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3 Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Followers In Under 10 Minutes

Can we have a quick chat about one of our favorite marketing tips?

Listen carefully, Hustler...

>>The best way to turn followers into customers is by serving and building trust with them before they ever invest in your product or service.<<

One of our favorite ways to do this is by surprising and delighting our followers!

And the best part?

What we’re about to share with you can be done in under 10 minutes!

Check out the top 3 ways to surprise and delight your followers to build trust (which will ultimately lead to sales!):

1. Take time to get to know your followers.

There are a few ways you can show your followers you care, such as:

  • Checking in on 5-10 of your most engaged followers every week
  • Asking your audience to share something about themselves (using the Question Sticker on Instagram Stories)
  • Making the effort to engage on their posts

Take the time to build genuine relationships, because these connections are a great way to build trust with your followers!

2. Show your appreciation by sharing a digital gift card to your Instagram Stories.

What better way to surprise and delight your followers than to treat them to a cup of coffee? We love this tip, and want to make sure you’re equipped to make it happen.

Here’s how you can do it:

  • 1. Purchase a digital gift card from a coffee shop or local business. (If you’re not sure where to invest, $20-50 to Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts are always safe options!)
  • 2. Upon receiving your gift card via email, take a screenshot of it (with the barcode visible).
  • 3. Share this screenshot to your Stories for a fun, first-come-first-serve way to surprise and delight your followers!

3. Ensure you’re serving your followers with what they want and need.

Many times, we post on social media what we want to share rather than what our followers need to hear. As business owners, this is detrimental to our businesses. We know that sounds a little harsh, but it’s the truth.

*If you’re looking for sugar-coated business advice, the Social Curator Blog isn’t the place for you, friend!*

So, in order to show that you care about your followers, take a moment to ensure you’re serving them with what THEY want by asking them what content they’d like to see more of in a Story, post, or DM. 

So there you have it, Dreamer: 3 ways to surprise and delight your followers in under 10 minutes.

Why are we doing this? Say it with us: to build trust!

>>We can’t wait to see how you use these ideas to create genuine relationships with your audience to generate a steady stream of sales for your business.<<


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J* + The Social Curator Team


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