In the last five months, I have grown a following of nearly 350. Not a big amount, some of you might say, but these are 350 genuine followers who will have an interest in what I post. We all have one thing in common we have SEN (special educational needs) children. The reason I grew a second account, I needed a place to share parenting articles and to interact with other parents. My main account where I have over 2000 followers is for my writing. This account is more personal, about my journey with my amazing side-kick. I also needed a more personal account to share with my family.
Promotion and social media marketing is as big a part of being a writer as producing the articles. Over the years I have tried several different methods, some have worked, others not.
On Medium, older posts appear to make more money when read, than those published that month. Every month when I study my income and statistics, older posts account for on average 50% of my earnings. This is no coincidence, as I promote my old articles as much as I promote my new articles.
With these three simple tips, you can make your posts evergreen. Earning from them long after they have been published.
Twitter is a brilliant resource for sharing your articles and gaining followers. There are various techniques you can use, which I have spoken about before.
If you are a fiction writer, however, many of these techniques may not be effective. One technique I discovered is to create an account for one of your fictional characters.
Many years ago I started writing a vampire novel. At present, it is only halfway through. The lead character is a vampire named Raylon who was part of an experiment. It was this character I used for my Twitter account.
This is a method that would work on Twitter and Instagram. I have only done this on Twitter. Instagram, however, welcomes this approach. There is even an option on a business account to be a fictional character.
First of all, I would like to thank every one of you for following my blog and supporting me with your comments and likes. As my followers increase on here, I was reminded that not all of you will know what other ventures I am part of. In addition to this website, you can find … Continue reading Where Else Can You Find Sam H Arnold
Once my favourite social media platform, the attraction is dwindling. There is a culture of people following for a follow back and then unfollow. This lack of genuine interaction has ruined my experience recently.
Simple methods to increase your following on any platform.
It is not with a hint of irony I write this post. For many months I have been talking about the negative influence of social media. I decided a positive post was in order.
Although I remain certain that we all spend too much time on social media. There are many positives to marketing your work that cannot be overlooked.
In order to market your work successfully, you have to have many followers. In order to increase your reader count, you need to reach more people.