10 learnings on Twitter audience building: from 0 to 8000 in 7 months.

Sveta Bay
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Why am I talking about it? Because Twitter is our Top-2 traffic source for www.makerbox.club, requiring a $0 budget. Consistency and personal brand pay off. Here're the learnings: 1. Niche down 2. Treat your Twitter profile like a product 3. Create a content matrix 4. Mix professional and personal 5. Don't spam with your product 6. Focus on your experience, not on the theory 7. Don't be a copycat 8. Connect with people 9. Be kind 10. Experiment a lot What would you add?

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Nimesh
Founder littlecook.io ✦ ex-amazon
Thanks for sharing, it's nice to have it simplified like so. What do you mean by content matrix?
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Gloria
Product Marketing Specialist
@supnim co ask
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@supnim @gloria_ayanbimpe glad you asked! For me, it's a list of tweet formats vs topics. Example of tweet formats: 1-liner, engagement question, a thread, an image (meme or graph) For topics, I have 4 big topics that I tweet about: productivity, marketing, audience building, progress update (#buildinpublic) So, the matrix is where you combine these two. For example, each Monday I share a thread about marketing, and each Sunday it's a meme about audience building. That's it!
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Gloria
Product Marketing Specialist
@basv Thanks for breaking it down Sveta! Would be really helpful for me. Meanwhile we just launched and would really appreciate your support and feedback (https://www.producthunt.com/post...) Thank you so much
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
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Nimesh
Founder littlecook.io ✦ ex-amazon
@basv thanks for sharing, I've got some actionable :)
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Sebastian Janus - derStartupCFO
Founder & Serial Entrepreneur
Also curious about the content matrix. I haven't used it yet - after looking it up it seems like a pretty simple canvas that helps to structure content by type. I am also curious @basv how do you use the content matrix? How often do you create it? And do you simply use it to structure your ideas or is it a more detailed planning?
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@derstartupcfo glad you asked! For me, it's a list of tweet formats vs topics. Example of tweet formats: 1-liner, engagement question, a thread, an image (meme or graph) For topics, I have 4 big topics that I tweet about: productivity, marketing, audience building, progress update (buildinpublic) So, the matrix is where you combine these two. For example, each Monday I share a thread about marketing, and each Sunday it's a meme about audience building. That's it! I created it once and change it a little bit constantly. Also, it's not a must for me, but helps a lot when I'm lack of ideas.
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Sebastian Janus - derStartupCFO
Founder & Serial Entrepreneur
@basv That makes so much sense! I feel like with the matrix you can give your content more dimensions as it reminds you of different types to post about. Thank you for giving your insights!!
Richard Gao
Richard Gao
Launching soon!
Co-founder evoke-app.com & AI enthusiast
Thanks for sharing! Do you have a newsletter post which goes more into detail here? For what I'd add, it would be consistency, though I think you may have mentioned it already.
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
Billy Buck
Hello, I am Billy.
Thanks for sharing
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Sara Intikhab
No code product developer
I am so glad to have come across this right now. Just thinking of building a public profile. Thank you for this. Would love to connect with you if that is okay for more tips on this
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Uday Patel
Uday Patel
Launching soon!
Hi, I am the co-founder of askmiku.com
You can a little AI based content creation and automation to increase reach and keep your feed alive
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@uday_patel4 what to you mean by a little bit? 😄
Uday Patel
Uday Patel
Launching soon!
Hi, I am the co-founder of askmiku.com
@basv sorry i meant to say mix your feed with auto generated content based on certain topics or service or product so your feed is always up to date.
haha.og
nft/crypto/tech/maker/music-obsessive
I would add: DON'T CHANGE YOUR PROFILE PIC! Thanks for the tips!
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Martin Ratinaud
Nice, thanks For this, I used the insights of TweetHunter. Just sign up http://tweethunter.io/?via=staki... and you will have an incredible series of emails with awesome insights. And this is free. You can then buy their product to grow your audience but only the emails are already a gold mine
Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@martin_ratinaud I prefer Hypefury 😄
Martin Ratinaud
@basv I didn't know it. Will have a look
Dara Khan
Working on gamification experence.
thanks, I want to be more active on twitter, this would definitely help.
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Raju Singh
Founder, Appscribed and Tapptal
Getting the right inspiration for the content is super fun and critical. For me, thats something that has worked slow but shown results.
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Aurelie Giard-Jacquet
#nocode makeuse #podcaster #tech writer
Thank you, Sveta, for your insight, and congrats on the achievement! It looks like consistency and regularity are part of your success too.
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Ágh Helmut
Web developer | Building EmbedQuiz.com
Thank you for sharing your learnings! 0-8000 in 7 months is an amazing achievement!
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@aghhelmut Thank you 😊
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Jasper Ruijs
Growth Marketeer
How much did you engagement with other content creators with audience overlap?
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@jas801 didn't catch the question. But for engagement, I usually spend most of the time in comments to my tweets now. I wish I had 1 extra hour to engage with other creators 😄
Aaron O'Leary
Chef, now building apps!
What do you mean by focus on your experience, not on the theory?
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Sveta Bay
Founder | MakerBox,SponsorThisNewsletter
@aaronoleary good question! There're a lot of threads on Twitter describing some theoretical aspects. But the thing is that personal experience works much better cause this information is unique. Theoretical thread: how to conduct a usability test in 10 steps. Thread based on personal experience: My 10 learnings from conducting a usability test. The second one works X10 better 🚀
Bohdan
Enthusiastic web product developer
Please review my profile 🙏 https://twitter.com/bohdanvorona
Karol Piwowarczyk
Product Designer
What is Top-1 traffic source for MakerBox?
Johannes Müller
Building a community of web3 builders
Any tips on how to create a content matrix?
Jun Gong
building in web3, prev: Dapp.com
Treat your Twitter profile like a product 💪 Wondering what other channels you use for distributions
Igor Sadkin
Product manager in ARHIST
11. Utilize Twitter polls and surveys to gather audience insights
Igor Sadkin
Product manager in ARHIST
12.Host Twitter chats or Q&A sessions to build community and foster engagement