How to Grow Twitter Followers Fast [PROVEN] – The Beginner’s Hack
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How to Grow Twitter Followers Fast [PROVEN] – The Beginner’s Hack

​Unless you are an influencer or celebrity like Hugh Jackman, Lady Gaga, Obama, growing your Twitter followers is not an easy task.

But you are also aware that you can help your business by growing your Twitter followings​ so you don't want to miss this opportunity.

The question in your head right now may be "How to Grow Twitter Followers Fast?" or "How to Get Twitter Followers for Beginners?".​

Don't worry! I can assure you to grow at least 20 to 30 Twitter followers​ per day which equals to minimum 600 to 900 new Twitter followers in the next 30 days after reading my step-by-step guide in this post.

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Getting Over 1000 Followers in Less Than 2 Months

Why am I so confident?

Because ​the following guide you are going to read is from my own experience and testing. 

I was just like you 1 to 2 months ago where I only had 100+ followers on Twitter. I wanted to find ways to grow my followers so that I can grow my affiliate marketing business as well.​

And the guide below is everything I did in these 1 to 2 months and this is the result:

Jerry_SAS Twitter profile 3Mar2017

This is my Twitter profile as of 3 March 2017 (Click image to enlarge)

(Note: Although I joined in Nov 2016 but I didn't take it seriously until Jan 2017.)

Jerry_SAS Twitter Audience Analytics 3March2017

And this is my Twitter Audience Analytics as of 3 March 2017 (Click image to enlarge)

As you can see, I've achieved 1200+ followers within 2 months with just 277 Tweets. I'm also growing my followers by 30 everyday. 

But recently I adopted a new tool and I am getting more than 70 followers and sometimes more than 100 followers per day, without paying!​ (I'll talk about the tool later at the end so stay tuned.)

Showing you my stats is not to show off but to prove to you that the strategies I'm using actually work. These are all active real followers and I didn't purchase them. They are all natural followers.

Ready to learn the strategies?

8 Steps to Grow Your Twitter Followers Fast & Free

Step 1: Setup/Refine Your Twitter Profile Properly

​Regardless of whether you've setup your profile, I want you to review it now because your profile is the only thing people will see before they decide whether they want to follow you or not.

It's the only way for you to introduce yourself and "attract" followers.​

The 3 main components of your Twitter profile are profile picture, header image or background image and your short biography.

Profile Picture​:

The best profile picture is an image of yourself regardless of whether you use Twitter for personal for business. Smiling avatar is the best.

Some people may want to put their logo as their profile picture​ because it's the easiest way for people to identify your brand. (provided you already have some sort of branding.)

If not, it's best for you to give a "personal touch" to your profile by showing your face. In this way, people will be more likely to trust you and work with you.

Header Image:

If you have a logo, you can put it at your header image. Alternatively, you can have image or graphics that can represent you, your business or your service.

Just remember to add value to people as much as possible and avoid any generic images. A generic image is as bad as having no image.

Sometimes having no header image is even better because it makes your profile looks cleaner.

Your Biography:

You need to let people know what are you doing and what they should expect from you.

There are 3 components.

First, you introduce yourself about what you are doing. For example, blogger, SEO expert, affiliate marketer, entrepreneur, etc.

Next, you need to let people know how you can help them. You need to offer value and help and make it super clear.

No One Will Follow You Without a Reason, Unless You are an Influencer Like Lady Gaga!

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So you should say something like: I help (your target audience) to do/achieve (an outcome) from (your service/advantage.)

My bio is: "20-year-old #Blogger & #AffiliateMarketer @ #WealthyAffiliate . I help beginners to get started with #AffiliateMarketing THE SMART WAY from my own experience."

​And this lead us to the last component - You should include some relevant #Hashtags to allow people to find you easier.

However, don't just spam hashtags​!

Here's a thorough guide on ​Crafting the Perfect Twitter Bio and Profile that you should check it out!

Step 2: Start Following People in Your Niche

I used to think that keep on following new people is not the way it works. But for Twitter, it is!

If you are not an influencer or celebrity, it's definitely very hard for you to gain followers organically by just Tweeting stuffs.

To my surprise, taking the initiative to follow people actually works.​

There are 2 ways you can do this.

how to grow twitter followers fast step 2: start following people in your niche

Start Following People in Your Niche (Click image to enlarge)

Firstly, Twitter will give you recommendations on who to follow. You can start from there. But ​definitely NOT follow every recommendation. You choose those relevant ones and also chose by feeling.

