Should You Buy Social Media Followers?

Should You Buy Social Media Followers?

Many people wonder if they should buy followers. When you search Google for buy followers you will find hundreds of pages offering to fill your twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts with followers.  Buying Followers We created 5 brand new accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. This is what we experienced with the exception of the first one. We didn’t get scammed but that is mainly because we were able to determine they were scam or fake companies before entering our own information.  Below are the highlights of what we learned from the account we created along with other issues not relates to our test.   Scams Most alarming is the fact that it is not terribly unusual for people to say they all their friends got spammed when they coughed up their login information in hopes of being given thousands of free followers. If it’s free it’s most likely a scam. They just want your log in information so they can use it for nefarious purposes. Embarrassment When anyone that knows anything about social media sees an account with 50,000 followers and only 2 likes on their latest post they know know the followers are fake. If your  business is in social media don’t do it. It’s easy for people to check your followers with apps like Status People.  Time Consuming Fake followers is a pain in the butt. If your account is indeed filled with fakes you will quickly find your inbox filled with spam and getting rid of them isn’t easy. You basically have to go through them one at a time and delete them.  Less Engagement Yes...
Shopify Review

Shopify Review

Shopify is our #1 pick if you are looking for ease of use and a Facebook focus. If you’re mainly selling, Shopify might me perfect for you. Included is your website, shopping cart, merchant account and an easy to learn control panel. We also like that Shopify provides an area where you can connect with their top developers and programmers so if you want to integrate it with a Word Press site or just looking for a custom design you have it all at your finger tips. It does have a blog but it isn’t that good. If you want a decent blog we recommend you integrate your Shopify site with a Word Press site or simply connect to it from your existing site. It has lots of plug ins and features that make this easy. GO TO...
Grasshopper Review

Grasshopper Review

. Over 150,000 Happy Customers Served   Keep your existing number – Maintain your brand Get a toll free or local number – national or local presence Multiple extensions – for everyone on your team Call forwarding to mobile phones – work from anywhere Voicemails transcribed – delivered to your email No new hardware – use your existing...
Resources

Resources

Summary of Resources Hotei Media Ltd pioneers in sponsored social media and social media management. Originally we provided a lists of books, videos and other resources to help our clients understand the sophisticated social media buys we would put together. When we created this resource there wasn’t a nationally recognized certification for Social Media Managers and finding solid information was difficult at best. Things have changed tremendously in just the past 24 months. Today there is a nationally recognized certification program for social media managers. So before investing any time or money into the resources below know the first thing any company or individual should do to maximize their social media is to get Hootsuite. The majority of fortune 100 companies use Hootsuite. Many of them pay thousands of dollars for all the extra log ins and features they need but the basic management tool is free. If you wish to have clients and work as a “Social Media Manager” than you may choose to also get Certified as a Social Media Manager through Hootsuite University. Assuming You Already Have Hootsuite Here are Our Recommendations Chris Tinney’s Author Profile on...