2021 Edition Out Now!

Our Customer Reviews


Everybody Lies: Instagram Growth, Monetization, and What the Influencers and Social Media Experts Conveniently Forget to Tell You

(26 customer reviews)

$25.00 $14.99

Dive deep into the world of social media and uncover what it takes for influencers, entrepreneurs, marketers and business professionals to gain and cultivate a following.


26 reviews for Everybody Lies: Instagram Growth, Monetization, and What the Influencers and Social Media Experts Conveniently Forget to Tell You

  1. Alexa Ferell (verified owner)

    As a creative director, blogger and marketer, I’m always looking at books like this; namely, the ones that make big promises that they’ll show me something new, something simple, something vital that I’ve been missing in this world of social media that is incredibly difficult to keep up with. Yes, they usually leave me wanting in one way or another, but not this time. This book simply delivers. It breaks everything down in an organized manner, and delivers the tips and tricks you’ll need (if you’re reading this review, you must need them) to grow your effort, passion or brand.

  2. Cade Hill (verified owner)

    This book is the real deal. It was honest, easy to understand and incredibly up to date. I had no idea there were so many ways to grow a following, including some very questionable methods. I’m looking forward to implementing some of these strategies. If you have a business and want to boost sales, this is a must read!

  3. Monica L (verified owner)

    Great read for entrepreneurs! This isn’t a book, it’s a bible. I feel like I’ve discovered a secret recipe and am a bit surprised, happily, that they are sharing a top-notch approach with the world. I will be launching my new blog in May 2020 and will be implementing these strategies. I will write a follow up review for everyone to let you all know how it goes. For now, I highly recommend this book.

  4. Veronica Nor (verified owner)

    Absolutely phenomenal. Finally someone speaks the truth.

  5. Jacob Sherif (verified owner)

    One of the most detailed, well thought out and eye-opening books I’ve ever read on social media. It basically goes to show you Instagram is a joke. Yes, the book covers all the real ways of growing a following, very well I might add. However, it blows my mind how many strategies can be used to manipulate growth. Buy this book and for less money than a few Starbucks drinks you’ll understand how the online world works. Or, you could spend $30,000 getting a marketing degree or $997 on some bogus Mastermind course…

  6. Tony Mendez (verified owner)

    This isn’t really a “book” it’s more of a step by step guide. I love the concept! Rather than telling you there is one “best” method for Instagram growth, it basically lays out every possible strategy influencers use.

    It has advice down to the minute detail about how to put each strategy into action. I didn’t expect there to be this much information, it’s a pretty long read. There is an entire chapter about going viral and a lot of the tips and advice can be carried over to other social networks like TikTok and Youtube.

    Highly recommend. Especially for the price, I think this is a great find. Seems like the authors put a lot of effort into this.

  7. brandi1994 Mendez (verified owner)

    It’s a miracle! I’ve been trying to understand how everyone grows their following so quickly and it finally makes sense. The 180 degree method is genius. Great purchase

  8. John Thompson (verified owner)

    One of the best book about Instagram tips, didn’t read all now but for sure I will read all 🙂 Thank you! 5 stars!

  9. Lanx (verified owner)

    Alright this is my honest review. It’s a little long.

    First off, overall this is hands down the most detailed book on Instagram growth I ever read. Honestly, this is pretty much the only material anyone who wants to understand Instagram should read. There is nothing else to know lol

    The first few chapters are dedicated to branding. Basically showing you how to create content others want to see and increase the chances they follow you long term. It’s obviously not going to show you how your camera settings work… but the book has a good intro chapter to photography and creating viral content.

    The rest of the eBook outlines various techniques you can use to get more followers. It breaks it down into techniques that don’t break Instagram’s terms and conditions and ones that do. Even though I don’t plan on using any scammy methods, it’s interesting to learn and understand what others have successfully done in the past to grow. The automation chapter is insanely detailed (literally step by step instructions on setting up automation programs).

    I’ll definitely be using the 180 degree method. I plan to create a brand this year and feel this could be a great way to get some organic traffic.

    I really have no complaints and for $20 I feel like it was valuable information that was worth the read. It’s definitely not a “fun” book to read, it’s more technical and I also think some of the chapters require a little bit more computer savvy know-how… It took me 4 days to read through, but I’ll go back and take notes on the chapters I plan to use for my own business.

    For the price and the massive amount of information this book covers, I definitely recommend.

  10. Erica Dane (verified owner)

    Wonderful read. I almost wish I could start again from scratch now! Very detailed with excellent tips for IG growth!

  11. Lauren Fang (verified owner)

    Great book! I learned so much about Instagram. The book has unique information I’ve never heard before and I love that it tells you exactly how to be successful. As a content creator, the chapter about going viral is amazing. It gave me a ton of new ideas I can’t wait to try. Will recommend to my friends!

  12. Jane Marks (verified owner)

    This might be my favorite informational book of all time. The value packed inside this for the price is amazing! I love how they don’t make promises and claim unachievable results. Instead of saying… “Do this and you’ll 100% be successful” it’s more like “You can do this, or this, or this, or this, or this… and MAYBE if you do it correctly you will be successful.”

