How to become a social media influencer: The ultimate guide

Mohamed Zohny
Sep 21, 2017 · 9 min read

How to get followers (To Hack or not to Hack?)

There are good, bad and ugly methods for getting followers. I recommend sticking to the good methods, but here is a list of the different ways people can get followers and the risks/benefits that come with each.

The ugly method: Fast but with high risk

Buying followers 💰

The bad method: Fast but with a moral question and risk

Automation or turning yourself into an online bot 😜

  • Don’t check every few minutes how your content is performing. Keep 15–30 min per day where you can check results, analyse some data and respond to comments.
  • Don’t get frustrated with results, they are there to tell you how to improve.
  • Don’t give up. If you are not feeling motivated push your self and “Keep posting”. The activity of working on content and posting will bring back the motivation.
  • Commentary on social media can be unfair, harsh, negative,sexist,racist and insulting. If you find fair comments that you could use to help you improve or start a positive conversation, then great. Otherwise focus on your plan and don’t let unfair comments hold you up .

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Born and bred in Cairo, live in Geneva. Like technology, social media and kitesurfing.

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