I have been fiddling around Pinterest for the past year. I started out knowing exactly nothing and really came to enjoy the platform. I have only been focusing on one account (though I accidently created two more, which lay dormant for a year now; currently reactivating them. yay) and only been pining manually. In the past year I learned a lot, though I really still got a lot of blank spots. I never did any black hat tricks so far, no mass following, no scraping no nothing. All the worked really payed off, though. My organic reach is phenomenal now (considering how little effort I really put into it; each day ~15min). My own pins frequently get 1k repins. Actually some of my repins are sorta going viral as well (a fact I "hate" *lol*). I usually got like active "viral" 10 pins that each, on average, send 200 visits to a niche site per day ? on good days it's 500. Some of them die off, while others actually seem evergreen. Overall referral traffic is about 10k. There is a lot of organic pining and repining going on. So I actually got three pins with 10k+ repins. 99 Percent of my pins are repins. Only about 1 in hundred pins point towards my own site. (I get roughly 200 repins per day) Now as for the bad part: My account currently only has 600 followers and I really can?t seem to figure out how to increase that. I am active in 3 group boards, though my best boards are my own. I got some influencers following and repining me (know them from twitter, etc). So how do I actually increase my follower count? I really tried everything save mass following (it would destroy my feed and I need that for quality repins). For a lot of popular keywords in my niche my pins are in the top (if not THE top) result. Here is my plan: I was thinking on getting a VPS, some proxies and start a couple of accounts. (Say 20ish). I would want to grow these 20 through autofollowing, and manually pining well curated pins from my niche (using an automation tool ? not sure which yet. Maybe FL?). In the start I would repin absolutely nothing from my authority account. Once these accounts got a decent following (say 1k) I would selectively repin my own pins, whenever I pin something new (like once a week). (with a delay so not all accounts repin the same pin at the same time) The idea behind it would be to help these pins to get a good initial like/repin count and facilitate them to get viral (currently takes about 1-3 months for pins to lift off). (Guess it depends on what my influencers are pining and if my pins show up in their smart feed after that.) It won?t really help the follower count on my authority account, though. I am still clueless about that. I tried crosspromoting from other social media ? but that really yields no big gains. Any ideas? My goal would be to have 10k followers on my authority account by the end of the year. And 1k followers on each of the sidekicks.