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How I Grew My Twitter Following to Over 100k

In this video, I’ll be sharing to you how I grew my Twitter following to over 100k followers and how you can too!

After spending the past 10 years interacting on Twitter I have learned quite a bit about growing an engaged following and made a lot of mistakes along the way. . There are a couple key learnings that my team and I have been executing on to build a large and engaged following.

Differentiating Across Networks on Social Media

Social media has matured and so have the networks that we’re engaged on! While anyone can freely use a platform, post then leave, it’s an advantage to differentiate one to another and be able to make the most out of each.

In this episode I share how I engage differently to various communities on certain social media platforms.

The Journey to 100,000 Twitter Followers

A little more than 7 years ago I signed up for Twitter and posted my first Tweet:

It wasn't very profound and neither were my next 1,000 or so.  I kept getting to know the platform though and have since met many new friends on Twitter, which led to face to face interactions. I found my voice over the years and focused in on sharing life happenings, ministry highlights, and helping ministry leaders maximize technology.  

Over the past 7 years I have tweeted 10,406 times and my followers have grown to now over 100,000!  

Honestly, in my first 5 years my following grew slowly to just under 5,000 and many people asked if I bought fake followers to get to the number I'm at today. The truth is, I did.  About 2 years ago, I heard that you can buy followers on Fiverr for $5, so I did. Almost immediately I began to see that this number established credibility with people even though I knew it was fake. What happened next though was very deflating. After just a couple of weeks all of these followers disappeared and I was back to where I started.  

After seeing the response to my following, I saw significant value to figuring a way to get there without buying fake followers. Not to mention if I genuinely had that many followers, I knew the potential impact I could make on Twitter. So, I turned to an initial solution I had used in the past: copy following. I learned that about 20% or so of the people that I followed would follow me back. The strategy was simple: find someone with a similar focus and follow their followers and they would likely follow you back.  

While I knew the strategy I needed to use, I didn't have the time to do it myself.  My next step was to hire a Virtual Assistant to do this for me. This happened about 18 months ago and my Twitter account hasn't stopped growing since. Over time we have found the most efficient technologies to use and most effective copy following strategies and now we have over 100,000 Twitter followers!  

What's most exciting to me though, is not the actual following, but the impact that the account is having!  Around the same time that we implemented this strategy, Twitter introduced Twitter Analytics and you can now see how many people actually see and engage with your Tweets.  What has excited me is that just as fast if not faster, my Tweet Impressions have grown right along with my Twitter followers. Along with this growth, my blog and website traffic have also grown at the same growth rate almost identical to the Twitter account growth. These are not fake Twitter followers like I bought before, but now targeted followers who are genuinely interested in what I have to say and the links I have to share. Take a look at the growth on my Twitter impressions from just the past 90 Days:

As my Twitter following has grown I have implemented this strategy with most of my clients and have had countless friends ask me how much they would need to pay me to help them grow their Twitter account in the same way. Which is why we created Amplify Social Media to help anyone anywhere grow their Twitter following in a very targeted and strategic way.  

Are you interested in growing your Twitter following to 100K? We would love to help!

By the way, I recently created an Online Course called The Twitter Guide now for sale at the Amplify Social Media Academy. Learn more by clicking the link below:

Growing Your Twitter Audience with Amplify

I recently had a friend ask me how I have 90,000 Twitter followers.  My answer was: "It's complicated."  That's the truth.  I've worked hard to grow my Twitter following over the past 7 years, but it hasn't been until the last 2 that it has exploded.  This growth has primarily come from a complicated and manual copy follow technique that I learned and have hired a team to run for me and several of my clients and a few friends.  

For the first time I am now offering this solution to anyone and everyone.  This technique has helped my Twitter account grow by more than 60,000 Twitter followers in the past 2 years.  Naturally, I believe that the content that is created is the most important part of developing a social media strategy. But just offering great content without a growth strategy is often a very slow process when trying to build a following. However, great content partnered with a growth strategy makes for a dynamic duo in creating a large and engaged audience.  

Are you ready to grow your Twitter following?  We have put together some great packages from a 7 day trial to an Elite package that also includes an Instagram growth strategy.  I highly recommend the Premium package to really focus on growing your Twitter following.  This is the core strategy that I have used that has grown my Twitter following to over 90,000 followers and I expect to be at over 100,000 by the end of the year.  

If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to comment below or simply send me a message on Twitter.  If you're ready to get started growing your Twitter following click the link below to learn more about Amplify Social Media.  Know that we are batching new clients in based on when they sign up so you will want to make sure you sign up early to make sure to be one of the first to be a part of this new and exciting program.  

I Love Twitter Analytics!

Twitter has probably always been my favorite social network, but I have been hesitant to invest too much time in the platform because I really had no idea how effective the investment was... until now!  I'm not sure how long it has been live, but a couple of weeks ago I found Analytics showing up in my iPhone Twitter app and have since become semi-obsessed with Twitter Analytics.  

I've been on Twitter for 5 years without knowing much about those who follow me and had to make a lot of assumptions.  Now I know where people are following me from, how many people see my tweets, what their interests are, etc.  I was very surprised how many people that follow me are interested in sunglasses.  This is probably the most informative Analytics platform of all of the social networks.

I want go on and on about this, but go to http://analytics.twitter.com and find out more about your followers and tweets.  I would love for you to comment and share what surprises you or what your favorite part of Twitter's Analytics platform is!