I have organically grown an account to almost 40k followers. At one point I was getting 150-200 followers a day without doing anything aside from posting once every 2 days but when I hit around 34k my follower rate suddenly dropped to 30/40 a day. Recently I've been Following/Unfollowing to get the number up again as well as trying to increase engagement. My long-term plan is to open a shop but at the moment I'm earning about $250 a month through shoutouts.
I suppose my main two questions…