Sunday, November 19, 2017

Become The Rock Star in the Social and Media Universe in 7 Easy Steps

images If you want to become The Rock Star of the Twitterverse, there are certain rules you must follow in order to maintain your status.  Some are common sense, and others are possibly ones you may not think of. So grab your tweet-guitar and let’s get started.


Become a Great Rock Star Teacher to your followers

People want to learn today.  Knowledge is currency in this day and age.  If you can help someone achieve a goal, you’ve added much value to their lives. 

Never, EVER, enter the Twitterverse by spewing your opportunity or money-making techniques to your followers.  There’s not a bigger turn-off than getting a “thank you for following me” message that says “To Increase Your Followers, Click Here,” or “Make Money Online, Click Here.”  Messages that get noticed say things like “Join me On Facebook too,” or just “Thanks for following, looking forward to networking with you,” or words to that affect.

See the difference?  Leave your fire hose at home when you’re interacting in the social media scene.  If people like you, know you and trust you they will become detectives to find out what your opportunity is and be very glad to work with you.


If you teach your followers something about themselves at the same time that you are teaching them about your subject, you will touch them at a very deep level 

When you go to a rock concert you always come out with the feeling that you were touched in some way.  One of my favorite singers, and therefore my very favorite concert that I’ve been to so far, is Kenny Chesney.  Kenny’s songs touch me in ways that no one else’s can. 

When he sings the song “Who You’d Be Today” it makes me think about my sister.  He sings the song “Don’t Blink” and it reminds me how precious life is and how fast it passes.  He sings a song about his sexy tractor and it just makes me laugh and feel good.

I can go on and on, but you get the point here.  If you learn the art of stirring emotions in your followers, every time you pick up that preverbal guitar to strum a few bars, you will have eager and waiting ears to hear what you have to say, AND to pass you on to their followers as well.


Play the game of follow the leader

When someone follows you, follow them back. And, take it one step further and go check out their profile. When you do, retweet great content. If you retweet them they will notice you and retweet you back.

If you retweet one person who has a following of 10,000 and they retweet you back, your message will be put in front of 10,000 new tweeters. Then, if say just 10 of those retweet you and they have a collective 60,000 followers, you just made yourself visible to that may more hungry tweeters.

Are you beginning to see the viral possibilities? It’s mind boggling when you think about it.


Search keywords to find followers in your niche, then follow them

Send a tweet to someone who is not following you that is either sent directly to them or one that is about them, possibly promoting their blog or a blog post that they did.  Get you name in front of them and, of course, make sure your smiling face is front and center!

Once they begin to follow you, you can retweet them frequently, again starting the viral affect of being retweeted to many networks.


Use TweetDeck and Twellow

TweetDeck is an amazing tool for keeping your tweets organized and making sure that things don’t fall through the crack when you are developing a strategy for obtaining followers. I’ll go more into this tool in a later instructional article, but for now you can start by downloading TweetDeck and just get familiar with it. It may appear to be as complicated as figuring out the inner workings of a space ship at first, but once you learn the mechanics of it you’ll love it.

You can build groups, create columns for specific users and also a column for your “mentions” so you can be sure to thank everyone who is retweeting your posts.

Another great tool is Twellow. Again, there will be more instruction on this later, but for now, just go play around and sign up for free.


Time Yourself

This is pretty self-explanatory, but I think it’s pretty necessary to mention for the sheer fact that you can really waste a ton of time on the social media scene if you are just winging it.

I know myself, I can get on Twitter and Facebook and all of a sudden the sun is going down and the day is nearing an end and I’ve just been chatting it up all day long. That’s fine if that is your objective, but if your objective is to use the social media scene as a business tool, you will have to become efficient and make sure you leave enough time to do the other things that you need to to to make your business productive.


Have a plan and stick to it

This goes along with Tip No. 6, but it’s bears repeating. Decide which avenue of social medial you want to place the most emphasis on and work that plan until it’s bringing you traffic.

There’s so much information on implementing each avenue of social medial into a business plan, that all you have to to is decide on one of them at a time and you can be successful if you have a plan a stick to it.

