There has always been a lot of debate about weather it is good to buy followers or not. Generally the answer is no. Buying followers will not help you get clicks. It will not help you find your qualified audience. It will not help you build your community. It will not help you make a sale. …..directly.
However, buying followers might help you achieve all of these things faster. I read an interesting post about buying a Twitter Zombie Possie. She called them zombies because the followers she bought were just that. They were bots. Dummy accounts. They didnt tweet, or retweet. They didn’t engage with your. But what they did do was increase her Klout.
This, of course, raises issues with Klout’s rating system that it can so easily be influenced by purchasing fans. However, it does bring to question how important is keeping up appearances.
With clients I work towards landmarks. 100 followers is the first big landmark for any Twitter account. Once you have 100 followers your account starts being taken more seriously. More people will start following you and your influence will increase. 100 fans roughly says that you are no longer a newbie and you plan to stay on Twitter for a while. As your account grows so does everything else associated with it. Its like the old adage, it takes money to make money.
So does it take followers to make followers? Simply, yes.
Now buying followers will not get you any real time results. You will not get clicks to your website. You will not get sales. You will not make “connections”. You will not improve your brand awareness. But you might be able to get you over that “growing” hump that can take so long. If buying followers helps legitimize your account , ironically, then it might be a good tool to help you grow your legitimate followers that will help you reach your ROI goals.
Things to think about.