Social Media Tips for Writers: How to grow your base in 2019

Social Media Tips for Writers: How to grow your base in 2019



hey what's up everybody that's Troy Duke art author of the veteran saga series and I am here today to give you ten quick tips on how to succeed on social media if you have not already make sure you subscribe in the comments below and make sure to hit that bell to know every week when I put up a new video I try to put up new videos every Friday the first tip I want to tell you is to use canva to help create your posts you can go in there you can touch them up make sure that they're Instagram or whatever social media size you use ready that is really helping the best part of it is it's free it is free to use that is the biggest thing cutting down on your cost on the biggest thing that's gonna help you succeed get rid of those paid subscriptions go to canva.com sign up for that you can pay for some premium stuff if you want but in my opinion you don't have to also you want to create your own content as much as possible use your own photos use your own videos don't repost stuff anybody can go to that person's page or whatever make sure that they can only come to your site my second tip is to use multiple platforms to promote your content I got this tip from Vanessa lau I'm gonna mention her later what she told me was one platform can do it for you but when you're first turning out like a lot of us are that it really helps to have two platforms that feed off each other I use Instagram but I also am using YouTube obviously the reason you want to do this is that you get more content out there more brand recognition and Instagram is not a place where somebody really wants to watch a 15 minute video if you're trying to do I GTV you can do that but here on Instagram people are locked in they want to see a video but on Instagram I feel like quick content is the best because standing still on Instagram is just not how it's designed so what you can do is you can create that video and promote it on YouTube but also promote it in your Instagram and your email list use two platforms at the least if you're just by yourself doing more than that can be overwhelming so my third tip is to find good social media mentors like I mentioned before I'm Vanessa loud she's amazing she's got a great youtube that will help you build your author platform or whatever platform you're trying to do and she teaches you Instagram and YouTube tips she's fantastic check her out I'll put her in the description below another guru I found his sunny Leonard uzi she's doing the same thing as Vanessa Lau they're just both social media gurus they have amazing tips subscribe to their YouTube go check them out they're amazing that you will learn something new about social media every time you watch their videos they're the real deal my fourth tip is you have to stay consistent you have to post content on especially on Instagram every day for YouTube one video a week minimum the breezin this happens is consistency is key people will get used to seeing your content around and the more they see and especially if you're giving value the more they're gonna stick around if you only show up once or twice a week or less than that you're not going to meet that YouTube or Instagram algorithm and you're gonna just become lost in the shadows and people are gonna unfollow you we don't like that tip number five I got was you want to engage with people on other people's posts I was on this big influencer I'll leave their name alone but I was on this influencers page on Instagram and they had over 200 comments and guess what they were leaving just one emoji for every comment and they only left about on the comments to me that's almost worse than alike because they're basically just rushing through all these comments instead of actually engaging with these people a true engagement with somebody is gonna be a lot more powerful than just a little hand emoji or smiling emoji so what I do is I go on that influencers account and I look at pages that I may want to have follow or follow myself and I engage with them and that's how I've gained followers is through engaging with other people on other people's posts don't forget that even a like on somebody's comment they're gonna go check out your account more than likely taking up tip number six is to create a hashtag list that I made a video about this earlier you should check it out you can follow hashtags on Instagram you what you want to do is you want to follow a hashtag on Instagram but you also want to check and see how many followers it has just because somebody something has a lot of posts doesn't mean that it's a bad hashtag to post on and vice-versa if something has a low amount of posts that could actually be a good thing so you want to check the number of followers versus the number of posts and create a list for that and use that list every time you hashed or you post on something so it's super niche it's hitting the people that you want that has low competition yet hi is the key okay so here's tip number seven you want to keep your profile as professional as possible if you're an author if you're a dancer or you're a baker stick to that people want to see something that's unique to you but you've got to have that niche that's how they all start they start with the niche once you get more popular then you can start showing us a little bit of your life you can show that in your your story because the story is just a real quick it's a real quick turnaround it kind of gives you a behind-the-scenes look as far as your post do not do that until you have a large following and even in your store you want to limit that you want to think about the person that's imbuing your page not you okay what are they gaining from that what are they gaining from every post that's what's gonna keep people coming and that's when it's gonna get you followers tip number eight whenever somebody follows you just go to their profile you you want to send them a personal thank-you message on Instagram that is so powerful all you got to do is go to their profile send them a message but you can give them a video message just say hey Tina I just want to say thank you so much for the fall I really appreciate it and I love that little picture of your dog in your post that is so huge because you can't fake that it's so super personal and they remember it it's so where trust me I get people tell me that all the time it is such a rare thing at tip number nine you wanna follow hashtags that are in your niche for your profile get rid of all the silly ones that are not niche to your profile eliminate everything except your niche there are a few exceptions maybe art or inspiration or whatever but the more hashtags that you follow within your niche the more you're going to be able to find people that you can connect with in your niche the last tip tip number 10 start an email list and then every time you drop a YouTube video you send that email out to your email list you had to be the one that's pushing your content sunny told me that unless you have enough engagement on your content within 24 hours YouTube isn't going to do the hard work for you you have to be the one that's constantly reminding people to go check out your profile that you have new videos up and that they should go to your YouTube page and make sure that you're engaging within 24 hours of any comments on all your YouTube videos so then that way you get more engagement and your analytics go up this is just a really quick video from my time on vacation I'm in Colorado this week but I still want to give you guys something if you like this video leave a comment below tag a friend and make sure to subscribe and hit that bell if you haven't if you're on instagram my instagram is at Troy store rights I do book giveaways I have bookish content I do writing tips all the time so make sure you come and sign up for that follow me and my newsletter until July 9th my new book comes out you can get two of my ebooks for free plus you'll know all my giveaways and you'll know all of my videos coming out before anybody else it's been a pleasure guys if you have any questions let me know looking forward to seeing what you think peace out

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