For instance, say you’re going to concentrate on Twitter. You plan may be something as simple as tweeting five time a day and retweeing and following everyone who retweets or follows you. You can create a column in TweetDeck for that purpose and be very efficient at sticking to that plan.

Focus on one aspect of social media until you’ve “got it down” and then move on to something else. Scattering yourself is deadly in this arena. (Trust me, I know this one from personal experience!)


This blog post is a summary, or Cliff note, if you will of a post and interview between two business associates of mine, Katie Freiling and Emilio Karam. Emilio is a Twitter celebrity in Mexico and was featured on national news as being one of the top three twitterers in the country.

If you’d like to listen to Katie’s whole interview with Emilio (which I highly recommend) and learn more great tips, go to To learn more about Emilio, visit his blog at

Be sure to follow both of them on Twitter also at @katiefreiling and @emiliokaram. You can’t go wrong.


42 Responses to “Become The Rock Star in the Social and Media Universe in 7 Easy Steps”
  1. Ken Pickard says:


    These are great tips and strategies for become a social media star. I really like #6 and #7. Timing yourself is a great way to stay on track and keep focused with the task at hand. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the cool tweets and posts, but the suddenly realize you’ve been online for 3 hours.

    It’s always a great idea to plan your work and work your plan. I can relate to your personal experience!

    Keep the goodness flowing… You are a social media rockstar!

    Ken Pickard
    The Network Dad
    .-= Ken Pickard´s last blog ..Welcome To My Blog Launch Party! =-.


  2. Great post Debbie, following the simple steps laid out above is sure to put anyone who takes heed well into the social media rock star category! Very practical, comprehensive and valuable advice each of us would do well to follow. Step 2 stood out for me as something not so many of us aim to bring in to our marketing…..teaching your followers something about themselves and touching them at a very deep level… These simple steps of setting out to teach… making genuine connections and really touching people at a personal level is what distinguishes social media mastery from regular hum drum marketing… Thanks for putting together a great list and a fabulous post!
    .-= Johneal Rouse´s last blog ..Become more effective with your Network Marketing and manage your Time better – Free Hypnosis Session =-.


  3. Hey Debbie, Thanks for sharing these tips with us. It can be tough sometimes but we need to take ourselves out of the picture and really concentrate on teaching and helping others. I love following you, your a great inspiration:-)


  4. Great post Debbie!
    This is something I’m definitely gonna remember and come back to read from time to time! :)

    These tips and strategies can definitely create rock stars if applied consistently!

    Keep up the good posts!

    Dr Jon
    .-= Jon Alfredsson´s last blog ..What are Your Goals with Social Media? =-.


  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks for your comments! I love the thought of Rock Star Status in the social media world. The Internet is such a grand place to “Play” isn’t it??


  6. Jackie Ulmer says:

    Hey! Awesome tips and advice. Thanks! Do you really FOLLOW everyone back? I have been more particular. And I do check out their profiles.

    EXPECT Success!

    Jackie Ulmer
    .-= Jackie Ulmer´s last blog ..Set Your Leadership Goals FIRST – Share Your Vision With the Team =-.


  7. Great post Debbie! Thanks for sharing.Hope you are doing well.
    .-= Beverly Monical´s last blog ..How To Choose A Home Based Business =-.


  8. Emilio says:

    Hey Debbie!

    Great post, and you have an awesome talent for disecting the strategies and putting it in an easy to follow, step by step guide for ANYONE to follow and achieve success in the Social Media scene.



    Debbie Reply:

    Thanks Emilio. I definitely love social media. My son said to me today that I have too much time on my hands because I’m updating my FB all day long! He doesn’t know the tweet later secret yet!!! :)


  9. I am feeling it when you talked about going viral and helping others get stuff out first by tweeting their content. I need to get myself some leather pants if I’m gonna keep rocking your advice. This is my area of growth right now.


  10. Hey Deb…great information especially for someone trying to get their “sea legs” with Twitter. It is easy to be so preoccupied that it can be a time waster. It is very important to have a plan and not get caught up in the “social” aspect. So these are great reminders to the all of us and a great step by step plan for the newbie.


    .-= Bruce Backman´s last blog ..Why I Don’t Use Ice for Healing Injuries… =-.


