Free Social Media Followers to Get You Started

Once you have set up your new social media profiles, to promote your CBD business, you need to get followers. The best way to get followers is through sharing useful content and building a following based on the value of your profile. However that takes time and people can be reluctant to follow profiles that have little or no followers, so you might want to boost your following at first, with "free followers".

Warning: There is no such thing as free followers

All sites that offer "free followers" want something in return. Any that say they don't are probably scam sites and should be avoided. That being said, you don't always have to pay cash for your followers. The sites I am going to direct you to give you followers in return for action, for example following other people.

Warning: Avoid Robots

There are websites that offer 1000s followers. Stay away! They are likely to be fake profiles. Being followed by a lot of fake profiles can make your profile seem fake and get you banned.

The sites below offer real human followers, as far as I can tell.

Twitter Followers

TraffUp offers Twitter followers, likes and retweets in return for completing minor tasks, including visiting websites for 20 seconds, following people on Twitter, liking tweets and retweeting.

You earn points (usually 40-50) for completing each task. You can then spend those points on Twitter followers, likes and retweets. You specify your profile for followers and the tweets you want liked or retweeted, as well as how many points you are willing to 'pay' for each (minimum 50).

For example, you can earn 250 points by visiting 5 websites. You can then buy 5 Twitter followers at 50 points each.

Instagram Followers

Mr Insta offers 25 followers in return for following 10 profiles. You can use the site once every 12 hours. The followers usually arrive within minutes.

Facebook Page Likes

I have not been able to find a legitimate website that offers real Facebook page likes. I've found a few that appear legitimate, but in the final step you need to take part in several offers, most of which involve entering your credit card details in to a website.

If you have found a legitimate website, similar to the two above, for Facebook, please post a comment.

Final Warning

The followers you will get from these sites are only following you in return for getting followers themselves. They are not interested in you or your product and you are never going to be able to sell to or recruit them.

They are useful for getting started and making your profile look more real because it has genuine followers, but that's it. Don't make them part of your long term social media strategy. Just use them to help you get started.

How to Source CBD Images for Your Social Media

Why are Images Needed for Social Media?

If you are promoting your CBD business on social media, you need images. Instagram require an image or video on every post, Twitter say that Tweets with images receive more engagement and Facebook posts with photos also receive more engagement. However, use the wrong images and you could be in breach of copyright.

Where to get Copyright-Free Images

If your business is powered by CTFO, you can join the CTFO CBD GRAPHICS group. If you joined CTFO below me, you can also join the CTFO CBD Hemp Legacy Team group. Both these groups regularly post graphics that can be shared. However, if you are not part of CTFO, or you don't want to post the same graphics as everyone else, you will need to source your own, elsewhere.

Do not use Google Images. A lot of people make the mistake of searching for images on Google and posting them. Most of the images on Google Images are copyrighted, so posting them is illegal.

The best source of free copyright-free images that I have found is Pixabay. "Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist - even for commercial purposes."

Below are some of the images I found, by searching for CBD on Pixabay:

If you want to crop or overlay text and you don't have photo editing software, you can use PhotoShop Express on mobile and Pixlr X in a browser on a desktop.

Please comment below if you have other free sources of royalty-free images.

CBD News: As baseball loosens grip on CBD, former football players urge NFL to follow

In the bone-crunching, muscle-wrenching sport of football, staying on the field when injured is a challenging priority for NFL players.

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10 Steps to Grow Your CTFO Business

Below are some simple steps to get you on your way to success with CTFO.

This post was created from an email that CTFO send to new associates.

One of my associates said she couldn't read it, so I posted it here.

  1. Order CTFO CBD/Hemp Products
    • You want to experience the amazing health benefits.
    • This is the MOST IMPORTANT & NUMBER ONE thing you should do to build a successful business; create you own personal testimony ASAP. CTFO offer some of the highest quality, purest CBD Hemp Products at affordable prices. Made in USA, no heat processing, non gmo, CO₂ extracted using only Organic Ingredients. 

    • Login to your back office by clicking here.
    • Click on "Place Order" from the left-side menu.
    • Add the product(s) of your choice to your cart.
    • When you're finished shopping, click "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT" and follow the steps to process your order.
  2. Setup your autoship
    • Login to your back office by clicking here.
    • From the menu, click "Manage Autoship".
    • Click "Create a New Autoship".
    • Select the product(s) of your choice by clicking "ADD TO AUTOSHIP".
    • Follow the prompts to select your autoship date and add your payment information to complete the setup.


