In the November, 2011 issue of Inc. Magazine, they had an article entitled “Social Media By The Numbers.” They looked at six social media marketing strategies and made a judgement about whether they are worthwhile.
We’re going to look at each of the techniques and see how we can make use of them for small business. The fourth technique is buying followers.
You can go to Ebay and purchase a few thousand followers for Twitter accounts. The article brought out that many of the followers may be dummy accounts while others may be actual people. Some accounts may not be worth buying because of past Tweets, as well.
This might be an acceptable initial strategy to get your Twitter account loaded up with people targeted by location and interest. Twitter has pretty good return and you’ll get new followers almost every day without having to buy them all the time.
So if you don’t mind spending $50 to $100 to get an initial boost of followers, you can give this a try. If you can be patient and you stay active, your Twitter account should grow over time on its own.