Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Twitter Following

Tips and Tricks to Grow Your Twitter Following

I’d like to start this post by saying you shouldn’t aim to get twitter followers. When I say ‘following’, I’m not talking about the count. I’m talking about an engaged community. 

Twitter community > Twitter followers.

While there are a ton of growth apps that exist that people use to help gain followers fast, that number is next to meaningless. 

And it won’t help you to find the community on Twitter that you need to reach your goals whether it’s growing your SaaS or becoming a full-time content creator. 

You should try to build an audience of engaged followers instead. Focus on creating quality content and not ‘growth hacks’. A community is forever. A twitter follower count is next to useless. 

And most Twitter apps won’t help you build an audience that will want to read and purchase your content. They might help you get to a certain number that might make you feel good in the moment but if they aren’t an audience that cares about you and what you’re doing, it’s not beneficial in the long term for your goals.

Community > Follower Count

Here are a few things you can do to start creating your engaged community on Twitter.

Focus on what you can do to create value for others

Each time you tweet, think about if that tweet is providing value to others. 

If you’re constantly tweeting out your own offers and information about your own business, you might struggle to find new Twitter followers. Generally, most people are interested in what you can do for them. Not how they can help promote you or your content. If you’re promoting your offer all the time, you aren’t providing value to others. 

You need to be giving away tons of material for free before you ask. Daniel Vassallo discusses this quite a bit in his fantastic Twitter course.

Focus on quality over quantity

Don’t think retweeting old tweets or sales all the time will build you the audience you want. To build a loyal audience, you need to focus on providing value to your followers. 

Tweeting your old tweets repeatedly might annoy your current followers. And if they aren’t liking and commenting on retweets, potential new followers won’t see your tweets. And you might lose your old followers as well which means you’re paying for a Twitter automation app that is actually costing you.

Focus on quality and engagement. 

Repeat what works. Stop what doesn’t

There’s a pattern with tweets that work and tweets that don’t work. Look at which of your tweets do well and which don’t.

If you don’t have a lot of Twitter engagement, that’s fine. Find a few users in a niche you’re interested in becoming an expert in and start looking at what works for them. Consider it market research but on a Twitter profile.

Contribute to the Conversation

Don’t think that you can just tweet when you have no followers and people will see it. That’s not how Twitter works. You’re effectively screaming into the abyss if you do that. 

You need to find ways for your profile to be found online. And that means finding users that are in your niche where you can contribute to their tweets. You should try to focus on commenting more than tweeting while you’re just starting out on Twitter.

You can use our Crowd Discover feature to always stay in touch with what your audience is talking about and ways that you can add to the conversation.

Be authentic

Don’t tweet about what you don’t know. People will always know and this can ruin your online credibility forever. 

Not to mention, creating quality tweets is difficult. If you choose a topic that you don’t truly know or care about, you’ll have writer's block fast!

When you’re building a community on Twitter, focus on what you can do for others and not what they can do for you. 

If you want to try the only Twitter app focused on helping you build an engaged community, sign up for the beta waitlist. 

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