Yes, well here we go again, another one of the, I have a listing of over “9,000? Twitter followers so I’m a social networking expert marketing forms has hit my desk today. Come along it says, “to my affiliate marketing driven roadshow and in 4 hours I will allow you to the expert, but there’s more, if you sign away your hard earned money today, i have an e-book special for you, yes only for you, an E-Book i didn’t write by the way,but I’ll pretend its mine, and all it can cost you is $89.00.”
I recieve emails similar to this every day, offering free product that I can sell or give away as my own, I get E-Books, income generating ideas and lots of materials which i can re-brand, that’s not a professional, that’s a faker.
These so named experts all have massive quantities of followers on social media sites like MySpace and Facebook and naturally Twitter, and they also fool you to definitely part along with your money.
Well don’t fall for it, because I’m going to inform you the best way to fake it, and then you too could be the instant social media marketing expert, you understand, the one who can’t get a job selling real estate therefore they go for this easy money.
OK this is the way one does it, On MySpace and Facebook, you find as numerous people who have similar names or interests as you then send them friend requests, a great deal will decline but you would be amazed at the number which actually keep coming back and accept you, that way you build-up your following rapidly, they never do anything along with you but hey it builds your numbers. Next Twitter, there are a variety of programs that will reveal how to construct big follower numbers and it’s funny but it’s nearly always around the 9000 mark. You can do exactly the same with Twitter when you do with MySpace and Facebook, that is follow large numbers of people and I’ll guarantee a fair number will follow you back, and you know the dead giveaway? glance at the follower number next to the following number, which they can’t hide.
I am aware of one expert that really sends out his flyers with “I actually have 9000 followers on twitter” therefore i has to be good, well one thing he doesn’t let you know is he follows over 10,500. If you want to have serious with this, check out the Twitter accounts with large followings, 99% seem to be well known actors, celebrities or entrepreneurs, so what does that let you know.
I have always taken the tack that to construct a social media marketing following you need to earn it, build it on providing high quality information and advice and make the “Expert” tag through experience and generate your followers organically not by underhand means and faking it.
There are plenty of “snake oil” sales people you should hold on in your wallet.
So the next occasion you receive a flyer or even an invite, stop and do your homework first, the internet and Google are a great place to learn information about your expert. How many articles have they had published?, where will they hxafvz on Google?, What recommendations are they using and what companies they have worked with in designing and integrating a social networking strategy. For instance, I’ve just done a search on social networking experts, and this person I’m suggesting about doesn’t even rank on the top 20 pages.