Twitter is still partly a mystery to me. I say “partly” because the penny is starting to drop. If you want to have a presence on Twitter then you need to engage! It’s no good just shouting about your book, blog, or whatever else you have created and believe is a masterpiece. So, let me tell you about my #1 Pro Tip about social media in general and Twitter in particular.

Before I do that, who needs it? If you are a “creative” then I suggest you need it. That applies if you are a writer, blogger or musician. You want to ‘tell’ the world about yourself and your work.

This article could go on at length about social media and Twitter. It is such a complex subject. Indeed, my Author Spotlight interviewee of today, Daniel Parsons, has written a book on the subject The #ArtofTwitter.

Instead I will let you into my world of how I grew a following in next to no time. Look at the stats in the image below,

Twitter Stats

Yes, over 104,000 impressions in a 28-day period. The Tweet shown next to my photo is the top performer with 1251 impressions, 16 engagements and an engagement rate of 1.3 percent.

Sales is a numbers game. Sales! Yes, sales! If you are a blogger or self-published author then you are selling yourself if not your products. Don’t be shy! If you think your work is good then tell folks about it. Some will agree and some won’t give a toss! That’s life.

#1 Pro Tip

Without a doubt a tool and some help are needed to build a following and a social media presence (to build your brand – you). My ‘go-to’ tool is Social Oomph.  I have tried similar tools and even deserted Social Oomph for a while but like a recalcitrant lover I went back and said “have me back please.” 🙂 Have a quick look at the video below. It’s not very long.

 

You are able to watch me move the cursor and go to various parts of the dashboard. Social Oomph allows me to:

  • Gain and approve followers
  • Send new followers automated welcome messages
  • Compose Tweets and schedule them both as text and text plus image
  • Sleep while it’s doing its “thang”

It does a lot more besides but I suggest you go to the Social Oomph page and try the Professional version for FREE! Wow! You can add several Twitter accounts, Facebook and even your blog posts. Just put it all on auto-pilot then concentrate on creating.

There is loads more I could say about Social Oomph but it would become boring. it works so why not try it. I had zero followers this time last year now I have about 2000 and I haven’t really tried to get more. I could so easily if I wished and I will get around to it.

I’ll tell you what, if you try the FREE version and then sign up for one of the inexpensive paid options (I suggest Twitter Unlimited + Auto follow Back) then I will let you into the secret of how to gain 1000s of followers in weeks. Just come back here and let me know you have signed up and I’ll help you one hundred percent.

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