Buying Twitter Followers gets you Nowhere

Don't Buy Twitter Followers! Buying Twitter followers is the lazy way to get followers and the wrong way! They aren’t true followers.

I asked a new client, “How did you get over 900 Twitter followers with only 12 tweets?”

“We bought them.”

I looked at who they were. For a local business who caters to the upper class, the followers they bought didn’t look a bit like potential or “happy camper” clients. They were from all over, and some looked a little “raunchy” and not at all their target market. They were absolutely no good and a waste of money. It doesn’t work, it doesn’t help and it doesn’t look good.

The only way to fix the problem is to delete the profile and start from scratch with a different Twitter handle.

Anyone can click on your followers and see who they are.

Growing a following takes time – about 90 minutes a day for 30 days if you’re starting from scratch. You can do those in 30-minute intervals – one in the morning, around lunchtime, then late in the afternoon. Twitter’s on 24/7 so it’s important to know when your target market and following is on. You can do that with a free tool called SocialBro.

Build your network the natural wayThe only way to get followers naturally is

  • By following people who would be interested in your content
  • RTing (retweeting) content that they’d be interested in
  • Tweet original content that people want to read
  • Don’t SPAM them
  • Oversell them

Also:

  • Be relevant
  • Be nice
  • Build relationships
  • Don’t use foul language
  • Follow people back whose content you find interesting
  • Block and report SPAMMERS
  • Don’t use robots
  • Don’t automate DMs (direct messages)

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