  11. Joe Emmet says:

    Debbie. . .and just think, I was there when you gave birth to your blog just five short months ago.

    You have really nailed it. Your content is rich with information and sound advice that anyone choosing to implement will benefit from for years to come.

    You’ve also gathered around you a group of very talented, committed marketers who add great depth and dimension to the subjects you teach your readers.

    Keep up the great work. . .sky’s the limit Deb!



  12. Loving the content you have here, Debbie! Even rockstars need a refresher course now and again! Thx so much! :)

    .-= Heather Taskovics´s last blog ..Show Me The Results! – How To Create Your Own Success Story =-.


  13. Deb, It is so easy for me to get lost is Step 7. Maybe to attain “rock star” status I need more discipline? You laid out steps that are easy to follow. Now it’s time to implement them:)
    .-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..Notes From A Kindle Junkie – Part I =-.


  14. Kathy Jodrey says:


    Even though I’ve been doing social networking for some time now, there are a few tips here that I have not been following. The most important of them is to time myself.

    You’re absolutely right, we can literally spend the entire day social networking, which is great but can get in the way of our businesses (and lives….)

    Starting today, I’m going to schedule this activity and keep it to a certain amount of time each day. Thanks for the kick in the butt :-)
    .-= Kathy Jodrey´s last blog ..My Name is Kathy, & I’m an Addict – Day 3, Detoxification of Body =-.


  15. Renee Chase says:

    Great post Debbie! These are the basics that everyone who is interested in Twitter success need to study and practice. I especially applaud Step #1 about not spewing your opportunity in every post. There are still way too many people who do this but they don’t realize they are only hurting themselves.

    Great job … and keep Rockin’ On! :-)

    .-= Renee Chase´s last blog ..My Boy of Summer – Update =-.


  16. This was AMAZING! I learned so much from this post!

    Certainly spreading this one out in the cyber world!

    .-= Melissa Mitchell´s last blog ..Review of Social MLM Course =-.


  17. Bill Cowan says:

    THanks Debbie, I’m still learning here, but I’m working at it. Thanks a bunch!
    .-= Bill Cowan´s last blog ..Tired of Feeling Tired All the Time? =-.


  18. Great tips Debbie! I keep coming back to your blog again and again because I learn something every time! You obviously “walk the talk” of what you are describing in this post! :)
    .-= Judy Zavislak´s last blog ..What would your future self say to you right now? =-.


  19. Kellie says:

    Great list Debbie, I can certainly take quite a bit away from this post. I spend tons of time on Facebook but am very limited in my interactions on Twitter. It would be nice to rule the Twitterverse. :-)


  20. Great Insight!!! Many miss or overlook the “social” aspect of the social media/networking. It can’t be all about you getting followers and people buying into you and your message. We have to reciprocate gestures and begin following back, commenting back, and engaging others for the community to grow. When this happens, we ALL benefit from this uber phenomenon!


  21. Edward says:

    Great post Debbie.

    Some excellent tips for anyone to implement.
    I particularly relate to the time management aspect of things.
    I have had to discipline and take some action towards this recently.

    Thanks for what you share with us all.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless,


  22. Hi Debbie,

    Great informative post. It’s easy to get sucked in and fritter your time away being the social media butterfly, that’s for sure. I’ve been there and back a few times!
    .-= Debbie Stevens´s last blog ..Good Grief! =-.


  23. Debbie, great content, this was packed with a lot of great information that can really help me with my social media. Thanks so much.
    .-= Lori Robertson´s last blog ..What’s All The Buzz About Daegan Smith And Maximum Leverage? =-.


  24. Mark Hiatt says:

    Great stuff – I’m continually amazed with the resources available on the internet and will add you as one of the good ones.
    .-= Mark Hiatt´s last blog ..Networking Lessons From a Cockroach =-.


  25. thanks debbie! i just signed up for twellow. one more social media outlet to spend my time on (sigh…) j/k, i’m sure it’ll get my tweets organized! =)
    .-= Melissa McCloud´s last blog ..Don’t Move To My Neighborhood =-.


  26. Clint White says:

    Pure GOLD content.
    .-= Clint White´s last blog ..What is a Favicon and Why You Need One =-.


