It seems like everybody is an expert on getting more Twitter followers these days. Many of these people will, of course, teach you’re their methods for building a huge Twitter following for a fee.
Some people claim that their software will help you build Twitter followers as well.
But while it may feel good to have a big Twitter following, this isn’t a sheer numbers game. It reminds me of the old days of Internet marketing, actually. Back then people who were building lists were just trying to get as many people as possible with little regard to the quality of the people on those lists.
For example, back in 2003, I purchased a coregistration list of 100,000 opt-in emails. While it wasn’t spam because the people had indeed opted in, it wasn’t a quality list and it never became a profitable investment.
Because I had no relationship with those people!
That’s what you need to remember about Twitter. You’re still trying to build a relationship. If all of your Tweets are some promotion for some affiliate product and that’s all you Tweet about, you aren’t going to find your Twitter marketing all that effective.
How To Get More Twitter Followers
Okay, now let’s get to the reason you’re probably reading this article, you want to know how to get more people following you on Twitter.
Quite simply, if you want to get people to follow you, you have to have something to say. Some people are sending on tweets all day every day. Personally, I think that’s a little excessive. I usually tweet somewhere in the neighborhood of 2-4 times a day usually sending out a mix of content and offers (more content than promotional offers)
You need to customize you avatar and bio. If you want, you can even go so far as to get a custom Twitter background as well. The background is optional but having a custom avatar (a picture of you is recommended) and writing something creative in your bio.
This is another pretty easy way to build a following. Just follow other people. I follow people who I think I will be interested and who I think might be interested in what I have to say as well. And I’m not afraid to unfollow someone if I find that their Tweets annoy me. For example, if somebody is basically posting headline news, I’ll unfollow them immediately since I find news to be depressing and don’t want to see it on my Twitter feed.
Put “Follow Me” Buttons On Your Blogs
If you blog (which you should), then make sure you’re running a plugin of your latest activity or at the very least, put something in the sidebar to tell people to follow you.
Tell Your Subscribers
Here’s another easy way to get more followers if you already have a list. Tell them how to follow you on Twitter. Remember that Twittering doesn’t get blocked by ISPs and there’s no spam folder. Your messages always get through to everybody who is following you. And if you have multiple ways to contact people, you’re more likely to get them to know you, like you, trust you, and ultimately buy from you.