The only way they would agree to keep me under contract was if I hired a social media management company.
I had to hire a social media management company when my Facebook page was hacked by someone. The person did a lot of damage to my reputation and I almost lost millions of dollars because of the fiasco. I wouldn’t consider myself an internet celebrity, but I do have more than 100,000 followers on my Facebook and Instagram page. I constantly have to change my password and monitor my page because someone is always trying to hack my account. A few years ago, a guy impersonated me online and I had to shut down the page completely and start over. It took ten months to get back all of my followers. Last month a person succeeded at hacking my page again and they deleted all of my Facebook friends. They also sent nasty messages to some of my corporate sponsors. I had to beg my sponsors not to cancel our contracts. The only way they would agree to keep me under contract was if I hired a social media management company. I had to pay for the service which wasn’t cheap, but it was the only way to keep the sponsors happy. The social media management company handles all of my accounts on facebook and instagram and they answer emails and fan requests. They also handle all of the web content and advertising so I don’t have to worry about too much any more. I didn’t really want to give up control to someone else, but I have a lot less stress and anxiety and I don’t have to be afraid of getting hacked again.