Get More Twitter Followers Free

How to Get More Twitter Followers: 3 Easy and FREE Strategies

What if I could tell you that your Twitter account doesn’t have to stay at a level of 100 followers or less for long?

What if I could tell you that you don’t have to use the big promise software for increasing your Twitter followers that gets your account banned forever? That you could do it the right way?

What if I could tell you not only 3 strategies to skyrocket your followers numbers AND then also tell you a way to manage all those followers with simple free software?

Bottom Line: You Must Know How to Increase Twitter Followers

Well, I want you to know that I got my Twitter followers number to 5500, 5413 to be exact, and I’m pretty happy about it because they are loyal, honest-to-God followers that want to be on my list.

And that’s a feat in itself.

By the way, I don’t know what the magic number is yet where you have x number of followers and then your business explodes. I believe it may be different for different niches.

But what I found was that when I hit the 4000 follower mark, my number of followers really started to increase. For me, 4000 followers was the tipping point.

So with that in mind, I want you to listen to what I have to say and then make a split second decision of which one of these 3 free strategies you’re going to do first.

I have no monetary gain in telling you any of them. You should know that up front.

Okay, time for the big revelation.

3 Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

Method #1. Syndicate Your Own Newspaper

You really can have your own magazine or daily newspaper and have it syndicated by going to www.paper.li I have my own and it’s been one of my top strategies to get Twitter followers.

Here’s how this daily newspaper works. And by the way, take a look at mine at http://paper.li/JamesMartell/1308523225 It’s called The Guest Blogging Daily.

  • You go to the site and set up your newspaper based on the keyword you want to use for your Twitter list. Make it fit your Twitter list. In other words, if you are selling reclining lift chairs, don’t choose a keyword like dog beds. If you have dental services, then don’t use a keyword of flower pots or gardening. If you have Hillsdale stools that you are selling, use an appropriate keyword that makes sense. You get the meaning, I am sure.
  • You will be able to find articles already written by contributing authors on your keyword. They show up automatically when you press the button to create your newspaper. What I love about this is that you don’t have to pay writers for writing these articles. You don’t even have to contact them if you don’t want to.
  • It’s the software that contacts them and gives them the info that their article will be published in your daily newspaper via an alert. The normal response is that they will want to TELL EVERYONE, including all their Twitter followers. Thus, retweets become a reality.
  • The paper looks like an official newspaper and you will have official news in there on a number of topics such as health, business, leisure, education, headlines, and major stories. The difference is that you can add stories based on your keywords. You can also delete a story if you don’t like it. You control the content and can add your own Editor’s Note.

After setting up the newspaper, you do very little work.

So what are you waiting for? Get in on this! Be the first in your crowd to do it.

Method #2. Change Your Thank You Pages.

After that daily newspaper is launched, make a simple change in your thank you pages on your sites. What I’m talking about is those thank yous for signing up to be on your opt-in list.

Add a sentence or two on these pages like this:

You’re invited! Do sign up as my Twitter follower where you will get …

This is a technique I borrowed from Joshua Sloan, former director of online marketing for the world’s largest and fastest growing hosting company. It’s one of the best ways I know of  getting more twitter followers.

Don’t forget to add the reason why they should follow you.

It’s so simple I could slap myself for not thinking of it myself. And one of the best ideas. It’s so natural. They signed up for the newsletter; why not Twitter?

Method #3. Be a Regular Contributor – a Guest Writer

This is one of those strategies you have to work into your calendar by setting a goal. What would happen if you were a guest writer for a blog once a week for 12 weeks?

Make sure the blog you choose has a lot of readers, of course.

Well, what will happen is that those readers will start following you once they see that you asked them to follow you at the end of the article.

They like you. Why not? Your Twitter followers grow automatically and they become loyal. Exactly what you want.

Here are some ideas on what to write about:

  • How to _____ in 10 seconds
  • 5 Ways to ____ and Profit
  • The ____ Story
  • Are _____ a Dying Breed?
  • 5 Ways NOT To _____

See how easy this is? Come on, you could create the structure of this article as you drive home from work or walk down the hall to your next appointment.

Make Your Decision NOW!

I challenge you to be a guest writer for one blog or website this month. Get started to reap the rewards.

Can you see how passionate I am about this? Even those who are selling reclining lift chairs, insurance services, or wooden bar stools – things that everyone doesn’t need – can benefit.

I need to hear your progress!!! Make me proud of you! And by the way, to manage your Twitter followers, use TweetDeck.

