One page I manage has around 45k likes and advertising in 3 different locations(All SEA) still pretty works quite well for $1/day, I advertise somewhat frequently(4 times in the last 3 months). Where it gets costly is when you start exceeding 100k likes/follows. It's now further incentivized doing so since your reach gets much more defined as you pick locations that react positively to your ads. Another incentive is that if a cos page has an attached Instagram, promoting your page can now run in tandem with the attached IG page too. I personally think it's a technique she learned along the way, and I can't blame her, it's a rather effective one.
She used to care, a year ago her Snapchat were pretty much loads of gym and weight loss updates. My assumption is she stopped mainly because she realized that she was getting much more Patreon finance for being fat. No point working out when you're basically paid to gain weight while dressing lewd.
There are many factors as to why. I've promoted cosplay pages out of my own pocket before, and I can shed some light as to why, but let me preface that what she did is pretty smart, since it takes a good advantage of psychology. Thailand makes sense mainly because it's from SEA. SEA countries like Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines huge fans of cosplay(for countries like Vietnam and the Philippines, it's literally some sort of prestige) and promoting herself on Thailand or countries from SEA mean that she can make herself look big to people who see her ads over there. There's also less skepticism for people over those countries when it comes to liking her page since all they see is a foreign cosplayer, they don't see the baggage she carries from her local coscomm, nor do they care. Basically, they see her as a foreigner who can afford ads in Thailand, they end up assuming that she must be big cosplayer. There's less Like resistance promoting herself in Thailand vs. promoting herself in the Netherlands, since Thais are much more likelier to like her content since they're unaware of the drama that surrounds her. I use the same method when it comes to promoting cosplay pages I manage, but the other reason as to why I can kind of figure where she targets for likes is mainly because we have access to the same statistics resource, which is Sayapi Hiwatari's reach statistics. Lastly, the cost of promotion is the same regardless of location, the cost tends to scale based on how many likes you have.
To the contrary, its the reason why she's obsessed with attaining more likes vs. producing quality content. I'm just gonna assume you're Kimu, because this whole posts just confirms what I've always thought about how she thinks. Despite how critical I've been in this thread, I've tried to be as neutral as possible, just basing things on experiences being an acquaintance of her, but this pretty much changes everything. Becoming an admin in cosplay pages to share and promote nothing but her own content regardless of whether they're up to par with what those pages post, buying likes, they all make sense now. Dunno why it took me long to see this post, but the emphasis on the quantity of followers versus quality the quality of her cosplays as a barometer for what makes a cosplayer is just bullshit, it makes my blood boil. If we were gonna base it on that, Momokun would be one of the best cosplayers in the world.
He's trying to be Yung Lean when Yung Lean is still a thing. His only advantage is is that he's good looking, but tbh if I wanna listen to trashy SADBOYS kind of shit, I'd still choose Yung Lean over Joji.
Finally, answers. Youtube's Chief Business Officer, Robert Kyncl, will be doing an interview with Casey Neistat regarding the whole Logan Paul situation and the the current state of Youtube as a whole. Best part is that the questions aren't screened beforehand by Youtube and so hopefully that means the answers aren't BS PR speak.
I disagree, anyone can photoshop themselves to an unrealistic degree like she does, another person who does so is Hana Bunny The real skill is photoshopping it in a way where it's not disconnected from how you really look iRL, since that's a line that requires significant amounts of discipline, while overdoing it shows the lack of it.