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Schedule Tweets: How to Get Influencer’s Attention Using ManageFlitter

Peter Guirguis Twitter 15 Comments

One of the most popular features that people look for when using Twitter is how to schedule tweets.

The reason for this is because Twitter can take up a lot of your time if you don’t schedule tweets in advance.

What most people struggle with is that they visit Twitter multiple times a day, and they end up wasting valuable time checking social media, instead of doing something important.

While I’ve written about scheduling tweets before by writing about Buffer and HootSuite, this post is different.

Most people who follow this blog are Christians, and many of them are involved in some kind of ministry. They usually have a product, service, or music album that they want to promote on Twitter.

The problem is that when you try to promote your product, service, or music album, you find out that it’s not getting much traction.

You find that your Twitter followers aren’t clicking on the links in your tweets, and they’re not retweeting you either.

So then you become frustrated because you’re not able to get the word out there about your promotion.

That’s why in this blog post, I’m going to show you a little known way that you can use to get better results.

And you’re not going to use your own Twitter followers for this strategy, you’re going to use the Twitter followers of influencers.

So this post is about scheduling your tweets so that you can get them in front of influencers.

Who Are Influencers and Why It’s Hard to Reach Them

Influencers are people on Twitter who specialize in a certain topic, and they have a large following.

You can find influencers in any industry, topic, or niche.

However, reaching influencers is usually pretty difficult.

Here are four reasons why it’s so hard to reach influencers:

1.  It can take a lot of time to do the research to find out who the right influencers are in your industry or niche.

2.  It can take you even more time to write personal tweets to influencers so that they can know about your promotion.

3.  Most influencers are asked every day to promote other people’s tweets, so the chances of them doing what you want is slim.

4.  The influencer that you’re trying to reach doesn’t know you, so he/she has little motivation to promote your tweet.

Even though it’s hard to reach influencers because of these obstacles, I’m going to show you a strategy that’ll help you overcome all of them.

In order to do this successfully, you’re going to need to use the best Twitter management and research tool out there. That tool is ManageFlitter.

Schedule Tweets by Using ManageFlitter’s Bulk Engagement Feature

So let’s say for example that you’re a worship leader, and you’ve just released a new Christian album.

You want to promote your new album, and to get people to buy it from iTunes, and the Google Play store.

These are the steps that you’d need to follow in order to successfully promote your Christian album, and to get your music in front of influencers.

While you’re reading this, just substitute your own product or service instead of the worship album example that I’m using.

1. Create a Free Giveaway

schedule tweets giveaway

Giving something away for free is a great way to get the attention of influencers.

Influencers are busy people and they’re constantly bombarded by people who want to get their attention.

This usually makes the influencer feel like all that people want from them is to use them for their influence.

So since influencers are always being asked to share other people’s stuff, you have to stand out from the crowd.

You do this by being a giver instead of a taker.

The last thing that you want to do is to send an influencer a tweet asking them to share a link to your new music album.

You’ll probably get ignored.

Instead, take one of the songs that’s on your album that’s a music file, and upload it somewhere where the influencer can download it for free.

I would highly recommend Dropbox, since it’s free, and it’s an awesome service to use.

Once you’ve uploaded your music file to Dropbox, go to step two.

2. Go to ManageFlitter

ManageFlitter (my affiliate link) is the most powerful Twitter management tool that I have ever used.

They have so many great features, that I’ve been their customer for almost three years, and I use their service almost everyday.

They have a free version of their service and if you need more features, then you can upgrade your account.

Login to your account, and from the Manage navigation menu, click on Power Mode.

manageflitter power mode

 

Click on Create Filter.

manageflitter create filter

 

Do a search for people who have the words, “worship leader” in their Twitter bio.

ManageFlitter bio search

This is just an example of the type of search that you can do, but there are many other ways to find influencers in your niche.

Feel free to experiment with the followers of certain people on Twitter, or to do a Twitter topic search.

3. Choose Which Influencers to Engage With

ManageFlitter will give you the results of your search ordered by the number of followers in descending order.

manageflitter influencer bio

If you want to get more information about a Twitter user, then all you have to do is hover your mouse over their account.

**Secret Trick: Most people don’t know that there’s a batch select feature in ManageFlitter which can save you a ton of time.

Instead of clicking on each user, you can batch select a bunch of Twitter accounts by doing the following. Click on the Overview tab, hold down your left mouse button, and drag and select the number of people that you want to follow.

(Sorry about the small Gif image below, I wasn’t able to make it bigger)

4. Select Bulk Engage

Select the influencers that you want to engage with, and then click on the Bulk Engage With xx Slected like in the image below.

manageflitter bulk engage selected

 

The largest number of people that you can bulk engage with at a time is 60.  So if you select more than 60 accounts like I did in the image, then ManageFlitter will tell you that you have to choose less people.

5. Create Your Custom Tweets

Next, you’ll be taken to ManageFlitter’s bulk engage screen.

