Do you want to get more specifically targeted followers on Twitter who will be beneficial to you without having to buy them?
If so, it’s important that you retweet other people’s content! It’s also important that you talk to people on Twitter, engage with them, and even find out how you can be of help to them so that when the time comes, you can ask them for help without feeling creepy about it.
I was recently able to connect with radio stations in Trinidad to secure several interviews for a Soca artist I’m working with while he was there for the International Soca Monarch. You would be amazed at who you can talk to on Twitter!
I follow people who may be beneficial to my clients’ careers, like radio stations, DJs, journalists, bloggers, reviewers, venues, media outlets, or fans of their genre of music or writing who live in specific cities, etc. and I put those people into lists labeled with keywords so that you can filter your Twitter feed by clicking on Lists from the Me tab and then click on the list of those people whose tweets you’d like to view or who you might like to get to know. But you actually have to talk to them. You can break the ice by asking them a question or simply by introducing yourself. Make the first move. Retweet something for them that looks like it might be helpful to them, if you can find it.
Don’t be afraid to follow people back on Twitter. If they have a photo, a decent bio that’s in any way interesting to you and they tweet on a regular basis, follow them back. If they retweet your content, it will help to get your message out to a wider audience and it will also help to grow your followers. The more you engage, tweet and retweet, the more your followers will grow. Try it for one month and tweet every day and I’ll bet you will notice a significant difference!
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