Secondly, type in the search box keywords that are related to your niche and click on the "People" tab. Twitter will then show all the accounts that are related to that keyword.

You can follow everyone as you have filtered it within your keyword but you can also just follow those you like.​

​By doing this, some people will follow you back and thus your followers increase.

At the start, follow as many people as you can everyday. After a few days, you can follow anywhere between 20 to 200 people per day (because you will want to start focusing on other methods).

There are definitely people not following you back. I will tell you how to manage those who are not following back later.​

Step 3: Utilize Your Existing Connections & Channels

​Now, you have a proper Twitter profile setup. You also have some followers and people whom you are following.

(I know at this point the people you are following will definitely be a lot more than your followers. Don't worry for now.)

​You may already have other social media accounts like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, etc. You can share on those social media telling your friends that you are on Twitter now so that those who also have Twitter account can follow you.

Other than social media, if you have a blog/website or an Email list, do share with people via these channels as well. These people are mostly your friend or people who at least know you so they will very likely to follow you.​

Do remember to add a follow button in your website to gain more Twitter followers from your existing blog visitors.​

Step 4: Share & Tweet Consistently with Valuable Contents

​Setting up profile, following people and asking people to follow you is just one side.

Remember I told you that you need to give people a reason to follow you? Or else, followers can still unfollow you.​

So, at the same time of doing the previous steps, you should be Tweeting and ReTweeting contents.​

​But Jerry, how to do it?

To be honest, when I just started exploring Twitter, I've no idea where to start.​

For Tweeting, what you should do is ​to Tweet anything that is related to your niche. For example, you can Tweet some tips and tricks, new updates, quotes, etc, as long as you are providing values.

If you have a blog, remember to Tweet your new blog posts too!​

For Retweeting,​ when you encounter any good Tweets, especially from those influencers, Retweet it.

But it's best to add in some of your personal inputs to make the Retweet more influencial and attractive. Before you press the ReTweet button, make sure you add some personal insights or comments to the Tweet.

​As long as your Tweets and Retweets are valuable and relevant, the more you Tweet, the more followers you have. This is just how Twitter works.

The number of Tweets is directly proportional to the number of followers you have.​

But you shouldn't be Tweeting like every few minutes just to increase the number of your Tweets and followers.

If you do it too frequently, it may have an adverse effect. People may start unfollowing you because you are annoying people.​

There are 2 more tips for Tweeting and ReTweeting.

#1 Make Use of Hashtags - In your Tweets, you should try to add in some relevant #Hashtags to gain more exposure and impression of your Tweets because hashtags can help people to find contents that they are looking for.

You do not need to add hashtags at the end of the Tweet. To save characters, a simple trick is to have hashtags WITHIN your Tweet, like my biography above.

And remember, the hashtags MUST be relevant! Don't just stuff in any hashtags you can think of.

#2 Schedule Your Tweets - In order for you to be Tweeting consistently, you can schedule your Tweets using tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, Crowdfire, etc. (I'll talk about the tools later in the post.)

Scheduling your Tweets allow you to be more productive because you just need to spend some time plan out your Tweets over the next day or next few days and you can focus on other things in your business.

Step 5: Comment & Engage on Relevant Tweets​

​Other than creating contents, you should also participate in some discussions. When you come across Tweets that you have something to say, you should leave a comment and encourage more engagements.

Here's an example:

twitter-engagement

As you can see, Gaylene Tweeted: "I really enjoy using @ManageFlitter. I've used it to get my Twitter account under control." and followed by a link.

I saw this Tweet. I've tried ManageFlitter as well as another similar tool called StatusBrew. So I decided to give my opinion: "@gaylene_nepia @ManageFlitter Nice. I'm exploring it too:) What about StatusBrew? Have you tried that?"​

Did you notice that I asked questions that are related to the topic, instead of just leaving a comment like "Cool. I'm using it also!"​ ?

This is a way to trigger more engagement. If I left the second comment, I may be ignored.

Because of my question, Gaylene replied me. To my surprise, StatusBrew noticed someone mentioned them so they reached out to us and mentioning us as well.​

All these engagement can lead to more people following you.

