Today I was asked this great question.... How do you have 37,300+ followers on Twitter? My quick response was it takes time, a lot of targeted advertising, or just luck! With the abundance of brands working to build their followings on Twitter, I thought I'd give three of my Twitter strategies that I use daily to build my following!
- I highly suggest that you create 1-3x shout out posts! Thanking your community for following, and the new followers love this, and often will "Retweet & Favorite". This leads to more organic followers to your page over time guaranteed!
- Take time to shout out the brands & people that you love doing business with, and the top brands will retweet, and reply! I love this because it's truly authentic, honest & personal. When you get a retweet from a much larger audience, it's an implied endorsement for you & your brands, and will equal new followers over time. Shout out to the American Advertising Federation for retweeting me this week, I truly believe in our Advertising industry!!
- Follow 10 new followers that recently followed you, and find 10 new followers to connect to, and once they connect give them a shout out with Step 1. This is a tried a true way to build you fan base organically and authentically. The most important thing to realize with these steps, is that they all take time, but it doesn't have to take more then 10-15 minutes daily.
I have many more strategies to share about Twitter, but to start I like to get your feet wet, so that you will be back. Take time to cultivating your Twitter followers, and I promise it will pay off in a big way. The most important thing to realize, is like with all great things... it takes time to build!