Follow, follow, follow! Not only is this the best way to GET followers but it’s the best way to learn new tips and tricks and to engage in conversation, but as I’ve said before, it’s about quality not quantity. Follow people you find interesting and who you will learn the most from.
We often neglect to follow other bloggers. It’s a great way to create a group of friends in the same industry. WordPress users, take advantage of that toolbar you have at the top of your page. I’ve re-blogged some of the best articles that way!
Don’t forget to “LIKE” pages you find interesting and think your fans would find interesting on Facebook, as well. Don’t think of it as competition, think of it as sharing your excellent taste and hopefully getting the same type of followers as your favorite brand.
The easiest and most efficient way to work with clients who I can’t meet with one-on-one is through Skype. I urge all of my clients to down load the free software to their computers and set it up. Video-to video calls are free and other services are extremely cheap. There are other services such as, GoogleTalk/Chat and iChat for Mac that can be used as well but Skype seems to be the most universal and easiest to use. Here is a short tutorial on how to set it up.
This is a great tutorial on how to share your screen and sending and receiving files.
Go for quality not quantity. Twitter isn’t a numbers game. The more people who follow you won’t mean anything if 90 percent of them are spambots. Do not fall for the “I Follow Back” gimmick that’s so popular now. If they aren’t engaging in conversation chances are they aren’t reading your tweets. What good is using twitter if none of your followers are either; 1. real followers or 2. have no interest in your product.
Follow people you want to follow; People who have a product you believe in and follow REAL people. If you start gathering a fan base follow them back and engage talk to them on Twitter. Answer their questions, ask questions, give advice, etc… The more people find you approachable, the more followers you will attract.