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How to Get Your First 1000 Twitter Followers

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Update: Many readers got their first 1000 twitter followers after reading & following tips on this post. So I’m so sure it works for you too.

Who else wants to get 1000 twitter followers or even more?

Hands down, I never met a person who doesn’t want more followers on twitter.

Here’s what you need to do before going into the details to increase your followers on twitter. Follow me on twitter, I often share proven strategies to get more twitter followers.

We’ll first discuss few free twitter tools to manage your twitter account  to grow your twitter followers.

My best advice to you to get more twitter followers is this: write tweets that people want to read.

Let’s dive in..

What is twitter? Why grow your twitter followers?

Twitter is a social networking site and it’s all about 140 characters (which is called “Micro Blogging”)

For any blog, if you want to get more traffic and better promotion you should use social media like twitter, facebook, StumbleUpon, digg etc.

Twitter is the BEST social media platform to promote your blog and  drive massive traffic to your sites. Or you can simply use Twitter to boost your online reach and presence.

Currently there are more than 500 millions people are using twitter.

Here are few more interesting twitter stats to know before digging into the article.

  • Total number of tweets sent: 180 billion
  • Average number of followers per twitter user: 208
  • Average number of tweets sent per day: 400 million
  • Average number of tweet per twitter user: 305
  • Average time per month spent by users on twitter: 170 minutes
  • Percentage of twitter users accessing via mobile: 60%
  • Number of fake twitter accounts: Approx. 21 million
  • Most followed celebrity on twitter: Justin Bieber with 45 million followers
  • Most followed brand on twitter: YouTube with 33 million followers
  • Most retweeted message ever: Barack Obama’s re-election victory with 803,000 RT’s
  • Estimated value of twitter (as of 2013): $10 billion

How to Get Your First 1000 Twitter Followers?

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Step 1: Write your twitter bio for OTHERS, not YOU.

Whenever I land on someone’s twitter profile, all I see is “self-promotional” bio’s.

Let me ask you a question?

Why should I care? 

I don’t care if you’re a comedian, dancer, blogger or Internet marketer.

Ask these questions before writing your twitter bio.

  • Why should someone follow me on twitter?
  • How others can benefit if they follow me?

If you want to get more followers on twitter then try this tip: make your twitter bio “helpful”

Need any example?

Let’s have a look at my twitter bio.

rahul kuntala twitter

Use your bio to showcase “what you can do for others”

Step 2: Show your face

Don’t be generic.

People follow people, not eggs (if you know what I mean) ;)

Make sure your profile pic is looking funny, interesting or professional. Figure out what you want to convey to your twitter followers, then use the corresponding looking picture.

Step 3: Start following others

Follow blindly whoever is in your niche. But how to find the similar people in your industry?

Simple.. Use twiends tool. Enter your interests and start following the people. BTW it is a free tool.

[note]If you just want more/anonymous twitter followers, then try following all without using any tools like this – but I wouldn’t recommend it. What’s the use if you have anonymous twitter followers who don’t share your content? You should have TARGETED twitter followers to get most out of it right?[/note]

Step 4: Spend “active time” to get your first 1000 twitter followers

No one’s going to know your name on twitter without spending active time on it. Get to know others.

Be interesting.

Share quotes and make sure you’re either educating or entertaining your followers on twitter. Remember, people browse twitter just for two reasons: entertainment and education!

At least for the next one month, spend quality time on twitter to get your first 1000 twitter followers.

Use these quick tips to be active on twitter

  1. Follow the famous people in your niche
  2. Retweet their tweets (regularly)
  3. Use hash tags (viz #blogging #twitter #first1000twitterfollowers etc)
  4. Unfollow those who don’t follow you back (even after 5 days or 1 week) by using tools like tweepi (it’s a free tool)
  5. Tweet your best stuff (quotes, your best posts, videos or whatever you feel is good)

Repeat the process until you get your first 1000 followers on twitter.

You may find it difficult in the beginning, but believe me, you will surely get 1000 twitter followers.

Points you should keep in mind to get your first 1000 twitter followers

Don’t be self-promotional: No one likes to follow you on twitter if you’re self-promotional. The best way to get more twitter followers is this: start promoting others stuff. Tweet others links, send messages and stay in touch with the “power users of twitter”. Then it becomes easy for you to grow your following on twitter and very soon others also will also promote you. Win win.

Stop following too many people at a time: Avoid following too many members. You can follow 300 followers in a day (it’s not an exact figure, you can follow even more – till 1000 followers/day). But I suggest don’t do that.

When your twitter figure reaches 2000 and if you don’t have enough followers (more than 1800+) then you can’t follow anyone else. Twitter will automatically stops you from following others. So go slow, start following others and tweet their stuff. Soon you’ll see twitter followers growing on your network.

A tip: Flush out all the people who are not following you back. Use tweepi tool (as mentioned above) to unfollow others.

