How to Get Followers on Smule Sing!
You’ve probably notice that some Smuleans have thousands of followers. Does this lead you to wonder…. how?
Why Do You Need More Followers?
Firstly, I want to make something completely clear. In no way is it necessary to have lots of followers to enjoy the Smule experience. However, ‘How Can I Get More Followers?’ is a question often raised. Everyone likes to feel appreciated, we’re only human. The more followers you have, the more people receive invitations to join your Open Calls. Therefore, more people are likely to sing with you. That, after all, is what Smule is about.
I currently have just over 350 followers. I’m pretty happy with that number, and it continues to rise steadily. True, it’s still a very low number in comparison to the aforementioned Smuleans. However, it has escalated very quickly in the last 4 months. At the start of September I had around 40 followers. So how did the number increase?
The first thing which made a big difference to my number of followers was joining a group (see my previous post How to Join a Group on Smule Sing!). Numbers started to rise steadily after I joined eNeRGy. This increase became quicker again once I joined Global Voices United. Of course, when you join a group you can follow all the members. They will hopefully, in turn, follow you back. This alone has a pretty big impact. If you’re affiliated with a group, especially if group letters are displayed in your username, this gives other Smuleans an extra reason to follow you.
Tell Us About Yourself
We’re a friendly bunch on Smule. We like to know who we’re singing with if possible. Upload a profile picture. Write a little bit about yourself in your Smule profile. It’s your way of introducing yourself to the community. Don’t over think it, just be yourself.
Singtopia and The Official Smule Sing! Community on Facebook are both good places to meet other Smuleans. There are many discussion posts you can get involved in. When new members join, existing members often leave their usernames in the welcome post comments. Often people post a status looking for new people to follow. You can simply leave your name or chat with them in the comments section. Joining competitions in the Smule community can also increase your number of followers. Particularly if you do well and progress to later rounds. Most importantly, make new friends and have fun!
Listen to Other Smule Sing! Users
Spend some time in the ‘Listen’ section of Smule Sing!. Find people you like listening to, then love and comment on their collaborations and follow them. They may or may not follow you back. Either way, you’ll receive more invitations to join OCs. This gives you further opportunity to interact with other Smuleans. Having said that, there have been many discussions about people who play ‘Follow / Unfollow’. This is basically when a user follows a large number of people and immediately unfollows them when they follow back. I see no sense in this. It’s not a game. There are no prizes for having the most followers.
Post lots of Open Calls, regularly. The more OCs you have the more opportunities other Smuleans have to join you. If they enjoy singing with you, they’re likely to follow you at the end of the recording. It seems newly recorded OCs are at the top of the list when users search for an OC to join. Often there will be an influx of people joining a popular song immediately after you open it. This dies down as it gets pushed further down the list. Try to sing at least one of the ‘Top Hits’ whenever you post OCs, because these are the songs people are searching for most. If you can, purchase VIP access to the app. This allows you access to all of the song available. The broader the types of music you sing, the more people will join.
Share the Love
Finally, when users join your OCs, make sure to love and comment. Truthfully, you’re probably not going to love every single join. However, personally, if somebody has taken the time to sing with me, chosen my OC to join, I want to show them I appreciate that. You don’t have to lie in the comment by telling them they’re amazing if that’s not how you feel. You can simply thank them for joining you. This makes a massive difference, not only to increasing follower numbers, but to users enjoyment of the experience. If they hadn’t already followed you at the end of the recording, it’s more likely they’ll follow after you comment. In my opinion it promotes the great community spirit I personally want to get out of using Smule Sing!.
If you’ve followed a user you love to sing with, but they haven’t shown love, commented, or followed you back, go ahead and make that first comment. Thank them for opening a certain song. Tell them how much you enjoy singing with them. Whatever works for you. Some users have so many followers it must be difficult or even impossible to listen to all their joins. Stand out a little bit by making the first move. There’s no guarantee they’ll follow you back, but hopefully they’ll at least have a listen and interact with you.
Hopefully these tips will help to make your Smule journey more fun. Let me know in the comments section below if you have any further advice on this topic, or did the advice work for you?