How can a unique welcome message help you get more twitter followers? Well, my twitter welcome rap did, and here is how I used this strategy along with a great twitter tool.
I did a twitter course once and it said, try and do something that is unique to everyone else and this will help you stand out. So I looked at what everyone else was doing online (and trust me I have about 30’000 followers so I know what a lot of people are doing out there…)
…Anyhow when you would follow many people, they would send you an automated direct message that i would never in my life click on! Now I still wanted to automate a welcome message because I have so many followers, but I also wanted to send a message to people that they would be happy to receive and actually start to like me a little more!
I mean how could I expect people to take me seriously as someone online if I just tried to sell and could not make an impression or get people to know a little bit about me.
This actually wasn’t the only objective, I wanted people to tell their friends about me so that I could get even more followers. So I ended up recording this twitter welcome rap.
Now, what many people don’t know is that it took me a long time to work on this and plan it.
The first step was the idea. It took me forever to think of doing a twitter rap!And I’m glad because I think it even turned out better than I hoped.
The next step was recording it. That decision was made even if I had no video filming or editing experience. I made so many mistakes, requiring me to make a couple of takes! In fact the video is actually a mashup of all the takes I did, I didn’t actually plan to do it on so many takes, but I think this worked out better. I filmed it so many times in two months that parts of the video are in two different countries!!!
Anyhow, once I filmed this (and by the way I have put up and taken down lots of versions) everyone who started to follow me was sent a welcome message saying “Thanks for following me -This is the most unique welcome you will ever receive – A twitter welcome rap (and the link)”.
I sent this to people using Socialoomph which is a great twitter tool for automating following, unfollowing, scheduling tweets and sending direct messages.
What happened afterward is those people who just started to follow me would retweet my message to their followers, saying “check this guy’s welcome message it is really unique.” In turn, it got me more visits to my blog, more exposure, more interest and more followers on twitter.
This is a great little tip- have a really unique welcome message, it will make people like you, interact with you, get you more followers and have your twitter followers understand you a little bit better and trust you more So think of a unique welcome message for your latest twitter followers. They’ll sure love you for the effort.