Each of us has at least 100 potential followers in our lives from family, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, neighbors, business associates, and the contact lists in our phones! Signing up for a new Steem account and expecting people to discover us for the first time naturally while browsing is insane because most readers already have enough authors to follow.
With over 10,000 followers today, I am grateful that at least 3,000 to 7,000 of those following here have joined after following somewhere else. What might not be obvious are the systems I use to guide my existing followers into Steem. Here is a brief look which I hope is helpful for each of us to convert our existing followers into followers on Steemit!
How do I bring existing followers to Steem?
- Every post I make on Steemit automatically publishes to Facebook and Twitter. See how in this tutorial at https://steemit.com/steemit/@jerrybanfield/publish-steemit-blog-posts-automatically-to-facebook-and-twitter-with-zapier-or-ifttt-and-streemian. In summary, every day 20,000+ people see the posts I make on Steemit appear in their feed on Facebook and Twitter.
- In most of my YouTube videos since June 2017, I find a way to mention Steem with many videos being exclusively about what is happening here. For example, in a recent Bittrex tutorial I mentioned that I hold the majority of my cryptocurrency investments in my Steem wallet.
- During most contacts I have with friends and family, I mention what is happening with Steem. My mom is thinking about signing up. My wife finally let me make her an account @laurabanfield. My brother is not interested in joining but he enjoys hearing how the entire business is going. I pitched my mother in law and father in law on Steem. All of the clients I speak with learn about Steem with many signing up and investing.
When I signed up to be of service to our community, my plan was to bring all my own followers with the understanding that the law of attraction would convert a few existing users in as well. How many of the people joining Steem to follow me are also following you and thousands of other authors here? In reading the comments, I see new connections being made every day with often readers initially following me and then becoming much more excited about another author that responded to comments in posts like this.
What gives me absolute confidence about the 10x rise in Steem price and growth of our community has been the support of thousands of followers all rallying here after being scattered among Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, online courses, and mastermind groups. I know if we each plan to bring our own followers here that everything else will flow naturally because that is exactly how Facebook grew. My friends got me to sign up in 2005 and I then have continued to bring new Facebook users in for the next 12 years.
Are we ready now to bring more of our family and friends to Steem ?