Imagine when your engagement involves someone influencial and he or she mentioned you.​ A lot of the influencer's followers will also notice you and probably start following you. See how powerful it is?

twitter-top-mention

Because of my questions, the mention by StatusBrew was the Top Mention of the month and it earned 11 engagements.

So, apart from just following people and Tweeting, don't forget about engagement!

Another tip here for you to find relevant Tweets to engage is that you can use Twitter search and type in the keywords relevant to your niche/topic.

position of the twitter search bar - top right corner in desktop version

The Twitter search bar is located at the top right hand corner in desktop version.

There are two​ main things you should look out for.

First, Twitter will show you the relevant people's profile. You can follow them and look for quality Tweets they have to engage, ReTweet, comment, etc.

Second, Twitter will show you the Tweets that have the keyword you typed in. Skim through the Tweets and do the same as the first one.

The important point here is to engage and add value!​

the twitter search results page demo

This is a Twitter search results page where you can find all the Tweets and people relevant to your keyword

In the above image, it shows the Twitter search results page of the keyword "blogging" as an example.

You can toggle between the tabs at the top to see different categories of content you want to look into. Simply using the Twitter search can allow you to find lots of relevant contents to engage and share!​

Step 6: Ask for ReTweets​

This is very straightforward.

After you've Tweeted and shared things on Twitter, there's nothing wrong to ask people to ReTweet it.

There are 2 ways you can do this.

Firstly, you can send direct messages to your followers or new followers and ask for a Retweet.

Here's an example:

asking-for-retweet

For this person, we just followed each other on Twitter recently and he reached out to me with the message seen above.

I hate people sending links to me when I just followed him or her but I like people sincerely reaching out to me. I'm sure many people think this way as well.

At the first glance, I didn't see any links so I decided to read the message. After reading, I believe most people will help him ReTweet because it doesn't cost you anything.

After ReTweeting, some people, like me, will ask him to return the favor, meaning asking him to ReTweet or like my Tweets as well. And because I helped him Retweeted his Tweet, there's no reason for him to reject.

This forms a win-win situation. We just helped each other out!

proof-of-asking-for-retweet

This is his pinned Tweet that I helped him ReTweet. You see the result?

I'm sure he has done the same thing over and over again asking different people. It takes time and effort but this result definitely pays off.​

Another way to ask for ReTweet is to directly include "Please ReTweet" in your Tweet.

What?! This works?

Yes! I was surprised as well.​

See This: ​New Data Proves 'Please ReTweet' Generates 4x More ReTweets

It's just a simple thing that you can do sometime to boost the number of your ReTweets.

Interesting right?​

Step 7: Unfollow Those who are NOT Following Back

Still remember I said that there will definitely be people not following you back and we are going to do something to it?

Here's the part. You can unfollow them when they are not following you back.​

​This is step number 7 because you should give some time for people to follow you before you unfollow those didn't follow back.

The reason for unfollowing them is simple.

Firstly, since they are not following you, they won't be able to see your new Tweet so there's no point keeping them.

Secondly, remember that your following still far exceeds your followers? This step allows you to make the following and follower ratio looks better.

Look better is one thing. There's a Twitter follow limit where the ratio is critical. See this screenshot:​

twitter-follow-limits

All the points are important to take note but I would like to emphasize on the last point.

​You cannot just keep on following people continuously because there's a limit to it. The "account specific ratios" means your following to followers ratio.

This means that you need to reach a certain ratio before you can follow people again once you reach the 2,000 benchmark.​

But how to know who are not following me?

​There are 3 main tools that can help you with that - StatusBrew, ManageFlitter and Crowdfire.

Again, I'll discuss the tools later in the post.​

Step 8: Repeat The Whole Process

​After this, the last step is just to repeat all the steps consistently, including following people, Tweeting and ReTweeting, leaving comments, asking questions, engaging and unfollowing non-followers.

These won't cost you any dollar. They just requires some of your time.​

​BONUS Tips

​#1 Don't Follow Everyone

Although following more people is a strategy to grow followers, don't follow everyone!

Not everyone is related to your niche. You should have a "following strategy" in mind.

You only follow those you think that are your target audience, are related or are experts in your niche, judging from their bio.

There's also a tip to predict whether the person is likely to follow back - look at his following versus follower ratio.

If he has a huge follower but he is only following a handful of people (the number of followers far exceeds the number he is following), this is a sign that he may not follow you back.

