5 Easy Ways to Give People a Reason to Fan, Follow, or Subscribe

We all want higher subscriber numbers, Facebook fans and followers, but the big question is — how do you attract them? It's not about tweeting more often just for the hell of it or posting what you had for lunch today on Facebook. It's about providing value to your audience that makes them want to click "follow." Need a jumpstart? Here's five simple ways to get 'er done:

  1. A giveaway or contest (people love free stuff).
  2. Teach them something.
  3. Reply to their comments, thoughts, or opinons about you (whether they're good or bad).
  4. Help them solve a problem.
  5. Give them something they can't get anywhere else. Also known as "exclusive" content, which can include videos, photos, or discount codes (see number one).
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