WLTW: Twitter Chats, Writing Stuff, Committed Income

Each week Annie Schiffmann hops on Instagram Live to find out what you learned this week and share what she learned about social media for theater and running your own business. It’s called What I Learned This Week. You can play along by using #WLTW and sharing what YOU’VE learned!


Twitter Chats

One of the fastest ways I have found to get a spike in followers to your Twitter account is to join a Twitter chat. Imagine that you were in a discussion with your friends but you could only write notes about it. That’s what a Twitter chat is like. It’s a great way to learn from other people and put in your two cents. If you show that you know a bit about what you’re talking about you may also pick up a few followers.

This week I learned that #blogchat (which happens on Sundays at 9PM ET) and #SMEchat (1pm ET on Wednesdays) are both great ones to weight in on your thoughts about blogging and social media (respectively.)

Write Stuff and Send It

Try this tactic: next time you’d like to be a guest blogger, write an article that would be good for that blog and send it to the big cheese there. Say, “I already wrote this. Here it is.” It works. Someone did it for Downstage Media, and Annie Schiffmann did it for Yes Broadway.

Committed Income

Guys, we’ve been talking about residual income all wrong! Here’s a blog post from thought leader, Joseph Kenney about how to keep your income steady even when you have ups and downs as an artist. Read the entire blog post.

Join in the fun! 

Want to share what you’ve learned? Tag #WLTW in your posts on IG & Twitter!