So… you may think that it’s the easy thing to do… buy some Instagram followers and people will immediately think that you have built up an amazing Instagram with just a few posts and thousands of followers already… but don’t be fooled!


If you’re not careful, you could end up with a bunch of fake accounts, which can cause all sorts of problems for your business.


Here are some things to keep in mind when considering buying Instagram followers:


  1. Buying followers is expensive! If you’re looking to get thousands or even hundreds of thousands of followers, it’s going to cost you a lot of money—and if they don’t like your product or service, you won’t be able to charge them for it because they won’t be interested in what you have to offer anymore. Growing your Instagram account organically will be so much more beneficial for you and your business, and ultimately build a trustworthy Instagram account – this is what your followers and target audience is going to appreciate more, building something from scratch!


  1. It’s so easy for your followers to spot whether you have purchased followers! You may feel like no one will know… But it’s quite easy to tell whether an Instagram account has purchased their Instagram followers for example – looking at the followers, and then the number of likes and engagement – if things aren’t adding up there could be some red flags with this account! Furthermore, to spotting bought followers, there can be many unusual account names in their followers list, usually with lots of numbers, hardly any followers and 0-5 posts…


  1. When it comes down to it, buying Instagram followers isn’t worth it if you have other options available (like growing your audience organically). Stick to learning more about your audience and more about what your business is about online, post all about your business, be transparent with your audience and don’t worry about your number of followers


Purchased followers = low engagement…


Most accounts that you can pay to follow you, are bots or inactive accounts. This means that they won’t engage with your posts – and engagement is ultimately the most important thing that helps build your Instagram account! An account may look like they have lots of followers, but they won’t be able to grow from there.


As previously mentioned, organically building your Instagram from scratch is your best option for Instagram growth, engagement is a huge factor of this.


So, what should you take from our blog?


Understand that organically building your Instagram, in a transparent and trustworthy way is going to be most beneficial for your business. Also remember that it doesn’t matter how many followers you have, because even if you have a small group of followers but the majority of them engage with you and your posts – you’re winning at Instagram!



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Absolutely!  We are experts at creating interesting and audience friendly content that aligns with your brand values.  Our team can create social media content and ensure this is scheduled for you on a monthly basis, freeing you up to focus on your own business!


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