Ok so I get that some people buy followers on Twitter when they first start out because they want to look popular so that people join them.
But let’s face it, those are not real people are they? So what will those followers do for your business other than make you look popular so other people will want to join you?
Nothing really and usually with a bit of time social followers that are bought start to drop and such is life.
So how can you really grow your Twitter account, like with real people?
1 Follow Lots of Popular Accounts in Your Niche
Use the Twitter search button and look for people in your niche and follow them. Lots of people will follow you back. Make this a daily exercise to follow some accounts every day.
2 Follow followers of popular accounts in your Niche
The thing is that even though lots of people follow back when you are following really popular accounts they might not notice you.
Think about it, if you like follow Kim Kardashian it is not likely she will follow you back right?
So find a really popular account in your niche that has lots of followers and follow all the followers. These are most likely people interested in your niche and it looks like the like following people right?
3 Follow people from lists
When you find a popular account in your niche check what lists they have and what lists they are a member of and follow people from these lists!
4 Unfollow people regularly
You want to keep up a good ratio of people you follow and people that follow you. Nobody is going to be impressed with your 1500 followers when you are following 150 000 right?
You always want to have more followers than people you follow.
So every few days go and unfollow the people that have not followed you back. Make sure to keep following the people that follow you because they might work on the same method LOL
5 Use Hashtags
Don’t go hashtag crazy so your messages are not easy to read but add in a good few every now and then. Make sure they are relevant to your message and your niche.
6 Engage with people
This is quite a funny one for me. So many people on social media are also trying to be seen and heard, they are lusting for it.
And quite frankly so are you right? If you talk to people on social media they will talk back. It is a win win!
So find some accounts in your niche that have a little less followers than you and start chatting to them, mention them and reply to some of their tweets. Retweet some of their tweets.
They will love you for it! And they will most likely do the same.
7 Add People to Lists
You can add lists to your Twitter account so get cracking. Start with a list of awesome people in your niche that engage big time… so when you engage with people and they give back add them to your list.
It will make them feel good for starters plus it will keep all those cool people that engage with you in a nice place so you don’t forget who they are.
You can add loads of lists for different things so go wild and keep on adding people.
You will soon find that people start adding you to lists and this is a great way to grow your account.
People follow lists and can see everything that you tweet!
8 Tweet Quotes
The Twitterers (don’t know what to call them LOL) love quotes!
Go search for some cool quotes and have them on hand and tweet them out regularly.
People will like your tweets and they will retweet them and reply… this all equals engagement!
Or you can just sign up for the free Tweet Jukebox account and there are loads of tweets already loaded in there! (Just to make life so much easier)
9 Tweet regularly
Use a social media tool to schedule your tweets out nicely spaced. You need to tweet often but not 10 tweets with a few seconds in between them, this will get you unfollowed so fast.
Space your tweets out and for this try Buffer or Hootsuite, they have free accounts.
10 Buy Sponsored Tweets in your Niche
This is a really cool way to get some followers and interaction going on your account and get some this to your website.
Buy sponsored tweets from a popular account.
Find people in your niche that offer sponsored tweets and make use of their services.
You will reach the exact audience you are targeting and while you cannot guarantee the exact number of hits you will receive on your link or how many followers you will get you can be sure that it will increase your reach in some way.
You can check the marketplace here for sponsored tweets or search for services within your niche.
I hope you have enjoyed these tips… just so you know this is how I personally grow my Twitter accounts and how I got my personal account from just a few thousand followers last year to over 13k REAL followers today!