Hi guys, I have been managing a family friend's Instagram (they are a hair and beauty salon) for a while now. I managed to grow their followers by about 400%, but the follower count still isn't impressive (just under 2k). I'm looking to grow it to about 10k~ within a year. I've looked at bots and the like, which I tested on my personal account, but I was banned. I was using Instagress on normal/slow settings (max about 600 likes per 24 hours, 200 comments, etc.), but I'd like to see how far I can take it. In terms of budget, I can only get away with $10 per month on services. Tiny, I know, but the owner's are still very cautious about social media and the value it has (despite already delivering them a few thousand dollars worth of clients using Facebook/Instagram). My current strategy is: Post 1 picture per day (before and after shots, celebrity hair, colour inspirations etc.) Every hour or so, like ~40 pictures in the #hair tag (I've also been using the local area tag) Comment sporadically in the #hair tag Follow 10 people per day/unfollow others My question for you more seasoned experts is, what can I do better? I am extremely cautious of over following/unfollowing as this has got a personal account of mine banned. Do you guys know any software (preferably free) that I can use to monitor followers? I have been using Iconosquare to prepare monthly reports (to demonstrate growth). I'd really love some insight into some more advanced strategies.