Thought I'd share something I came across last night. Not sure how effective it may be for some niches, but for my niche it's been mindblowing. Check out the hashtag 'followtrain' on Instagram. There are different variations for different niches (you'll have to research these), but basically what they entail is a bunch of accounts that have agreed to follow/followback each other. First off I'd like to say I've gained 1000 followers today alone (yes, one thousand) which is a big jump from the 200-300 per day I'm used to, and my bot has been OFF for the past 24 hours on this particular account due to temporary comment/like bans. So I wouldn't have gained anywhere near that much anyways. Not arguing at all for what has been 2-3 hours total of minor manual labour which I've done whilst watching TV. Weirdly, I've been allowed by Instagram to follow the best part of 2000 accounts within the last 24 hours. For what reason I don't know, but I've literally sat in front of the TV this evening whilst hitting the follow button like crazy. After 50 follows it won't let me follow any more, but 2-3 mins later I can follow another 50 again. Granted, it's all manual stuff, but it isn't a drain on your mental resources, and for those of us who have had success with follow/unfollowing (I get a very low percentage of people unfollowing me when I unfollow them - i put it down to my good content quality) it could be a good way to really boost the follower gains.