Every thought you might want to buy Instagram followers? I’m always looking for ways to increase my social media presence and test out services available. Instagram is currently my favourite social media platform, so I started to look at my options and reading reviews about buying likes and followers to see if it was the real deal or just a scam. This article will outline the different companies I used, a review of them and then what I would recommend. I realize there’s an ethical line when it comes to marketing and buying followers, but I’m here to test things out in all areas of the internet and share them with my readers and clients.
I have numerous Instagram accounts for different websites I own, a personal account and one for my dog (because I’m cool – don’t judge me!). So I tested out 2 different “Instagram Followers” companies on 2 separate accounts I own.
What I bought: 1500 followers
Price: $35 USD
Review: The accounts were decent and ordering followers was easy and fast. Most followers had at least a few photos and some were private, but they were not active users. So if you’re just looking to grow your numbers on Instagram without the desire to increase engagement, CoinCrack is a decent option. It was also helpful that they leak the followers slowly to your account (50 a day etc) rather than all 1500 at once.
What I bought: 100 ‘Real & Active Followers’
Price: $6.74 USD
Review: This company was pretty good too. The users that I got were the most active looking than any of the other companies I tested to buy Instagram followers. Some of them even had more than 4-5 photos in their account! It is a bit more expensive than coincrack.com, so that seems to be the only big difference between the two.
What I learned from this experience and what I think you should do.
Numbers Aren’t Everything
I mean this literally. The reason I only bought small numbers of followers while testing these companies is because the outcome was what I thought it would be, dead weight. Accounts that aren’t active aren’t going to do anything for your account other than make people think you have a lot of followers. These inactive accounts aren’t going to get you more likes AND a lot of people are smart enough to see that if you have 1.5 million followers and your pictures are only getting 30 likes each, something fishy is going on.
“Real Active Followers” Are Still Not Real People
That’s right folks! Even when I was paying more for “REAL” followers they seemed to just be accounts with more than one image on them. They were not real people who would engage with my posts or add anything more to my account than a rise in in follower numbers.
Be Careful When You Buy Instagram Followers
Platforms like Instagram have algorithms created for account growth to happen naturally, unless you want to advertise on Instagram directly with them. And you never know when they might crack down on something like buying followers and flag your account.
What I Recommend
There’s lots of other ways to grow your Instagram account faster and more naturally without buying followers. Getting a bunch of inactive accounts following you will not help your business or sales. It’s not your best move. That being said, likes and shares can boost your exposure, so that you ultimately can get a lot of organic social traction. If you do decide you really need a boost to get the ball rolling, focus on a mix of organic and buying Instagram followers.
I also understand that you’re busy and don’t always have time to be on Instagram all day networking. Although I always recommend you put your personality out there and talk to people on social platforms with integrity of being yourself and representing your business, a little help with networking and follower growth doesn’t hurt as long as it’s effective. But the stakes are high, so do it as natural as possible.
I’ve hired friends to help out with my social media and I’ve also used a service at Coin Crack and Fast Followerz to mostly only add a few likes to images, just so they are better seen by others. I trust in my content and integrity of what I’m offering people on social media, but I don’t always have time to play the social game. I’ve actually found it really effective when I’m busy for anything, to boost a single tweet or image on social media (since I own over 7+ accounts just on Instagram alone).
I dedicated an entire eBook about how to grow your Instagram account naturally without having to purchase followers. I’ve been training people with the advice I give in this book and their Instagram accounts have been growing 50-100 people per week by following the basic tools I’ve given them. So if you’re interested, you can sign up anywhere on this website to get the book!
Also, feel free to share your thoughts on Instagram, any services available that help you grow or things you’ve tried that don’t work 🙂