3 Steps To Quickly (and Easily) Increase Your Twitter Followers

by James Martell on July 15, 2011 · 53 comments

If you currently have a Twitter account and seriously want to get more Twitter followers, then it’s time to stop wishing and start doing. I’ve got three top-notch strategies to get free Twitter followers, and I know they can work for you just as well as they’ve worked for me.

A Word of Caution:

Before we go into my strategies, I do want to offer you a word of caution about all these software programs floating around that promise to hold the answers to how to get more Twitter followers.

Not only do these software programs rarely work, but most are against Twitter’s terms of service. That means if you get caught using them, you could lose your Twitter account! Don’t take the risk, especially not when you can use my safe and legitimate strategies instead.

My Little Secret:

There’s just one more thing I want to tell you about before we go into my strategies. It’s the other powerful little secret that has made it so easy for me to manage Twitter and to see just how well my strategies work. It’s called TweetDeck, and I highly recommend that you start using it even before you get started with my strategies.

With this combination of Tweetdeck and the strategies, you absolutely can’t go wrong. No matter what you’re promoting – even if it’s something crazy like reclining lift chairs, a Joovy caboose tandem stroller, dental services, or Hillsdale bar stools – I promise my tips will work for you!

Strategy 1: Create an Online Newspaper

To enact strategy 1, you simply syndicate your own online newspaper. You can do this based on a Twitter list, a user, or a specific keyword or set of keywords. You then publish the newspaper to your Twitter account daily.

My newspaper is called The Guest Blogging Daily, and I made it using nothing but paper.li, my Twitter account, and a Twitter list. If you’re curious, my paper can be seen at http://paper.li/JamesMartell/1308523225.

As you can see, paper.li makes for a beautiful and very presentable paper. What’s even better is that the process is totally automatic! The site posts directly to your Twitter account when each daily paper is released, and it tweets to all of your followers.

What’s more is that contributing authors are automatically tweeted as well. This means that a lot of those contributors will start to follow you and that they’ll retweet the newspaper. Some of the contributors’ followers will see this and start to follow you as well!

Nothing could be better or easier than getting tons of new followers –just like that! All you have to do is a pick a topic your followers will find interesting and then create your paper with paper.li. I challenge you to get to work right away!

Strategy 2: Become a Guest Blogger

You might not know it, but tons of great sites (including this one!) are looking for guest bloggers. Guest blogging is a great way to gain exposure for yourself or your product and to gain more followers for your Twitter.

As a guest blogger, it is your responsibility to have good communication with your readers. Provide them with interesting and useful information, and strive to respond to your readers’ comments and questions. Once they come to depend on you, they will be jumping at the bit to follow you on Twitter.

Just make sure that you step up and actually invite them to follow you! Your author bio is a great place to do this. Just make the invitation enticing. Don’t put it off another minute either; start today!

Strategy 3: Put That Thank You Page to Work

When I asked my good friend, Joshua Sloan, the former Director of Online Marketing for the world’s largest and fastest growing hosting company, 1&1 hosting, how to increase Twitter followers, he showed me this last strategy.

It is, hands down, my most effective and my most simple strategy. In fact, you’ll probably kick yourself for not thinking of it sooner.

All you have to do is make real use of your “Thank You” page. The easiest way to do this is by setting it up so that those visitors who use your opt-in form (such as to contact you or sign up for a newsletter) are redirected to a “Thank You” page.

On that page, you simply invite them to follow you on Twitter. Since they’ve already requested to hear more from you and have entrusted you with their name and email address, then it’s extremely likely they’ll take you up on the invitation.

The Ball’s In Your Court:

Now that you know the three proven ways to gain more followers on Twitter, it’s up to you to start using them. Whether you want to sell home appliances, dental services, or a Bumbleride indie twin stroller, you can make it happen just by putting these strategies into action!

About James

James Martell is well know for his podcasts and affiliate marketing trainings, as well as outsourcing and a specialist in SEO. James is host of the Affiliate Buzz podcast on WebmasterRadio.FM (the first ever and longest running podcast about the affiliate industry), and creator of the Affiliate Marketers SUPER BootCamp. He lives in White Rock BC, a seaside suburb of Vancouver on west coast of Canada with his wife, Arlene.

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