate and active, on some posts I get up to 200 likes. This is because I interact with my followers and feature some of their posts. In turn, they promote me to their friends which I promote as well. It is a tedious process however it is very rewarding because there is a very little margin of inactive/ghost followers. Anyways, on to the plan. By becoming a big page in this niche, there is the opportunity of being a part of real live local events and selling merchandise. So I decided I'm going to manage two accounts. My organic and unique method of gaining followers will remain a slow and steady grind on my main account. However, on the second account the plan is a little different. I am going to write my own bot utilizing Instagram's API and use the typical follow/unfollow scheme. I will not unfollow for a while, the ratio of followers and unfollowers does not matter at this point. I may buy a shoutout from a big (100k+) page and do a lot of liking and commenting. It is important to note that these followers will be coming out of one niche, the same as my legitimate account. Chain of events: Artificial account: Reach 5k Followers -> Buy 10k followers. At 15k followers I will have a respectable and non-suspicious engagment rate as the followers will still enjoy the content, however there now will be ghost followers in the mix. I will then employ the same follow/unfollow method and at the same time exchange shoutouts with other pages until 30k is reached. Once 30k is reached I will post content and slowly start buying followers by the 5k, over the span of a week. During this time the same method as before will be used to gain organic niche followers. At 60k it will then be possible to branch out and start giving shoutouts to other pages and also my organic page. Keep in mind my organic page will be growing in unison. Lets say out of that 60k only 10% of the followers are real and engaging in the content. That's 6000 potential leads to my real page, which will greatly increase the traffic on my real page. This same process will continue until my artificial page is very well known and I will start reaching out and offering shout out services. My merchandise line will be advertised on the big page and this artificial page will act as a "sponsor" even though it is my account. Sponsors are very common to see in my niche, however it is unlikely that a sponsor and smaller page are the same people. I'd like to mark today, November 2nd as Day 1. I am creating my second account now and this process will begin. Expect to see daily updates and comments/thoughts. Thanks for reading guys!