When I began my instagram account, I received many messages about buyer followers, social activities (e.g. like my pictures, mention to other IG users, etc).
I, honestly, ordered few times. It felt great at the beginning, but it did nothing at all for the long run. These fake followers would only have the interaction with me once. That’s it. It might look great by analytics and statistical numbers, but it was not good for a long run.
So, I changed my way to use Instagram two years ago. I started another instagram account and only focused on the content. I contacted to all most influence people/brands in the same niche.
Today, this instagram have over 200k followers, including many verified influencers/celebrities users. In terms of engagement, I have many real impressions.
It takes a long time to build a good brand.