Judge for yourself: “The 4-Work Week” reviews
The Cons: When You Get Caught
Of course, not everyone has tried the same strategy and come through clean on the other end. Consider the case of a hotel boss who was found encouraging his workers to make fake reviews for his hotel on TripAdvisor.
If you don’t solicit genuine reviews, you’ll look bad. That’s the long and short of it. People figure that if you need to make fake reviews, then you’re not willing to earn strong reviews. The negative publicity generated from this is downright damning.
You’ll become “the boy who cried wolf.” Who will read any future review of your service or product without a grain of salt in the future?
Yes, you can do a lot to swing online fortunes your way, but you should never go so far as to be outright deceitful. Instead, play by the rules: you’ll earn a lot more fans that way.
And for those who do want to give it a try – where can you purchase these paid product reviews? On any outsourcing on crowd-sourcing platform, just sign up and search for paid writers or product reviewers.
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