I have been manually doing IG since late July. I started with a few accounts, and eventually settled on just 2 - 1 on my iphone and 1 on my galaxy tab. Although I have been pretty persistent, I have only 10K followers on 1, and 8400 on the 2nd which is exactly 2 months old now. 1st account is about making money. I was unable to find a big account in that niche to follow, so it's kinda messed up (losing focus). 2nd account is local which i felt has potential. so I went ahead and bought 30 accounts and followliker. I started 12 accounts for 12 cities 2 weeks ago on followliker. Here are the numbers so far: the numbers have been miserable. I am following 900/day on each account, trying to like 1000/day starting today. will see if efficiency can pick up a little. what i have done: 1, bought 25 IG accounts on BHW ($25). the accounts all came with profile pic and 1 post. all were pretty girls. however, since i am not in the porn niche, i dont want just horny bastards, i had to go through the hassles to change them. 2, bought a VPS for $30/mon, built proxy servers and 6 IPs, created 6 proxies. since these proxies are absolutely clean and are only used by me, i suspect i can run quite a few accounts on each. 3, bought followliker 4, installed bluestacks (which consumes huge amount of the VPS resources, comparing to FL and the proxy server) I need it because I needed the remove posts and change profile pics. hopefully i can completely avoid it from now on. 5, built 1 site categorized by city. so far i have contents for 12 cities. IG is surprisingly powerful looking at the webmaster tools stats. i have not run GSA SER at all. (so far SER is a TOTAL waste of money for me.) the site is 1.5 months old now. I do not have ANY SEO done, and have not built any backlinks. monetization: 1, CPA and adsense through my site 2, local business shouout on IG to do: 1, (for now) grow followers - tweaking FL to increase efficiency 2, add link to profiles 3, explore other local-related niches 4, I thought about solicitating local business for giveaway, but wonder if that'll work. 5, start the remaining 13 accounts. hopefully my manual local (2nd) account will reach 10K soon and i'll see if i can start contacting local businesses. i have had many people contacting me for shoutout like i am obligated to do it for them for free. very few have emailed me. i did a few for free to see if i could demonstrate some value. someone did ask about a halloween party. so i think it will work, but i just dont know when it will have sufficient value.