“Success is doing what you love and making it a career but I don’t know who will pay me to drink wine while looking at Pinterest.”
You often hear people say that “playing” on social media is a waste of time. I thought that too until I did something on Twitter – by accident – that led to a $12,000 sale. That kind of makes all that time making connections and building relationships well worth the effort.
Now, I had known that I was getting opt-ins, preview call sign-ups, and lots more traffic to my website. Of course, it had to lead to more sales, but because analytics and statistics aren’t really my thing, I hadn’t bothered to examine the numbers to know what was happening.
Looking back at my social media habits, it seemed like a lot of things that seemed, to be fair, random, but looking at the numbers, I discovered they were actually working to get me more followers, more opt-in, more sign-ups for preview calls, and essentially, more sales.
I listed my methods, and created a simple social media system for myself. As I saw these strategies working over and over, I started sharing them with clients. And it turns out – they work for everyone!
How to Get More Fans and Followers on Facebook and Twitter
Let’s start today with 7 of my favorite ways to get more Facebook fans and Twitter followers:
Retweet with Comments
Clicking retweet (RT) is easy, but very few people go the extra step. Add your own thoughts when you retweet, and you will get noticed.
Follow, Follow, Follow!
Follow people who you want to follow you. It’s a simple as that. Not everyone will follow you back, but a good majority will.
Let Me Entertain You
The number one reason people follow and fan others? No, not good value. Entertainment. Be uncommon, controversial, bold, witty, daring. Entertain us!
There is a direct correlation between the frequency of your posts, and your fan or follower base. Post your valuable, entertaining information frequently.
Participate in Interactive Chats
Network virtually with others in a live Twitter Party or Facebook chat. None going on today? Create one and host it yourself!
Hold a Contest
You’ll want to use an approved app (like Wildfire) for Facebook contests. You can set them so that in order for people to participate – and win your big prize – they need to like your page.
Your profile is how people decide if they are going to follow you, or follow you back. Don’t gloss over it. Upload a fun photo, showing off your personality. And write an interesting bio that allows people to connect with who you are.
The biggest key to growing your community on Social Media is being active. If you want a big, happy, loyal following, you need to be involved.
Wish there was a way to get all of the benefits of social media – with none of the work? Well, there may be. Check out Nika Stewart’s Ghost Tweeting™ programs. There is one that is perfect for you!