Showing your appreciation will increase the chances that the individuals you have connected with, will continue to connect with you. In essence, it increases brand loyalty.
If you’re looking for ways to show your appreciation, here are few:
Social Media Shout Outs
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram… they all let you tag someone in a post. If they liked your post, shared your content or just had something nice to say to you – say something back. Go one step further, and if YOU liked their content or have something nice to say – say it!
Note: LinkedIn has endorsements. If the post was about marketing, endorse that. If it was
about financial analysis, endorse that etc.
Show that you are active in your community and business. Keep up to date on posts that others are making and when one really gets your attention, share it. Give them credit and tell your followers how they need to read it too.
Offer Special Deals
Give promo codes to those people who interact with you. This will get them to come back and be more excited about interacting with you in the future.
It can be anything from asking people to guest blog, to including photos and testimonials from your clients. Tag them in the post and share it on your social media sites.
Make connections between your connections. If you know someone who can do what someone else is looking for, connect them. They won’t forget that you paid attention to their needs and abilities and felt confident enough to share it with others.