It’s important to build up your social media lists, but it’s even more important to make sure that your list is made up of truly interested people. Pass on auto follower software or services when building your list; these won’t get you followers who are truly engaged or truly interested in your business. Instead, follow these easy tips to quickly build a list of followers who are interested.
Have a strategy. Think of the exact reason you want to grow your contact list. Are you looking to drive traffic back to your website? Or are you looking for paying customers? The type of people you want to target and your ultimate goals will require different approaches.
Add everyone you meet. Whenever you meet people in your industry (whether it is online or offline) make sure to get there social media details. Connecting with these people in your industry will put you on the right path to building a contact list of the right people.
Ask your existing contacts to connect with you. If you have a larger offline contact list, send them an e-mail asking if they would like to connect with you on social media. Include your profile in your e-mail so they can easily follow you if they wish.
Pay attention to your audience. Perhaps the best way to create a list of interested followers is to pay close attention to them. Take special notice of what type of content your followers share or like the most. Find articles and blog posts to share that you think they would be interested in.
Build a community. You may also want to host social media groups or gatherings to further your audience’s interest. Communities such as Facebook groups is a great place to connect with your network, get to know them a little better and in turn let them get to know you too. It is also a great place to do some direct marketing to followers you know are truly interested in your business.
Target the main players in your industry. Do you know who the key players in your industry are? Or maybe you know someone who’s pretty well connected to others in the industry. Invest some time to foster that relationship since it can mean extra promotion for your business.
Talk to your audience. Every now and then, ask your followers to take a look at your website or to visit another one of your social media pages. Ask new followers if they would like to sign up for your mailing lists. Utilize your contact list of interested people, while constantly keeping them entertained and engaged.
It’s important to build up your social media contact lists. These are the people who will help share your links and promote your business. But all the work you out into building that list is for nothing if you list is made up of people who aren’t truly interested in your business. follow these tips to build a list of people who are.