But there's nothing wrong to follow. You can always use the "unfollow tools" to unfollow afterwards.

#2 Pin Your Best Stuff at the Top​

If you want to promote or highlight certain Tweet, you can pin it at the top of your profile.

It allows you to gain much greater exposure for that particular Tweet because anyone who visits your profile will see it.

#3 Include Pictures in Your Tweets

Images are eye-catching and captivating. Having a profile full of Tweets but no images just make the profile looks boring.

It's best to have a mix of images, videos and text-only Tweets.

But take note that your image attached should fit the Twitter image size, or else it will be cut off.

Use tools such as Canva to create graphics that the sizes are customized for different social media.

#4 Add "Click to Tweet" in Your Blog​

This is a very powerful tip if you have a blog. This can increase your Twitter social shares for your posts.

click-to-tweet

Remember this?

This kind of click to tweet box usually gets a lot more shares.

There are a number of ways to do this but the easiest one is to use a plugin called "Better Click to Tweet".​

#5 Embed Tweets in Your Blog Posts

Embedding Tweet in your blog posts is a great way to boost a particular Tweet's exposure. At the same time, it helps you to grow followers.

embed-tweet

Once you click the "Embed Tweet", copy the code given and paste it into your blog post. It will look something like this:

embed-tweet-preview

#6 Stop Sending Automated Direct Messages

To be honest, no one really likes automated messages, especially when people try to add in one or two links in it.

They think this can help grow their traffic, business, etc. Instead, this can actually has an adverse effect. People may just unfollow you!

Doing a business is all about relationship. If you just bombard your new followers with an automated message promoting your company, your service or yourself, no one likes it.

If you want to send automated messages, yes you can.

BUT...

  1. Don't include any links
  2. Use it to simply say Hello and open a conversation with your new follower​

Trust me! If you don't build a relationship first, people would not even want to check out your profile.

#7 Tweet Important Things Multiple Times

​If you have some important Tweets or you are a blogger who publish new posts regularly, you should Tweet these not just one time but multiples times.

Why?

Because the lifespan of a Tweet is merely 18 minutes​, according to Moz!

By Tweeting the same thing multiples times on Twitter is not considered a spam. Instead, it will allow you to reach more people.

Below is an image showing a rough timeline you should share your contents on different social media​:

social sharing schedule timeline

Image adopted from QuickSprout.com

This is a very clear guide on the frequency you should share on different social media. You can see that you need to Tweet a lot more on Twitter than on other social media.

So, Tweeting the same thing multiple times definitely helps you to reach a larger audience. It will allow you to get ​more engagement and followers as well.

For scheduling Tweets, you can use tools like Buffer, Hootsuite or Crowdfire. I will talk about the tools in the next section. But anyway, the most recommend for me would be Crowdfire.​

​Recommended Tools

I've been mentioning several tools here and there in this post. This is finally the part where I recommend you tools to boost the result even more.

#1 Crowdfire

crowdfire logo

Crowdfire is an really awesome tool that is saving me a lot of time while growing my Twitter followers.

crowdfire-report-card

Using Crowdfire, I was able to get 122 new followers on 25th Feb 2017. That's really amazing.

Here's how it works...

After setting up, it will analyze your Twitter profile everyday and give you a prescription based on it. With the prescription, it will lead you to complete a few steps and this include:

  • ​Give you some recommended Tweets to share
  • Give you 50 Smartfeed suggestions for you to like to increase your reach
  • Follow your fans (your existing followers whom you haven't followed)
  • Unfollow all the unfollowers
  • Follow followers of your competitor
  • Follow people who are Tweeting about your keywords
  • Unfollow inactive accounts

These are the recommended actions to take everyday by Crowdfire. You just need to spend about 5 minutes a day to complete these tasks, your followers will grow consistently.

The rationale for this is you are increasing your reach to relevant people by doing these tasks.​

By the way, scheduling Tweets which I've mentioned before can be done with Crowdfire as well.

Why do we need the 8 steps if we can just use Crowdfire since it's so awesome?

A very good question.

​The 8 steps are for you to understand the basics. You should carry out the 8 steps alongside with Crowdfire. They are complements, not substitutes.

Crowdfire only gives you recommendation and suggestions, ultimately you need to take control and initiative to engage with your followers.​

Anyway, Crowdfire has a free version but it has limited number of people you can follow and unfollow per day.

