How To Grow A Theme Based Snapchat Account?

Hey everyone.

So I’ve been looking to get into the snapchat space, not looking to do the adult stuff.

I’ve contacted some big influencers with 1m+ views who are telling me i need a very big budget in order to grow an account via shoutouts.

I can’t really afford that at the moment, I didn’t think it would be that expensive.

Do any of you have any tips on how to start growing a theme based account? I was looking to do it via snapchat ads at first but they don’t allow promoting accounts.

Thanks!