I have rewrote this article numerous times to share different programs and companies that help grow your Instagram account naturally, with real active followers and it’s not gone well. These services exist, but from about 2 years of research and testing them all out, I’ve found it’s a bit of a shady business.
You are probably better off using the tools I advised in this post to grow your account. Which could mean boosting your posts with buying some likes and a mix of organic ways to grow your account and posts.
A lot of the companies that sell Instagram followers will claim they are ‘real’ or ‘active’. This doesn’t mean they are actually real people. If you read between the lines on some of these scammy websites, you’ll realize that ‘active’ followers just means they have some images on their account. It does not mean that these ‘real’ followers will interact with you or your brand (or anyone else for that matter). They will use terms like ‘quality’ followers as well, but don’t be fooled, they are all fake accounts.
These followers are not going to like, comment or engage with you on Instagram. So, basically you will have 1000 followers, but still only 2 likes on your posts. And this can look a bit suspicious. Companies like Coin Crack are pretty transparent about how buying Instagram followers with them works.
Although buying these fake followers and likes is not something I would consider as my only means of growing my Instagram account, boosting your profile through likes and follows can have it’s benefits, which are not always worth taking the chance of losing your account. Read my whole review on what happened and my experience before you buy Instagram followers of this type.
In this section I previously outlined how Instagram growth services work, but as mentioned above, it’s not something I would recommend anymore. These companies are constantly getting terrible reviews online about scamming and continuing to charge credit cards after services have been cancelled and/or the company has shut down.
Almost every company I’ve tried and reviewed has eventually closed for business. I have updated this list too many times in the past few years. Thus, I wouldn’t recommend this as a means to grow your account.
Website: Social Steeze
What I bought: One Month of Service
Website: Social Envy
What I Bought: 2 Weeks of Instagram Service
Price: $33 USD per week
Review: I supplied Social Envy with 5 usernames (of other accounts who’s followers might benefit from following me) and 15 hashtags to target for my Instagram account. At first I was very hopeful and positive about this Instagram service. Their FAQ’s ensured potential clients that the service was 100% safe. But, then I got a bit nervous as I dove deeper into some research about Social Envy. From what I found, it was quite clear that Social Envy was a scam, or extremely poorly run business.
I kept searching and couldn’t find a positive review of the service except for the ones on their own website. But, I saw it through and waited for the results of their service which was disappointing. After 2 weeks I only had a 100 or so more followers and barely any interaction on my account. I could have increased this amount of followers quite easily on my own.
As you may have read about buying Instagram followers, everything paid in the social media business has it’s pros and cons. You could get stuck with a shady company like Social Envy, or you could win with other means of growth. Do your research and keep growing and influencing social friends!