If you’re familiar with my website, you’ll probably have read my review about buying Instagram followers. It differs from this article, because purchasing Instagram followers with immediate gratification (1000 followers in 3 minutes) is not the same as, if you were to pay for help to gain organic, real, active Instagram followers.
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.
Now that you know you can’t actually buy real Instagram followers, let’s dive into services that help grow your account and interaction (for real). There are ways to pay for your Instagram growth, but it’s not what you think. You’re not going to buy Instagram followers and immediately start seeing results overnight. Technically, when you pay for real Instagram followers, you’re not paying per follower and you don’t have a guarantee of how many followers you will get. But, there are services that work well, and can definitely help you grow your Instagram account way faster than you might be able to on your own.
These kinds of services target people based on the hashtag and user accounts you share with them. They like, comment and follow/unfollow people in your niche, which in return gets those people to like, comment and follow you! So, of course I decided to test out this type of Instagram growth myself. I used two of the top companies I found in Google and you can see the results below.
Be careful if scouting out these companies on your own. I did a lot of research and there are many, MANY sketchy services out there. Below is what I would highly recommend and also what I would steer clear away from!
What I bought: One Month of Service
Price: $39 USD
Review: I am super impressed with this company and will continue to use them for the foreseeable future. I had trouble signing up (a typo on my part) and they replied to my email very quickly and were very friendly. I always feel sketched out when these companies claim a lot and then don’t even reply to your questions (especially when they have a chat box that on the site). They are also very transparent about their growth process. For the first two pricing structures it is simply follow/unfollow, and they “Diamond” plan offers a ton of more features. I will definitely be upgrading soon, as I think it is more than worth the cost.
The results were stellar. The Instagram account I set up was getting real traction – new, active followers, plus more likes and comments. I would estimate the growth at a few hundred new followers a week and the likes on my images had doubled by the end of the month. I’m still weary as to whether this service is as safe as they claim or not, but I would definitely use it again.
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 a company like Alpha Ready. Do your research (or let me do it for you haha). Keep growing and influencing social friends!