Beware of online scams saying that can get you hundreds of social media followers. When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. It’s easy to buy followers for any of your social media channels for a few dollars. But, this is an area where quality trumps quantity. In addition, social media channels can cancel your account for suspicious business practices such as this. Just do not do it.
Online Scams: “I can get you hundreds of followers”
Most of the time, these online followers are from fake accounts or college students. Many of them are from another country. You’ll see a jump in the number of followers. However, it does not translate to business. Instead of paying for useless followers, PUMC recommends reaching out to current and potential patients in your area.
Online Scams: “My stories and postings will bring followers”
If you are receiving this offer from a local celebrity, you may see action. Receiving this message from someone in China, Italy or outside your local USA area is typically a scam. Sure, you’ll probably see the number of followers jump. But, it means nothing for your business. Regardless of how little they charge, it is a waste of your money.
Online Scams: “My videos will increase your followers”
Videos are a great marketing resource for social media. They get more reach. In addition, short videos capture attention. Short testimonials that you capture yourself are more believable. You need a professional videographer to tell your practice story. Check out the facts before you pay.
Today, there are many economical ways to reach an online audience. But, beware of online scams charge a little and promising a lot. Sure, you can get online followers for $100 to $200. But, followers that don’t bring business are not worth your money. If you are a PUMC client, ask before you pay. We’re always happy to share ways to bring new patients in your door!