Why Slow and Steady Wins the Race in Social Media

A lot of the times, new business pop up and their owners are so excited about this new venture that they think they need to see quick growth on social media. This mindset may lead them to make some rash decisions such as buying followers or spending too much on ads. And it may look impressive to investors to have gained over 1,000 followers in under a month, but savvy investors know there's more to it than that. And the day-to-day consumer probably won't even pay attention.

Let's get this out of the way right at the front: Do not buy followers. No one knows for sure, but it's estimated that about 15% of social media accounts are bots. That's 15% of about 3 billion. So, if you had every bot on Twitter following you, it would bring your follower count up to about 450 million. Sounds impressive, right? It does right up until you realize that bots aren't buying your products or telling any real people about you. You could make the case that the high number of foll…

How Much Do You Love Me? I'll Pay You!

PayPerPost.com is a blog marketing site that lets you pick opportunities that advertisers have posted there to blog about and pays you according the parameters set in the opportunity. I've used it once or twice, but most of the opportunities were either about stuff I didn't care about or required that my blog was cooler than it is. However, PayPerPost.com has a cool new feature that doesn't require that I give an opinion about anything! In fact, it's looking for your opinion.

You'll notice from now on that there is a little graphic at the end of many posts asking if you want to review any particular post of mine. But that's not all! You also get paid for it! I'm not sure how much you get paid, but basically the graphic takes you to payperpost.com, asks you to sign up and give them your payment information, you tell them where you reviewed my post and they'll take a look at it and pay you accordingly. Cool eh?

I've already gone through most of my review-worthy posts and put a link on them. You can find most of them in the religion related section and maybe one or two in the real news section. So go on! You're a click away for getting paid to tell the world how much I rule. Or suck. Depending on your point of view.