Last but not least – track your results. 

TwitterCounter will show you how many new users you’re adding per day and Qwitter will email you when someone unfollows you after a tweet.

Over to you:

Don’t know where to start? Start following others in the comments.

Post your twitter name in the comments section and follow others.

Please share this post with others so that they might get more twitter followers using above strategies :)

Comments

  1. I never knew that there are tools for increasing twitter followers. I never tried my luck with twitter since that helps site with US visitors more. But still, a great article, and i’ll surely try these tricks to increase my follower count.

  2. Abdu Ssamad says:

    Nice tips Rahul , You can also use my tool to get number of followers , Facebook likes,Google+1 and visitors to your site.

    Check it out Sociohit.co.cc

  3. Abdu ssamad says:

    Thank you for giving respect to my new tool.Hope you will update the post with my tool.
    Anyway tnx.
    Follow me at @Tricks_zone

  4. Hey, Nice Post !

    Talking about some finer aspects on Twitter Followers using Twiends is an old yet still to work method with the only problem of multiple followback to people, which is sort of ok while your are new.

    You can also try this tool : http://sytweets.com/

    It allows you multiple as good as 60 follower in a single session and minimal followback in comparison to twitter !

    YoulikeHits.com is also a very active platform for Twitter Followers, Facebook Likes, Google 1+’s etc.

    All Social Exchange sites have copied YLK template but are not as successful as them as they have close 2-3K users online on each session with the option to get targetted users as well.

    :)

  5. My twitter usrname: mailme221b ,
    http://www.facebook.com/popjumbers

  6. Kuldeep Khatri says:

    Nice and effective tips, Buddy
    I will try them to Increase my Twitter followers.
    Cool one!! :)

  7. To be frank I personally don’t believe in using tools to get more followers:) As you said just tweeting something
    which is interesting or useful is gonna fetch you more followers. Also following
    people in same niche can help you get more followers cos they tend to follow you back.

    • Yeah I agree with your words. But few (especially the newbies) bloggers want their twitter followers more. So, these are the best tips to increase and to have fun :)

  8. In starting days of blogging, these ways of getting twitter followers must be applied because no one reader is going to trust you if you have very few followers.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards
    Ritesh Warke@PSE

  9. Trung Nguyen says:

    Wow, Twitter is great traffic source that blogger shouldn’t ignore, and that post is really great for those who want to get more followers, thanks for the share, Rahul. Nice post.

  10. Rahul i have not made yet twitter account because im nt interested in tweets,after your awesome post now i start tweets and send you my account u soon!!!

  11. Well Rahul, these are really nice tips and want to appreciate. Keep sharing us such more social networking tips.

  12. Rahul nice tips. Now i am interested to increasing my twitter followers to following your tips.

  13. Nice strategies! I’ve been in twitter for a month but I did not used this method. Now, I think I will definitely do this! 1000 twitter follower will be my goal for now!

  14. @holly_cova

  15. Good Post Rahul But There Are Some Tools That Will Increase Your Followers 1000′s In 1 Hour Without Following Any One. But With In Week You Will Lost All Those Followers.
    You Can Follow Me On Amost Every Social Networking Using OshoGarg.Com And I Will Follow You Back :)
    Twitter Username @OshoGarg89

  16. Follow me on Twitter if you love The wanted, One direction and anything else
    @JesseyTwFanmily

  17. Good, responsible info!
    twitter handle: @rosy_outlook
    flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/2vu
    Writer – Editor -Photographer

  18. De'Andre Sinette says:

    Go follow my super relatable, personal twitter account please (: @itzdeandredoe

  19. http://www.twitter.com/TpPaparazi

    Follow TP-paparazi the omo ekiti himself..and get instant follow bck.mixtape album on its way…#twalay

  20. Follow me on twitter
    @LordPatterson

  21. This is a very useful article Rahul. You’ve done some great work and left people with a lot of very helpful tips. I’ve taken your advice and have seen a lot of success – I encourage everyone to do the same.

    My posts are often about topics that I feel many people find interesting to one degree or another, so feel free to follow!

    https://twitter.com/kumarjerath

    See you soon!

    Cheers,

    Kumar

  22. Follow me on twitter. i follow back! @jassyforyou

  23. This was certainly useful information for someone (like myself) who is trying to become more proficient in newer social networking sites, as well as blogs.

    Please follow me on twitter and follow my life and blogging progress :)

    https://twitter.com/LustForLuxuries
    https://twitter.com/LustForLuxuries
    https://twitter.com/LustForLuxuries

  24. Tryin to Get some followers! Sign up for a good laugh

  25. Just made a twitter :)

    @La_Bonita_

    Follow Back Guarenteed :D

  26. Great Post Rahul….
    Twiends is the best, although there are many following tools which give you hundreds of followers within an hour but all those are just robots, inactive followers

  27. Good tools, I love twiends, it’s actually really helpful because most people have it so that they follow anyone who follows them.. Follow me @SnapsFor or @SickGirlProbss

  28. thanks buddy this trick is work fine and now i am using your tips and tricks in my twitter account.

