For this question, there is a shirt size that fits all. In order to find out if you can make it, you need to identify why you are Googling terms like “How to get more followers.” The people who Google this phrase so they can end up with a big number are the people who won’t make it. These people will quickly be discouraged when they are only gaining 2 followers every day (in the beginning).
There are other people who search the phrase because they want to build a following for the sake of interaction and engagement. These are the people who are more likely to make it big on social media. These are the people who understand that interacting with your followers and having good engagement is better than having a big number.
The big number is something that everyone wants. The big difference between the successful and unsuccessful on social media is that the unsuccessful people focused on the number while the successful people focused on interaction. The successful people are able to interact with their followers and gradually build a targeted, quality following. Other people prefer to buy followers to make the number bigger which is the worst mistake anyone on Twitter can make.
If you want to figure out if you can make the cut, ask yourself how you view your followers. Do you view a follower as a number, or do you view a follower as someone you can engage with in a conversation?
Sonja Hartemink says
Good article, I fully agree that interaction and engagement is the most important.
I will never buy accounts for any social media network. I believe it is important to have followers that care about you and your product. The only reason why it would help on twitter to get some, is because of the limit of people you can follow, once you reach 2000. I believe you can only add them max 10%. Which means that you have to delete accounts, in order to follow more. But many times I like to follow accounts, that do not follow back, just because of their tweets. And you have to delete them in order to grow, or find more interesting accounts. That is the only dilemma I can see.