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Monday 11 December 2017

Irish girl whose advice on twitter has captured her 1m plus followers

A LITTLE known Irish lifecoach has taken the social networking world by storm by rising to number two on the Irish Twitter list.

Sinead Duffy, a Monaghan based lifecoach, has clocked up 1,379,400 followers, making her the second most popular Twitter user in Ireland.

Niall Horan from hit boy band One Direction topped the Twitter list with more than four million followers since his band's global success with their hit What Makes You Beautiful.

But Sinead, a virtually unknown lifecoach, has managed to surpass Jedward, actress Evanna Lynch and Nicky Byrne from Westlife on the Twitter count, with her positive living quotes on her Great Minds Twitter account.

The personal development trainer and coach tweets every two or three hours to her huge following which includes chef Donal Skehan and Senator David Norris.

She tweets under the name @GreatestQuotes, and says she "helps people be their best through personal development training and coaching".

And she says online that she provides a collection of quotes that will challenge, motivate and inspire you (the Twitter follower) to be the best you can be. She also has a following in the US.

Sinead has said she began tweeting in April 2009, and it has proved a useful tool in getting her business online.

Last year she said: "Greatest Quotes is successful for many reasons. For a start, followers get exactly what they expect. "That means quotes and not social interaction, retweets or aggressive marketing. I carefully select quotes that I feel will resonate with people.

"The feedback that I receive clearly indicates that they do. The carefully selected quotes are regular, short, concise and resonate with followers. There is no hard sell and bogus marketing like many Twitter accounts.



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"My Twitter presence has opened up lots of opportunities for me. I have huge traffic to my website each week and people contacting me with requests. It's mostly through Twitter that potential clients find me. I coach select overseas clients via Skype and charge through Paypal."

Sinead tweets quotes and words of wisdom she has collected from writers, philosophers and self-help gurus.

Followers of the Monaghan businesswoman receive several quotes from Sinead on their mobile phones, laptops and PCs every day.

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