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The Best Social Media Platform for Writers is……

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The best social media platform for writers is……..drum roll please.  Twitter (in our humble opinion).

Why?  We are about to give you some great reasons.

 

Why we feel Twitter is THE best platform for creative people.

Why we feel Twitter is THE best platform for creative people.

  • Twitter is THE social media platform for aggressively targeting the right people.
  • You don’t have to be friends/connected or circled.

We know how to work Twitter.  It takes work.  Fortunately we were schooled at the knee of a well-known Twitter chick and we studied hard.

Twitter is a strange animal for sure, but it is an over-the-top way to narrow in on just the right people you want to connect with especially if you are an author.  Oh hell yes..

However, there is a right way and a wrong way to use Twitter, and we are sorry to say most people are not using it the right way, and worse yet, they are trying the “fake it till you make it” approach.  It doesn’t work.  Don’t just Tweet to Tweet it doesn’t work.

First off, Twitter has rules – sorry.  One of their rules is the ratio.  No one really knows the secret to the ratio outside Twitter people, but here is a great rule of thumb.  You need to have more followers than people you are following.  Why?  Who the heck knows but once you follow 2000 people if your ratio is out of whack you can’t follow anyone else.  Now if you follow 2000 people and 2500 are following you back, you are golden.

If you are following 1500 people and only 300 are followiing back you may as well start over.  Worse yet those numbers can make you look like a stalker or a spammer.

Here at our company we get it.  We know how to work it.  We work it for people.

It’s Sunday (when this was written) so we are feeling gracious.  We are going to share a tip with you that we use on all our client Twitter accounts.  We go to your home page and we click on those you are following.  Get your throw-up bags ready because what follows isn’t pretty.  We go through all the people you are following and those who are not following back get dumped.  You want to follow people who follow back.  Remember the ratio?  We have wiped out client’s entire accounts and started over with great rewards.

That’s just one ingredient in our recipe of Twitter success.

We also Tweet for clients 20-30 times per day – we know the importance of having eyeballs on you.

Twitter is not Facebook – it’s better than Facebook. 100% better than Facebook especially for authors and truthfully for all creative people.

Creative people need Twitter for a gazillion different reasons and we understand the reasons.

If your numbers are out of whack you are going no where.  (Sorry!)  We love Twitter and we will do a free Twitter audit on your account.  We can’t fix it for free. (Sorry!)

The bottom line is you can learn to use Twitter and you can have amazing results – three choices:

  1. We can look at your Twitter account and go over step by step how to fix it (how fast can you take notes?)
  2. You can hire us, or someone comparable to us, to fix it for you – pricing depends on how much repair we need to do, but it’s still reasonable and you get a one-hour exit lesson included in the repair (can’t speak for anyone else).
  3. You can learn how to do all by yourself.  Do you have 3-4 solid months to spare?

There are times when one can do things without help and there are times when you should throw money at someone or at a butterfly.

We have butterfly nets – and we can turn your Twitter account around and get it headed in the right direction.

 

 

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How I Make Thousands of Dollars/Month Using Twitter

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Do you want to know how I make thousands of dollars/month using Twitter? Or does this sound like one of those ads that used to run in the back of cheap magazines?

When I was a little girl I was fascinated by all those ads for Frederick’s of Hollywood.  I couldn’t believe they sold under garments with padding but I always read their ads.  Panties with padded areas to add luscious curves?  What happens when you take them off?  Surprise for someone.

Still make me laugh.

Still make me laugh.

Back to making thousands of dollars/month on Twitter.  If you are reading this my headline worked.  I chose it purposefully because I get paid to know what works.  I am a #SocialMediaPR person.  I troll the internet looking for the newest and latest way to grab people’s attention.

The headline just happens to be true.  It’s not a scam I actually do make thousands of dollars a month because I used Twitter properly, not just because I use Twitter.

I am going to share my tips for success on Twitter with you after all statistics show that not everyone reading this will implement it so I am not throwing the baby out with the bathwater here.

  • I do use an automatic thank-you-for-following-me response but unlike the advice given by others there is nothing in it that takes you to a landing page or asks you to like my page on Facebook or connect on LinkedIn. Those are just plain spammy.  No, I ask one question and it gets conversation going.  I tailor that question to who I am on Twitter and who I am looking for to follow me.
  • I answer every direct mention and every direct message I receive with the exception of those spammy thank you messages mentioned above.  I thank every person who favorites or RT’s a Tweet.  Seriously I do.  I also don’t sound automatic in my response.  I am looking to build rapport and I am human.
  • I use several software programs that send my Tweets out for me.  I do this for all my customers too.  It is labor intensive to start a Twitter success program with me, and I don’t come cheap when I am hired for my Twitter program but as Red Adair said “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.”
  • I run a clean Twitter account.  I remove followers who do not speak English, I remove followers with fake profiles, and I do remove followers who do not follow me back.  With the exception of the very famous social media/celebrity-in-their-field people of course.  They go on lists and I look at my lists several times a day.  I give people I follow about two weeks to follow back and I also sometimes prod them to follow me back.  If not BAM – gone.
  • Twitter is a business tool for me first and foremost, yes, I have established some new friendships there, but I learned early on to see the Twitter bird in the shade of green money is printed in and not as happy-go-lucky little dude that makes me warm and fuzzy.  I prefer to be cool and fed (I live in Florida – Twitter bird shows me the money that keeps me comfortable, fed and clothed.)
  • I spend time there, I really look at Tweets, I have been blessed with highly intuitive skills and it did not take long for me to see a pattern in the niche of people I wanted to have hire me.  You can to this too.  Just know what you are looking for and it will emerge.  My biggest customer is someone who responded to me and our conversation just took off.
  • It won’t always work that way, so don’t jump in and immediately try to sell yourself, your service, your product.  That is a HUGE turn off to every body.

You have to be consistent and conversational.  You have to sound like a real human being.  You have to go slow and you will know when the timing is right to suggest that you might be able have a solution. (Note I said suggest not ask!)

How long did it take me to go from zero to thousands?  Here is my one last little secret.  I did get help.  I had a very well-connected friend spend about 6 hours with me coaching me on Twitter.  We finished at the end of February and June was my turning point.

Stop dreaming do it!

Stop dreaming do it!

Twitter is a trending news platform for many people, for me it is a money-making machine, and it can be for you too.  I promise.

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