Hi all, Welcome to my journey! Background: Manager/Engineer, photographer in my normal day to day life. I have been searching and learning about IG automation for over a year now. I have grown 2 accounts close to 20k followers in this period. I have been using jarvee and my home proxies to grow these. I have tested proxies (MPP) and the success rate was not great for me, however i was aggressive with my settings. Anyway around 6 out of 20 accounts are alive but nearly all have post blocks. Why: My passion is photography and not my job. I believe Instagram can allow me to follow my passion if i get enough follows. Target: I am trying to achieve at least 100 accounts with 20k followers. This is my minimum. I am hopping then to do ecommerce on all accounts or sell these. Aiming for 20k$/year minimum. My investment: Currently it is around 1700$/year (jarvee, proxies, starting accounts). However i will increase this if my success rate is good within a few months, i will be doing the child/mother method 500 accounts and growing up to an investment of 5000$/year. What i learned so far: many things to list, but some to highlight that might be unknown to many. Ipv4 proxies are nearly all the same and you just need to find a cheap provider that exchanges these quick after getting banned. You must find ways to be very efficient with your time. Try to automate everything. I will try to employ developers to automate some of my tasks that took me for ever. You will get banned... it's a given. You must learn to create many accounts quickly, learn to use jarvee and you can save a ton of time. Even if you have a lot of money to invest you won't have enough time to do all the things you wanted, again efficiency and automation is key. Now: currently i have set up 150 accounts on jarvee on ipv4 proxies. All warming up. I am slowly changing account names, and profile details. One account was banned, it was a strange one because i couldn't log into it, i thought it was hacked or something, 1 day later it was blocked. I have scrapped multiple travel photographs photos and will be posting these with random but relevant spintext. (I haven't tested these yet, still warming accounts). I will be posting periodically. I want to keep track of my mistakes and learn with others.