  29. @Nath_Cattle says:

    Follow me,I follow back @Nath_Cattle

  30. @Butterflyshine1

    Follow me

  31. @KEISHON_BEEN_A1

  32. nice tips. follow me @TechnoDoze
    link: http://twitter.com/technodoze

  33. Good way of getting huge number of followers

    thanks for sharing free twitter tools

  34. NICE TWEETS says:

    Follow me @nicetweets4 and i follow back

  35. Larry Lourcey says:

    Thanks for sharing these ideas. It definitely comes down to finding followers who share your interest – as opposed to just raw numbers. There are so many bots out there following people…

  36. Follow me @TechnoDoze
    The post iz nice

  37. follow @dkelly41 will follow back. Thanks!

  38. johnb23456 says:

    In fact one needs (at least) 1820 followers to be able to follow over 2000 tweeters. Do the math. Also unfollowing too many people in a day will result in your twitter being banned for what is known as “follower churn”. Aim to not unfollow more than about 20 tweeters in a day. Unfollowing more than about 50 tweeters in a day will almost certainly cause a person to fall foul of the twitter rules due to being regarded as a follower churner. Also you may not follow more than 100 tweeters in any hour, or post more than 100 tweets in a day.

  39. Hi :D I have a holistic clinic and would like some suggestions on followers to add to my twitter. Of course, following back would be great too!!!!

    http://twitter.com/banyanholistic

  40. Rebekah Peterson says:

    @fittieprincesss
    Good excersize, eating, and just life tweets :)

  41. Anonymous says:

    I’m a new anon with funny tweets (jokingly) dramatizing the lives of rich girls. Whether you think rich people are funny, annoying, or you are one and these apply to you, give me a follow! I follow back!
    @richgirlprobz13

  42. Following others is a good way of getting their attention and getting them following you back. I would actually recommend doing a blog and creating content first and sharing your content on twitter for a bit before you start aggressively building up your following!!

  43. Never unfollow more than 30 in a day, your account can be at risk if you do. Lots of people have been suspended for aggressive unfollowing, defined as unfollowing more than 30 in a day.

  44. aishvarya says:

    Follow me, I follow back :) @aishvaryasingh1

  45. Nice article Rahul:)

    https://twitter.com/sirisfood

  46. This is great advice I shall be following it!
    Follow me @raveorbehave ;)

  47. Another handy thing is #tags, Then you will show up in the discover section and similar tags :) just thought I’d let you guys know that unless someone has already mentioned it? @itsAdamGriff

  48. @HeartMyBitchess

  49. @lewisjones1996

  50. Follow me and I’ll definately do the same… #TeamFollowBack. @Kraykayb

  51. Thanks for this article. I just started using Twiends and it looks very interesting.

  52. Follow me: @kakez_tom

    I’m about everything music. Produce, Beatmake & Lyricist

  53. I found you by using google search and I am so glad I did! I am brand new and hope all your tips work for me!

    Just opened a twitter account too. @BradleyRWhite

  54. thanks, I have 760 followers with your tips.

    http://www.Twitter.com/josedibruno

    thank you very much for this article.

  55. I have over 1200 followers on instagram , but I’ve had twitter for way longer and I cant reach 300 . Everyone who follows , I will follow back .
    Instagram : Diceey_
    twitter : @Diceey_

  56. Great site. I liked your 1st tip and immediately updated my profile. You’re right, I had an “about me” profile that was too about me! It mentioned my interests and all the things I am which is ok but I changed it to show what I can offer.

    Changed from:
    “International Businessman. Love of Nature, Positivity, Music and a Good Book. Expat, Bilingüe, Reader, Writer, Breather, Be-er”
    to
    “Lover of Nature, Positivity, Music and A Good Book. I Share Tips, Articles, Steps and Easily Digestible Info to Help You Improve YOUR Life.”

    Which I think will help to get more people. I just started about 10 days ago and am at 45 followers so I think I’ll be ok getting to 100 then on to 1,000!!
    Please follow @zacharykreid I follow everyone back (for now mwahahaa!!) PS – Rahul I have just followed you.

  57. @lucilioeliseu1 says:

    hey that was very good
    follow me i will follow you back guys

  58. These are great tips! I definitely learnt some useful stuff here. From now on, I will put those methods to action and see if my Twitter followers increase.

    Thanks, thanks, thanks again! :)

    Josette

  59. Hello Rahul

    Really great tips you mentioned.

    But i have one more tip for users i.e.
    use attractive image with your stuff link becoz images got more attention by visitors among lots of link.

    follow me…..@proanubhav

    Best
    Anubhav

  60. Follow me, I’ll follow you back! @pappadumuke

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