Why did I write the funky thinkers guide to twitter?
Most people have BORING TWITTER accounts. Most people (and it is usually those who complain about reading what everyone else has had for breakfast) are REALLY BORING.
The funky thinkers guide to twitter takes you away from all this boring stuff.
Firstly - What do I mean by boring?
It is possible, (although highly unlikely for me) to be able to look online and find, social media event venues like "How to get started on twitter", "How to use instagram to blah de blah etc...", within easy travelling distance for me, but that's just boring.
While there is nothing wrong with this type of event, if you want to spend £250 learning something you already know - who am I to stop you?
It's part of the business model that the training at these events is part baked and "usefully incomplete."
It's in their interests that you spend half your life in the digital bubble trying to catch up with the latest tips, tricks and techniques. If this is you - you will spend the rest of your life "catching up."
(By the way - you should realise that the people running these courses get paid regardless of your success or otherwise).
I could also look on forums where people are discussing their "follow back" strategy.
HUH? Nobody gives a stuff - I rarely follow anybody - simply because I don't want to read other people's junk.
Many of the UK top twitter experts suggest that you use autotweets for 33% of your tweets. This is bulk uploading a list of tweets and then every morning at say 8:30am, the tool or software will spit out a tweet that says "Good morning - How are we all today?"
But I digress - you came onto this page because you wanted the funky thinkers guide to twitter and so here we go:
By the way - there is no nudity in this post but I will be using pornstars as examples.
Why do I use pornstars as examples?.
Pornstars are the ultimate in interaction - they just don't fake it. When it comes to being online - they are there.
Well one thing that all these training courses that I talked about will always bang on about is authenticity. (How you can get authenticity in auto tweets is beyond me) And there is nothing more authentic than someone who has sex on camera for the entertainment of others.
I have screen shotted a few porn star tweets and will give you a commentary about how you can apply this TODAY to your business. Leave all the auto follow and other boring stuff to everyone else.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 1 - Shauna Skye (who at the time of this photograph is actually heavily pregnant)
Message - If you have something that is unique or time bound (Shauna Skye is unlikely to be pregnant forever...) then tell your followers about it - if you can photograph it then all the better because people are far too lazy to read anything anymore.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 2 - August Ames- Answer questions honestly.
If someone asks you a question - however stupid it may seem - give them an answer. Of course - the answer doesn't necessarily have to be the truth - just a shout out will make people with boring twitter timelines feel important.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 3 - August Ames - Ask for feedback
You should only really be asking for feedback at your mastermind group. BUT used strategically AND SPARINGLY, porn star twitter theory says you can tell people what you are doing by asking for feedback. "What do you think of my book cover?" is a coded way of saying - "Look everyone - I have a new book coming out" BE VERY CAREFUL WITH THIS FUNKY THINKER TWITTER TIP.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 4 - Nikki Benz - Use twitter to share your view of the world.
People will follow you because they are interested in what you are saying. It would make sense therefore to use this to educated them on an ongoing basis about your view of the world, how you like to do business etc. If and when they then sign up as a client, they are likely to be fewer shocks when they start actually speaking to you.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 5 - Mark Wood - Comment about stuff going on in your industry.
I don't know this but I am guessing that agents in the porn industry are as necessary an evil as they are in any other industry. Mark Wood shows how to express your views about things that are going on in your industry.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 6 - Lexi Lowe - Don't be afraid to offer stinging comment.
Just because twitter offers you the chance for real time conversation you don't have to. If you need to reply to somebody in a witty or sardonic way - you can think about it over night before you reply.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 7 - Puma Swede - Just wish people good night.
Yes I know what you are thinking - I can do this via autotweet. But can you? Porn star twitter says otherwise. Suppose you are at a trade fair or event. A quick picture of you and who you are hanging around with is like gold in the big scheme of things. This will take seconds literally with almost any smart phone.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 8 - Teal Conrad - Be curious and make people want to know more.
Clickbait has fans and it has people who hate it. But guess what? We are in a click driven world. It is the currency of the internet. You should know if you put something up there how many clicks it gets over time. Other wise, what is the point of putting it out there?
Funky thinkers twitter tip 9 - August Ames - Use twitter in conjunction with other technologies.
