How can a simple Tweet led to a tidal wave?
A tidal wave of new users to your web site…
Recently myself and hundreds of other network marketers joined a Social Media game called Empire Avenue.
It all came about as a result of a simple tweet.
I think you’ll find this interesting for your own social media marketing.
Day 1: A tweet about this new social media game reaches Randy Gage. It must be from someone of influence to get him to even look at it.
Randy Gage is a well known network marketing leader and author. He joins Empire Avenue on Friday May 6, 2011. (EAv ticker: e(RGAGE))
(Edit: Randy says it wasn’t any one person who told him about the game but more of a group effort. He clarrified with me via a tweet: “I just saw a lot of early adopters all talking about it”.)
Randy FIRST tweets about the game.
I’m an employee now? RT @mramos87: Shared via EmpireAvenue.com Randy Gage (e)RGAGE was promoted to Employee of the ‘Jedi Knights’ Index!
Now that was his first tweet about the game and it was a retweet… Apparently he didn’t announce it or anything until he retweeted this.
I saw this on Twitter on Friday and it stood out to me, because it says “I’m an employee now.” I knew Randy was a millionaire business owner and wanted to know why he was an employee now. At this point I Google “Empire Avenue” to see what it was.
*** I see the tweet, find it interesting. I look at the web site, see it is a game and ignore it. I am not interested in wasting time on a game. ***
Day 2: Saturday May 7th Art Jonak e(JONAK) joins Randy Gage in the game.
Just like Randy, Art doesn’t mention it on Twitter. However someone buys Art’s shares and mentions it so this tweet is made:
LJHSolution Invest in Art Jonak (@ArtJonak) on the world’s only social media exchange, Empire Avenue http://t.co/0X4Y0fJ
And subsquently Art’s first reply, also a retweet:
@LJHSolution Lene – hope U got 200 shares in @ArtJonak – ’cause my stock is low & is about to sky rocket! Jump in:http://t.co/0X4Y0fJ ▲
Day 3: Sunday May 8th Jim Gillhouse e(JimGillhouse) joins the game and recommends it to Diane Walker e(mlmblonde) Diane mentions it on Facebook.
*** At this point I’ve read several recommendations via Tweets or Facebook posts from people I follow and people I consider peers/mentors in business.
I know Diane Walker really well. I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with her for 7 years and have known her for almost 10. I know she doesn’t play games very often. ***
Day 4: Monday May 9th I finally join Empire Avenue.
As a result of these influencers joining, many more people have joined, including other big name influencers.
Eric Worre, Big Al, Ann Sieg, Joe Syverson, Todd Falcone to name a few of the network marketing leaders, gurus, and coaches that have joined since. I’m sure many more have joined I don’t know personally or just haven’t realized are on!
This is how one Tweet can spark a tidal wave of activity. If you get the right influencers involved.
One little tweet got a tidal wave started… and now everyone’s doing it
Now we’re involved and engaged in a new community of people over at Empire Avenue. We’re making new connections and who knows where those will lead. I’ve met a few people already I plan to stay connected with and at least a couple that are candidates for my business.
One simple tweet; even just a retweet about someone purchasing some shares… and that led to a few more… and a few more… and a few more… Pretty soon hundreds (or thousands) of people could be on YOUR web site.
This is the beauty of social media marketing.
- Ben Fitts
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