Hey BHW, Instagram small fish here looking to become a shark through a lot of dedication and experimentation. I am currently working on one account focusing on learning as much about the process as possible. Based on the amount of time I am running FL and the work I am putting in my follower/day goal for the initial stage of this journey is going to be 200 followers/day, which I plan to scale up to 300, 400, and then 500+. To achieve this I am using a 75/25 mix of automation and manual work. Info: Running FollowLiker for 6hrs/day IG linked to a Twitter account to auto tweet each post Currently following just over 1,000 users. I am planning on declaring a specific day of the week "Unfollow Day" and unfollow users who have been in the system for 4-5 days that aren't following back Method: Scraping users from massive pages that post the same content. Scraping users who follow niche specific pages that have a high amount of followers who would enjoy my content. Targeting 3 hashtags and liking photos that contain them. Roadmap: Hit 5k Ensure healthy engagement rate Hit 7.5k Hit 10k Network and find a group with similar numbers that could mutually benefit eachother Hit 12.5k Shop for shoutouts Hit 20k Start growing a second account/promote via my main. Stats: 1/3/2016 - 3.3k Followers Notes: 1/3/2016 - I've hit my goal for today but it was a grind, when I wake up I am immediately going to look into targeting different tags. Also planning on researching an optimal posting time for my time zone in order to be seen by as many users in the western hemisphere as possible. Like I said, today was a grind, the first 100 wasn't too bad, but I plateaued mid-day and my followback rate dropped to a sickening low. I'll be posting my stats every night at this time with notes, issues I encounter, and perhaps even some motivation for those who care to follow along. Constructive criticism is encouraged, that's what I'm here for!