How To Get Followers On Twitter

Running a business in today’s day and age means being something of a social media expert. Most big companies simply hire interns to manage their social media accounts, or outsource to other companies that specialize in social media marketing. But what do you do if you don’t have much money or manpower and still want to have followers on Twitter? Below we discuss the simple and cheap ways to get followers on Twitter.

1. Fill Out Your Account Information

get followers on twitterIf you really want to get some followers on Twitter, then you have to be approachable. Accounts lacking information don’t attract many new followers. This  is why one of the very first things you should do before even writing your first tweet is fill out your company’s information. Create a catchy slogan and upload both a header and a profile picture. Your profile picture should include your company’s logo for instant recognition. If you have a fairly popular business already, make sure you label that it’s the official Twitter account for your company.

2. Hashtag Appropriately

Okay, so you’ve got your profile up and ready to go. You have also composed some Tweets and sent them into the Twittersphere. Now what? How do random people on Twitter know who you are and why they should follow you? It’s simple. Use hashtags! These are the phrases you add to your tweets that start with the pound symbol #. Anything that comes after that before a space will be instantly linked.

When a Twitter user searches that hashtag, they will be given every tweet that has used it. This includes your company’s Tweet! To get a good start, check out the trending topics and contribute a Tweet as it relates to your business. We recommend, however, that you avoid certain controversial topics at your discretion.

3. Advertise Your Account

We don’t mean taking out ads, which are costly if you’re on a budget. We mean using any of your other sites to advertise that you now have a Twitter account. Are you on other social media sites? Drop a mention and a link to your Twitter account. Have a website? Get a Twitter icon and add it at the top of your webpage. Make it prominent so that visitors can see that you have a Twitter account for them to follow. It will be much more convenient for them to get updates via Twitter than to visit your website every few days.

These are the basic steps to follow if you want to get followers on Twitter. There are other tips for keeping the followers you get, such as how frequently you should post and how to best interact with your followers, but that is beyond the scope of this article. Your first step is to get those followers to begin with! Fill out your profile, advertise your account, and use hashtags intelligently. Soon enough you will have more followers on Twitter, and your company or business will soon start seeing a steady increase in profits.