You won’t make it if you fake it.
Nowadays you can purchase social media followers if you want. Of course it is AGAINST the terms and conditions, but some people do purchase fake followers to make up the numbers.
Does this work? At least the people who purchased followers believe this will work. But it usually won’t work in a long run because, in addition to the breach of the terms and conditions, they rely upon quick-fix approaches rather than real solutions.
We can make a real difference only through continuous improvement of ourselves and constant dedication to our work. If there is time and energy to fake something, it’s much better to take time to make our work better — even a tiny fraction of it.