Like any other strategy that you expect to be successful, you need to create and follow a plan to gain followers on Twitter. This plan is actually a sub-plan to our more global strategy plan which involves all of our other social media tools.
Our mini Twitter plan will include:
- how many tweets per day you will create
- how many will come from your blog posts
- how much time you spend finding groups on twitter that fit your target market
- how much time you spend on finding specific people that would benefit from your business
Keep in mind
This little secret tip to be 33% more successful is so simple, I didn’t believe it was true. I had to read the research and put it in practice for myself before I saw real results. You should do the same.
What are goals? Why do you need goals? Why are goals important?
Why you should care…
I could write a book on goal setting techniques, guides, diagrams, theories, etc. And believe me there are plenty of them already out there. I’m not going to touch on techniques for setting them or methods of goal evaluation or S.M.A.R.T. goals (google it if you are interested), but I am going to touch on the value of writing down and sharing your goals.
The simple exercise of writing your goals down on paper forces you take a step back and look at where you are and where you are headed. With this in mind you can then focus on where you want to be. How will you get anywhere if you don’t know where you are and where you want to be.
You can read more online if you like about how Dr. Gail Matthews created a research experiment to track the level of success of setting, writing, and sharing goals. Basically the results of her experiment showed that the participants that performed these activities and sent weekly updates on average were 33% more successful than those who only created their goals and did nothing else further with them.
33%! That’s like saying if you go to the casino and pull this particular slot machine, it will pay out $33 on top of every $100 you bet. Whereas your friend who only plays the breakeven slot machine will walk out with no more or no less than he had in his pockets when he walked in. How many hundreds would you bet (if you were a gambler)?
So, what are your goals?
Write them down and email them to me. I’m not kidding. I will be the reason you are 33% more likely to reach them. Then, send me updates every week and let me know how you are progressing. I don’t care if you are reading this years from the post date. Email me. Seriously. What are you waiting for? Do it now! firstname.lastname@example.org
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