Twitter is an amazing platform. Whether you want to keep customers informed, find more customers, or promote yourself online, Twitter is one of the best ways to go. However, many people can have large problems when trying to gain followers on this platform, and revert to the wrong ways of obtaining followers, and that is by paying for them.
This is a terrible idea, as these followers are not real, not targeted often, and are not interested in what you have to say. All you spent your money on was spam accounts that will get you nowhere! So, what can you do? Hire someone? You could, but unfortunately, hiring someone can be very expensive and not in the budget. Do it yourself? Good option, but first, do some research! Here are some of my tips to get real followers on Twitter.
This will happen when you have more followers, but when you give them interesting content, they are much more likely to retweet it!
Fill Out Your Bio
When someone knows who they are following, they are more likely to follow the right person. If they are looking for the CEO of Acme, and it says that you are the CEO of Acme, the user will want to follow you, and for the right reasons.
Link Your Twitter
Put a link to your twitter whenever you can, but make sure you don’t spam. The more places people can find out about your Twitter, the more people will follow you.
Bring Your Twitter Account to the Real World
If you find yourself speaking somewhere, bring up your twitter. If you’re username is easy to remember, people will look for you and follow you on twitter.
Of all the things shared on Twitter, people like to retweet rich media the most. Posting homemade pictures and videos adds a great personal touch, plus has a higher chance of being retweeted.
Start a Contest
Everyone loves free stuff, and when all you have to do is follow and retweet someone, it sweetens the deal. Giving away things on Twitter is pretty easy, and with the right prizes, these can be extremely popular!
This is perhaps one of the greatest tips I have. Making friends on Twitter can be very easy, and if you find someone and become close to them, you can cross promote each other and both become much more popular.
This one is complete common sense, however many people don’t follow this rule. Be interesting! Why would I want to follow someone who is boring? If I am not interested in someone, I unfollow them. On the other side, if I see a tweet that interests me, I will retweet it and follow that person.
Don’t spam, limit your tweets, they can wait.
Follow Friday is a great way to promote some people you follow, and if you promote some people, they promote right back!
In conclusion, Twitter is a great site, however can be very difficult to manage, if you can gain followers organically, promoting your site is that much easier.