Free Soundcloud Plays, Likes, Reposts, and Follows: Scams to Avoid

Free Soundcloud Plays, Likes, Reposts, and Follows: Scams to Avoid

Written by Cameron Mayo

As a musician, especially one just starting out on your own, you may hear about “free Soundcloud plays” and be tempted to jump on those opportunities.

“You mean I can get Soundcloud reposts and free Soundcloud likes?”

The sad truth is that those offers are too good to be true. Often times free isn’t really free. They will come at a cost to your brand.

It can be very tempting to take advantage of these “opportunities” to help you grow a more legitimate audience, but there are scams lurking in these free boosts that could ultimately hurt your budding career.

This post will take a look at and explain how you can avoid these scams.

NO UNCERTAIN TERMS

One of the biggest scams that you will see is something like this: “Pay $50 for a repost and you could get 150k followers!” That can be an enticing investment, but more often than not you will not get a good return on your money.

For channels that are just starting out, you may only see a 1% increase in engagement with offers like this. Reposts may or may not even happen, because they do not guarantee it. While this may not necessarily be a scam, it won’t always work as well as you hope it will and is not worth your money.

These are very common on SoundCloud and other social media sites. Even worse, some will offer these services for free, then once you have been reeled in, they change their pitch and make you buy the service. These are scams and don’t fall for their claims.

YOUR IDENTITY COULD BE AT RISK

While the above scenario is sketchy and misleading, getting scammed out of some money is not the only thing to worry about in these situations. Some of these scammers want to compromise your account and gain unauthorized access to steal your personal information.

This could be to access credit card information or to steal your identity. This is obviously a bad scenarios to be in, so be smart and careful when dealing with “free” promotion.

SAFETY THROUGH RESEARCH

Because more than just your SoundCloud account is at stake, try to avoid theses free promotion scams. The best protection against these scams is doing research. Sometimes all it takes is a simple Google search on a company or individual and you can easily find out if they have a history of nefarious deeds.

If you are looking for plays, likes, and reposts, you can find reputable companies that have a proven track record. Always talk to the person before working with them as this is the best way to get a read on them.

Free Soundcloud Plays, Likes, Reposts, and Follows: Scams to Avoid

MY FINAL WORD

Be careful to not do anything that will violate the terms and conditions of Soundcloud. It is a great platform to promote musicians and getting kicked off will hurt your career.

Lastly, always trust your gut. Your first instinct is usually right, so if it tells you to run you should listen.

WHAT TO DO INSTEAD

Be smart when it come to "free SoundCloud plays/listeners." Do your due diligence to make sure their offer won't hurt your brand.

When you make a plan to release some music, be sure budget for organic promotion. It cost money, but it will be some of the best dollars you spend. Organic promotion will get you legit engagements with people that are ready to be your fan. Good promotion service will target based on genre and generate some nice momentum for your music.

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