I know instagram is getting strict with accounts. I've seen and read tutorials for followliker and at the same time I see people saying don't use those software and bots on your own account. So what am I to do? Create a new account, wait a while, then execute follow liker? Doing things manually I gained about 1000 followers in the last 3 months. It's tiring though and not guaranteed. I'm getting decent engagement / comments on my pics and am at about 3K followers with an average or 400 - 500 likes each time I post. No fake followers and I don't intend buying fake followers. Is it really that difficult to get to 10K. Some accounts i've seen that are definitely using bots to like hashtags in my niche get up to 20K - 30K My reasons are not immediate monetization but brand association and brand building. Please help.