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Ill try and explain the differences between the stages.
Stage #1 are hashtags with little popularity. They do not receive a high rate of traffic each day, so the daily results (followers, likes, views, comments) would be low. Since they do not have a high rate of traffic, your competition is very low. This allows each and every picture you post to appear in the "Top Post" section. The results from stage #1 hashtags will be better compared to what you are currently using.
Stage #2 are hashtags with more popularity. They receive a higher rate of traffic compared to stage #1 hashtags. These hashtags will result in higher daily results (followers, likes, views, comments). The downside is that your posts will NOT be featured in the "Top Post" section since your posts do not get enough engagement. This is where Stage #1 hashtags will help. Stage #1 hashtags will gain your posts enough engagement so they get featured on Stage #2 hashtags. As your account increases in engagement, you can begin to lower the amount of Stage #1 hashtags, and increase the amount of Stage #2 hashtags. You then will continue to decrease the amount of Stage #1 hashtags over time, and increase the amount of Stage #2 hashtags until you are only using Stage #2 hashtags.
Once you are using Stage #2 hashtags only, your daily results will be higher compared to Stage #1.
If you choose the basic package, then your account will continue to grow at the same rate while slowly increasing.
If you choose the PRO package, you will now have access to the next 2 stages which contain very popular hashtags which have a highly rate of traffic. This would dramatically increase your daily results (followers, likes, views, comments). You would do the same process mentioned above with the next 2 stages until your account is only using Stage #4 hashtags. At this point you are using the most popular hashtags in your niche, and your pictures are getting featured in the "Top Post" section every time. This will allow your account to grow much faster compared to just using the basic package Stage #2 hashtags.
I hope this made sense. If it does not, please continue to ask questions until you fully understand.