Looking To Buy Instagram Followers? Do this instead (Updated!)

Are you looking to buy Instagram followers because you’ve tried every ‘growth hack’ out there, yet you’re frustrated at the rate at which your followers is growing?

Tell me if you’re one of these guys:

  • You’re not pleased that your business account is looking ‘less than legit’ and are hoping to give your account a facelift, so you need to buy Instagram followers
  • Your meager number of followers on Instagram will just not land you sponsored posts so you figured you’d fix it if you just bought a couple thousand Instagram followers
  • You just want to be famous and only need to ‘fake it till you make it’, so buying Instagram followers seems like an effortless and viable option for you
  • You just want to buy Instagram followers

I need you to read every word of this article because I’m about to help you solve your need for wanting to buy Instagram followers (allow me the chance).

Here’s the plain truth that every seller of Instagram followers doesn’t want you to know: Fake followers will kill your account. That’s it, don’t buy followers, likes or comments. It’s detrimental to your Instagram success.

I’ll explain why and will also show you how you can grow real Instagram followers that are actually interested in your content and save yourself a ton of money, but before I do, I feel the need to state the obvious: the engineers working at Instagram are not dumb. They are aware of what we’re doing and have a team dedicated to specifically stopping any form of fraudulent action we undertake to gain an unfair advantage on THEIR platform.

Growing Instagram followers on paper, for many at first, seem like a walk in the park, but you’ve probably already discovered that that’s not the case when you finally get down to doing the actual work.

Your reasons may vary from not having a working strategy to not having enough time to get your hands dirty. If having time to grow your account is your limiting factor, there’s an option to grow your account(s) and GAIN REAL INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS on autopilot.

Now imagine how easier your life would be if you grew your Instagram account from scratch to 50,000 REAL followers within 4 months and began to enjoy exponential organic growth. How many more products would you be able to sell? How many potential clients would you have amassed for yourself? If you wanted to be an Instagram influencer, do you think brands would second-guess your sales pitch anymore?

I know it all easily comes off as pure fallacy, but if you do everything that I’m about to recommend in a moment and fail to succeed, you’ll only have the gods to blame.

So forget about your plans to buy Instagram followers, strap on and let’s get started.

Why should I not buy Instagram followers?

Your post reach will decline drastically

Picture an account that has 30k followers but gets an average of 40 likes per post. This ratio indicates to Instagram algorithms that your post is of poor quality (even if it’s not) and will therefore not show it to more people. Remember Instagram’s intentions are to keep users locked on their platform and anything that will discourage users from staying, they will not tolerate.

–> Read: How to recover from an Instagram shadowban.

You could argue, what if you bought a few thousand Instagram likes to complement the number of followers. The thing is, those accounts that liked your posts were not following you, to begin with, there is no correlation as to how they found your post.

This will quickly lead to your account getting flagged and even if they don’t disable it immediately, your growth will be limited and you will begin to notice an increase in prompts to verify your account.

There was a time you could easily reach the explore page for many hashtags by just buying followers, likes, and comments. Those times are long gone now as the algorithms are becoming smarter with every new Instagram update.

Your focus should be growing genuine followers and increasing engagement (likes, comments) on your content. I’ll show you how you can achieve this.

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See, Instagram’s algorithm works like this: the more engagement (relative to the number of followers) on your post, the more exposure you will be rewarded with.

You can’t fake this today anymore. Their systems can now read the pattern of activities of your followers and can easily tell if the engagement is genuine or manufactured.

Only recently I bought Instagram followers and likes for one of my small accounts and I quickly noticed the engagement began to drop significantly. Eventually, I wasn’t receiving new followers organically and as a result, I ended up abandoning that account.

My strategy for growing Instagram followers

How else can you grow your account quicker without needing to buy Instagram followers?

1. Pick a name that is catchy and is easy to remember

I’ll be the first to admit that with Instagram users growing by millions every day, it’s become increasingly tougher to come up with catchy usernames. Here’s what you can do to find a good username for your account: Visit, type in the niche/theme/topic of your account and allow it to generate a few good names that you can pick from.

2. Find the most suitable image for your profile image

Pick 10 best performing accounts in a similar niche as your own Instagram account, observe the type of images they use for their profile. Once you think you ‘get it’, replicate the same for your own profile. Remember that large accounts usually have experienced marketing teams behind them and by doing what they’re doing, you’ll be tapping into some really expensive knowledge, all free of charge.

3. Create a theme for your page and provide value!

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Posting great, shareable content is by far the most effective strategy long term. It’s not enough by itself, but will surely get you somewhere.

Make use of apps like VSCO (Android, iOS) and Prisma (Android, iOS) to find the perfect filters for your images and create a theme for your page so that it looks neat and organized. Stick with the theme that works for you. Of course, it isn’t faster than to simply buy Instagram followers, but you’ll be winning real followers that actually love what you post and will actively engage with you. It might take longer to gain followers but once you reach the point at which your account starts to grow naturally and organically.

4. Follow/Unfollow strategy

This is one of the most commonly used strategies for gaining real Instagram followers. Still, quite a number of people frown at the thought doing this mostly because it requires time and effort while others perceive it as an ethical way of growing one’s account.

Choosing your target accounts

Target accounts are those big and successful Instagram accounts whose followers you’re interested in. This is where most people looking to grow their accounts go wrong. You’re not going to gain much following by going after Justin Bieber’s followers. Nothing personal against Justin.

