Using Social Media to Build Your List – Doable 17
Here we are at day 14 of the ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables’ Blog Tour. Yesterday we learned how to set up an opt in page on our website. It is definitely worth a read if you haven’t set on up on your site yet. A full list of the blogs we have already visited can be found at the the Blog Tour Information Page.
Celene Harrelson is our hostess with the mostess today! It is always a pleasure, and thank you for having us!!
Don’t forget that not only can you learn some neat tricks about list building but you can also win great prizes. You can find all the ways to enter at the bottom of this post.
It’s not just on the blog that you can pick up earn entries – share about the blog tour on social media and use the hashtag #30dailydoables for more chances to win!
This blog tour is to celebrate the launch of our latest book ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables‘. If you grab the book while the blog tour is on, you receive access to some great extra bonuses – make sure you visit the launch page to get yours!
Have an amazing day!
Using Social Media to Build Your List – Doable 17
The easiest place to start sharing about your latest opt in is on social media. All you need to do is write up a couple of posts and start sharing them. If you are sharing the 10 best smoothies to help you lose weight then all you need is a quick sentence or two so people know what they are getting. You can use hashtags like: #freereport, #freeoffer, or for the example that we are using here, #loseweight.
If you are not familiar with hashtags they are words or phrases that are preceded by the hash sign (#) to identify messages on a specific topic. If I saw the hashtag #twittertips on Twitter and clicked on it (#tags become clickable links) all of the tweets that people have sent using #twittertips would show up, just like if I had searched for it.
Hashtags first started on Twitter but most of the platforms use them now.
On Twitter you can use up to 140 characters but it is better if you only use 120 – that way if people want to retweet your tweet they have enough room to do that. Twitter is a great place to use the hashtags we already talked about. On Twitter you will only really have room for the title of your free offer and maybe a couple of hashtags and the link. Depending on the link size you might want to shorten the link. Bitly is a great place to go to shorten a link. You can also use bit.ly to track how many people have clicked on your link.
Twitter is a great place to send traffic to your website. If you aren’t sure how to use Twitter and would like to learn, you might like to take a look at one of my other books – ‘How to Twitter: Getting Started with 30 Daily Doables’.
People love visuals so if you can create a graphic for your free offer even better. Don’t worry if you haven’t been tarred with the graphic artist brush, as neither have I. There are so many free tools around you can use to make a graphic quite quickly. My tool of choice at the moment is www.picmonkey.com. It is free and really easy to use. I have put a video on how to use it in the resource area. The other place you can go is www.fiverr.com, where you can find some great graphic artists to create you something for $5. Make sure you click on the ones that are highly rated. It can be a bit hit and miss on Fiverr but if you are only paying $5 you can’t really complain.
Once you have a graphic, it opens up other places that you can also share about your free offer. You can upload a pin to Pinterest with a link back to your sign in page or you can put an image out on Instagram. You can’t put a link on Instagram but you can write the link onto the image, so if people want to get it they know where to go. Also, images on Facebook are very popular so you can add it there as well. On Facebook you can write more about your offer but I would still just keep it short and sweet. If your offer is relevant for people on LinkedIn you can also add it there. Google+, of course, is an other popular platform.
Please don’t join all of these sites if you aren’t there already just to share about your free offer. Once you have an account on a social platform you need to maintain, it so please only post to the platforms where you already have a presence.
I mentioned the big sites but you could also have a look at social networking sites that are relevant to your niche and post there.
This is one Doable from the book Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables. Grab your copy as part of the blog tour and receive free a 4 hour list building workshop.
How do you promote your free offer on social media? Would love to hear from you in the comments below.
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