This article will be short and simple. Why? Because Twitter is simple.
If you want to accumulate an empire of Twitter followers capable of generating hundreds of views for a blog or other website, you don’t have to do anything particularly mind-boggling. Ignore complex and time consuming schemes involving following thousands of Twitter friends at random. More importantly, ignore all of the many costly online ploys offering “exponential Twitter follower growth for only a small fee.” When it comes down to it, you can bypass all that needless effort, develop a healthy looking Twitter account, and have thousands of Twitter followers at your disposal, just by sticking to tradition.
Yes, Twitter is one of the few facets of the modern world that rewards wholesomeness, you know, genuine human interaction, with no subtle motives or quiet agenda. Basically, to succeed on Twitter, all you have to do is Tweet. Maybe add a few random Twitter friends in the begginning to get the ball rolling, but mainly, just Tweet.
Don’t just Tweet about anything though. Think for a moment- what are you trying to promote? What is making all this Twitter time worth while? Is it a blog? Website? Small business? Whatever it may be, it surely has a focal point- some kind of service or information it provides that is unique. Take my Blog, The Freshman Freelancer, as an example. I focus on providing top-notch information for up and coming freelancers based on my own personal experience. Now, think about what that would equate to in Twitter Tweets. Obviously, I’d be better of Tweeting my most useful blog posts, and re-Tweeting other useful freelance writing tidbits scattered around the net, than I would tweeting about, say, Barrack Obama.
Tweeting about the right topic has a two-fold benefit. First, it will gradually gain your a reputation amongst your Twitter followers as a useful source of information. If your Twitter followers are trying to do the same thing that you are, they may begin to use your Twitter account as place to find their tweets. Thus, not only will you get more views from your existing Twitter followers, but you’ll find more and more people of your ilk requesting to befriend you. This will quickly build up your Twitter Empire.
The second benefit is even more pertinent. Surely, your not just building up a Twitter account for it’s own sake. Your hoping that the content your promoting on Twitter will draw your like-minded Twitter followers to your website. And thus, the magic of Twitter earnesty! Did you notice the keyword in the previous sentence? “Like-minded” Twitter followers. These Twitter followers are the ones who might actually use your website, buy your services! Your only going to get this group of real Twitter followers by using your brain, and picking and choosing which Tweets you Tweet based on their applicability to your service.
So basically, you provide useful information to people, based on your area of expertise, for free. And it pays off! Much, much faster, more easily, and less boringly that adding thousands of friends at random even would.