The problem with accounts that big is, their followers are usually not very niche specific and may be following for different reasons. Another main problem is, these accounts are targeted the most by bots and by following their followers you will find that a good number of those accounts that you followed are fake accounts run by automated software.

Instead, do the following:

  • make sure to collect target accounts in the same niche as you! This may sound obvious but we sometimes tend to forget.
  • your target accounts should ideally have between 100,000 – 300,000 followers.
  • they should have an average of between 8-10% engagement (genuine likes). You’ll need to watch out for accounts that fake this!

While at it, take note of the type and quality of posts that receive most engagement.

Follow, Unfollowing

Make sure to:

  • follow only accounts that are not private. You can only have 7500 accounts that you’re following and cannot afford to wait until private accounts accept your request.
  • follow accounts whose ratio of followers to followings is close to 1:1. Users whose number of followings are close to the number of followers they have, usually don’t have a problem following you back.
  • also, target likers and commenters of your target accounts. If they commented on other people’s posts, they’re likely to comment on yours as well and this will bump up your engagement and help you reach more users.
  • ensure you follow only users who have at least a few posts. This should help weed out bot accounts.
  • After following a user, like 1 recent post and 1 old post. They will see this as a sign that you took your time on their page and are genuinely interested in them.

Be sure not to exceed Instagram’s follow limits.

5. Your hashtag strategy

I have covered this topic much deeper on this article about hashtags and I recommend that you take a look at it.

6. Engage with your followers to gain more exposure

Schedule time to comment on and like your followers’ posts. Engage especially those with more followers. So say, for instance, they reciprocate, their followers will see their activity and are most likely to find your content interesting and follow you.

By being generous with your engagement, others will catch on and your account will get more engagement with little effort which we now know pleases Instagram’s algorithms.

To keep your engagement growing, reply to every comment you get on your posts in a way that keeps the conversation going. You won’t need to do that for too long as your followers will have began to have conversations of their own on your posts.instagram follow limit updated 2017

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The strategies I’ve mentioned above have seen many people gain thousands of followers in less than 4 months. This is part of the reason why I felt compelled to share it with my own readers struggling to build a following on Instagram.

If you follow these strategies to the letter, I have no doubt you’ll come back here to express your gratitude.

But if you’re still looking to buy Instagram followers regardless of the consequences, the next section is just for you.

Where to buy Instagram followers

buy Instagram followersFor one reason or another, you might still be interested in buying Instagram followers and likes so I’d recommend getting them from the same seller I used to buy from. They’re way cheaper than all that I’ve come across and are the most reliable I know.

How to buy Instagram followers in 2017

You’ll need to register on and load some money on your account via Paypal, Webmoney, Interkassa or Bitcoin. Whenever you want to buy Instagram followers or add ‘likes’ to your posts, you’ll just need to:

  1. log in,
  2. paste your URL and
  3. hit ‘submit‘.

Let me know what you think.

About The Author
Noah is a technology enthusiast at heart. He writes about tech, various topics trending on digital media and offers solutions to everyday gadget issues
  • Carl Dirkenson

    Hmm, interesting. But I a little disagree with you. Unfortunately, numbers do matter on instagram, especially if you want to make money. More followers – more money because you’re popular so companies see that and want to work with you (ads, sponsor posts, sample or whatever). And if you sell your own product you need more followers cuz’ they are your customers. They buy. Of course, you need real followers – not fakes or bots. Because if you sell product they can’t buy it. If you advertise you need real followers too because you will be useless because they don’t buy products of these companies you advertise. Some people can follow that “rules” but it takes time and self-management and not everyone are able for that. Apps help to make it faster and easier. Look at my sister that uses some apps and if to say about followers she uses zen-promo (.com?) as I remember. She gets what she wants and feel happy. I don’t understand all of it but if this makes her happy why can she do that? We live to be happy. So we can a little “cheat”. But sure, better mix apps and usual ways because all must be done wisely, right?

    • Hey Carl, my point was, numbers on Instagram aren’t a bad thing if they’re genuine followers that are also active on your posts.

      The issue here is, buying followers and likes might affect your engagement negatively. Also, brands have a way of telling which accounts have genuine followers.

  • Joe

    Hi Noah, amazing content as usual! I’m struggling with the engagement on my Instagram page recently. I’m a Mass Planner user, the F/U method has been proven very useful so far but I can’t figure out how to drive up my engagement. Specifically in the “like” tab these are my current settings: like posts posted within 3 days, like user most recent 2 posts, like posts that have max 100 likes (to get noticed). In the sources I ticked like followers posts (max priority), like feed posts(lower priority). What am I doing wrong? It doesn’t seem to give a decisive bump to my engagement. Thank you for sharing your advices !

    • Hi Joe, sorry for the late reply.
      Your engagement strategy looks solid. Might need to refine your target accounts.

  • Jake Johnson

    I see a ton of people disparaging purchasing instagram likes and followers, but honestly, my decision to purchase them was definitely the right choice. It has lead to much massive organic growth for my instagram account after the purchase, which is almost certainly a result of many people deciding to follow my instagram as a result of the increased number of likes and followers. Buying them can also really help you out if you have an instagram for your own business or company, as it can make you look more popular and legitimate, drawing more customers in to buy from you and giving your business a good boost. Buying instagram followers and likes in the curent year of 2017 is truly required if you want your instagram to become more popular and active. I normally use to purchase my instagram likes and followers because they have very cheap and fair prices, the likes and followers are high quality, and they have never dropped from my instagram unlike those I have bought from other providers. You could try to use any provider though.

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