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I'll help 3 indie hackers build their Twitter audience

I love this community so much and I've learned a ton here :)

Time to give back.

If you have an Indie project and you've been doubting to start with Twitter or your growth on Twitter is lagging... Reply to this message. I'll pick 3 people who I'll help build an audience for free.

You still have to do all the work though 😆😆😆

I'll help you avoid the pitfalls I fell in and I'll help you grow your audience. Actionable tips. No fluff.

I've been on Twitter since 2009. I had 700 followers in January 2019. I learned how Twitter worked when I joined Hypefury as a co-founder and I'm now above 3,700 followers in just a few months.

As I'm building a Twitter SaaS automation business I've seen what works and what doesn't :) I'm not the perfect guy to help you but I'm definitely not the worst guy either ;-)

I'll curate the process we go through and create a free ebook for the Indiehacker community to download so everyone can learn, grow their audience and (the end-goal?) increase your MRR through Twitter.

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    Wow this is so nice of you to do!

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      Hey DailyDevTips,

      The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    My twitter isn't linked to my software dev projects yet so I'll leave my spot for someone else and follow some of you guys that shared their profile in the comments.
    Cheers!

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    Hey Yannick! thank you for doing this. Much appreciated. https://twitter.com/PaiNishant

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      Hey Botvader,

      The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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        Thank you @YannickVeys for writing and reaching out personally to everyone, appreciate it.

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      Hey Semy,

      I made a guide for everyone on IH's and gave some specific examples for you :) You can find the topic here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Great idea - I'm the perfect candidate since I only have a few followers ;)
    https://twitter.com/chr_sma

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    Hi @YannickVeys .. how are you going to select three handles? what are you looking in the handles that will generate your interest in building an audience for them? Cheers :)

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    So, just launched and looking to grow it https://twitter.com/linkdraapp

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    I'd love your help! I'm starting to be a bit more active on twitter: https://twitter.com/RitaRoloff

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    I got a lot of value out of this course: https://gum.co/BMsdO

    It mainly focuses on how to engage in conversations with your customers on Twitter.

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    Hey! I try to get some followers on Twitter (well, at least it looks like I can advertise and build a community around the product there in future _)
    My twitter: https://twitter.com/rawerse
    The product: https://rawerse.com

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    That's a nice idea! I don't have product yet, but looking forward to read the ebook.
    https://twitter.com/tcurdt

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    Looking forward for your ebook!

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    Hey Yannick, that's a very nice proposal! Would be awesome to be able to count on your tips. I had just 7 followers at the beginning of May but I reached 100 followers in less than a couple of weeks –mainly thanks to the "Hacking Twitter" movement that took place in this community–. You can find my profile here.

    I'm currently working on a couple of side projects that would love to promote:
    Spotista // a newsletter that sends you periodic reports on your Spotify listening statistics.
    BIG? NOT YET // a project that aims to promote talented but not-so-known-yet artists.

    Cheers!

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    This is a great idea @YannickVeys. I have seen some great stuff from Hypefury and yourself and Samy over the past few months. Great to see you are having good success with it. I am looking to start growing on Twitter myself https://twitter.com/gordonfrayne . I will definitely keep an eye out for the ebook once you gather some insights too. Keep up the great work!!

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      Thanks Gordon! Much appreciated :)

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    Hi! I would love to do this.
    My twitter: https://twitter.com/linstobias
    My IH project: splitbee.io

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      Hey Tobias,

      Thanks for your message! Nice product :) Love the image with customized user data (that's actually MY device :)) I'll take a closer look tomorrow :)

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        Hehe glad you recognized it!
        Let me know what you think! :)

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          Hey Tobias,

          The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. I gave some specific examples of things you can do with your A/B testing business: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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      gave you a follow and checked out your project, looks like something I could use once my projects are live!

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        Cool! Looking forward to it :)

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    https://twitter.com/helloclouders

    The easiest way to learn cloud/AWS through bite sized content and by answering daily questions - http://helloclouders.com

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    Hey @YannickVeys, just launched a newsletter telling what we can learn from pre-internet companies. How they were created, motivations, how they grew using "influencers", running a/b tests, distribution channels, etc.

    I want to grow my twitter account https://twitter.com/leonagano around the subject and would appreciate if you can help me

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    I love Hyperfuy, how about we this together asap!
    https://twitter.com/Nextstevejob

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      Thanks Eli!

      The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Twitter is definitely the best medium for indie hackers very smart way to help, I would be very much interested with e-book or anything @mertnesvat. thanks :)

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      Hey Mr. Procrastinator :)

      The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. business: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Hey, that's a cool idea. If you want I can trade knowledge of how to grow an Instagram account? Just launched mine a month and a half ago and now have over 800 followers.

    My brand has an irreverent TOV so I think it should do well on Twitter but with the focus on Instagram, I've been putting off working on Twitter.

    www.twitter.com/elatedate

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    Great! Looking forward for your ebook, please let me know when you release it!

