How To Welcome Twitter Followers With A Welcoming Automatic Message
There are dozens and dozens of no-cost add-ons that can help you make the best use of Twitter. One of the best is TweetLater. Among its helpful functions is the ability to send an automatically generated message to people that sign on to follow you.
This frees you from having to type out hundreds or thousands of welcome messages, while still allowing you to greet each of your followers personally.
Right now, the majority of Twitter users do not send auto-welcome messages. That means doing so is an opportunity for you to stand out and make an impression!
If you’re already on Twitter, you’ve undoubtedly received autoresponder messages from people you’ve elected to follow that say, in essence, "Thanks for following me. Now go to this sales page and buy something!" Do that and you’ll make an impression all right–a bad one! People will make a mental note to tune you right out.
Instead, create a message that opens the door for further conversation and even friendship. Twitter, after all, is about building a social network, so be sociable. When you craft you own welcome messge, keep this in mind:
1. Keep it short and simple.
2. It’s a welcome message, not a sales pitch.
3. Open the converstaion with a messge that invites response.
My own welcome message is "Bonnie Boots says "Help yourself to my library of free and funny Twitter backgrounds!" followed by a link to the download page. The download is free and unencumbered. There’s no forced opt-in. No hard sell for anything else. My purpose is to introduce myself and make people smile when they next see my name.
One of the nicest welcomes messages I’ve received is "Woo Hoo! I have a new friend! Thank you – Can’t wait to get to know you better!" Now really, who wouldn’t want to know HER better?
Bonnie Boots publishes The Internet Wizards Magazine for people that want to be more creative, make their own products and market on the internet. Follow her here by filling out the subscribe form in the upper right corner. Follow her on Twitter @BonnieBoots
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