Twitter Cashpile – Step 2

September 16, 2008 by  

By now you should have began following atleast 1,000 people at this point. Remember again that this is very easy to do, do it while you are watching T.V. or just on some downtime.  Twitter has set up a system that until you have 2,000 people following you back than you cannot add more people to follow. This is to discourage spamming and create  an actual community base.

So what you need to do is figure out who has NOT begun following you back since you have sent out the requests. You should wait around 1 week to 2 weeks to figure out who is not following you back since you have begun following them. There really isn’t time to waste on those Tweeters that won’t follow you back since it’s blocking your ability to add more followers and have more followers.

A good way to make a last stance for those that haven’t begun to follow you is to comment on one of their tweets. As a measure of good faith and as a last opportunity to get your voice out there and begun being followed by that person make a comment. If at that point they haven’t begun following you than its time to forget that person and find another that will follow.

Obviously manually searching who follows you and who isn’t is near impossible with 2,000 potential follows. You are going to have to resort to a program in order to successfully manage this venture. I personally suggest a program called Twitter Karma. You can find it here.  Sign on to Twitter Karma and begin unfollowing those that haven’t reciprocated the follow. This can literaly mean removing 500 or so people that never followed you back so its time to find another list of people to follow. Head back to the list where you started or find another twitter in your same target market and start blasting off follows.

This may seem like an extremely tedious task, so outsource it if you want. Although I did this work when I was watching T.V. or during downtime moments since I didn’t need to completely focus on it and it was very easy to do.

How to convert Twitters into sales

So obviously you are using Twitter to find customers, clients and convert sales. So let’s get you on track to do that.  Converting sales and customers on Twitter is EASY, it’s actually really amazing. Here is how to do it:

Tweet about your WORK or item:

For example, if you are doing some content writing for a client make a post about.

‘I’m currently finishing up an article for a client, completely optimized for search engines and just what the client asked for. Also submitted it to him a week early!’

You wouldn’t believe the response from this method, you will literally have people messaging you and asking about your services, prices, etc. Don’t do this for every tweet or you are just asking for trouble and people will recognize why you joined Twitter. I’d say do it no more than 10% of all your posts.

Keep in mind though if you have a huge product launch or service coming out that you can overdo it. Talk about small developments in the product, talk about the benefits, and what not. Make sure to not make it sound like a sales pitch and kinda just a blurb about it. For example,  “Can’t wait to introduce the new article writing service, it’s completely revolutionary”.

Also it’s a great time to link to your blogs and articles that you create on your site, don’t like to the product unless it’s a product launch or for some huge change. Remember that we’re trying to be involved in the community and conveniently tell others about our products and services. By linking to our blogs and things like that we are filtering people through another avenue to show our products and services without directly linking to them. By linking people to blogs, articles or other things created by you than people will begin to understand that you are an authority in the industry and that you know what you are talking about.

Remember again that you are trying to be involved within the community and as such ask questions! This will definitely let those that are following you drop their guard to show that you are a real person and actually are human. So let’s ask a few questions to add some more ‘fluff’ in between each tweet, to help filter out our plugs that we do every now and then. Asking questions is a great way to get involvement on your tweet page and having people coming back often to see what is being said.

Tomorrow I will be discussing how you can get banned on Twitter as well as some very good tools to make your twitter life easier. Be sure to check back for the full update.

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One Response to “Twitter Cashpile – Step 2”

  1. Gordon on November 17th, 2008 1:23 am

    We recently had a mail server crash and one of our clients who uses email to communicate amongst some 80 – 100 employees could have used Twitter for a back up. I’m thinking that when email fails (which occasionally happens) companies can use Twitter when mass communicating amongst several employees, so long as the communications are not confidential.

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