As little as 10 cents, you can “grow” your fan base in China social media such as Baidu Post Bar, blogs, micro-blogging platforms, etc.
With less than 3,000 yuan (USD 440), you can get tens of thousands of fans for your social media channels. And guess what? You can find many such sellers easily on Taobao.
Most sellers are quite “transparent” about their services; you don’t get true fans but you can very “real” fans with photos, locations, and profiles information. Of course, most of these fans have either one or no fans at all.
A few sellers seem very advanced. They provide huge number of fans (such as 30K) each of which has 5 to 300 fans, complete profile, and certain number of blog posts.
Where are those fans from? Team work. Some utilize the collective efforts from a team; some use software; and, some use both techniques.
Should you buy fans?
I don’t recommend you buy fans. If you do, you not only lie to others but also to yourself. What’s the point of building a business and making it look like attractive only to yourself?
If the number of fans increase too rapidly within a short time frame, it might trigger red flag and the administrator could shut down your account.
One thing you should have learned is, there are many people in China whose mind can be only in love with short term goals – quick money.