How To Make Connections on Social Media

For those of you that keep up to date with the goings on in my life, thank you, you will see that my Twitter following has sky rocketed to the 1000+ mark in just a few months. Contrary to popular belief I did not pay for followers, I treated them like individual people, not things to be collected. From a business perspective, it is better to have fewer followers of quality than a large number that don’t even like your pinned post.

Things to think about when you begin Twitter, Facebook or any social media platform:

Find your niche. It’s in every article and every how to manual on building a brand (which is what you are as an author, a brand). Whether you’re a writer who specialises in supernatural horror revolving around clowns or something else entirely, you need to stand out in a crowd but also fit nicely into an already established niche. I.e writing.

Follow, like, and actually comment on Tweets and posts that entertain you or spark some sort of interest. You’d be surprised how many followers I gained after joining a thread conversation about a dog video.

Once you have an idea of what your niche is into and what it means to be a part of that group, offer something that they want, in exchange for a conversation. That way, if you can get them to talk to you then they are more likely to continue to follow you and recommend your service to other people. Remember, these are social media platforms for a reason, so be social.

I hope these tips helped. Obviously, they are not tips for overnight success but if you persist and action the above on a regular basis then you are bound to see an increase in following.

What did you think of these tips? Let me know in the comments below or tweet to me @kirstyawriter.

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