Now don't get too excited. As the thread title suggests I already had 63K before i started to concentrate my efforts on this account. Basically I have averaged 1K daily gains for the past 50 days. My method consists of about 800-1000 manual follows and unfollows a day. Uploading 3 photos daily. That's what i do on the account itself, the rest is Instagress. Instagress: Running 10 'back-up" accounts posting avg 100 comments daily each and all tagging @main in every comment. Again don't get too excited these spam accounts are all over a year old. Other important factors: My account posts quality photos..when people talk about finding a niche that is not already worn out its a crock of shit. There are heaps of accounts like mine. You just gotta use your head and get to the newies who haven't discovered the massive accounts in that niche. As far as they know you are the most popular one and if you post quality photos they won't bother looking for other accounts in that niche. There is info which i have left out so start asking questions. Btw. If you want to calculate how much money i have spent it would be just the Instagress days. Each account is run for 12hrs daily. So lets work out out. 10 accounts x 50 days is 500 days. If ive only run then 12hrs daily that means i have only used 250 days. 250 days would cost about $65. Guess what? Take 30% off that as I purchase when they do their sales, usually easter, xmas etc. So 30% of $65 is about $25. So 50K followers for $25. Need I say no more.