First off, hello I haven't posted much (but lurked around for a few months) obligatory why I am new blah blah blah. Over the last 2 months or so I have built up a travel niche page to 7500 followers all manually. I repeat no botting at all. Now, I have a few questions to ask of much more experienced instagram users. 1. When you sell shoutouts, are you apart of a marketplace like Buysellshouts.com or are you independent? Are there any advantages to being independent, besides keeping 100% of profit? 2. I kinda want to buy a few fake followers to give me that boost for selling purposes. Would it be better to buy 1000 followers multiple times spread out (to not look so obvious) for a little bit more money? Or buy 10,000 followers all at once for less money, but looks a lot worse to people who may be paying attention. Looking forward to hearing some advice, thanks.