Social media is everything nowadays… people check their twitter feeds and facebook walls almost every minute, I even have friends who have’t gone out for years LOL, just kidding, I wouldn’t be surprised if I heard there were such people though.
I’m not a huge fan of social media, maybe I’m getting old…
…anyway, how can you can as many people as possible to follow you?
that’s the question…
…and I’ll give you 12 brilliant ways to get more twitter followers and become popular.
1 Make a badass cover
Since Twitter rolled out the new design, twitter covers have been bigger and cooler, almost half a page of advertising space for you.
Thanks to Canva you don’t have to be a graphic designer to create a cool poster, or twitter cover, or any cool graphic any more. You can create awesome designs like a pro for free (some designs are a dollar, yet they are optional) with a few mouse clicks, I’m not kidding, it’s that easy.
If you are anything like me (drawing, graphic design and visual arts in general are things I’ve neither ever been good at, nor keen on) you will love this tool. Your twitter cover is the first step to getting followers, the cooler it is, the better.
2 Post funny tweets
Humor is what everybody on this planet wants, or let me say it normally – everybody likes to laugh.
The more entertaining you are, the more people will automatically without even thinking follow, retweet and like you. When you are not in the mood (can’t be laughing and making jokes all the time) just search Google, find something cool and tweet it.
3 Show your face
I mean that literally… I read somewhere (can’t remember where) a snapshot of your face (take a look at my pic) as a profile picture is extremely personal and will make people want to follow you subconsciously (if they like you of course, but why wouldn’t they? you will post fun and cool things).
And if you want to take it a step further, take an asymmetric profile pic of your face, meaning simply to not be in the center…
…and even a step further?
then use PhotoFunia to pose on a billboard or a $100 bill or plenty of other cool options, just like that:
4 Write awesome articles on your blog and tweet about them the cool way
What is the cool way?
let me give you an example:
let’s say you wrote a post about getting more traffic, your tweet should be something like this:
‘I should invoice you for this, but I won’t’
‘don’t tell me you are all set, read this article and let me know’
…or something like that, don’t just go pasting links all over the place, cause you will neither get followers, nor traffic.
I’ll be honest, I don’t really follow that rule, yet I just don’t care… I post whatever I want the way I want it, though you have to do it if you want more followers.
5 Get somebody (or something) to run your profile 24/7 for you.
If you have the money, do it… social media consumes a loooot of time. If you have that time – good, however if you run a profitable business, you will rarely feel like tweeting about your lunch or whatever (business people will understand).
Social media is mostly for wasting time… the most active people there work dumb jobs and hang out on twitter to kill time. The ones who have businesses have people (or software) manage their accounts as it’s quite time consuming.
6 Create a superstar bio (but don’t lie)
You know your biography is everything, right?
That’s what represents who you are and what you have achieved. Make it awesome (and yes, you have done a lot of awesome things), I know it even if I don’t know you… cause we have all done amazing (in different ways) things in life.
7 Talk to others
Reply to whoever reaches out via tweets, and not just by messages… as a matter of fact, I don’t even use twitter’s messaging system. I always tweet to people who message me, which makes me more social and gets more eyeballs on my tweets.
8 Retweet others, don’t be selfish
Retweeting will sooner or later get people to reciprocate and this is the most efficient way to gain more followers.
Find stuff that you like to retweet, also don’t expect people to retweet back… just do it without expectations and you will see what I mean. Twitter and social networks in general are all about sharing the cool stuff around.
Once you start publishing awesome content people will retweet it and you will become popular.
9 Tweet often, but don’t flood your followers
Who follows people who don’t tweet?
That’s right, no one.
You have to tweet at least twice a day and if you could do it at the right times, that’d be great. On the other hand, if you post too much people will just start recognizing you as a spammer and that’s never good.
10 Get as many people as you can to see your twitter account
There are about a million ways to do that, but I’ll just name a few of them:
promoting your profile basically works like promoting anything else: you can do it via you blog, paid ads, search results, videos etc. Here are a few examples:
– paste “follow me” links on your blog, after your posts, in your author bio, on in the sidebar like I did etc.
Create a twitter related site only to get it to rank on Google and get you more followers. Something like themostawesometweets.com or anything like that and just pick some cool tweets to post on there (or any type of cool content that will make you readers follow you).
11 Repeat your most popular tweets
It’s a shame not to take advantage of your cool content the best way you can… and since not everybody will see your tweets, make sure to repeat the coolest tweets again and then maybe again.
12 Use Visuals (lots of them)
I’ll take you to a cool post I published some time ago to see how you can use visuals in awesome ways and make your tweets extraordinary, here you go:
And don’t forget to share the love, don’t be selfish. 🙂