Wondering how to get your first 100 Twitter followers?
I’m here to tell you exactly how you can do that and in just 3 days or less.
Actually, just a few days ago I started my first Twitter account on @bobstefanovic and three days later I already had more than 100 Twitter followers.
To be honest I didn’t have any friends or family to rely on to help me build up my follower count and my blog was brand-new as well so I didn’t have an existing audience that I could ask for help.
Just like the Drake song, I started from the bottom and while I was able to reach 100 followers in just three days I hope to continue the upward trend and keep on growing my Twitter account.
I also didn’t use any tools or apps so I really just gain followers with the old-school methods that I’m going to discuss in this post.
In the end, it wasn’t very hard at all and even as someone new to the social media platform I was able to connect with other people and begin developing new relationships with other like-minded individuals online.
As for the time it took, I really only spent about 20 or 30 minutes each day working on growing my followers, retweeting tweets, and interacting with others so there is really no excuse as to why you can’t accomplish the same as I did.
How to Get your First 100 Twitter Followers in 3 Days or Less
Completely Fill Out Your Profile
Right after you finish signing up for Twitter you want to take the time to completely fill out your profile and make it so that you look like a legitimate human being rather than just some random bot or spammer.
Take a few minutes to choose a nice profile photo, add a relevant header image, and fill out your bio description so that people can get a better idea of who you are and what you’re interested in.
In your description be sure to add some relevant keywords and don’t hesitate to share any of your interests but don’t make it too long that people aren’t going to read it.
For those of you with your own blog or website I also recommend adding your URL just for some further authority and so that you come across as legitimate as possible.
Before you start following other people and interacting with others I recommend heading to the Twitter accounts of the influencers and popular figures in your niche and retweeting some of their posts.
This is going to fill out the Tweet page of your Twitter account so that if someone happens to check you out they aren’t just going to find an empty page.
Be sure to add a short comment or description to the retweet because giving it your own touch is going to make you more relatable and personable to other users.
Check out Relevant Hashtags
Another one of the first things I did was head up to the search bar and I used it to search for hashtags that were relevant to my niche.
Right away this gave me a better idea of what people that I were interested in following were tweeting about and the types of content that they were sharing with other people.
There are also some free online tools you can use for finding hashtags to use, such as Hastagify, and these can be really helpful in finding new people to follow and interesting content to check out.
I also came across quite a few different influencers that I had heard of before and this provides me with some extra topics that I not only was able to tweet about but that I could use as inspiration when it comes to writing blog posts.
Start Following Others
After about 30 minutes or so of fiddling around on Twitter is when I began to start following other people as my main effort to get to 100 followers.
At first I started with the biggest influencers and most popular accounts in my niche and from there I would see the people that were following these people and start to follow the ones that seemed the most interesting.
I made sure to click through to each of the different accounts to see if they had posted something recently or if they were just a bot retweeting stuff for no one’s benefit.
After following I would go through and like a few different tweets as well as retweet any of the ones that I found to be powerful and helpful for anybody that might end up following me.
Follow People Back
Since I had already tweeted out a few things I surprisingly started to gain a few followers without following them first.
Of course if this happens you’re going to want to make sure to follow these people back and make an effort to interact with them by either liking their tweets or even tweeting out to them a thank you for following you.
When it comes to getting more Twitter followers it’s all about being personable and interacted with the other people using the app so that you can continue to build relationships and grow your following in a legitimate way.
Keep in mind that you’re going to want to quickly check out any of the accounts that you think you might be interested in following just to make sure that they are real person and not just some bot.
Tweet A Lot
Just like with Instagram, you want to be tweeting and retweeting on a regular basis so that you can take advantage of the most exposure to the greatest amount of people.
You might have noticed that when browsing through the different tweets you found people that were tweeting quite a bit and this is something that you definitely want to be doing if you want to grow your following and increase your online engagement.
There are plenty of different tools that you can choose from where you can schedule tweets and everything like that but when you’re first getting started I recommend trying to do everything manually so that your account doesn’t get flagged and so that you can seem the most legitimate.
Don’t Hesitate to Retweet your Retweets
One thing with Twitter is that there is always something new going on and it’s easy for other users to miss anything that you might have shared.
That’s why it’s a good idea to retweet your retweets more than once so that anybody that might have missed it gets a chance to see it and check it out.
I definitely noticed this happening already with some of the bigger accounts so feel free to retweet older content on a regular basis as long as it’s helpful and relevant to your followers.
Don’t Only Promote your Own Stuff
I really hate when I come across accounts and everything that they’re tweeting just has to do with them.
Unless you’re already famous to begin with you’re going to want to share a lot of other people’s content and retweet tweets that aren’t even yours.
Of course you’re still going to want to promote your own content but I would definitely recommend sharing and promoting other people’s content way more than you promote yours.
As long as you’re providing value and retweeting things that other people are going to find helpful then no one is going to mind when you slip your own blog posts or products into the mix because It’s not going to feel like you’re just stuffing it down their throats.
Check out the Analytics
Twitter has its own Analytics and from the beginning I recommend signing up so that you can keep a close eye on everything that’s going on and make any changes that might seem necessary.
With the analytics you’re able to see more information about what you’re tweeting and I also recommend checking to see which of your tweets get the most engagement and are the most popular.
Once you see a trend happening you can follow along with it so that your content is more likely to get shared and seen by other people who are more likely going to follow you if they like what you’re sharing.
Even as a beginner to Twitter you will quickly be able to see what works and what doesn’t work and you can build upon it in an effort to get your first hundred followers.
Not only can you use hashtags to discover other people to follow but using them in your tweets is also going to help other people discover you.
You’re going to want to use just one or two hashtags that are relevant to your niche and you can either include them in the text if it fits or just add them at the end when you are posting or retweeting something.
I used hashtags to find people that had similar interests to mine and if their profiles checked out I would just go ahead and give them a follow.
I hope that these helpful tips are going to help you get your first 100 Twitter followers and as long as you keep applying these techniques then there is no limit to how many followers you’ll end up with.
If you spend just 30 minutes or so each day then before you know it you’re going to have 100 followers and after a month of taking the time to apply these techniques I wouldn’t be surprised if you could get 1000 or more followers.
The trick here is to just be consistent and keep working at it until you have reached any of the goals that you set for yourself.
Don’t forget to interact with the other users, you don’t want to come across as being like a robot, and take the time to develop and build relationships with other like-minded individuals.