Welcome to Day 12 of the 5 Minute Promo. We are more than one third of the way through the challenge and by now you should be finding most of the tasks pretty easy – because you did the setting up of accounts and platforms in the first few days and now it’s mostly about keeping it all ticking along with new content and an increasing audience.
Today’s task is another easy one, similar to yesterdays. Are you ready?
5 Minute Promo #12
Head to Twitter and share a link to something completely unrelated to your book. If you’re a football fan, tweet about your football team. If you’re a gardener, tweet about your roses. If you have a dog, tweet a link to a dog video. You get the idea? Something that is not about your book or even about stuff that happens in your book.
If you met a friend in the street and started trying to sell your book, they would probably get turned off. But if you exchanged genuine conversation with them and then they heard you’d written a book, they might be interested in buying it.
The same goes online. People want to hear from you about all kinds of stuff and then, as they get to know you, they are more likely to respond to the plugs you give your book.
So, off you go. In the next five minutes find something to share and Tweet it. If that doesn’t use your whole five minutes, spend the rest of the time seeing what other people are tweeting about and try retweeting or replying.
Enjoy. And see you tomorrow.