Hello everyone! It's been a while now that I've been reading a lot of threads on the forum everyday and I've finally decided to post now. I'm facing quite an issue with my instagram. It is in the photography niche, I'm a photographer and post portraits and landscapes. My pictures are taken with good lenses and a DSLR, the quality is not really the issue here. I've started my photography instagram back in november 2016. I was totally new to instagram and wanted to build an audience. All I've been doing since is leaving likes, comments and doing follow/unfollow. The followback ratio is not really bad, I get ~175 followers a day, but my main issue is the engagement. In fact, I have now 15.1K followers, and I post daily. Each of my pics gets ~400-470 likes + ~10 comments. It's been the same amount since like, 6K? It hasn't moved since even tho I've been growing my followers. But ghost followers don't help me, but problem is, I really can't afford shoutouts or followliker or that kind of stuff. So I'd like to ask you for help, how can I help my engagement rate? I feel really bad right now and I'd really love to see it grow a bit. I've read all these things about hashtags, quality photos, posting daily and interracting with people and I'm doing it. I've tried engagement groups but most were too big and liking manually every single person took so much time ! So is there any way I could grow well please? Any help would be really appreciated, thank you so much in advance.