  13. Blake Lorenzo (verified owner)

    Wow. I’m an Account Manager at a large marketing company in Dallas, Texas. I came across this ebook on Instagram and was curious on if there were any new techniques we could implement for some of our clients. Let me just say – This book is fire!

    The majority of successful online marketers and entrepreneurs have a big following purely do to their ability to create high quality and engaging content. So many of these “influencers” have informational videos/courses on how to grow a social media following… but they all fall short. Why? Because like I said, their growth relied on their creative abilities, not marketing abilities.

    This book is perfect for those who might not be the epitome of a creative genius. Literally anyone can take away the methods discussed in this book and apply them for growth (no matter your creative abilities).

    For us, we have an entire team dedicated to the creative side of content creation and I can’t wait to use these methods to increase reach for our clients. The 180 degree method already has me thinking of some awesome accounts we can grow for clients in the food and beverage industry.

    To whoever wrote this book… A++

  14. Dillan Heffor (verified owner)

    Unreal. This book should be a required read for marketing majors. Excellent information and easy to understand.

  15. lauren (verified owner)

    What a wonderful book! So much detail. I’ve purchased Instagram and blogging courses in the past (some cost a few hundred dollars) and this book far surpass anything I’ve ever come across. LOVE!

  16. Zayd Sheridan (verified owner)

    WHY DOES NOBODY ELSE MENTION THE 180 DEGREE METHOD! It’s brilliant! Unfortunately, I’m not a beautiful girl traveling the world on a daily basis. I thought it was impossible to grow my account but… this is what I NEEDED! I honestly don’t understand how this is the first time I’ve come across the feature account method. It makes no sense! This is the greatest book of all time. I will forever laugh at anyone who sells an Instagram growth course and doesn’t mention this. BUY BUY BUY!!!!!

  17. Bianca A. (verified owner)

    Straight to the point. Lots of useful information. Great tips. A precious tool for bloggers and entrepreneurs. I haven’t read the entire book yet (the book has a lot of info), but I’m sure it will continue to add value. 5/5 <3

  18. Julia Brek (verified owner)

    This is a great reference for the newbie plus tips for the experienced social media expert! This is a nicely presented step-by-step guide that allows one to use Instagram to kickstart their business with a minimum of fuss. The information presented makes me wish I had read something like this when I started, it would have saved me a bit of time. I have social media accounts across many platforms and have had my share of issues growing them, but I think that the author does a wonderful job of providing screen-shots and clear guidance. I have been encouraged to explore more of the capabilities of Instagram and I think this is an excellent reference for both the newbie and the experienced blogger and I look forward to more great advice from this author.

  19. Rachel P. Remy (verified owner)

    Excellent investment!!!! First of all, just to be 100% clear, I was not paid to write this review. I did not get a free review copy. I had, in fact, never heard of Start Being Creative before… but I came across this on Instagram (from a travel couple’s account) and I’m glad I did.

    This offers an excellent return on investment — if you USE it. (Isn’t that true of anything. It’s no good if you just read it and ignore it.) Most people will pay more than the cost of this book for a single dinner; if you can’t bear to invest that much in your business, it might be wise to reconsider having one. And there is so much in this book.

  20. Wanda_Reads (verified owner)

    This is a book that anyone who has a blog, wants to grow a following, or is considering starting a business, should buy. After reading it, I was able to come up with so many ideas! I have struggled with getting my account to “grow.” I was easily able to identity several things I’ve been doing wrong, as well as how to fix them.

  21. Morgan L (verified owner)

    What a wonderful read! I 100% recommend this to anyone interested in social media growth and how influencers monetize. I had a friend suggest this book to me! I really appreciate the effort the authors put into this book. They make it very clear that this is not a “get rich quick” scheme, so if you download this book looking for the “secrete formula” you’ll be wasting your time. It does an excellent job of mapping out all the ways to grow a following. The beginning sections are basic, but then it gets super technical towards the advanced sections. I feel like anyone would benefit from this book 🙂

  22. Ana Ortiz (verified owner)

    I loved this ebook! I purchased this in the past and they just updated it with an Instagram Reels chapter. So much value <3 great find!

  23. Patrick Hon (verified owner)

    There is literally nothing else to know about Instagram (or social media) growth. If it’s not covered in this book, it does not exist. I truly believe this is the best bang for your buck guide I’ve ever come across. Excellent read.

  24. Alex Mari

    I am really surprised at the added value this book has. For the price, it’s the best I’ve read so far!

  25. Jake Loreck (verified owner)

    I just purchased the 2021 edition and I literally can’t believe how much info this book covers. It’s longer than a full-length novel! If you’re a beginner you can probably skip the first few chapters (although the algorithm and viral chapters are very interesting). However, the more advanced chapters are really detailed and the examples used are great. I highly recommend this book.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Download the best-selling Ebook now!

  • star-review

    (25 customer reviews)

$25.00 $14.99

Uncover the truth behind Instagram’s most successful influencers, entrepreneurs, marketers and business professionals. The more you know, the better decisions you can make. Download today!