      1. You receive a 5% Discount whenever you make an order.
      2. You receive the convenience of getting your product(s) monthly.
      3. You can change or cancel your autoship at anytime.
      4. For those building a business, it assures that you will always be qualified to receive commissions. Associates do not have to order to get paid 20% of the CV on personal enrollments. Associates do need to place a minimum $47.47 US Dollars monthly order to get paid in the compensation plan’s Matrix, Unilevel, Infinity, Fast Start and Team Pay.
      5. There is no risk. You have 60 days to return the product for a full refund.
  3. Educate yourself
    Check out the amazing Online Library in your back office. This can be found in the Quick Links as well as under the Resources menu. When you truly understand who this company is, and what we are apart of, you will need extra Sleep Spray when you go to bed tonight!
  4. Join our weekly live training webinars
    Corporate Tuesday LIVE Training Webinars
    6:00pm PST / 9:00pm EST
    Go to

  5. Like our Corporate Facebook page
  6. Join the CTFO Facebook testimonials group
  7. Get familiar with the compensation and profit sharing
  8. Follow us on Pinterest

  9. Set up your Global Payroll Gateway - so you ca get paid!
    Wednesday is PAYDAY!

    CTFO has chosen Global Payroll Gateway (GPG) to provide commission processing and payments worldwide. This is the fastest and most convenient way to pay members.

    This system allows CTFO Associates to transfer their commissions to:
    • Local Bank Accounts in 70+ countries (We will be bringing CBD to the World soon)
    • Reloadable Visa, MasterCard or AMEX Paycards (Not available in some countries)
    • Visa or MasterCard Credit Cards or Debit Cards (Not available in some countries)
    To activate your GPG account, follow these instructions:
    • Login to your back office by clicking here.
    • Click "Commission Management" from the menu.
    • Click "Click Here to Login to your GPG Commission Account"
    • Follow the steps to activate your GPG account.
    When you set up your GPG account, be sure to add your mobile number so you can receive a text message each time you get paid!

    The first time you access your GPG Account, you will be prompted to complete a simple Activation Form. After the activation process is complete, you can add your bank account or card information where you'll be paid.

    You should have received an email from GPG. If for some reason you did not, you can contact them directly at
    1. CTFO will place your commissions into your GPG Account each Wednesday.
    2. You can access your GPG Account securely through your CTFO back office.
    3. Log into your GPG Account and transfer your commissions to your Bank Account, Paycard or Credit/Debit Card. (Some options may not be available to all countries.)
    IMPORTANT: Once you begin earning commissions, if you live in the United States, you will want to enter your Social Security Number/Tax Id Number in your back office or by contacting our Support Team. Without this information on file, commissions will not be issued once you reach a total of $600 in earnings.

    To add your SSN/Tax Id:
    • Login to your back office.
    • Click on your name in the upper right hand corner and select "My Profile."
    • Click "Edit Personal Info," enter your information and click "Save Changes."
  10. Have fun and consistently share the amazing CTFO products & opportunity with as many people as possible daily.

CBD News: Christine Manby Can CBD be the alcohol replacement I’ve been searching for?

It can give you the healing and relaxing benefits of cannabis without the high – or jail time. Christine Manby adds a dash of cannabidiol bitters to her tonic

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Read the full story: Christine Manby Can CBD be the alcohol replacement I’ve been searching for? on the Independent website.

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10 Important Facts About CTFO

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10 Important Facts about CTFO's Powerful CBD/Hemp Products
Our CBD is made from Non-GMO, Pesticide Free, CO₂ Extracted Hemp Oil using only organic ingredients.
All of our products are manufactured in the USA in a registered GMP facility. GMP stands for "Good Manufacturing Practices" and refers to a system of manufacturing that guarantees reproducibility of product quality to set specifications.
Our products are manufactured in a cruelty-free facility. This means there is no testing done on animals - a very common issue in the skin care industry.
CTFO does third-party independent lab analysis and displays them right on the website - proof of potency and purity.
We use only the best, highest quality, purest organic Hemp and there is no high-heat processing which can reduce the potency and effectiveness of the CBD.
Our CBD oil is a combination of both the CBD Isolate (extract) along with the Full Spectrum Whole Plant Hemp Oil. This gives us a much higher potency of CBD oil while maintaining over 120 other cannabinoids, all of which have additional benefits. In addition to Full Spectrum oils, CTFO also offers Isolate products with 0.00% THC.
There are more than 400 phytonutrients that exist in hemp plants. Our extraction technology allows us to extract all of these nutrients, without using any heat or harmful solvents. The result is a whole food with exceptional nutrient qualities, and much more efficient skin care products.
With CTFO CBD products, you're getting the highest quality, purest CBD, plus over 400 nutrients, in a naturally synergistic easy-to-use and easy-to-absorb formula.
CTFO truly offers outstanding products at affordable pricing. CTFO has over 70 products, and even more to come.
CTFO also has the worldwide exclusive patented 10xPURE technology. In early testing, 10xPURE Supercharged CBD oil has been shown to maintain and protect the integrity of CBDA, which has been shown to be even more effective than just CBD. No matter how good the quality of a product, without penetration and absorption of the key ingredients, you can end up with a wasteful application and reduced potency. 10xPURE Supercharged CBD oil aids in many ailments, as well as naturally detoxifying your body.

