WOuld this work or help or hurt getting followers? Making your profile private? Stitches the rapper thats been in the news lately has i think 700k followers and he just switched his profile to private, why owuld he do this? to gain followers. people are interested in him right now so people will follow him to see what he is posting, i realize this wouldnt work for you shopify or business instagram pages but as far as a niche site goes, what do you think? i may try it.