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      Hi Brunor,

      Didn't create the ebook yet but I have just released a guide on Indiehackers because of all the responses this topic got :)

      https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Good news, Yannick! Thanks for giving back.

    I am currently all-in at Twitter. Putting thoughtful pieces, engaging with interested people I could reach.

    Would love some help and guidance.

    I also write a lot so might help you with your book. That sounds interesting to me also.

    My handle is: https://twitter.com/rg_for_real

    Cheers!

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    Would be helpful!

    This is my Twitter url: https://twitter.com/richardreeze

    Twitter is the #1 source of traffic to my startup's website (other than Google). And yet I personally suck at it.

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    @YannickVeys this is very helpful of you. If you have room for a service, I hope you'll consider my positioning service for B2B startups: http://pregrowth.guide

    I'm on Twitter @jehan_lalkaka - Thanks!

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      Hey Jehan,

      The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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        Thank you! I'll definitely read it

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    Great. Here is what I am doing.
    Problem: It was very hard for me to manage remote team.
    Solution: We made http://plankarma.com to solve our own problem. It is the dashboard showing all team member's today's mood(what they feel today), timezone, tasks, working progress for a day or week, etc.
    I am technical person but need help to market or grab initial users.

    Let me know your thoughts.
    Thanks

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      Thanks Nimish! There were so many people that wanted help I decided to cerate a guide on IH right now :) https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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      This project looks really helpful, I think many companies, whose employees are mostly working from home now, will benefit from this

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        Thanks @onmyway133. I am about to finish mvp. I will post you to try it and you can subscribe here for update. https://www.producthunt.com/upcoming/plankarma

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      Thanks for responding Nimish! I'll check it out. Do you have a Twitter account yet?

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    Hi Yannick,

    I went from 20 to 680 followers in the past 3 days with the launch of my book. I would appreciate your advice as I try to grow this new audience and deliver the value that people have signed up for.

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      Yeah, I saw Philip! Great stuff man :) Keep doing what you're doing :)

      Keep sharing your Gumroad stats. Tag people who helped and be genuinely helpful in that tweet where you tag em in. Don't just fish for RT's.

      As you post on multiple platforms, share those steps + results too.

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    Hey Yannick,
    I am struggling for many months to grow my twitter followers. I know twitter has huge potentials in case of social media marketing.

    please share some ideas
    https://twitter.com/PrnySarkar

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      What's your goal? What's your Indie project?

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    Hey Yannick,

    Thanks so much for your kind consideration. Great work with HypeFury by the wwy.

    I would love to be considered for this. My goal is to get rid of my mental blocks towards tweeting regularly. As well as build an audience to whom I can eventually share new products that I build and gain early feedback/adoption (I build SaaS products that other entrepreneurs can use).

    here's me >> https://twitter.com/hipreetam93

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      Cool! Do you have a current live indie project?

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        Yep, it's https://superlemon.xyz

        Twitter is where other app developers and folks in the Shopify ecosystem hang out. Would be a great place to build relationships and partnerships

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          Hey Preetam,

          The response on this topic was so overwhelming I decided to create a guide on IH. https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    I feel like I am spinning my wheels on Twitter. I could really use guidance. I am the founder of an online video editor Story Creator.

    Here is my twitter would love to learn how I can be most efficient and have fun on here. Cheers!

    https://twitter.com/michaelaubry

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      Thanks! I’ll check it out!

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    Hey Yannick. I would love the help, I'm @dijkstradev on Twitter. I'm also working on a new project, Konvo, that I've been actively promoting on Twitter. Take a look at the landing page.

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      Thanks Hessel, I’ll check it out!

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    Yannick, what a kind offer! I just launched Journey last week -- it's a social network that helps people achieve their goals. Would love your help to grow a presence on twitter. Check out https://startyourjourney.io and I am @Luke_OBrien on Twitter.

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      Thanks Luke! I’m going to check it out :)

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      Do you have a current indie project and twitter profile

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        Yes, I’m Cofounder And CEO of the bootstrapped hardware and software company Astropad, where we make tools for creative people. Https://Astropad.com

        My Twitter profile is @mronge

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          Hey Matt,

          This topic had so many comments I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Would love your help with this!

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    Hey Yannick! I launched Ampstor with my team 3 months ago - https://www.ampstor.co.
    It is a visual nocode editor where you can create web pages that look like Instagram stories. As this whole 'stories on the web' industry is quite new, we need more people to hear about it. So yeah... if you want to help me out - I would be really grateful!

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      Thanks! I’ll check it out :) do you already have a twitter account?

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          Hey Anita,

          This topic had so many comments I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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    Hey Yannick, sounds great! I'd be happy to be the first one :)

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      Hey Xavier :) thanks for your reply! What’s your current indie project and twitter account?

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        I'm working on https://www.logology.co - the logo maker for design lovers

        My Twitter: twitter.com/angezanetti

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          Hey Xavier,

          This topic had so many comments I decided to create a guide on IH. You can find it here: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/the-indie-hacker-guide-to-building-a-twitter-audience-89d227e300

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