Larger profiles, on the other hand, tend to attract more followers. It does not imply that it is any simpler. You just gain more followers for the same amount of effort. If you work less hard, provide less quality material, and are inconsistent, you will not gain as many new followers as you did before 1k.
However, once you reach a certain level of success on Instagram, other factors come into play. For example, some users may follow you simply because they want to sell you products or receive money from you. Such cases are called "follower scams" and they are very common on social media. They can also help increase your follower count through "auto-following" programs or services. Be careful who follows you - it might be someone trying to scam you!
The number of followers you have will also affect what options you have in terms of marketing yourself and your business. Large brands with millions of followers can afford to use celebrities and influencers to promote their products. Such campaigns can be very expensive and only large companies can afford them. Smaller businesses must rely on their own accounts for promotion. This means that if you want your brand to grow on Instagram, you need to start building up your audience.
As you gain more experience on Instagram and become better at using the platform, you will discover different ways to reach out to new people.
But you will still be able to sell some ads.
When you reach 1k followers, your next goal should be to increase the quality of your content. Engage with other people's posts and comment on relevant topics. This will help you build relationships with other users on Instagram who might follow you back. Your goal should be to become an authority in your field or at least appear to be one. Users will then come to you instead of searching for information about your topic on their own.
After 2k followers, your next goal should be to expand your business outside of social media. Start a blog and write articles about what you know best. Reach out to potential customers through email campaigns and use Facebook advertising to attract new followers. Sell products on Amazon FBA (full-body products only) and use Google Shopping to find more profitable markets.
In conclusion, does it get easier after 1000 followers on Instagram? Yes and no. It becomes easier to gain followers but not to keep them. You need to put in time and effort to maintain or grow your audience on Instagram if you want it to be easy.
As I previously stated, a decent follower ratio for Instagram is in the 1:2 range, which means you have twice as many followers as the amount of profiles you follow. This allows your audience to see photos from both you and your followers. However, if you have a large following compared to other users, then it may be difficult for people to find your account if they aren't already following you.
In general, I wouldn't recommend having a follower/following ratio higher than 4:1 unless you have another very popular account that has an even larger following. For example, if I had an account with 20,000 followers and only 500 of those followers were me, then my ratio would be 2:1. That's not very interesting to look at so I wouldn't recommend having a ratio over 4:1.
The best way to figure out what number of followers to use is to take a look at other user's accounts and see how many followers they have. If you estimate that about half of their followers are them, then using those numbers as a guide, you should have around 1:2 ratio of followers to friends. But don't just take my word for it; check out some other random user's accounts and see what ratio they're at.