06.01.2020 · 1003 views

How Celebrities and Brands Grow to Millions of Followers

Increase your profile and engagement buy Cheap and Free Instagram followers

It seems like almost every major Influencer, Celebrity, and Brand grow their account with a Mix of Real Followers, as well as Buying Followers on Instagram.

In August 2019, the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance ran a long list of famous people through an Instagram audit, and it turns out that everyone from Ellen to Taylor to Ariana Grande has an outrageous percentage of fake Instagram followers—49% fake, 46%, and 46%, respectively.

Granted, Ms. Swift is probably not buying those Instagram followers. There are plenty of bots who follow big name users to attract other (hopefully real) users—and make themselves look more legitimate (a 0 follower count is your #1 red flag). Instagram also usually suggests big names to new users, as it doesn’t yet know much about new users’ preferences.

But that doesn’t faze smaller brands or newer influencers like (spoiler alert) Caroline Calloway, who recently admitted to buying tens of thousands of followers back when she was just starting out. 

The idea that you must have a certain number of followers to be taken seriously—especially as you get your brand up and running—has been floating around for years. Vanity metrics are all about appearances, after all, and there are many studies showing Instagram users are more apt to follow an account with more followers and likes, which translates into real dollars for brands and businesses.  

And we know how much work, time, and investment it takes to get real Instagram Followers.  The time it takes to build a following can become very costly for influencers and businesses, so naturally boosting their profiles with a mix of organic and real purchased followers can be a strategy to make sense. 

Take an example on how to Buy and Add Followers Quickly to your Account….

Lets say you are looking to buy more followers to support your favorite dog’s Instagram page (after all, its hard for these pups to gain followers without the use of hands or thumbs…) 

That doggie face deserves more love. In order to get it, you can use the CertifiedLikes service  services to buy 1,000 followers. In the past few years Instagram has cracked down so hard on fake and scammy practices, but good followers and reliable delivery is still available from experienced operators such as CertifiedLikes.    

How to buy Instagram followers

Look for a reputable supplier, #1

Surprisingly, buying Instagram followers has become less straightforward than it once was.

Why? Because back in 2017, Instagram started cracking down on practices that oppose its terms of service. That includes fraudulent third-party apps, fake followers, and bots.

On top of that, brands are starting to care more about the $1.5 Billion dollars that they could potentially lose because of fake followers on Instagram. Brands don’t want their marketing dollars targeting shell accounts, so they’ve been demanding increased accountability from influencers.

As a result, third-party auditing and vetting tools are getting increasingly popular. And with all this pressure, some of the vendors have closed or stopped offering the service.  Its important the new followers or likes passes a basic audit.    

On the whole, researching places to buy Instagram followers can be a grey area of foreign websites and spam sites.  There are concerns with security, reliability, and delivery.  There are dozens of services to choose from. Would you like “to possess the capability to do wonders to your small business”? Or perhaps you prefer the “100% organic” option? (We don’t know what that means!)

CertifedLikes has been in business for over 7 years, has in place 24 hour live support and a satisfaction pledge, as well as a team of developers who are working on refining and updating our products and services.  We have over 25,000 active clients, including some very famous accounts and brands, so we consider ourselves one of the most trusted platforms in the social media growth space. 




Next, Choose whether to buy fake followers in bulk, or via a drip

Because Instagram auditors—the software that brands use to catch fake accounts—often look for spikes and jags in follower acquisition, you can now pay to get followers at a less suspicious rate of growth.

We offer a “slow likes” option to drip the likes or followers into your account over a period, which depends on the number of likes or followers purchased.  This gives the profile a very natural appearance.

Next, Type in your Instagram handle

Now that Instagram’s eradicated third-party apps, the process for buying followers is more streamlined. No need to download an app and hand over your account details.

Pay for your followers

Our site uses PayPal to manage all transactions, offering clients the highest level of safety and fraud protection, as well as the guarantee of PayPal standing behind the transaction. 

After you paid, CertifiedLikes will sent you a receipt, and then you may go to the shop page to start adding Followers and Likes


What happened when we bought Instagram followers

After about an hour, my followers started rolling in... Maybe this is what Taylor Swift feels like? But she probably has her notifications turned off.

Within 12-48 hours, clients should have the delivery of their followers.


4 reasons NOT to buy Instagram followers

1. Fake followers don’t engage

Bot and purchased followers will add to your account volume, but will not engage, 

2. Fake followers from the lowest priced products can appear to be fake

This can be avoided by carefully reading the details of each product, and understanding what type of follower or engagement you are buying. 

How to Compliment Bot followers with Real Followers..

There great ways to grow your following and engagement on Instagram that will result in actual long-term benefits.

Show people something new and real

An interview with a lifestyle photographer who went from 0 to 600,000 Instagram followers the hard way, will be inspiring to you.

Her number one tip for Instagram marketers: “Find what you’re most passionate about sharing. Use your passion or what you’re gifted in and document it with photos and videos.


Know what’s next

Instagram is constantly rolling out new features, and the brands that use them first stand out. Shoppable posts and slicker stickers are great, but so is seeing people who are relatable and representative in your feed and Stories.

Keep an eye on the years most important instagram trends 

Get your business in order

Convert your Instagram account into a business account if you haven’t yet. Business accounts have tools that personal accounts don’t, which is crucial as you build out your Instagram Marketing Strategy.


A/B test some ads

If you have budget to buy followers, you have budget to try marketing with Instagram Ads.  

To build up your follower count, choose an appropriate ad campaign objective—like brand awareness or reach—in order to get your ads in front of people who’ve never heard of you before, but want to.