Do you want to drastically increase your following on Twitter? What if I told you that you could gain 75-100 new Twitter followers everyday for free? Even better, these new followers would be highly targeted and active.
In this post we will discuss how authors can gain thousands of new Twitter followers with Tweepi, a Twitter tool designed specifically to help you grow your following. Growing your Twitter audience is a crucial step for all authors. Doing so will help you to sell more books, land opportunities and make new connections.
By the end of this post you will know a proven strategy that will help you gain at least one thousand new followers per month. The best part is that this strategy should not take you longer than 20 minutes per day!
To get started, you will need the following:
- An active Twitter account
- A Tweepi account
- 10-20 minutes per day
- A list of 25 Twitter accounts similar to yours
Since the first three items on this list require very little effort, let’s focus on the last item. Before you can get started with Tweepi, you will want to create a list of at least 25 Twitter accounts with followers similar to the audience you hope to attract. Tweepi refers to these people as Role Models.
A few ways to find Role Models are:
- Start with your favorite related accounts that you follow
- Search topics related to your target audience on Twitter and find the top Twitter accounts related to this search
- Look through your current follower list for potential accounts
During this process it is important to note that relevance is far more important than quantity. Don’t focus on finding accounts with the most followers. Instead look for accounts as closely related to the audience you hope to attract. We want to gain thousands of new followers, but we also want to make sure these followers are targeted enough that they will engage with your content and buy your books.
How to Start Gaining Thousands of New Twitter Followers
So, you have your Twitter and Tweepi accounts set up and your list of 25+ Twitter accounts is complete. Now it is time to start gaining followers! Start by logging into your Tweepi account and then follow the steps below:
Step 1: Click on “Follow Followers” or “Follow Friends”
Follow Followers: Follow new users who are following the account you specify
Follow Friends: Follow new users that the account you specify is following
Step 2: Enter the First Twitter Handle from Your List
Remember that list of Twitter accounts you created? It is time to put those to good use. Start by entering the first account on your list.
Step 3: Enter Your Filters
It is important that you set up filters to help you find the best people to follow. Some of the important filters to include are:
- Must have a profile image
- Must have a completed bio
- Tweeted recently
- Someone you are not already following
You can play around with the other filters to figure out what works best for you. For example, including specific keywords may help you find highly targeted followers. Below are the filters we have used to grow our following on Twitter.
Step 4: Follow All Users Who Are Listed
Now comes the exciting part! Well, it can actually be a little boring. The next step is following all of the Twitter users who match your criteria. When you click “follow”, Tweepi will automatically scroll to the next person. This means that all you have to do is keep clicking to quickly follow hundreds of users.
Warning: Do not rapidly click follow. Doing so will result in Twitter suspending your account. Stick to a rhythm of about 1 click per second to make sure you avoid a Twitter suspension.
Step 5: Repeat Until You Have Followed at Least 350 People
Twitter allows you to follow up to 1,000 new people each day. The more people you follow, the more new followers you will gain. Try to follow at least 350 people per day to ensure a solid stream of new followers.
How to Manage Your Follower to Following Ratio
As you begin to follow hundreds of new Twitter followers every week, you will notice that not all of the users will follow you back. This is completely normal, but you will want to manage how many people you are following so your follower to following ratio does not get out of control. Failing to do so can result in your account not being able to follow any additional people.
Spend 3 to 5 minutes every day unfollowing the people on Twitter who do not follow you back.
Step 1: Click on “You Follow”
Step 2: Enter Your Unfollow Filters
Below are the two filters you will want to set to make it easy to unfollow any people that have not followed you back:
- Last action date (via Tweepi) is older than 4 days ago
- Friend or follower that is not following you
Step 3: Unfollow All Users Who Are Listed
Click, click, click. The same routine applies for unfollowing users. Twitter allows you to unfollow up to 500 people per day, so generally you will want to unfollow all users who are listed after you enter your filters.
Bonus: Unfollow Inactive Followers
Another way to manage your Twitter follower to following ratio is to unfollow inactive followers. These are users that are following you, but are not active anymore. It does not help you to have followers that are never active to engage with you or your content, so cleaning up inactive followers periodically is a good idea.
To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1: Click on “Unfollow Inactives”
Step 2: Enter How Many Days You Consider Inactive
Step 3: Unfollow All Users Who Are Listed
How to Track Your Progress
Once you implement the strategies listed above, your Twitter account is going to see far more activity than normal. Not only will you begin gaining significantly more followers on a daily basis, but you will also begin receiving more retweets and likes, direct messages and replies. Being able to track this activity is crucial.
Below are a few tools that will allow you to keep track of your progress and ensure that you can take advantage of your Twitter growth.
Hootsuite is by far the most popular social media management tool on the market. They offer a free plan that will allow you to manage your Twitter account like a pro. Some of their useful features include:
- Scheduling tweets ahead of time
- Dedicated feeds for mentions and direct messages
- Powerful analytics
2. Twitter Analytics
Twitter has built in analytics that you can easily access to see all types of statistics related to your account. The screenshot below shows how to access your Twitter analytics:
The good thing about using Twitter’s built-in analytics is that you do not need any additional tools. The downside is Twitter does not offer many of the added features that tools like Hootsuite and eClincher do. If all you are concerned about is tracking analytical data, Twitter built-in analytics are the easiest way to do this.
eClincher is a social media management tool like Hootsuite. Many of the features are similar, but one feature that sets it apart is the Social Inbox. Gaining followers on Twitter is great, but being able to convert these new followers into customers should be your ultimate goal.
You will notice a massive increase in direct messages and mentions once you start using Tweepi to gain followers on Twitter. eClincher Social Inbox will automatically aggregate all of these message into a single inbox.
Twitter is a very powerful tool for authors. Unfortunately, most authors don’t have enough followers to fully take advantage of its power. With the information above, you will be able to gain thousands of new followers in a matter of months.