If you haven’t heard about buying Instagram followers yet, it is most likely that you have been living in a cave for the past 4 years… According to Google’s Keyword planner, over 90 000 people per month search on Google to buy Instagram followers from websites online. Everyone from celebrities to bloggers to businesses want to look more popular on the photo sharing platform, as it increases their brand image and make them look more established. But in the race for numbers, many businesses think they can buy real, targeted followers on Instagram, sorted by age group, geolocation, or interest. Many websites also promise to sell real targeted followers, and usually these cost 3-4 times more than the regular ‘fake’ followers… So here is the big question: Can you buy real Instagram followers from specific countries like Canada, or USA, that are genuinely interested in your products or services and that may convert into customers? Let’s look at it from an insider’s point of view. Here is the answer in bold:

No One Sells Real Instagram Followers. Period.

Absolutely no one sells real Instagram followers. There are hundreds of websites out there who promise this, then once they have your money they will deliver fake followers for the sole purpose of increasing your numbers and look more popular. This is the only way to do this. Do not be fooled by these services and not only they lie to you but they also will charge you 3-4 times more for the same service! Many of these businesses are based in shady countries overseas and will run away with your money as soon as a problem occur…

The only way to get real Instagram followers is to run a real marketing campaign or a real advertising campaign. It is estimated that 1000 Instagram followers earned that way could cost you $5000 or more, while these ‘quick cheat’ websites offer the service for only $20-$30.

Don’t get me wrong, I think buying Instagram followers has many benefits when starting out, as no one will take you seriously if you have only 30 followers. But please be informed about your purchase. This is strictly to give a boost to your numbers, and artificially increase your amount of followers. I wouldn’t spend more than $100 of this. Save your hardly earned money for real marketing, Facebook ads, Google ads, bus stop advertisement, radio promotion, TV commercials. Then the real followers will come, and share with their friends which might also become your followers. This is how people go viral, by using targeting advertising and having original marketing ideas that are naturally shared online and might go viral.

Also, I recommend that you email the owner of such website selling followers prior to buying, to make sure you know about important things like the delivery speed, the retention of the followers  (some followers might get deleted by Instagram as buying followers is against their terms and conditions). Good reputable websites will offer a 6 months or 1 year retention guarantee, which means they will redeliver the followers for you for free if they get deleted or if they un-follow. I hope that this article will help anyone interested in buying Instagram followers.