How to get extra followers on Twitter

How to get extra followers on Twitter

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How to get extra followers on Twitter

Social media is becoming more and more popular and can be engrained into our everday lives.  It is so important for businesses to get involved  and jump on board the social train.

The one question I get asked by my clients all the time is how to get extra followers on Twitter.  Well, the answer is quite simple: engagement.

Today I’d like to tell you some top tips of how to get extra followers on Twitter without spending a penny on advertising or those silly sites where you can buy extra followers.  I’ll talk about them later.

When I first joined Twitter all I did was send advertising tweets out, which I thought was a good idea!  Wrong!  You need to send more than that, engage with followers and observing what others tweet and answering queries.

Here are my top tips on how to get extra followers on Twitter:

Retweets and Favourites

If someone retweets or favourites your tweet thank them and give them a follow.  This is saying thank you as they’ve obviously taken the time to read your update and navigate to your website to read your content.  I feel honoured when I get a retweet or a favourite as it means someone is interested in what I do.

I have created lists of my favourite people on Twitter. I check this list on a daily basis and retweet my favourite informative tweets.  This can give you more people to engage with and fans of your content.  You could also find a new person to start retweeting which leads to further engagement and potential new customer.

Be social

Be active on your Twitter account.  I automate some of mine but stay active also engaging with Twitter chats and new people every day.  I set aside 15 minutes twice a day to do this.  It’s not a huge amount of time but very productive.

Follow new people

The best thing about Twitter is that when people follow you you can follow them back.  This by the way is not the law.  If their business has no value for you you don’t have to follow them, however, if you seek out the right people to follow for your business you will often find they will follow you straight back.

Twitter Networking Hours

These happen across the whole country, infact I run the very successful #sunderlandhour on Twitter (shameless plug), which runs every Thursday evening 8pm till 9pm. Businesses tweet using the appropriate hashtag for the hour e.g. #sunderlandhour and promote their business for free.  This opens the door to new followers and a new customer base.  I love it!  Why not check out #sunderlandhour one Thursday to see how it works.


Take your networking offline aswell as online.  Word of mouth is very powerful.  Find out where your nearest business networking meetings are and attend.  Take photos whilst your there then use your Twitter to tell your followers where you’ve been.

Identify your niche

Most businesses have a nice or as we put it identified customer base.  Once you’ve identified this find out where they hang out on Twitter.  Do a search for Twitter chats and groups that might be taking place and tap into them.  Don’t bulldoze in with promotional tweets or updates straight away.  Listen to what they’re talking about then provide advice and solutions. Trust me, if you do this right then you will have people knocking at your door.

Blow your own trumpet

People find this difficult.  It’s ok to send out promotional tweets and brag about your business on Twitter, however, be yourself too and engage with your audience.  Don’t just send out the promotional tweets, talk about your skills, success stories and say why people should work with you.

Buying followers

Now, where do I start…..  We’ve all heard of this and at first you might not have many followers and think that buying followers is a great idea.  Wrong!

You need followers who:

  • are interested in your products
  • engage and share your content
  • are potential customers
  • you could work with

You won’t get this with bought followers.  You’ll get a huge number of followers, however they won’t engage, share or favourite your content the way organic followers do.


I hope you’ve found these Twitter tips useful.



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