To grow on twitter and to build a strong fan following you will have to work at building an initial following on Twitter. You will need to get addicted to your twitter account in the initial phase of building fan followers. Of course, a short term addiction for a month or two will be fruitful enough to double down your fan following, uploading and creating interesting tweets.
Studies in the past have indicated the more you tweet the more you build fan followers (1000 tweets = 100 followers where as 10,000 times usually have followings of between 1000-5000 people). So the secret is revealed to you. Get going, sharpen your editorial voice, get more comfortable with the medium (hashtags, @ replies, and more), and self explore and learn the types of content that can be used to appeal and engage your followers.
Indeed, if you’re a small business or brand, Twitter will actually help bring in new customers. To help grow your initial base of followers quickly and easily, here are some additional methods you can try.
Make the most of your past connections on LinkedIn
Find your LinkedIn connections on Twitter and follow them. Since you’re more likely to be followed by someone you already have a relationship with. Go on the “settings” first of your LinkedIn Contacts page. You have the option to export your contacts into a CSV file. Import your email contacts, which will include your LinkedIn connections, choosing which of them you want to follow.
Schedule your tweets in advance
This practice will help you maintain a consistent flow of content, while saving time. Likewise, you will be more visible on a regular basis and tend to see more engagement and followers.
Chat while on Twitter
On Twitter engage with others every week. There are varied groups within various industries who get together on Twitter to talk about a topic. Joining these chats will allow you an opportunity to engage with others. You’ll get the opportunity to meet new people in your sector and learn valuable information.
Tweet from anywhere and everywhere
Tweet while commuting to and fro from work, Tweet during commercials of your favorite shows; tweet while in the waiting room for the dentist.
Respond to people who are interested in similar content.
When you comment on, re-tweet, or favorite a Twitter post, consider following users who also engaged with the post. The users will notice that you share similar interests in content and therefore be more inclined to follow you.
Tweet content that is interesting and inspirational to the reader.
Quotes tend to see higher engagement on Twitter because people enjoy reading them and sharing with others. This will help you to increase engagement and you can also keep a tab on the followers that re-tweet the quote, to understand what interests them. As they are likely to share similar interests, you may consider following them as well.
Try these steps with utmost zeal and enthusiasm. Rest will follow!! All the best guys!!