Meta just announced they will be offering a badge verification service for both Facebook and Instagram. Costing $11.99/month on the web and $14.99/month through iOS. The Zuck is currently rolling it out in Australia & New Zealand, more to come ~ probably in the following weeks.
We can now all get a taste of that sweet blue badge at an affordable price. Keep your eyes wide & open for when it is available in your country.
Please understand, before it becomes saturated, there will be a golden timeframe to utilize verified accounts to your advantage, at the very least for social engineering in comment sections, better CTR on ads and/or whatever sauce you can dream up. Anyways, make sure to take advantage of this new service while it's fresh and do not wait for things to get saturated and patched by the reptilian Martian.