The most challenging task for anyone new to any social network is building a following from Day 1. On the first day, people are quick to look at the celebrities with over a million followers and people with over 100,000 followers saying to themselves, “This must be easy. There are over 100 million people on Twitter. If only 0.1% of the people on Twitter followed me, I would have 100,000 followers.”
The problem is that getting there is not easy. It either involves at least a year of gaining followers and building connections or spending a lot of money to buy fake followers (not recommended, people get caught).
In order to build a following from Day 1, you need to ask all of your friends out there to follow you. Some people will be able to get 20 extra followers this way while other people can get to 100 followers. Now that you have some people following you, find people in your niche and connect with them. Follow the people you talk to, and make sure those people’s following/follower numbers indicate that they are likely to follow you back. If used well, this method can easily get you 100-200 followers in a span of two weeks.
After that, use a third-party tool to get some kind of point currency for every person you follow. When I had less than 1,000 followers on Twitter, I would be on Twiends every day following other people. I would follow 100 people and end up getting 100 followers every day. These followers were not targeted, but nevertheless, some of them would interact with me.
In order to get your first 1,000 followers in 2 weeks, you would need to gain 72 followers every day. That seems like a big number for beginners, but by being active on Twiends and telling your friends to follow you on your social networks, you will be able to get your first 1,000 followers in 2 weeks. You should not rely on these tactics to get you to your first 100,000 followers or even your first 3,000 followers. However, having 1,000 followers gives you something to stand by on this big web of ours. The more you stand out, the more you are going to get noticed, and having over 1,000 followers is a great way to stand out.
Just make sure you never resolve to buying fake followers and that you interact with the followers that you have.
Great stuff Marc…Twitter, here I come!
Marc Guberti says
I wish you luck on your journey Willy!
Henry A Smith says
Really good commentary
Marc Guberti says
Thank you Henry. I am happy to hear that you liked the commentary.
I tried twiends just now but was not able to get it. Looks a little bit complicated to me