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Free KetoCreamer Sample from CTFO

CTFO have recently launched a range of weight-loss supplements, including KetoCreamer.

The KetoCreamer is "a dietary supplement similar to coffee creamer...Formulated with high quality coconut oil, MCT, and grass-fed butter to curb your appetite."

CTFO say "Start your day with rich, delicious KetoCreamer added to your favorite coffee or tea. KetoCreamer is a great metabolism booster designed to burn fat and curb your appetite.
  • MCT For Energy and Accelerated fat Burn
  • Enhances metabolism of Carbs and reduces Fat Storage
  • Supports Healthy Weight Loss
  • No Added Sugars
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
A box of 30 servings costs $34.97, but US residents can request a free sample at

CBD News: Tom Hanks calls out ‘hoax’ endorsement of CBD company

‘I’ve never said this and would never make such an endorsement,’ Oscar-winning actor says

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Using CBD to Overcome Flying Anxiety

This is a follow up to My First Experience Flying with CBD. At the end of that post, I said "Next week, I have to do a short haul flight (2 hours), so I am going to take CBD oil and attempt to fly without drinking alcohol for the first time in years... I will blog about it when I get back, so watch this space." Although I made notes at the time, I didn't get around to doing the post, so, a bit late, but here it is...

I took my standard (at the time) 10mg of CTFO Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops 500mg in the morning. I was taking it every morning and night, regardless of symptoms, at the time. I took an extra 5mg at lunch time because I knew I would be flying.

I was very stressed out before taxi even arrived. This was more to do with work than flying though.

I took an hibiscus CBD drink with me to drink on the way. It contained 5mg CBD. I’d calmed down about 20 minutes and half a bottle into the journey, but that may have been being away from the office, the motion of the car, the sound of the rain etc. I did almost fall asleep in the car though, which is unlike me.

In the lounge, I was calm and didn’t feel the need to drink alcohol to face the flight. It did feel like a bit of a waste not drinking, given how much I’m paying for Priority Pass, but I did say I’d do it and I wanted to see if I could.

My ankle did start to hurt in the lounge, but I put the pain freeze cream on it, instead of taking more oral CBD, as I’d already taken 20 mg; 10mg of CTFO Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops 500mg in the morning, 5mg at lunch and 5mg in the drink in the taxi. The cream worked and the pain went away.

On the plane, there was turbulence the whole way. The seat belt sign was only turned off for about 10 minutes in the middle of the 2 hour flight.

Although I didn’t like the turbulence, I wasn’t as scared as I normally am and I managed to get through the whole flight without drinking any alcohol.

Since then, I have flown sober a few times, which is an improvement on the last 20 years. I still prefer to drink because flights are long and boring and alcohol makes them go faster, well seem to anyway, but I no longer have to drink to fly.

CBD News: Weed may not help cancer pain, study says

A new study casts doubt on the popular notion that smoking weed or using CBD may help cancer patients cope with pain.

From Weed may not help cancer pain, study says on - RSS Channel - App Health Section.

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I'm Back

So you may have noticed that I haven't written a proper post lately. There's been a few automated news posts, but nothing written by me for a while. I  haven't given up on CBD, I've just been too busy to blog...

Between travelling for work and travelling for fun, I haven't been around much. Between the beginning of September and the end of November, I only spent about 3 weeks at home.

Since my last post, I have flown sober several times, tried several CBD products, temporarily quit CBD because I was in a country where it was only legal on prescription, and done lot's of other non-CBD related stuff.

Reviews and posts abotu the CBD related stuff will follow.

One of my many 2020 goals is to focus of my CBD Business and blog when I can, even if it is in a hotel bar, while waiting to go to the airport for my delayed flight (like now ;-)).

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