I was gaining a healthy 250-500 followers every day, but just like any Twitter expert, I wanted to explore different ways to grow my account and get more followers. For several years, I have read various articles giving praise to Twiends when users buy the Featured Slots. Tyler Cruz’s case study about Twiends is what really motivated me to take action.
However, I did not take action. That is, until a few months ago.
In December 2014, I was tired of thinking hypothetically and wanted to see what Twiends could actually do for my account. I decided to buy the 24 hour featured slot. Living up to the expectation, my Twitter audience got an extra pinch of growth. By the end of the 24 hour period, I had gained over 2,000 Twitter followers from Twiends, and that was a net gain. Several accounts that followed my account quickly unfollowed me account (some people on Twiends do that just for the seeds. Seeds are part of the point system that Twiends uses to give accounts more exposure), but gaining 2,000 legitimate Twitter followers within a 24 hour time period isn’t so bad.
In the future, I am going to experiment with buying seeds in bulk and let everyone know how that turns out. Chances are, based on the featured slot, it should turn out well. Here are a few things to note from my Tweepi case study:
#1: The Featured Slot Still Works!
Tyler’s articles about Twiends are from a few years ago, and he wrote the best case studies for Twiends. Basically, I had no up to date information about how effective the featured slot is. As if the end of 2014, the featured slot is still very effective. You will probably gain close to 2,000 Twitter followers within the same period of time of you buy the featured slot.
#2: When To Get The Featured Slot
There are not any guidelines from Twiends on when to buy the Featured Slot. My recommendation is to buy the Featured Slot at the start of the weekday (Monday or Tuesday) and away from the holidays. I have only done this once, and I don’t know Twiends’ traffic stats, but that is just a recommendation based on the time when most people are on the web. If I buy a Featured Slot again, I would probably buy it in the evening on a Monday so the Featured Slot would go into Tuesday.
#3: Is Twiends For Everyone?
In the end, you want more than just a number. It’s great to gain 2,000 Twitter followers, but if none of those followers are targeted, then what’s the point? It is for this one reason why I am hesitant to recommend Twiends to everyone who asks me for Twitter advice. Before I bought the Twiends featured slot, I came to recognize that most of the followers I got from Twiends would be targeted followers.
My thinking process started with me figuring out why people would want to use Twiends in the first place (get more Twitter followers). Many of my tweets contain information related to Twitter such as getting more followers, retweets, and mentions. I even wrote a free eBook about getting more retweets that I promote on my Twitter account. I knew that since Twiends users want more Twitter followers, then I would be the perfect fit.
You don’t have to be a Twitter expert to use Twiends. Many people would like to follow accounts that tweet motivational quotes, random facts, funny thoughts, and other interesting content. If you tweet interesting content that people would appreciate, then you should be fine.
#4: You Gotta Make It To Spend It
In his case study, Tyler Cruz said he gained about 200 Twitter followers every day from Twiends alone and showed a screenshot of him having 38,477 seeds. Although those numbers show Twiends can be very helpful if you buy the seeds, buying seeds can add up to a lot of money. Tyler Cruz has spent thousands of dollar on Twiends to buy seeds and featured slots. If you want to spend that type of money to grow your Twitter audience, then you need to be making the money before you spend it.
#5: Don’t Go Out Of Control
My recommendation is to not spend more than 5% of the revenue you generate on Twiends. Although Twiends is great at bringing in followers when you buy the seeds, Twitter followers are not the only component to success. You must have a way to turn these Twitter followers into loyal fans, blog subscribers, and eventually customers. 2,000 Twitter followers is not life changing, but if you grow your Twitter audience on top of that 2,000 follower boost, your blog could get hundreds or even thousands of daily visitors from Twitter alone.
If you are eager to give Twiends a try, I highly recommend that you do so. I was eager and wanted to give this a try for a few years, but since it took me a long time to act, all of the excitement stayed bottled up. Then, I decided to buy a Featured Slot and was very excited with the results. My recommendation is to only continue spending money on Twiends at a consistent rate if you are happy with the results and are already making a strong income.
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