As a photographer, Instagram is kind of our main thing when it comes to social media. The same goes for other creatives and entrepreneurs, and I think it’s only fair to say those who buy Instagram followers make it 10x harder for the rest of us who do it in an organic way.
Over the years since I’ve started helping other entrepreneurs, I always hear things over and over again like, “Ugh, I don’t understand how other people have so many followers”, “I can’t be successful unless I have more followers”, “I must suck because I don’t have a lot of followers.”
And personally, I’m sick and tired of hearing this.
More followers does not mean more success or more money. What really pains me the most is hearing fellow entrepreneurs who are EXTREMELY TALENTED compare themselves to others in their industry based on followers. I was one of them – comparisonitis is real. And to be quite frank, I can’t sit here with the knowledge I know today and not tell you about it, especially if you’re starting to think about also joining the “buy your followers” train.
FOLLOWERS DON’T MATTER, IT IS SIMPLY A VANITY METRIC.
So let’s break down the reasons WHY you should stay as far away as you can from BUYING followers… and I’m talking like stay away with a 10-foot pole. I’d also like to apologize in advance for the knowledge I’m about to drop. It’s some hard truth… but someone’s gotta say it!
Based on the above, you can tell I’m pretty passionate about this. Because of the research I’ve done, I can pretty much instantly tell if certain people just buy Instagram followers. But how, you might ask? Read on if you want to learn how!
FAKE FOLLOWERS WON’T PUT MONEY IN YOUR POCKET. PERIOD.
Make your own judgement. Do your research and read reviews outside of the platform. Based on all the information I’ve provided, you should be able to determine if the people you compare yourself to or are about to do business with buy their Instagram followers.
Well as stated above, I feel for extremely talented people who put others up on a pedestal and think they are not enough because of vanity numbers and constantly comparing themselves.
This should also be super helpful for those that are doing brand deals or paying for influencers. I don’t want you getting robbed of your precious dollars. I have many entrepreneurial friends who have been burned like this.
If you happen to be someone who bought/buys their followers, I’m sorry if you were sadly drawn down that path. However, you can come out of this. Stop buying followers now, stop throwing away your money. Focus on creating quality content, give value, and make sure you engage with your followers.
I hope this blog has helped you gain some clarity about fake followers, how it works, and what to look out for. DM me on the gram if you have any follow up questions or want to talk more about this topic.
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