This is where you’ll see ManageFlitter saving you a ton of time because of this unique feature that they offer.

The handy thing that ManageFlitter enables you to do is to create either a tweet, or variations of a tweet, and to personally send it to your list of influencers one at a time.

The end result is that the influencer feels like you have reached out to them on a personal level.

manageflitter bulk engage influencers

 

So in our example, I’m going to create the following tweet.

I’m one of your followers & I enjoy your tweets. I have a new song that’s on iTunes for .99 but I’d like to give it to you for free (insert link)

So this tweet has a higher probability of getting an influencer’s attention for a couple of reasons:

1.  You’re telling the influencer that you’re one of their followers, and that you enjoy their tweets.

That’s always a great place to start, by telling them how you know them.

2.  You’re telling the influencer that your song usually costs money, but you’re giving it to them for free.

That puts you in the position of being a giver instead of a taker.

6. Create Alternate Tweets

Now you can create alternate tweets within ManageFlitter to send out to your list of influencers.

Try typing different text so you can experiment with variations of your tweet.

Try to see if there’s a certain type of tweet that gets you more responses from influencers more than others. Then you can use the tweet that got you the most responses in your future outreaches.

Reaching out to influencers is a numbers game, so the more influencers that you reach out to, the more that some will respond.

7. Leave the Rest to ManageFlitter

Once you’re done, go ahead and click on Schedule Posts.

ManageFlitter will send out five of your bulk engagement tweets in a day to your list of influencers.

ManageFlitter will also tell you how many days it will take to complete.

Additionally, ManageFlitter will also track the analytics of the URL that you include in your tweet so you can know how many influencers clicked on your link.

How This Can Help You

Just promoting your tweets to your followers is not going to get you the results that you’re looking for.

The best way is to reach out to influencers, and to get their help in promoting your product or service.

It will get you the results that you want in a much shorter time.

 

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Peter Guirguis

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I'm the Technology Manager of Calvary Chapel South Bay, a church in Gardena, California. I'm also the founder of Grace Digital Solutions, a company that builds websites for businesses and non-profits. My passion is to see people give their life to Christ both offline and online.

Comments 15

  1. This is great stuff! I will use it for my nonprofit. Couple questions:
    1. I assume you follow them before you say you are following them.
    2. Is “tweet to them” the same as a mention? If so, why the different lingo?
    3. How can this be applied to find influencers who will RT?

    Thanks, Phil

    1. Hi Phil, thank you for your feedback 🙂 Here are the answers to your questions:

      1. Yes, your assumption is correct. You should definitely be following the influencer that you’re trying to reach out to.

      2. Actually, tweet to them is the same as a @reply, said, “at reply” and not a mention. The difference between these two is kind of confusing. It comes up so often that I think I need to write a blog post about the difference.

      Basically what I meant by tweet to them or doing an “at reply” is that you will start your tweet with the influencers Twitter handle. If you want to know what the differences between “at replies” and mentions, please let me know and I’ll explain more in the comments.

      3. As far as finding influencers who will retweet goes, one suggestion could be to go through the influencers timeline, and see if they are the kind of influencer who retweets others. If they do, then there’s a good chance that they will retweet you as well.

      I hope that’s helpful Phil. If you have any further questions, please let me know and I will reply to your comments as soon as possible. Thanks!

      1. Can I toss out a simple answer to this?

        “tweet to them” is a person tweeting something that includes someone’s Twitter handle. Example: I tweet one of Peter’s articles and include @petenaotg in the tweet.

        Peter sees this in his “mentions” as I included his Twitter handle in the tweet, so when you see mentions it is because someone included your twitter handle in the tweet they made. 🙂

      2. Thanks Peter, this is big blessing to my ministry which is to promote discipleship evangelism and protect against weak salvation invitations.
        I’m still foggy on the contrast between “@ mentions” and tweet to them. I think I just need to see examples of each. Thanks Greg for explaining the “tweet to them” side of it.

      1. Welcome!

        I was for a while, but not much of late. I need to get back to it again, i do like it for it’s features and usefulness. I should spend some more time growing my follower list so to speak. 🙂

  2. Probably your best, most thorough description of a product to date.
    First, I use Manageflitter Pro personally. And a group of us added it to
    our tools as a byproduct of a social media campaign we’re conducting.
    So I bought into Manageflitter Pro twice! The Pro version (fee based
    subscription) allows scheduling multiple posts per day, whereas the free
    version, only one post per day is allowed. There are other features not
    available on the free version. The features I use most (and not in this
    order) are: followers I am not following back; unfollows; powerpost
    scheduler; Search: both power mode, account mode and tweet search.

    Manageflitter
    has exhibited some discrepancies at times. The “follows/unfollows”
    counts on twitter can vary from the “follows/unfollows” counts on Manageflitter, for example. The support at Manageflitter, who are pretty
    good, are aware of this issue, and gave a workaround, by logging out and
    then back in. Overall I am pleased with this tool.

    Peter, are there similar tools for Pinterest and Instagram?

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