6 Ways to Get More Followers On Twitter And Increase Your Income
Next to Facebook, Twitter is the second largest social network on the planet.
It currently has over 105 million registered users the world over, and that number grows at an astonishing rate of 300,000 new users each day.
Each day, too, over 55 million “tweets” course through the Twitter network — building relationships, engaging people and driving business for those who know how to get Twitter done right.
As with any marketing channel, conventional or online, the secret to business success starts with generating enough new prospects to sustain the business. In the same vein, the ability to get more followers on Twitter signals the start of a successful social media marketing campaign.
Twitter’s bounce rate is phenomenal, our studies of Google analytics clearly show that people who land on a blog or website as a result of a Twitter link tend to stay longer on the page than those directed by other social media networks.
Another study has established that the average income of Twitter users is higher than that of Facebook users; Twitter users have more income to spend, and so it makes sense to market to this segment.
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Here are Six Proven Ways you can get more followers on Twitter, convert them into customers and better connect with your associates and business partners to build long-term, profitable relationships with Twitter.
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Getting Your Ideal Followers
As mentioned earlier, success starts with building traffic; on Twitter, that translates to building up the number of Twitter users who become your followers. A caveat, though: it’s not strictly about building up the numbers, per se. What you want is to get “ideal followers.” These are the people who have some sort of interest in the niche you represent. There are many ways to do this, and here is one method you can try.
Find five to ten influential people to follow, then follow them.
“But I thought the goal was to find followers, not follow somebody else,” you may be protesting in your mind right now. It is a documented statistic that 35 percent of the people you follow, follow you right back. When that happens, you get your followers and you have the opportunity to start building a relationship with them. Once people start following you back, you can then follow five to ten of their own followers, and so on, and so forth. Before you know it, you’ll have a robust network of contacts on Twitter.
So, how do yo find these influential people you can start following? There are numerous tools you can use. One of the most effective is Twellow (twellow.com), the “yellow pages” of Twitter. You simply enter your niche keyword in the search bar, and the service lists down, in order of popularity, the most influential Twitter users who have some interest or other in the keyword you typed in. Twitter’s internal Connect tool can also point you toward people you want to follow. You can also consider third party services that automatically add followers to your account; make sure, though, that these new additions are qualified leads you can start building a relationship with, and not random people added for the sake of building up the numbers.
There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when following other people.
Twitter allows only a five percent difference between the number of people you follow and the number of people following you. To resolve this and make sure you are within the allowable range, simply unfollow all the people who are not following you, then continue to add new people using the method mentioned here. Rinse and repeat.
Do not follow more than 150 new people a day, or else Twitter might suspect that you are a spammer and suspend your account.
Find ideal prospects from among your followers.
Develop relationships with your followers. Start reaching out to your new followers using the following engagement techniques:
Retweet their posts. Before long they will notice you and and reach out to you in return and tweet your own posts. This gives you the chance to be known to their own followers. When this happens, don’t forget to send them a thank you message.
Ask questions and make comments. Just interact with people on their tweets and encourage discussion.
se #hashtags to categorize your tweets. This lets people easily find your posts and find their way toward you.
Use Twitter’s chat feature. It’s as easy as adding a “@” symbol before the other user’s username to indicate that you are responding to that person’s tweet. You may also send a private message to that person using Twitter’s direct messaging feature. Be careful, though, and note that spammers tend to make use of direct messaging, so your direct messages are less likely to be read.
Opt-ins, Like Gates and Squeeze Pages
Direct your prospects to an offer page where they can opt in.
That page will be off Twitter; it will be your blog or website. Your tweet should have an attention-grabbing message and a link to your offer page. Your offer page should have great content that offers something of value to the prospect — FOR FREE — that leads to an opt-in offer. You will find that people will tend to opt in simply because you have offered something of value already, without cost or obligation to them.
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Start with a sound sales funnel. Your sales funnel starts at the point where the prospect opts in. From there onward, you must carry the prospect forward through a series of auto-responders that end at the point where the prospect makes the decision to buy and transforms into your customer.
Create a solid, free offer to which you drive your customers. It must be something of value to your prospects, such as useful information that helps solve a problem or resolves an issue. It can also be something thoroughly entertaining.
Run picture-naming contests. Everyone jumps at the chance to win recognition as ‘smartest phrase’ or ‘funniest phrase’.
Structure your tweet schedule:
80 percent of your tweets should be pure content. This builds your reputation as an expert in your field, and enhances your credibility.
20 percent of your tweets should be about your product or service. This is how you share your business and drive prospects to your offer page.
Remember to keep your tweets down to 120 characters. When people retweet you, your message won’t get cut off.
Also be aware of optimal timing schedules when sending off your tweets. You will want maximum exposure to your audience when you send out your messages. Most people are usually on Twitter at noon (EST) and between 5 pm to 9 pm (EST), so you will want to time your tweets to take place within these hours. Of course, the peak hours may differ depending on your targets and location, so make sure you find out what schedule is ideal for you.
How to create better connections with customers, prospects, partners and business associates:
Retweet their messages like crazy. Be aware of best tweet times and adjust your schedule accordingly.
Ask open-ended questions, not simply questions they can answer with a “yes” or a “no.” Encourage them to elaborate on their answers so that you can begin a dialogue with them.
Send direct messages to ask for their e-mail address so that you can continue corresponding with them.
Provide great content.
Tweet the latest news in your niche.
Promote other people on Twitter (pay it forward).
Use Twitter’s chat feature to engage your contacts.
You can easily get started marketing your business on Twitter with these simple, straightforward methods. Very soon you will be on course toward getting more of what you love: the joy and fulfillment of business success!