How To Get the “Right” Followers – and why you need them.

One of the most common mistakes new and small businesses make when starting out on social media is that they don’t think strategically about who their followers should be.

I know it’s hard to get followers when you’re brand new and this is why so many people just accept anyone and everyone – but that is going to do you more harm than good in the long run, here’s why…

Algorithms don’t care about the amount of followers you have, but they do care about the amount of engagement you get from those followers. The more engagement you get, the better the algorithm thinks your post is and the more reach it will get as a result.

So, if you put out a post today and you get some immediate likes and shares there’s a good chance that your post will be shown to more people on the platform

But…

If you put out a post today and there is no engagement, the post will just die a death right there and then.  No one, other than the initial few people who got shown it in their feeds, will ever see it.

Now, it’s worth pointing out at this stage that only around 2% of your followers will see the post when it’s published.  That means that about 2 out of every 100 followers you have will actually see it in their feed.

This means that to get enough eyeballs on your post 3 things must happen.

  1. You need to make sure that you have a large audience as 2% of 10,000 is a whole lot more than 2% of 100
  2. You need to make sure that you are getting the “right” people to follow you ie. your ideal customers.  The right followers will be more likely to be interested in what you’re posting about and therefore more likely t engage with it.
  3. You need to make sure that you are creating content that engages your audience.  This can be informative, inspirational, educational or entertaining.  Mix up the types of content too – videos, images, text, infographics, live-streams, reels, stories etc.

This post deals with number 1 and 2 above.  Other posts in my blog cover number 3 so you can go and look for those later.

The question I get asked by many of my new clients when I introduce this concept is…

“how on earth do I get a large audience of just my ideal customers?” and maybe you were thinking this too?

But to be honest, that’s the easiest bit of social media marketing and I’m going to show you exactly how you can do this in just a minute.

But first you are going to need to know EXACTLY who your ideal customer is, because if you don’t know this, how are you going to get them to follow you?

Here is a free guide to help you get that bit sorted right now so that we can move on to the next bit.

Okay, now you know exactly who your ideal customer is let’s go and find them on social media and get them to follow you in double quick time.

It would make this a very lengthy post if I had to cover all the different platforms here and how to get followers, so I’ve created a free guide for you instead.

The guide will show you how to find and attract your ideal customer on each of the major platforms so that you can build up your following in no time at all.

So, grab your copy of the guide and get started right now! 

Pop back soon for some more great tips and ideas to improve your social media.