Regularly practicing these ‘Keys’ will be the nectar
to attract swarms of new followers.
1: Let Your Authentic Personality Fly ~ People love to connect with real people, not automated or robotic accounts. Show us your personality in your tweets and @ Replies. You’d be surprised how many people are watching you in actions. Give them the best you and they will follow.
2. Tweet Consistently ~ Showing up every day is vital to create the Know, Like & Trust relationship needed to invite them to look at your site and offers. Important to note: Tweet in moderation – especially when first starting and leave room to allow your audience to absorb your messages.
3. Tweet Great Content ~ The majority of your tweets should not be about you. Share interesting, inspiring, educational, entertaining or breaking news – industry specific or of general world interest. Apply the 80/20 rule – only 20% of your messages will be self-promotion. When you apply the Keys in this post you’ll be surprised by the reach that those 20% messages will have by your legions of faithful fans and ambassadors.
4. Ask Questions & Respond to Answers ~ Asking questions that generate responses is an art form. Focus on general questions that more people can answer and in a way that probes for a deeper thought. (This has been very effective in my Facebook Business Pages). On Twitter deeper questions may take several tweets to share their answer – try something like . . . What was your 1st Car? Your Best Concert experience?
5. Ask For Help ~
Many bloggers and content creators from time to time experience writer’s block. Asking your audience for ideas for your next blog series, or getting a feel of what problems they are having in their life or business may help stimulate new products and services to help solve their current problem.
6. Promote Others ~ Everyone loves to see their name mentioned by someone else, and it has deeper meaning for them if you are seen as Twitter Hierarchy – as your list grows there is a sense of credibility that is bestowed upon you by the followers you’ve attracted. Share their blog or an article or Facebook message they posted or a simple RT.
7. Leave Room ~
Keep your Tweets between 100 to 120 characters for multi-generational RTs – creates space for 2 or 3 people’s names to be included in your messages RT-ed without having to edit.
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