  27. This is great. I love how you phrased it. Very clever and interesting.
    .-= AnnaLaura Brown´s last blog ..Online Branding and Zappos =-.


  28. HI Debbie

    This was a really great post. I think we can get overwhelmed trying to navigate the social media highway sometimes. I like your suggestion about pacing yourself, because this can be extremely time consuming. We as leaders need to warn our people to stick to a schedule and simply block out time as you suggest. You did a great job of breaking it down.

    Laura Morris
    .-= Larry & Laura Morris´s last blog ..Principle Based Leadership – People Interest vs Self Interest =-.


  29. Kevin M. says:

    Great tips! The one that resonated the most with me as #5. I absolutely love TweetDeck. It allows to me to be in touch with so many different groups of people.
    .-= Kevin M.´s last blog ..Why I chose to monetize my blog =-.


  30. I think the key to social anything is to engage and interact with others. It needs to be a two-way push/pull dialogue between content creator and the reader.

    Great Post!
    .-= Dewane Mutunga´s last blog ..What You Need To Know About Market Research =-.


  31. Yorinda says:

    Hi Debbie,

    a very informative post, thank you so much.

    I like your word “Twitterverse” and I think that is great advice about not ‘ramming your business down their throat”(as I would call it). I find that really offputting when I get those kind of messages.

    Much appreciated.

    Have a great day.
    .-= Yorinda´s last blog ..Fun- Happiness and Success =-.


  32. Absolutely love this post Debbie especially when you said “Leave your fire hose at home when you’re interacting in the social media scene. If people like you, know you and trust you they will become detectives to find out what your opportunity is and be very glad to work with you.”

    I’m just now learning the inside workings of Twitter and you help me even more. Many thanks for the connections to keep me organized and in tune.



  33. Hello Debbie, How in the world are you!

    Hey there, some good solid advise you’re sharing. You know I have TweetDeck
    installed on my computer, I downloaded it when I first got started with Twitter in 2008.

    To this date, I have used it maybe 5 times…. But after reading your I opened it it and plan on see what it has to offer.

    Thanks for sharing,

    .-= Anthony McNeil´s last blog ..What’s All This Tribe Stuff About =-.


    Debbie Reply:

    Hey Anthony, I love Tweetdeck. It’s really just a way to organize what you’re doing with Twitter and easily find the people who are communicating with you. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate you being here.


  34. kebabope says:

    Wow good points Debbie and well researched great job and keep it coming we love that. 😉

    To your success,
    ~Kebabope Morapedi
    .-= kebabope´s last blog ..6 Steps To Determine Buyer Readiness =-.


    Debbie Reply:

    Thanks, and thank for visiting my blog! I appreciate you being here.


  35. kebabope says:

    Hey Debbie,

    Great tips but I think no 7 is the real McCoy and simply because planning is the starting point of everything. 😉 Thanks for sharing…you really put time some time on this post.Good job

    To your success,
    ~Kebabope Morapedi
    .-= kebabope´s last blog ..6 Steps To Determine Buyer Readiness =-.


  36. Teach people about themselves as you teach them something new as well. Awesome concept!

    That is a phenomenal tip I had not thought of with consciously within my writing. Reading back, I do do it, but now I feel I can focus a little more on it.

    Thanks you!!
    .-= Joe Malinowski´s last blog ..Stop Masturbating with Social Networking in your Business =-.


  37. Thanks Debbie, all great tips! I like what you say about educating people especially about themselves, and how that makes them far more likely to stick with you! Right on.

    Very good stuff as always
    Laura Morris
    .-= Larry & Laura Morris´s last blog ..Being A Conscious Creator Starts By Letting Go =-.


  38. Gus Sevilla says:

    Great content Debbie, thank you!

    Very easy to follow steps … now comes implementing :) Sometimes we get caught up within ourselves and don’t think of our followers. I guess discipline and timing ourselves is the key to the “Rock Star status”!

    Thanks again!

    Gus Sevilla
    .-= Gus Sevilla´s last blog ..Alvaro Mendoza … Los Maestros de Internet EN VIVO =-.


    Debbie Reply:

    Discipline and consistency. People want to remember you. Thanks for your comment!


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