How to Grow Your Social Media Following (Ep. 224)

Ever heard of this thing called social media?

Well, it turns out it’s more than just a prime source for the finest Minions memes. Having a decently-sized follower list can make a big difference depending on your career or artistic aspirations. But how do you do it?

Here are some things to keep in mind to help you grow your social media following.

Things mentioned in this episode:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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Timestamps:

  • 0:05:09 – Why grow your social media following
  • 0:19:24 – Bad ways to grow you following
  • 0:29:34 – Thoughts on posting daily and maintaining quality
  • 0:35:15 – Sponsor: Hover (Buying a domain name)
  • 0:37:48 – Sponsor: Todoist (Managing your tasks)
  • 0:39:25 – Doing behind the scenes and over the shoulder content
  • 0:40:25 – Celebrating your wins and interacting with your audience
  • 0:43:16 – Figuring out which hashtags to use in your posts
  • 0:52:00 – Understanding how the social media algorithms work
  • 0:53:48 – Asking people to follow you and what makes us not follow someone
  • 0:59:11 – Interacting with other people and being patient
  • 1:01:50 – Conclusion

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