Periscope is very easy to use - It means you can broadcast live anywhere you can get a web connection. It's great fun too and free...
Funky thinkers twitter tip 10 - Raylin Ann - Find industry hashtags (that will allow people to find you) and use them.
One of the things that binds not only industries together but people watching the same TV show, supporting the same sports team and following the same celebrities is the hashtag. Social media 101 says the @ symbol is who someone is talking to and the # is what they are talking about. It makes sense to use hashtags to key into key people in your industry.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 11 - Briana Banks - If someone sets you as the lock screen on their phone - tell the world...
This has to be the ultimate testimonial. Forget video feedback and all that other boring stuff. If you pull this off, someone will be looking at you several hundred times a day. You gotta tell the world about this.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 12 - Brandi Love - Invest in a good quality header graphic
Twitter allows you quite a lot of scope to customise how your homepage looks. It makes sense to spend some time and money on a good first impression.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 13 - Nikki Waine - Just tell people to follow you.
Pretty obvious really but blowing your own trumpet is OK once in a while. Just don't do it too often or you will become the twitter equivalent of the MLM bore down at your local normalite networking club.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 14 - Vicky Vette - Dare people to click.
Instagram related and again she is almost daring you to click. People are hard wired to think they are missing out on something. Here is an easy way to use that fear against them.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 15 - Ally Breelson - Pinned tweets.
Yep the chamber of commerce course didn't mention those did they?
A pinned tweet is something sticky that you pin to the top of your timeline. When someone hits your twitter.com homepage, that is what they will see. These examples all use it for a semi-time bound competition they want you to vote for them in.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 16 - Audrey Bitoni - Just post random stuff.
People will appreciate random stuff. If you are trying to sell something intangible or build any kind of personal brand, your random tweets can be as bizarre as you like.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 17 - Shay Sights - Pretend you have as assistant or an agent - regardless if you have one or not.
Twitter isn't the place to be taking bookings - even if you don't have an assistant or booking agent - just pretend that you do. This will instantly impress whoever is reading your message because they probably won't have one. So 1-0 to you.
#funkythinkers #tip - Pretend you have an assistant - even if you don't
Funky thinkers twitter tip 18 - Nicole Vice - Not interested in twitter? Fine
Just make sure that you reserve your name - there is generally no restriction on who can register twitter names. All you need is a working email. No checks are made. It's a good idea to register your name and just leave it there. In case someone else registers it and puts a load of porn on it 😉
Funky thinkers twitter tip 19 - Briana Banks - Say thanks
Yes - The word thanks is much underused in the English language. Briana Banks has gone to the lengths of sending each fan a personalised Instagram thanks - neat or what? Do you think she will be generating fans for life (in a very competitive environment) yes I think so too...
Funky thinkers twitter tip 20 - Carmen Callaway - Grow a pair.
Carmen Callaway has no special powers. She has two arms and two legs, bleeds when she cuts herself but is OK with taking nude photographs of herself and posting them online. Carmen Callaway is 23 years old... If she can do it - why can't you?
Funky thinkers twitter tip 21 - Tweet about what you are doing. Christiana Cinn
Yes I know you are going to say that people aren't interested in what someone else had for breakfast. But here is a thing - they ARE. You see what people say they do online and what they actually DO are two different things. Don't believe me ? Look at the "trending" at the top right of your facebook page. This is what your friends and their friends are clicking on and interacting with.
BUT you have to do it strategically. In this example, Christiana Cinn us showing us what she is reading. (A useful thing to show people).
Funky thinkers twitter tip 22 - If you have a new product - tell people - Brooklyn Chase
If you have a new product coming out - tweet about it - with a picture and tag anybody else who might have been involved in producing the product.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 23 - Lucy Zara - Tell people to vote for you.
Funky thinkers twitter tip 24 - Tell people when you are up for awards. Jasmine Jae
Awards are easy for people to conceptualise. They understand the olympics because it is (usually) the first three over the line win the medals. It makes no difference if they don't understand the full details of the award but getting votes is relatively easy to do if you have a reasonably engaged twitter following.
So - there we are 24 Funky thinkers twitter tips.
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