5 Surefire Ways to Gain Twitter Followers

Posted on August 5, 2011

For an entrepreneur, trying to build a following on social media sites like Twitter can be a scary task. You see all these other people in your niche with hundreds, if not, thousands of followers and you just want a piece.

It can be easy to just give up when you wake to only one new follower. But, what if I told you there were simple guidelines you could follow to grow your following and your brand recognition?

Luckily for you, there are 5 surefire ways to gain Twitter followers and catch up to others in your industry.

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1. Stay Positive

Nobody likes negative people, especially on sites that they go to relax a little. In fact, case studies show that positive people tend to have more followers.

You should keep your Twitter feed free of negative comments or complaints. Instead, focus on tweeting when your feeling good and ready to share stuff with the world.

2. Tweet Quality Information

Even though you had a delicious sandwich for lunch today, your followers don’t care. In fact, you’re probably shying away possible followers when you regularly tweet generic things about your everyday life.

The majority of people who come to Twitter are looking for good information and resources that they can enjoy and retweet. So, try posting articles that relate to your industry. You should also comment on the article you’re tweeting out. Just remember, keep it 140 characters or less.

3. Tweet News Before It Becomes Big News

This can be a hard thing to do but if you happen to come across breaking news that was just posted 10 seconds ago, don’t think twice, just tweet it. Now of course you’ll want to make sure it’s from a reliable source because you don’t want a reputation as a false news tweeter.

4. Connect With People

Building your network is super easy with Twitter. You can meet some great people and end up building an amazing network of like-minded people. If someone posts something that you like or agree with, shoot them a tweet. And if you don’t agree with them, shoot them a tweet as well. The main idea here is that you need to make people recognize you as more than just a Twitter account..

5. Promote Your Account Everywhere

If you have a website, put links to your Twitter profile on there. If you are making business cards, slap your Twitter handle on there. Bottom line is that anywhere you can promote your Twitter account, you should. (By the way, you can follow me here.)

If you’ve been able to build a following, how did you do it?


9 Replies to "5 Surefire Ways to Gain Twitter Followers"

  • knikkolette
    August 5, 2011 (5:09 pm)
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    These are all great tips! :)

  • SHFerg
    August 9, 2011 (3:49 pm)
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    I often tweet about #politics and it can be hard to stay positive. So I try and mix my tweets in with good news articles, positive quotes, tips, etc. It helps me stay on track, as well. And thank you for not mentioning systems that are automatic and “steal” followers. I believe in organic growth. People who willing choose to follow you will become a part of your team when you offer good content. I recommend following back and then every once in a while, I do clean up my twitter account with http://www.justunfollow.com. I like my ratio between followers/non followers to be close. I don’t believe I am so important that I shouldn’t follow back.

  • snperkins
    August 9, 2011 (10:11 pm)
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    @SHFerg It’s good to hear that you at least try to stay positive with such a subject like politics.

    I’m juts like you in the way that I prefer organic followers. I also like to keep my folloing/ followers ration pretty close and I mainly unfollow people who don’t tweet much or people who don’t post valuable stuff.

    Thanks for sharing that link and thank you for your comment!

  • snperkins
    August 9, 2011 (10:12 pm)
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    @knikkolette Thanks! Glad you liked them.

    Keep coming back every week for more from the EpicLaunch team. Take care.

  • Guarantor Loans
    August 11, 2011 (11:54 am)
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    Haha! I’m going to sit on the BBC News website until something breaks and become an internet sensation!

    On a serious not tho great tips! Eagerly awaiting the next top 5.

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    February 6, 2012 (12:25 pm)
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    I am not using Twitter because of huge spamming . anyhow its a best useful post for Twitter users on how to get best followers on Twitter to market your products.
    each and every tip will increase your followers. 

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  • Ray Brown
    November 17, 2012 (6:32 pm)
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    As a relative Twitter “newbie” I appreciate these tips. I think judicious use of hashtags also seems to ensure connection with others in your space.


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