People who are influencers on Instagram and who uses it for a very long time know the real value of a real like. The reason for this is that it needs a lot of hard work. a post that you put on your profile should attract loads and millions of people and only then you can able to get a hundred followers. You may think by putting likes on others’ accounts, and replying to the comments and tagging someone, and using a hashtag would let you gain many followers but making them sustainable is the real task for you. Many of them are providing you free instagram likes if you give them enough money for one like. This is not a real like but alike which you have paid for it. This would never sustain for a long it. Only when you get the attention of the people and attract them with your picture, quotes, writing, or any other things they would like your picture and it is a basic step that supposes them to view your profile for a minute. If you are consistent with it and you keep them engaging with your works then I am pretty sure you can have a good number of followers.
People who use Instagram would scroll it for a reason. Some may worry and if your quote relates to them they would start following it and some of them may are in a happy mood if you post a meme and that makes them happier more than they suppose to follow you. One single reel on Instagram has gone trendy and with that single reel many people have become so famous and this is not sarcastic. It has happened all over the world. With the help of Instagram and social media many people are earning and they have become influencers. When you have enough followers, small business people and someone who has just started their business would come to you to promote their brand. As you have the number of followers they would believe your words and they suppose to watch their product through you so that the entrepreneurs would get customers. For such works, you would get a payment from them and this is completely based on the count of your followers. There is no competition in this field as there are billions of people are following Instagram. If you are good at your work then you would get the reward for it.
Just go with the flow and do not rush things. First of all, you should know how to use Instagram only then you can suppose gain likes and followers. Apart from money-based thinking and so on, you need to be consistent and true to your followers. You should not disappoint them and they are not your friends to accept anything that you do. As a follower, they would love to see your post regularly, and if you are not there and there are a number of chances for them to quit and unfollow you. Whatever you come into be there though you did not even get a single like. The wait should be worth it if you are consistent with it.