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My introduction to Social Networking was via this site and I'm loving it. As so many of you are on Twitter I've decided to give it a go myself.
I'm still learning but my plan is to Tweet updates to lenders criteria, rates and terms as we update them on our online Buy to Let mortgage sourcing system.
From time to time I will also Tweet link to articles as they appear on our online Landlord News blog.
If you follow me I'll follow you.
I'm hoping this will provide inspiration for further Landlord News articles.
Well done Mark.
I'm in Mark.
general operations director, site owner and moderator - propertytribes.com
Remember to chit-chat and check your @replies so that you can respond to questions.
If you are just "broadcasting" and not "engaging", you will not get very much traction.
Follow everyone on my Property Tribes List to find targetted/relevant people.
Follow my Maximum Traction 20 minutes Twitter regime every day and you won't go far wrong:
Maximum Traction 20 Minute per day Twitter Regime (generally done in the a.m. when twitter is quieter).
1. Send out 3 social chit chat messages giving people a flavour of your life.
2. Share 4 things that you have found valuable about your area of interest that you want to share with others (from Google reader).
3. Re-Tweet a proportion of messages from others that you found valuable.
4. Send out a minimum of 2 messages that demonstrate your expertise or knowledge or something interesting about your product/service.
5. Spend time replying to anyone that messages you (@replies).
6. Spend time answering any questions around your area of expertise.
7. Spend some time recommending other people to follow (advocacy).
8. Answer any direct messages that are not spam.
9. Invite a daily question on your area of expertise or knowledge.
10. Follow 30 new people each day based on your area of interest and check your followers and follow back any new people.
11. Spend time in the Search on keywords or on a specific hashtag, listen & then engage when you can contribute.
12. Perform a random act of kindness – thanking someone, congratulating them, trying to help them, noticing something they have done, commenting on their website/blog/tweet etc.
Vanessa and Nick's six keys to success on the social web:
4. Be topical, be relevant.
5. Be social!
6. Make people feel special.
Vanessa Warwick Landlord and Co-Founder of PropertyTribes.com **If you have got value from Property Tribes, find out how you can support it in remaining a free to use community resource**
Fantastic advice. Thanks V. I hope to be competing with you for that elusive Top 10 spot in the rankings next year. I plan to email TMC's entire database of 141,000 landlords. Any idea how I should pitch the invitation request? The database is to big to invite them all via Twitter and I can't upload them to an email system that allows imports into Twitter anyway due to our DPA policy. Therefore, the email invitation has to come from TMC.
Looks like you have homework then Mark!
Always up for a bit of friendly competition and I'm sure we can help each other on the way. Who knows, maybe we can be numbers one and two with combined effort?
Should I be adding this to the post regarding goals for 2011?
Following you now, Mark.
I am @landinsight
Following you back.
Just sent my first Tweet to my first 10 followers.
"New to Twitter today. My goal is 10,000 property investor followers by this time next year. I need your help."
Vanessa.. WOW.. you cover far more in that 20 minute regime than I would in a day "at the desk" so I'm not sure whether to be impressed or ashamed!!!
I'm still on the fence with it myself as my biggest concern would be it would control me - rather than the other way around as you seem to have mastered.
Mark.. I've no idea on TMC size in terms of staff, but isn't there a fair chance you may already have someone on board who is "up to date" with SM? Not too sure about broadcasting your twitter goal on day1 though as it might create the wrong impression with some.
I think your goal should be to "add value to the property social streams, including twitter, by sharing my knowledge and supporting others" ... rather than trying to get big numbers. Do the first, and you will gain traction and influence and get big numbers as a by-product, do the second and you might get big numbers but your traction/influence will be negligible imho.
As in property, there is no "get followers quick" on Twitter that are worth having. It takes time and effort but the rewards are there if you do.