Since I find it very useful, I decided to upgrade and pay $9.90 per month.​ I think that's a pretty worthwhile investment.

For more detailed pricing options, you can find out after you've signed up with Crowdfire.​

#2 Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media manager. It allows you to manage multiple social media accounts all together. You can also schedule posts for all the accounts.

I use Hootsuite mainly for scheduling Tweets. It is free to use for 3 accounts or less.

That's why I use Hootsuite instead of Buffer, another similar tool. Buffer only allows one account for its free version.

Why it's so convenient is because you just have to type the post once and you can choose multiple accounts to post it.


For StatusBrew and ManageFlitter, they are both good tools to manage your Twitter. But they also have a limit of unfollowing 100 people per day for the free version. (which is enough when you are just getting started.)

But my recommendation is to use Crowdfire because it gives you more thorough guide instead of just giving you the tool. If you want to upgrade, Crowdfire is also cheaper!​

Conclusion

I'm sure this is a guide with a list full of actionable tips. After reading this guide, I believe you are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge to get your first 1,000 followers.

Although this post is all about growing Twitter followers, there's one thing I would like to stress.

No matter what's your purpose of using Twitter and how many followers you have, you need to connect with your followers in some way. You must use Twitter like a real person!

There are people who have tons of followers but no Retweets, no likes, no interactions. I would rather to have just a few hundred interactive followers because that's the whole purpose of Twitter.

It doesn't matter how many followers you have, what's more important is whether you're interacting with them!

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Thank you for reading my guide and I wish you all the best in your Twitter marketing.

Simply drop me a comment below should you have any doubts or question!​

Jerry Huang
 

Jerry is a young aspiring Internet Entrepreneur who started his online business at the age of 18. He is currently a Full-time Affiliate Marketer at Wealthy Affiliate, a community to help anyone start their own online business without prior experience. He actually achieved Financial Independence at the young age of 21. Read more about his story here!

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Anuj thakur - April 10, 2018

Be it controlling the speed of the tweets in the account, getting the best content updated, setting up the schedules for the tweets for the whole week, or proofing my account to be ban-safe… I have got all these amazing things at one stop solution i.e., WizUgo.com

When I first started promoting my brands on Twitter, I tried it all manually, but we all know how it goes. So I looked for automating tools…DISAPPOINTED by each one of them :-/ But my search continued and finally I settled for Wizugo.

Using it for months now and I am truly amazed at how my ratings have gone up, my followers have increased, my tweet boards look amazing. And everything is just available through my mobile phone too thereby letting me keep a check whenever I need. I transfer days between my multiple accounts as per my convenience and needs. The ads keep coming up at times, but its fine. Its like a small price for the great service \m/

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    Jerry Huang - April 11, 2018

    Hey Anuj,

    Thanks a lot for sharing your experience with WizUgo.com. I’ve just taken a look at it. It looks cool.

    Anyway, really happy for your results. And I wish you all the best 🙂

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Michael Ajibola - April 20, 2017

This is quite a lot to take in but with the results I am seeing, it is definitely worth a trial and to think all come at a FREE rate except when subscribing for crowdfire. Thanks a whole lot and I hope to look you up on twitter.

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    Jerry Huang - April 21, 2017

    Hey Michael,
    Crowdfire is free to use but with some limits to it. If you are serious about growing your Twitter Followers and influence, then it’s price is also very affordable and cost-effective.

    Thanks for checking this out and I look forward to connect with you:)

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Marissa - April 2, 2017

Great article. I have followed your tips and recommendations. 🙂

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    Jerry Huang - April 3, 2017

    Hey Marissa,
    Thank you for reading and following my tips. I wish you success with Twitter marketing!

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Mike - March 25, 2017

Hi Jerry,
I meant to write this several days ago and got sidetracked… anyway, here we go.

This is a great, well-written how-to on building a following on Twitter. Excellent writing with some excellent points and things to consider.

I’ve tried to get engaged in Twitter. Somehow it has just eluded my interests so far. I guess it’s because it is so “needy” – that is, you gotta keep pumping stuff in, right? That’s where tools like Buffer come into play. I know I should refocus my interests so that Twitter is included. So I took the liberty of bookmarking this page so I can refer back to it. It is by far more informative and to the point that anything Twitter has to offer!

