Friday, September 11, 2015

Seven steps to massively build your following on Twitter.

Have you ever planned a party? The kind that gets talked about for years?

The tactic for getting followers fast is kind of similar.

If you invite people to a party who are quiet and come on their own, it's not going to be much of an event. There's nothing wrong with those sorts of people. But they aren't the catalyst that makes for an epic event.

You want the kind of people that bring twenty other people with them, and are sharing details about the address on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. They're noisy, and they make things happen.

To find people like that I followed people who retweeted other people's content that was similar to my own. You don't just want followers. You want evangelists. 

Honestly, in the early days I was pretty obnoxious about it. I followed people like a certifiable nut case. I was on a mission. But if you want it to work, you've got to work it.


I'm going to give you exactly what worked for me. Please take note:

1) Follow people who recently retweeted something. We're talking about within fifteen to twenty minutes. They're likely still online and will follow you back. Sound a little OCD? Maybe, but it works.

2) Pay attention to what they retweeted. If you'd never tweet something like that? Don't waste your time and your valuable follows. You want the maximum effect.

3) Don't be an impatient goofball. Give people AT LEAST three days to reciprocate. And don't let me find out that you later unfollow your followers. Completely uncool. Loyalty matters.

4) Occasionally, someone will get upset. If you want to grow a following you are probably going to annoy a few people. They'll ask something like  "Why are you following me?" My response was always, "Because you retweeted a quote I liked. I thought we might have common interests." Beyond that, don't waste a lot of time with it. There's too many great people to focus on the party poopers.

5. Be generous. Retweet other people that you follow. Show that you're happy to be helpful. That is an amazingly powerful way to make lasting friends and build a following.

6. Post enough content for people to retweet. That's how I ended up starting tweetjukebox.com. I wanted to have quotes going out around the clock. That gives people a chance to notice you. Check it out. It sure has worked for me.

7. Interact with people. It's called social media for a reason. So be social! The people you have followed will comment on a post, or ask a question. Take the time to respond.

Bonus Tip:  Have fun. It shows when people are upbeat on Twitter. Grumpiness isn't especially attractive. Smile. Enjoy it. There are tons of cool people on Twitter.

Oh yeah! Please share this article!

That's it folks. Here's to rapid growth.

Please let me know how it works out for you.






40 comments:

  1. Another great piece by Tim, who's a fine writer.

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  2. Great article, Tim!
    I can confirm that this approach works across all social media networks. Sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Zybnek! Have an awesome weekend.

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  3. Very nicely done. Thank you Tim for sharing your secret sauce.

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    1. Thanks for your kind note. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I love Tweet Jukebox so much that I can't explain in words! It's an awesome Twitter tool and my Twitter followers are sky rocketing!

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    1. That's great Akansha! Please keep me posted. Enjoy your weekend.

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    2. Thank you my dear Tim, hope you had a dynamite weekend :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing,The TweetJuxeBox save time and make everythings can do more effectively...:-)

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  6. Interesting, loyalty counts, I agree.

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    1. Thanks Kornelia! Have an exceptional weekend.

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  7. Great post Tim! Thank you very much for your tips! I will be putting them to practice! Thank you also for creating TweetJukeBox! Very helpful and effective!

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    1. Thanks Blair. I appreciate the compliment. More fun is forthcoming at the Box. :-)

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  9. You and Tweet Jukebox are doing great work, Tim. Shared with pleasure! :)

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  10. Nice Information Timothy Fargo. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Love your perspective, Mr. AlphabetSuccess!

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  13. Short and to the point. Like it. Thanks.
    RTed : good boy.
    @vlckow

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  14. Terrific article. Tips 2 and 3 are very seldom mentioned and are so important. Either blindly following or un-following people makes no sense. Be strategically social in what you do.

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  15. Hola, no se que sucede, mis tweets no se publican ¿Como lo soluciono? Utilizo el plan gratuito de TweetJukeBox

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  16. Hey, that does not happen, my tweets are not published How do I fix this? I use the free planTweetJukeBox

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  17. Well said Tim! I like your perception on getting Evangelists not just followers because they most time are more willing to spread the message. The essence of social media is to engage one's audience by providing value and fun.
    Thank you for sharing these tips.

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  18. Thanks for sharing the tips... I am also using your product TweetJukeBox. It really works for me... ...kudos

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  19. Tim - I just wanted to reach out and say: "THANK YOU!" Your tweet juke box is brilliant. It's so funny in a good way that I am getting responses from these tweets that people seem to connect and take notice which has been invaluable in building my growing network on Twitter! I appreciate all the good information you put out. Please let me know if I can help in any way. THANK YOU!

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  20. Awesome article. I will be putting some of these into play..
    Thanks a bunch
    Gina

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  21. Thanks Tim I love your Twitter gadget.

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  22. Thanks Tim I love your Twitter gadget.

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  23. Thanks for the tips, Tim... I love your Tweets!

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  24. Thanks for the tips, Tim... I love your Tweets!

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  25. Great info, great app! Thanks man! Can't wait for social jukebox. @MonteserinR

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  26. I think this article is so helpful, I have a skincare company and I'm told be cool, you have an image and all I want to do is thank the lovely people whom make my brand. You have helped me to continue doing what I like being kind to people. Also love your stuff

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  28. Thanks Tim, I feel like I have to start all over again. This time the right way :)

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  29. Shared article via Twitter.. Great job Tim.. These tip can well be applied to other social media platforms as well.. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-11-30/confessions-of-an-instagram-influencer

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