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6 tips to grow your twitter audience organically

Twitter is a super-efficient tool to build an audience and get your first users for your product. It's free, easy to set up, and doesn't require too much engagement.
In fact, having a big audience really helps you kickstart your startup. Your followers will help you to build the right feature, they will tell you if you're going in the wrong direction and they will promote you when you launch!

I started to grow my audience a few months ago, here is how I managed to grow my Twitter account to several thousand followers.

Choose a topic

Choose a specific topic and stick to it. People visiting your profile need to understand what are you talking about.
Of course, you can make some exceptions but 90% of your content need to be about this topic, that's how you will get engagement

Follow the influencers

Once you have your niche identified, look for influencers in this particular topic. By influencers, I mean someone who has several thousand followers and who's regularly quote by others about it.
Follow them and start interacting with them. Add as much value as you can in their comment.
Tip: Activate the notifications for every tweet of these influencers, and jump in the comments.

Make Friends

One of the most underrated features of Twitter is the Direct Messages. You should use them as much as you can.
Your content will be shown in priority to all the people you interacted with in DM, so use them as much as you can! Say thank you for the RT, start a conversation in public and make a follow-up in DM, even create some DM groups with other people.

Have a good Bio

People should understand right away why they should follow you and what to expect if they do.
Be super clear about it.
Here is an example of a good bio:

Greg Isenberg twitter bio

  • The avatar is recognizable and show the face of the owner
  • We understand right away why we should follow him
  • He shows credibility in these topics by added his role (CEO & growth advisor)

Small tips: He uses his location as a call to action!

Promote your Twitter!

That is probably the most obvious point, but if you want to be followed people need to know that you have a Twitter account!
What you can do is creating a good piece of content, put a CTA at the end of the post that redirects to your Twitter, and distributes that content to all the places that you know.

Be consistent

Last point but not least, be consistent!

You should spend at least 30 minutes each day on Twitter if you're serious about it. Create at least a tweet a day (threads get better engagement), participate in conversations, and follow-up in the DM.

There is a big debate about the optimal number of tweets you should produce by day. I'd say tweet as much as you can (as long as you produce valuable content) but don't do less than one tweet a day. The more you create the better.

If you want to follow my 6 products in 6 months challenge follow me on Twitter! I build/ship (nocode) products and share all my learnings openly, and I tweet daily about launching strategy and indiehacking!
https://twitter.com/angezanetti

Orignal post → https://blog.spreadtheworld.net/posts/how-to-buid-twitter-audience/

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    Do you schedule any of your tweets or do you doing all this by hand?

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      I tweet mostly by hand, but I definitely should schedule them, that would be most efficient!
      I schedule sometimes with Tweetdeck, tried Hypefury as well.

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    Consistency is the mother of all success. Well written & thanks for sharing your experience.

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    "The avatar is recognizable and show the face of the owner"

    C'mon really? Going great till there. :)

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      Actually yes, having an avatar that's easy to spot in a TL and showing your face helps.

      But I guess you know it already as your avatar show your face with a white background... :D

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    The thought of "theming" my Twitter just ruins the idea of Twitter for me.

    I tweet random thoughts and reactions. Always honest and raw.

    I get what you're saying, but some of the best accounts I follow are people tweeting about several subjects -- startups, spirituality, books, lifehacks. I suppose this can be a theme, of sorts, but I think in general, people like to see more than just one theme from people they follow.

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      Avoid politics and you are good.

      However I skimmed through your timeline and your reactions even tho I like, mostly opposite thoughts. You may spend your energy with some positive ones.

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      Hum, you can see it with the engagement you get on every tweet. My "off-topic" tweets usually way less likes & RT than others.

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