Thanks for this post! I’ll be putting it to good use in the very near future! Best of success to you Jerry. I have no doubt that you will go far!
Mike

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    Jerry Huang - March 26, 2017

    Hey Mike,
    Yea, you’re right. You need to keep Tweeting on Twitter to gain more following and influence. The average lifespan of a Tweet is only 18 minutes according to Moz. That’s why You need to Tweet a lot more frequent than any other social media.

    Here’s an image showing the scheduling timeline for different social media:

    social media sharing timeline

    Scheduling tools for social media are great. I specially like Crowdfire.

    Mike, I really appreciate your kind words and your great comment. I’m sure you will slowly master Twitter by following my guide when you begin.

    Wish you all the best!

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Jessica - March 22, 2017

Hi Jerry,

I am just starting with Twitter and really appreciate your tips here. I will be following them! I am glad I met you through Wealthy Affiliate. It really is an awesome place.

Jessica

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    Jerry Huang - March 22, 2017

    Hi Jessica,
    Good to know that you will be following my tips. I wish you all the best for your Twitter journey!

    And, Wealthy Affiliate is definitely an awesome place!

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Norman - March 20, 2017

Hello and thank for sharing, you have good information as always. One of the hardest things for me was trying to understand twitter because there was just to much to take in and to try to understand. I got discourage after a while but I saw the importance of social media and gave it a next shot. I am still learning, even though I have improve. But your knowledge about how twitter works is so awesome, you have written a great post that has so much to offer. Thanks again for sharing this awesome post.

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    Jerry Huang - March 20, 2017

    Hi Norman,

    Every social media has a lot to learn in order to master it and make the full use of it. So you should determine which social media your audiences are in and spend the time to learn it and reach them. Also, don’t rush to learn everything. Learn one at a time.

    Thanks for reading and thanks for your kind words!

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Adrian - March 19, 2017

I’m currently using Crowdfire and I do find it helpful in growing my followers. I also agree with you that you have to use it like a real person.

When I follow someone, I like to be able to like and retweet their tweets as I feel this helps establish a connection with them.

You really have a lot good info here. I’ve bookmarked your page so I can come back to it and see what other things I can implement to further increase my followers. This is a very good post. hanks!

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    Jerry Huang - March 20, 2017

    Hi Adrian,

    Crowdfire is awesome right?

    You can do lots of things to schedule posts and grow your followers on Crowdfire. What I recently discovered is that you can also integrate Crowdfire with other social media accounts such as Instagram and Pinterest. I’ve been using it to schedule and IG posts as well. (Definitely you need to pay to have all the features.)

    Another thing I would like to mention is that you have a pretty good approach. The way you want to connect and engage with people than just merely “manipulating” following is great.

    Finally, thanks for bookmarking my post and I hope you see great results soon! Approach me if you need any help.

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DWAYNE WEEKS - March 20, 2017

Your website is very informative especially when you said that you did it yourself. All the information about getting traffic on Twitter many people would definitely be interested. I could use that information myself for my website, matter of fact this information is exactly what I need for traffic. We need to get together soon. Let’s work together!

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    Jerry Huang - March 20, 2017

    Hi Dwayne,
    So glad that this is the exact info you need. Thanks for checking out and I wish you all the best.
    If you any help, simply drop me a comment or message.

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Martin - March 19, 2017

Thanks Jerry for the great information that you have shared. I am new in website building and the tweeting things you have shared is something very informative that I have to invest my time in this channel of social media.

Cheers

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    Jerry Huang - March 20, 2017

    Hey Martin,
    Good to know that this helps you. Keep working on it consistently and you will be good at it. All the best!

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Karlo - March 19, 2017

Hello,
thank you for publishing a very informational article about growing Twitter followers fast. Obviously, it is very important to know how to get a lot of followers on social media. Your strategy is very interesting and I will definitely try it. Keep up the good work
Thanks for sharing
Karlo

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    Jerry Huang - March 19, 2017

    Hey Karlo,

    Thanks for reading and I’m glad that you like it

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Marie Moore - March 19, 2017

Thanks for the great article. I never really understand Twitter or what tweets are. I think it’s because of my age group (over 40). I am definitely going to be following your recommendations and spending some time on my Twitter account trying to get more followers.

