Yes, well let’s begin again, another one of the, I have got a list of over “9,000? Twitter followers so I’m a social media expert marketing forms has hit my desk today. Come along it says, “to my affiliate marketing driven roadshow and in 4 hours I will make you the expert, but there’s more, if you sign away your cash at this time, we have an e-book special for you, yes just for you, an E-Book which i didn’t write by the way,but I’ll pretend its mine, and all it can cost you is $89.00.”
I become emails similar to this every day, offering free product i can sell or offer as my own, personal, I become E-Books, income generating ideas and plenty of materials which i can re-brand, that’s not an expert, that’s a faker.
These so named experts all have massive amounts of followers on social media marketing sites like MySpace and Facebook and of course Twitter, plus they fool one to part with your money.
Well don’t be enticed by it, because I’m likely to tell you the best way to fake it, and you too could possibly be the instant social media expert, you already know, the one who can’t get a job selling property so they go for this easy money.
OK this is how one does it, On MySpace and Facebook, you locate as much people who have similar names or interests when you and then send them friend requests, a lot will decline but you would be astonished at the quantity that actually come back and accept you, this way you build up your following very quickly, they never do anything together 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 you can do the same with Twitter as you use MySpace and Facebook, that is certainly follow many people and I’ll guarantee you a fair number will follow you back, and you also be aware of dead giveaway? look at the follower number near the following number, that they can’t hide.
I am aware of one expert that actually sends out his flyers with “I have 9000 followers on twitter” so I should be good, well one thing he doesn’t tell you is he follows over 10,500. If you really want to have serious with this, check out the Twitter accounts with large followings, 99% turn out to be well-known actors, celebrities or entrepreneurs, just what exactly does that let you know.
We have always taken the tack that to build a social media following you should earn it, build it on providing high quality information and advice and create 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 out there you will need to hold on for your wallet.
So next time you receive a flyer or an invite, stop and do some research first, the internet and Google are a good place to discover information about your expert. The amount of articles have they had published?, where do they really hxafvz on Google?, What recommendations are they using and what companies they have dealt with in designing and integrating a social networking strategy. For example, I’ve just done searching on social media experts, and also this person I’m telling you about doesn’t even rank at the top 20 pages.