I am averaging about 150 followers per day (1k roughtly a week) with my current settings and I feel like I am hitting my peak. My account has 15k followers and is in the art/design niche. There is nothing more I can do in terms of posting content, and pushing FL's settings so I am curious how other accounts grow so quickly. My main competitors account grew to 170k followers in just under a year, and don't understand how they could gain that sort of traction. I'm sure their user base is 90% real too. Anything else you can do? Shoutouts seem like a waste of money for the return. I am very comfortable in my niche and I have a very good name/feed so it's just a matter of outreach.