Product of the week #10
Contrary to what you might think bc of the little celebration above, I’m usually not a fan of vanity metrics and chasing them.
Twitter wise you could say that’s also because I don’t have that many of these metrics skyrocketing (like shares / likes / followers / etc) 😅 and that’s probably partly true!
But lately CtrlAltCC got quite a few new daily visitors, newsletter signups & the first few paid directory features 💜 from twitter, so I thought this was a good time to get on the vanity metrics train for a while and see if I can make twitter work as part of CtrlAltCC’s marketing 🤔 (updates on this to follow as I go!)
Around the same time I’ve also connected with Luca @ikoichi on twitter, who talked to me about a super useful twitter tool that he’s built.
That tool is Hivoe! 🐦
Website link: hivoe.com
Hivoe helps you easily set up twitter DM automations for welcome messages, when someone follows you; schedule DMs; send group DMs and even create giveaway flows!
Hivoe was already featured on CtrlAltCC at the time, as it looked like a really useful tool since the first time I came across it. But in all honesty, I never thought it would be a tool for me.
Apparently I was very wrong 😅
Though I believe in automating as much as possible, when it comes to human interactions, I always thought automating them felt a bit lazy! Especially when they are made to look like they are not in fact automated (not a fan)
Luca @ikoichi was super creative on this front though! In the auto-DM that I got from him when I clicked follow, he acknowledged that this was just an auto-DM meant as an icebreaker and mentioned that he is super happy to chat if I wanted to, but also cool if I didn’t want to chat.
🤯 this was a game changer.
It’s so honest & upfront that you cannot not like it! So I set up my own (heavily inspired by his) in about 2 minutes through Hivoe, of course. Super straightforward setup! And this is how mine looks ⬇️
And guess what. People are actually loving it!! Out of the 28 auto-DMs sent so far, 10 of them resulted in a conversation. Insane ratio imo!
People feel like they don’t have to engage if they don’t want to, but it always opens a door in case they do. So clever!
My stance on this did a full 360, from “I could never use this” to “where has this product been all along!” 😅 and I am really glad it did!
You can test it out for free and then upgrade to a paid plan afterwards that gives you unlimited amounts of automated messages to use and you also get to support Luca @ikoichi whilst at it 😊