- Are you interested in increasing your Twitter followers?
- Ever get frustrated that nothing’s happening over there?
- Wouldn’t you love to get more leads as you build your Twitter account?
I understand the 3 above points. I started my account a few years ago and never did much with it.
Just a few months ago I was listening to the Internet Business Mastery Podcast. Jeremy & Jason discussed how to build a loyal Twitter following.
I realized that up to that point I simply wasn’t “working” Twitter in the most effective manner. That podcast episode helped me “get in gear” and I’d like to share some tips with you.
Using Crowdfire To Build Your Twitter Followers
No matter where your Twitter account is at this moment, I believe sharing what I’m doing will help your efforts.
Crowdfire used to be JustUnfollow.com.
All you need to do is go to crowdfireapp.com and click on the button that connects your Twitter account to it. Then, you’ll see an interface that looks like this:
Quick Crowdfire Twitter Tip #1
Make it your habit to follow 100 to 300 people a day.
That may sound like a lot but you’ll find that only 10-20% will follow you back. You’re then going to be unfollowing those who don’t follow you back.
By the way, I learned this tactic from none other than blogging extraordinaire Neil Patel. If you haven’t heard of Neil you should! He’s an absolute Internet marketing expert and millionaire. Learn about Neil.
All I can say is that works. Take a look at my latest Twitter stats:
Neil told me to follow 100-300 people a day and I went to work. In the beginning I was doing it manually inside my Twitter account. Ouch!
Once I got going with Crowdfire it’s cut the time down dramatically.
Tip #2: Use Crowdfire’s Copy Followers and Keyword Follow
For example, let’s pretend you’re in a network marketing company and your product is coffee. It might be a good idea to enter Starbucks into the Copy Followers (Grow) option.
Who better to sell your coffee to than coffee lovers, right?
All you have to do is click on those green and white Plus Sign button to follow each follower of the account you’re targeting (in this case, Starbucks).
Why not try Coffee Bean as well? Why not try other major coffee brands?
That will keep you busy for a while. But get creative! What books do coffee lovers read? I’ll bet those authors have Twitter accounts! Follow their followers. What other products do coffee addicts buy? Follow the follower of those accounts?
See how easy it is to find your target audience when you put your thinking cap on?
Apply the above ideas to your product and niche. You’ll find an endless supply of targeted followers who will become interested in you and your product…these are the best people to target as with your Lead Magnet creation plan.
Keyword Follow Option
Let’s try another example for the Keyword Follow option.
What if you sold an awesome paid WordPress plugin? Maybe you could enter “WordPress” into the Copy Followers and follow all their followers….or, you could start using keywords. Blogger for example:
If you’re selling a product bloggers will love start hittin’ those plus buttons and build a following of future customers!
You could try entering the keyword “fashion” and follow all the fashion bloggers. Enter “makeup” and follow all the makeup bloggers. I mean this could go on forever, right?
Apply this to whatever you’re selling. There’s no shortage of potential followers back here inside Crowdfire for you.
Tip #3: Upgrade Your Crowdfire Account
Crowdfire has an upgrade to a $10/month account. The reason I upgraded was for this green button that says “Hiding previously followed users”:
This is what used to drive me crazy back when I started following 100 to 300 people a day: once you start unfollowing those who don’t follow you back, you then have no way of knowing who you already followed.
I started recognizing that I was following some of the same people again and spinning my wheels.
Now, I know that Crowdfire isn’t showing me those people again.
Very useful and will save you a ton of time.
Tip #4: Use The Blacklist Button
Once you’ve filtered with either the Copy Followers or Keyword Follow options and you’re scrolling down through the results you’re going to find some accounts are obviously ones you don’t want to follow.
They might be obvious spammy type accounts, they’ve never tweeted (why follow folks who aren’t active on Twitter?), you don’t like what their profile says, etc.
Use the Blacklist button to quickly move them out of the way:
Tip #5: Unfollow Slowly
Don’t unfollow folks right away. Give them a few days to a week to follow you back.
Inside Crowdfire you can identify these folks and easily unfollow them by clicking on the Minus signs:
Also, you need to be careful that you stay within Twitter’s ratio of Followers to those you’re following. You can’t go try and follow 30,000 people while you only have 1000 followers.
Twitter will warn you that you need to slow down.
Also, if you haven’t been much on Twitter for a while don’t go crazy all at once following 500 people today. I started off slow, following 25-50 people my first day and gradually moved the numbers up higher over a couple weeks.
See Twitter’s guidelines so you can see for yourself how aggressive you want to be.
I’m giving you some general tips on what’s worked well for me. But you need to come to your own method in terms of how aggressive you want to be. I’ve heard of people following as many as 1000 people a day, but I’m a bit more conservative than that.
Read Twitter’s Help Center and decide for yourself how aggressive you want to be.
Bonus Twitter Tip: Engagement
A tool like Crowdfire can only take you so far.
It’s up to you to return to your Twitter account and become a “human” again!
Get in there and interact with your new followers. Invest a few minutes each day answering private messages, retweeting others, favoriting tweets and thanking folks for following you.
Be a “real” person. You can’t possibly talk to every single follower but do the best you can and ENGAGE.
The true “magic” for turning some of your followers into leads and sales is actively engaging and saying hello inside Twitter.
27+ MLM Leads a Day on Twitter – A previous post of mine similar to the above info but with some different ideas and a video…
Were these 5 Crowdfire/Twitter tips helpful to you? How do you plan to use them for your own home business? Let me know in the comments area below…