When I first signed up for a twitter account years ago, I did not know what to do with twitter. I just followed my friends and acquaintances, sharing my experiences and talking to my friends. I was not even aware of the importance of having people follow you.
Then eventually, I realized how useful it was when I had my first online business. I would share my thoughts about online shopping, my mood, and other stuff. People who follow me on twitter see my updates and now lots of people that followed me on twitter get to see my product updates when I post them.
So how can we get more followers on twitter in just a short span of time? Well, here are some tips that might help you:
1. Create a good profile
Fill out your profile with all the information that you want your followers to see. When filling out your profile, please make sure to upload your photo to catch the viewer’s trust and attention. Do not forget to fill out the descriptions as well, this is very important because people will able to see that you properly promoting your products or your business. There is a place for you to upload a url which is great place to promote your author website. If you don’t have one put your amazon author page url. You can also put Awesomegang.com there if you feel like helping us spread the word.
2. Follow the right people
So here is the thing, follow the right people. Word of mouth is very essential when you are into business. These people will help you to promote your products without even paying them a single penny. For example, if you are an Author, follow those people who usually read books, other authors (because they might give some tips also how to promote your book properly). If you follow the right people, there are possibilities that they will follow you back.
3. Hashtag and Monitor Keywords
Yes, hashtags plays an important role in twitter. To keep your finger on your industry’s pulse you need to set up your hashtags and keyword monitoring in HootSuite. You can also monitor a topic, a genre or any other keyword you can think of. You may want to follow #Amazon #amreading #author #book #bookmarketing #freebook #ilovebooks and of course our hashtag #awgang
4. Provide Content That Most People Care About
Yes, this is so true. Your potential customers care a lot about your business that is why it is very important to make good content that is relevant to them. Be a resource of interesting topics and information. I also try to be a little funny and I always use good language as if I was talking to my grandmother.
5. Be on Twitter Often.
Tweet often. Tweeting regularly is a good way to promote your brand or products. However, do not tweet too often because your followers might think you are a spammer especially when you tweet a hard-sell message over and over, it will lead them to un-follow you on twitter, which is not a good idea, right? Make sure that your tweets are helpful to your followers.
6. Retweet worthy information
When you retweet one of the people you are following, it shows to them that you are connecting and listening to them. Thus, it will lead them to follow you if they are not following you yet. Then eventually, they will also retweet your posts.
You should build up a few author friends and plan on retweeting each other. This works really good if all writers are in the same genre. Log into your twitter account and do a hashtag search in your writing genre and find a few authors with a lot of followers and retweet them a few times. After a couple of days send them a dm and ask if they would like to join your RT club.
Get 4 -10 authors all helping each other spread the word about each others books and you will find your follower count going up quickly. The followers of the other authors start to follow you because they see you in their Twitter stream. You end up with followers in your niche for free and very little work.