There are well over 300 million active users on Twitter each month, and that many people are bound to have a wide range of followers. Out of all of those profiles, only a few hundred have at least 1 million followers, as it can be hard to build a big following without being a celebrity. You might find that it’s difficult to start from scratch and get Twitter famous, but it’s possible. Sure, you might not be amongst the Barack Obamas or Rihannas of the world, but you can still get yourself a solid Twitter following. To do that, follow some of these easy steps.
5. Complete Your Profile
Have you ever seen a tweet that you really liked and wondered what else that person had to say on a wide range of topics, only to click on their profile and it’s completely bare? There’s a good chance that you probably didn’t follow that person. With that in mind, you want to make sure that your profile is complete, including having a profile picture, bio filled out and the whole nine yards. People are more likely to follow those that have the coveted blue checkmark, and having a complete profile is one of the requirements for getting that checkmark.
4. Tweet Every Day
One of the issues that people have with not being able to grow a following is that they simply don’t tweet enough. They’ll make a few posts that don’t get much traction and then completely give up. Not every tweet that you make has to be a viral hit that gets thousands of retweets. Just focus on being consistent and you’ll be deemed a good follow that people come to for daily comments and opinions.
3. Make It Visual
Pretty much everyone can have a response that’s a few words to something on Twitter, but having a visual tool is going to catch a lot more eyes. Try responding with videos, gifs, photos or any other visual that will grab attention. Not many people are getting followers just because they responded to a Justin Bieber tweet with “hello Justin.” You have to be unique.
2. Watermark Your Content
On the internet, things get stolen shamelessly. Even the likes of Elon Musk have been called out for stealing memes and not giving credit where it’s due. If you come up with original content and post it on Twitter, make absolutely sure to watermark it like crazy. It might seem like overkill, but the last thing you want to see is someone stealing your post and getting hundreds, if not thousands, of new followers as a result. It could also help you in court if a movie or video game studio decides to steal a design of yours.
1. Tag It
The main reason people get on Twitter is to follow trends and breaking news. If you want to be visible to people that aren’t following you, using hashtags is a surefire way to do so. This is especially true if you’re one of the first people to comment on something that’s breaking like a big sports trade or a celebrity breakup. If you’re the first thing people see on a trend, you’re probably going to get a lot of follows.