- Professional looking or “after” photo for profile picture.
- Add your website and/or Facebook info to your profile.
- Connect Twitter with all other social media sites.
- Twitter posts have to be short and sweet because you’re very limited on characters.
- Make sure you post tweets that add value, just as you do on Facebook.
- Promote your website blog posts on Twitter.
- Example: “Here’s my #p90x3 review! (enter link)”
- Example: “Here are 5 tips on how to eat #healthy! #healthyeating #diet (enter link)”
Searching and Building Relationships
- Twitter and Instagram are very similar in that you actively search various hashtags (#) that have to do with your market. Think about what the people you want to attract would use as a # in their posts. Once you discover people, “follow” them. Once you “follow” them, reply with a question and retweet a few of their posts and hopefully they “follow” you back. Once they do, then you can direct message (DM) them. Remember, you can only DM people who follow you!
- Ideally, the quickest way to get onto the topic of fitness is by searching for fitness related tags that revolve around your specific market.
- For example, if you’re trying to gain mass, start conversations with people under the #gainmass #gainingmass #bodybuilding #mass hashtags.
- Search for various Twitter Accounts that your market would follow. For example, maybe you love obstacle races, so you follow the Tough Mudder Twitter account. Click on their followers and you yourself follow 100 of those people. Don’t follow more than 100 people each day or you will chance being blocked from following people. Again, your goal is to get those people to follow you back so that you can DM them, and you do so by favoriting and retweeting some of their tweets and showing some love.
- Once someone that is in your market follows you back, you can DM them and talk about the initial place or # that you found them. For example, if you found them under the #ToughMudder, talk about the Tough Mudder.
- Once they respond and you begin a little conversation, as with everything else, move the conversation over to Facebook.
Organization and Managing
- Stick with a certain amount of time to work Twitter each day. If it’s an hour, you spend 15 min following people, 15 minutes retweeting and favoriting, 15 minutes sending DM’s and building relationships, and 15 min responding to the Tweets/Conversations you started.
- You can separate people into “lists.” On your profile, go to “lists” and then create private lists. Making it private means that they won’t know that they are on a list and nobody else can see the list.
- CHIRPY – With Twitter, you are limited to the amount of stored conversations (DM’s) you can have, but this app makes it infinite. It even sends push notifications that come in as text messages if you want. Definitely worth the investment.
- Hootsuite – You can schedule your tweets and filter search #’s much easier.
DAILY TASK: Search for a hashtag (#) that revolves around your specific market, “follow” 5 people using that #, reply to their Tweet with a question, and retweet a few of their posts each. Keep track of these people. Once they do follow you back, message them about your common interest and ask additional questions. Also, it’s time to reach out to your sponsor and set up another 30 minute call. Talk about what we went over in the training to this point and ask any questions that you might have.