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3 Tips to Build Your Following Online If You’re New

by | Jan 3, 2017 | Business Strategy

When I started my new fan pages on Facebook and Twitter, I had zero fans. My initial thought was how do I build an audience from here. I’m starting over, starting fresh, and no one knows me yet. My solution was to Look, Listen, and Engage. If you’re brand new and want to build your following, then this if for you.

 

3 Tips to Build Your Following Online If You’re New

 

I started to look for friends online that had a positive vibe and looked like potential entrepreneurs. Their profile was the first thing I viewed before I friended them. Some of the qualifiers that I looked for was how often they were posting on their page and what they were posting. Lots of pictures with friends and family having a great time was a good sign. Also, I looked for profile pictures that showed a real person and not their pet or some other fake photo. I also checked to see what type of work they were currently doing if any. I’m not saying to look for the perfect person but it does help to find quality people to connect with.

 

Next I listened for what they and their friends shared on their timeline. I listened to their videos and posts to see if this person had a need or problem that I perhaps could solve. I then sent a friend request to reach out to them.

 

By looking and listening to what your ideal audience has to say, you are better equipped to engage with them online. Once you build up enough friends, then you can request them to like your fan page and start following you. By this point, they already know, like, and trust you. It’s a win for both of you. You can send out valuable content that they like and build your audience from there. Remember, if you’re just starting out to Look, Listen, and Engage. Overtime your following will start to grow. Keep posting content on your wall based on their needs. Soon they will start to make referrals and your brand will speak for itself.

 

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Tina M Moore | Entrepreneur | Blogger | Accountability Coach

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

    • Tina Marie

      Thank you Alicia. I appreciate you.

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  1. Amaka Adindu

    Thank you Tina. Great tips on how to build your followers. I agree with you on all the tips. Most people tend to miss the engagement part of online and they miss what social media is all about. Ones the miss the point the tend to be frustrated. People tend to forget why people are on social media. People are on social media for social intent, with that in mind who you follow and what you follow become important in your growth.

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    • Tina Marie

      I’m so glad you brought that up Amaka. The engagement is often missed and is imperitive to finding quality people to connect with. We know that people love talking about themselves. That’s when we can listen for problems to solve. It’s a simple step that many take for granted. True leaders know how important this is.

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  2. ikechi

    Hi Tina

    Happy new year

    I am just checking out your post for the first time and it is awesome.

    Indeed you are so right and I do remember my own beginnings when I had no one to follow me. Your tips are spot on . Thanks for sharing

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    • Tina Marie

      Welcome to my blog Ikechi. Glad you stopped by. Having a huge following is good but having an engaged following is even better. Great leaders learn how to master both.

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  3. Ruth Bowers

    Great points for getting new followers when you’re new. Build relationships with people and serve their needs… it’s the only way to really be successful online.

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    • Tina Marie

      Exactly Ruth. i’m all about doing it correct the first time so I don’t have to start over and rebuild. A simple practice that will take you a long ways.

      Reply

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