On Twitter, there are lots of profiles that advertise they will get you thousands of extra Twitter followers for a fee.
There are also such ads on spam mail, websites etc.
This is quite legal of course, although disliked by Twitter.
e.g. CheapFollowersLikes.org – offers several packages including 100 Twitter followers for $15 or 2,500 followers for $50.
There are numerous other such people making similar offers.
It may seem a good idea to get more followers the quick way – more people will see your blog or website, may attract even more followers and if you’re selling something then you need to get followers.
BUT, people who find your Twitter feed, like it for whatever reason and decide to follow you are the people you need and are likely candidates to work with you, buy from you etc.
However, if you buy followers, then these are very likely to be
- Robot accounts i.e. no real person
- Fake accounts setup simply to get paid for following
- Entirely useless to you as there isn’t a person there interested in you
- A problem for Twitter who may regard you as a spammer or criminal causing this problem
Get More Followers
If you want more followers, then the obvious starting point is to create more and better content that people will want to see and tell their friends about.
Twitter adverts –Twitter shows your selected posts to more people. These people may, if your content is appealing, choose to follow you and you only pay Twitter for each new follower. No money wasted.
If you have any experiences with scammers, spammers or time-wasters do let me know, by email.