I just set up a Facebook page for a totally new business along with a teaser page. The Facebook page is looking a little lost. I still have some work to do to spruce it up and give it a little more credibility such as having a logo designed (via a wonderful site I found on here as a recommendation - 99designs.com). In the meantime I've invested in a couple of ads to try to generate some traffic for both the Facebook page and the teaser site. I'm keeping it very low budget to do some A/B testing on ads and on the landing page on my site. I'm thinking I'm stuck in a chicken and egg situation. I figure people are more likely to sign up to a Facebook page/application if there are already a fair number of users.
So in my research I came across a few sites that offered to sell fans. Reading the testimonials I approach with a little caution. I'm just wondering if 'purchasing' some fans might help get the ball rolling. I did the math on what I'm trying to spend on ads - and what I spent with another business - and it seems to weigh up as worth giving a shot. That said I don't want to get ripped off. Has anyone used such services and how do you rate the experience?