3 EASY CHANGES TO DOUBLE YOUR TWITTER FOLLOWING IN 3 WEEKS
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Hey friends, we’re talking Twitter today! Yes, I know, Twitter. The long-ignored social network finally makes it to the limelight on the blog.
Twitter was long regarded as the bane of my blogger existence. Ha, but it’s true. I ignored it month after month simply because I just didn’t get it.
I mean, Instagram and Pinterest are all about visual branding. Stumbleupon highlights super cool stories that I can save. Facebook is, well..Facebook.
What was Twitter all about?
When I first launched the blog four months ago, I set up a Twitter account because it was one of those “key” networks I thought you needed. I set up my profile and tweeted a couple things. That was it!
I don’t know how I managed to get up to 82 followers (my numbers as of 3 weeks ago). I was super grateful though. Any followers I get makes me happy.
So, what changed my mind about Twitter?
I started browsing Pinterest one day and I came across a post about Twitter lists. This blogger was using these lists for her sponsored posts to get tons of clicks and make real money.
“Intriguing,” I thought.
I read a few more articles on Twitter lists, the importance of Twitter, selling on Twitter, and more.
All this reading stirred up some huge excitement in me. I went back to my Twitter account staring blankly at it.
I thought, “What can I do?”
I really wanted to boost followers and get some good engagement.
I had experience with Instagram, growing 3 accounts to over 150,000 followers in a year, making tons of sales and flipping my online store at a profit because of it.
I love, love, love Pinterest. I pin away each and every day happily, learning about blogging, making money blogging, becoming organized, finding free tools, and more.
Plus, I’ve grown to almost 4,000 followers in a little over 4 months.
So, here’s Twitter hanging behind. It’s time to get focused. So..I started my journey to building up my Twitter account.
Here’s what I did:
MY SUPER EASY TWITTER STRATEGY
1.) UPDATED MY PROFILE: I added a catchy bio description and uploaded a background. It had been Twitter blue since I started the account. I added my city/state and made sure my blog url was listed.
2.) STARTED FOLLOWING KEY PEOPLE: I started searching for key folks in my niche that I could follow and learn from. I followed a total of about 10 entrepreneurs.
I used it last year on my Instagram account when I needed to verify if certain people were following me back, etc. I had no idea it was available for Twitter.
Furthermore, it’s much improved and completely automated.
Here’s how it goes…
CROWDFIRE AT A GLANCE
Once you join and input your Twitter info, Crowdfire will create prescriptions for you.
Kind of like daily tasks that you should do to optimize your Twitter account and get optimal engagement and following.
After the initial set up, every day at 9:30am CST (my time..you can set “your time” to whatever you’d like) I get a prescription reminder from Firebot (Firebot is the Crowdfire mascot who talks to you about your prescriptions) on my phone.
I click on the Crowdfire app and it takes me through a few screens to do some key tasks to boost my Twitter account.
Here’s a screenshot of Firebot talking to me:
These tasks are things like:
- Unfollowing 20 people who aren’t following me. It shows me a list so I just go one by one and unfollow each.
- Respond to Twitter mentions/retweets
- Follow competitor followers
- Follow fans
It’s really, really cool AND I use the FREE version.
In 3 weeks I’ve gone from 82 followers to 330 followers, today! That’s actually quadruple growth!
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By the way (shameless plug alert), if you’d like to send me a follow, my handle is @dkcoffeeprosper or you can just click the image above and it’ll take you to my profile to follow.
And, there you have it! Easy, right?
I’m working on some other Twitter experiments to help boost growth. I’ll report back with my results very soon. Stay tuned!
What are your Twitter growth strategies?
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