List Eruption Launch Week: List Building Essentials – Tip #5

Posted by Mark Thompson - May 2, 2011 - News, Tools - No Comments

Happy Monday to everyone.    We are just one day away from the List Eruption launch, so as you can imagine I am super excited!  I am looking forward to giving you guys what I use to really help grow my list.

List Building Essentials – Tip #5

Social Media is a great way to build relationships with like-minded people.  It can also be a GOLDMINE for building a list.  For Twitter in particular, whenever someone starts following you, that is a great opportunity to not only introduce yourself, but to hit them with value.

I have a few different Twitter profiles in the different niches that I am active in and I have an automated message that introduces myself and gives them a link to a free report that is relevant to the industry.  I know some of you are saying well that is not really personable if you are sending out an automated reply to them.  I agree, that is is not as personable, but given my current situation I simply don’t have the time to manually message every new Twitter follower I get.  If you can write a personal tweet to each new follower, go for it…but I feel that 1 automated tweet doesn’t hurt.  Also if you are providing them with a free piece of value, they should have no problem at all.

Here are a few examples of auto-replies I have used that work well.

  1. Thanks for the follow!  Odds are you LOVE [niche] like I do, so make sure you download [free content].
  2. Nice to meet you!  Check out my [free content]…would love your feedback on how I cam improve it.
  3. Followed back : )  Check out my [blog/website] and how I was able to [problem you solved].

Auto-Reply Services

You are going to need a Twitter auto-reply service to handle this for you.  Luckily there are only like 500 services to choose from.  Personally I use TweetAdder, because of all the other features it has, but there are plenty of free services out there you can try.

** Tip:  If you really want to grow your list fast with this method, you can mass auto-follow people based on keywords in their profile (not necessarily recommended) which will help grow your following and subscribers faster.

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Mark Thompson

Mark is the creator of StayOnSearch and president of Search Creatively, a full-service Internet Marketing Company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also contributes to many industry related blogs including Search Engine Journal and is active on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Mark on Twitter