Marie

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    Jerry Huang - March 19, 2017

    Hi Marie,
    It’s not because of your age group. We not only have things that we know and are good at, but also things that we don’t know and are unfamiliar with. These things varies for different people. You sure have other areas that you are good at while people don’t know anything about it. So, as human, we just need to be open to new ideas, skills and knowledge. Keep learning continuously!

    I’m glad that you are interested in following my guide to learn Twitter. But I have one more advice for you – Don’t overwhelm yourself and spread yourself too thin!

    What do I mean by that?

    There are a lot of platforms, social media, skills that we can learn online but you shouldn’t be learning all at one time. Learn one at a time and master it before moving on to the next. This is the way to succeed. By spreading yourself too thin, you may be struggling to see any results. You get what I mean?

    This is just an extra piece of advice for you when I saw your comment. Thanks again for checking out my guide and leaving a comment. I wish you all the best 🙂

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Stephen - March 17, 2017

Great post! There are also some other actions you can take to also increase your twitter followers. Such as Using Twitter search to find users who share your interests, Tweeting the same content multiple times since the lifespan of a tweet is around 18 minutes and Utilizing social proof by embedding a follow button with a counter on your website or blog.

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    Jerry Huang - March 17, 2017

    Hi Stephen,
    These are also great tips. I will add them in soon. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Jerry Huang - March 19, 2017

    Hey Stephen, I’ve just incorporated the tips you mentioned into the post. Thanks again for your kind input 🙂

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Paulina - March 13, 2017

I don’t have a twitter account yet but I can see why you’re tips are so important, I agree that the whole point is to engage with other people within your own niche!
I didn’t know that twitter had following instructions but thanks for pointing out the ‘don’t follow whoever isn’t following you’ I’ve never thought about it that way.
Thanks,
Paulina

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    Jerry Huang - March 13, 2017

    Hi Paulina,
    There isn’t something as “following instruction”. It’s just a tip.

    Thanks for checking this out. You can refer back to this post once you’ve got your Twitter account. Till then, contact me if you need further assistance:)

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Derek Smith - March 11, 2017

I’ve not really tried Twitter yet, probably because I’m not sure what the point really is. But having read your excellent post, I’m tempted to look more closely.
Thanks for this information.

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    Jerry Huang - March 12, 2017

    Hi Derek,
    Glad that this helps you! Once you got your Twitter setup, do let me know your username so I can follow you 🙂

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Brandon - March 5, 2017

Great tips, buddy! I always thought using bots to follow and unfollow people were the quickest and the most autopilot way of getting Twitter followers in a fast amount of time.

But we all know “blackhat” tricks simply do not work, and it’s just going to get your account banned sooner or later. It’s best to do it the right way, and I like the methods you have talked about in this article.

I like how you set it all out in a step-by-step manner, making it easier for us to know exactly how we are suppose to get it done – the best way 🙂

A great article, keep up the good work.

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    Jerry Huang - March 5, 2017

    Hey Brandon,
    When you talked about using bots to grow Twitter on autopilot, you reminded me about a tool called TweetBuzz. It claims that it will auto follow and unfollow people related to your keywords. I doubted it but I gave it a try. You know what?! I didn’t even get to really try it out because I was stuck at the setup stage. It’s so complicated and it just made me more definite that it is a scam.

    Anyway, you’re right about the blackhat tricks. Thanks for reading and thanks for your kind words!

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Merry - March 5, 2017

Great information Jerry. Thank you. This is really helpful and how you explained in such detail is awesome. I have heard of HootSuite but not Crowdfire so I will check it out. What do you use on your site to have your readers tweet or like you post?

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    Jerry Huang - March 5, 2017

    Hi Merry,
    Like I’ve mentioned in the post, sometimes I’ll put the “Click to Tweet” box within the post and that encourages people to Tweet my post. Another thing is just the floating sharing buttons at the left hand side if you view in desktop version.

    Thanks for checking out this post Merry! Wish you all the best!

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J. Haugland - March 5, 2017

Hi Jerry
Very informative and good article. Using Crowdfire I grew 1000 followers in 30 days by just performing simple daily tasks presented to me by the app, and do some simple tasks in addition.

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    Jerry Huang - March 5, 2017

    Hi Haugland,
    Your results were even more astonishing than mine. That’s awesome!
    Thanks for sharing. I wish you all the best!

