I mostly manage others IG profiles. I have also created several on a few devices,(mostly phones), and a few in MP using the EB (9 total, 2 this week).
My SIMS are all over the world (since I manage other accounts, they can be anywhere). For my own personal, created with bluestacks, I use USA proxies and SIMS.
I use proxies very closely located to my clients ( all over the world, and for places where there are none, I create my own proxy or locate a server there), 9/10 don't need a PV. I have levels of IG management. The more you pay, the better your proxy.
How I verify depends on the account. Just look at how people verify here on the forum, I use all of them. Sometimes I get a PV around a month in, but only if aggressive settings are used, or the client moves around (travels) quite a bit. The better my proxy, the less PV's they get.
I also built my own proxy server for my own accounts. I leased residential IPV4 IP's for $2 a month (plus fees) for accounts that are high value.
PV's are rare if at all, but I am also "whitehat" compared to most here.
For managing others accounts, you can't deliver 8k followers a month without messing up their accounts. I easily get 20 (low end) to over 300 followers per day with likes alone. I do the follow and unfollow later for accounts that are tougher. I always stay within limits per hour and never mess around. I optimize all the time and push the new settings daily sometimes.
I rarely offboard clients!
Do some perform better than others? Absolutely!
Are some happy with 20 a day and others want 3k a day? Yup.
Here's what I would do:
Buy a 3-4 G modem, use MeMu ro bluestacks via the @BrandonBerner method for creating.
Buy quality proxies.What's $2+ a month versus wasting time and money on accounts that and proxies that get banned?
I roll the price of proxies into the price or calculate profit vs time. I am not going to waste time, money and resources on shit that gets banned.
When I create accounts. I start with basics. I follow (manually) a few accounts. I post 9 photos, with 30+ hashtags and then like and comment for around an hour per account per day (yes its a lot) however, I have not had one of them banned (6+ months).
After 2 weeks I ramp up likes and comments. Follows etc. Then I change the profile. I do not add links in the bio until 6 weeks in.