Yes, well let’s begin again, another one of those, I have a listing of over “9,000? Twitter followers so I’m a social media marketing expert marketing forms has hit my desk today. Come along it says, “to my affiliate marketing driven roadshow and in 4 hours I’ll make you the expert, but there is more, if you sign away your cash right now, i actually have an e-book special for you, yes only for you, an E-Book i didn’t write incidentally,but I will pretend its mine, and all it can cost you is $89.00.”
I recieve emails similar to this each day, offering free product which i can sell or give away as my own, I become E-Books, money making ideas and a lot of materials which i can re-brand, that’s not being a professional, that’s a faker.
These what are known as experts all have massive numbers of followers on social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook not to mention Twitter, and they fool one to part with your money.
Well don’t be enticed by it, because I’m going to tell you the best way to fake it, and you then too could be the instant social networking 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 discover as many people with similar names or interests when you and then send them friend requests, a lot will decline but you will be astonished at the amount that actually return and accept you, like that you develop your following rapidly, they never do just about anything with you but hey it builds your numbers. Next Twitter, there are a number of programs that will highlight how to build big follower numbers and it’s funny but it’s nearly always round the 9000 mark. That can be done the identical with Twitter when you do with MySpace and Facebook, which is follow large numbers of people and I’ll guarantee a fair number will follow you back, and also you know the dead giveaway? look at the follower number next to the following number, they can’t hide.
I understand of one expert that actually sends out his flyers with “We have 9000 followers on twitter” therefore i has to be good, well one thing he doesn’t tell you is he follows over 10,500. If you truly desire to get serious using this, take a look at the Twitter accounts with large followings, 99% seem to be well-known actors, celebrities or business owners, what exactly does that inform you.
We have always taken the tack that to develop a social media following you should earn it, assemble it on providing top 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 so many “snake oil” sales people you really need to hold on in your wallet.
So the next time you have a flyer or an invite, stop and do your homework first, the web and Google are a good place to find out info on your expert. The number of articles have they had published?, where will they hxafvz on Google?, What recommendations have they got and what companies have they worked with in designing and integrating a social media marketing strategy. As an example, I’ve just done searching on social networking experts, which person I’m telling you about doesn’t even rank at the top 20 pages.