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Andy Anderson - March 5, 2017

Hi Jerry,

You have a lot of good advice here, Jerry. For managing my followers, I like to use Tweepi. One of the things I like about it is that it has some restrictions in it to keep you from unfollowing or re-following people too quickly. Apparently Twitter doesn’t like it if you’re constantly following and unfollowing people too quickly, so it basically protects you from doing things that can get you in trouble with Twitter. Also, I used to use TwitterFeed to automatically post my blog posts and other RSS feeds that were relevant to my niche, but they stopped operations, so I now use dlvr.it, which I don’t like as much, but still is somewhat useful.

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    Jerry Huang - March 5, 2017

    Hi Andy,
    Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve never heard about the tools you mentioned but good to know that.
    Anyway, you should really check out crowdfire. It’s very useful!

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Norman Richards - March 4, 2017

Tons of great information, very detailed. I can see that you have put a lot of work into this blog. Your readers like me have and will find this information most useful.

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Norman, thanks again for your kind words:)

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Jackie - March 4, 2017

Hi Jerry
I found this so useful.
I’m still learning about Twitter and have bookmarked your page.
I’ve not heard of Crowdfire but shall check them out now.
Thank you
Jackie

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hey Jackie,
    Thanks for bookmarking my page. And I’m sure you will be amazed by Crowdfire! Let me know your progress, alright?

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Will - March 4, 2017

Hi Jerry,

I love the step by step walkthrough! I am going to implement this for my Twitter as well to improve my numbers of active followers. Thank you so much!

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hi Will,
    Thanks for checking this out and I’m glad you enjoyed it:)

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Udoh - March 4, 2017

Thank you so much for these tips. I have been sloppy with my social media lately and now it’s time to get back to it.

Even though I have a twitter account with few followers, I don’t think I had a full understanding of how to use it to my advantage till now.

So when you say to unfollow people who don’t follow you back, how much time is enough to give before pulling the plug?

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hey Udoh,
    I used to be in the same situation as you just two months ago. I did not know what to do with my social media when I see people with huge following and massive influence. I felt discouraged at times. I soon realized that everything takes time and effort so I started building my Twitter account step by step.

    By the way, that’s a pretty good question!

    There isn’t a definite or correct answer to it. I would say at least one day. Because when I started unfollowing people, I used the free version of StatusBrew and ManageFlitter. They both have a limit of unfollowing 100 people per day. So, in a day, I’ll try to follow as much relevant people as I can and I’ll unfollow in total of 200 people using both tools together.

    But you can always wait longer before unfollowing them. There’s nothing wrong with it. I just tell you what I did and it was at least one day.

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Oren - March 4, 2017

Hi Jerry, thanks for sharing these awesome insights into using Twitter! It is amazing how complicated social media becomes when you want to build your business versus just posting cat videos and chatting with friends.

You’ve written a lot of great articles! I’m going to have to check back often.

Best to you

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hi Oren,
    Thanks for your compliments!

    I agree with you. Indeed, there are more and more opportunities, tools and services that are coming up to grow businesses but at the same time also create more complexity into this. After all, the business and online world keep on changing.

    Thanks for reading and I’m glad you find this helpful!

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Amanda Colby - March 4, 2017

Hi, Jerry. This is a very thorough article. There are lots of things I can put on my to-do list, like embedding tweets. I will concur that crowdfire is an awesome tool. I have increased my followers by about 200 in the last month. Not quite as amazing as your increases, but I am really starting to see some good engagement, so I’m happy. Thanks for the tips.

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hi Amanda,
    Good to hear that you are seeing some results with Crowdfire.

    Also, glad to hear that this guide helps you. If you are carrying out the strategies I’m using, do let me know the results! Good luck:)

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Greg - March 4, 2017

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences about Twitter.

I use Buffer, but I’m going to check out some of these other tools as well.

Thanks,

Greg

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    Jerry Huang - March 4, 2017

    Hi Greg,
    I wanted to use Buffer as well but I didn’t want to pay. I just wanted to try it out first. Buffer doesn’t allow multiple account for free version so I see no point trying it.
    Then I turned to Hootsuite which allows 3 accounts for free. That’s why I recommend people with tight budget to use Hootsuite.

    Anyway, after I came across Crowdfire, everything changes. It’s much more interactive and powerful in my opinion. Hope you will find success from it as well. All the best:)

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