A great way to get more attention on the big web is by getting someone to give you the shoutout…or at least have a conversation with a famous person in your niche. However, having conversations with famous people is not an easy task to complete. While some are impossible to contact, others are more than willing to respond to your tweets. In order to get the famous people in your niche to talk with you on Twitter, follow these steps:
- Find out who might talk with you. If you see someone engaging with their followers, that person is very likely to have a conversation with you. Other famous people send out pre-scheduled tweets and never talk with their followers. Contacting those people will not result in a response.
- Retweet and favorite some of that person’s tweets. When retweeting and favoriting another person’s tweets, do this on a consistent basis. Retweeting 5 of a famous person’s tweets on one day and forgetting to retweet or favorite any other tweets for the rest of the week will result in that famous person being less likely to see what you did. When I want to get in touch with someone, I am retweeting and favoriting one of that person’s tweets every day. In order to get noticed the most, either tweet old (but still relevant tweets) that were once popular or retweet tweets that few people have engaged on. Only retweeting the new stuff will mix you in with the other people who want the same attention or just love what the person tweets.
- Ask a question. If I want to get in touch with a social media expert, I ask a question about social media. Not only does my question get answered, but I get a response from a famous person in my niche.
- Respond quickly. Once you have the famous person’s attention, you don’t want to lose it. The quicker you respond, the longer the conversation continues. If the conversation continues long enough, that famous person may decide to engage in your tweets and chat with you regularly.
By following this pattern, you will be able to get famous people in your niche to respond to and engage in your tweets. What do you think of the pattern? Do you have any other suggestions to add? Share your thoughts below.