James Martell is an Internet pioneer who discovered the lucrative world of affiliate marketing in 1999. He is a self-taught Internet entrepreneur and a leading expert in affiliate marketing training, outsourcing and natural search engine optimization. James is also the host of the "Affiliate Buzz", the first and longest running affiliate marketing podcast in the industry (since 2003). Google+ James Martell


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  • rahul
    November 11, 2011, 1:54 pm

    Engage with People with high klout score can give you many followers also give occasional shoutout to your new followers
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  • jigar doshi
    September 27, 2011, 2:47 am

    thank you for such wonderful tips. i am sure, they are going to be very helpful in building the number of twitter followers.
    but, if you don’t mind, can you suggest some things to write as guest posts for other blogs? i am not a professional and so i cannot come up with anything to write about in the 5 topics that you mentioned at the end.
    thank you 🙂

  • Brock Blohm
    August 12, 2011, 1:03 pm

    Hmm, never heard of paper.li. Interesting – I will have to dig deeper in to this. Thanks for the info! 🙂

  • Babita August 10, 2011, 2:24 pm

    This is what actually works to increase Twitter followers but It is very easy to implement on WordPress but very hard to implement in Blogspot.
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  • Blazing Minds
    August 10, 2011, 10:54 am

    I use method one myself and since using paper.li my followers count has increased to the point of have over 13,000 followers at the moment and I always try to guest post when I can 😉
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  • Nick Stamoulis
    August 9, 2011, 8:59 am

    These are great ways to build quality followers. Sure, you can buy followers- but what will that actually get you? You want people following you that are genuinely interested in the products or services that you offer that have potential to become a customer or client or connect you with a customer or client. Guest posting is a great strategy because it helps to build your links and gets you in front of a brand new audience.

  • Nick
    August 9, 2011, 1:25 am

    I think there is one more small thing. If you have “Follow us on Twitter” button and sharing service widget together (or at least “Retweet” button), this will also help to receive followers when your readers will retweet your content.
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    • Gregory C.
      August 9, 2011, 6:14 am

      And one more last one: if you were lucky enough to get into an auto-DM service like SocialOomph early on (so that it’s free), you can entice new followers with a freebie for a follow.

      So if they follow you, you auto-DM them a link to a freebie, it’s just like with collecting emails on a blog, and it works!

      • Nick
        August 11, 2011, 2:00 am

        Thanks Gregory for SocialOomph suggestion! Never heard about this before and used TweetBuffer for scheduling . And there are much more other useful functions. Thanks again!
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  • Rakesh Kumar
    August 8, 2011, 12:35 pm

    It is best and genuine way to build twitter followers, as i think. According to me, large followers means it shows our status on Social Web.

  • Claire August 8, 2011, 3:07 am


    I actually want to learn Twitter marketing strategies because I only knew Facebook last month and I am now capable to manage the page now. I find this post very useful for my Twitter learning process. Thanks!

  • Ben Brown August 7, 2011, 8:25 am

    Thank you very much for these amazing tips, I never heard about the newspaper strategy and it seems to be something that works out pretty easily. I will definitely give it a try. From where do you get those ideas? You’re a genius.
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  • Rahul August 6, 2011, 4:57 pm

    I have read many many articles about to increase twitter follower . I will try these tips as well.
    Lets see would these increase my following or not??
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  • Tim August 6, 2011, 1:09 pm

    HI James,

    Recently, I listened to your podcast on doing guest post. I just did a Google search for business blogs and this one came up. Looks like you do what you preach. Nice!!!!!

    My question is how do you do all this business stuff? On your podcast you say you do this and that. All these things seem overwhelming.

    Thanks for the great post!!!!! I like the newspaper idea.

    Tim recently posted..How many companies do you know making an impact?My Profile

    • James Martell
      August 8, 2011, 8:45 pm

      Hi Tim, glad to have you on board as a listener. Good stuff!

      As for “how do you do all this business stuff?”. I outsource 90% of the things I need to get done. I spend most of my time overseeing the work being done for me by others. I find it’s the best way to build an online business.

      You may find this podcast of mine helpful:

      Affiliate Buzz #165 – How To Fast Track Your Business With Outsourcing


      • Tim September 9, 2011, 9:10 pm

        Thanks for responding to my question James!!!!!

        Sounds like outsourcing is the key. I have heard you talk about outsourcing on your podcast. Outsourcing means trusting others to do things for you. This is not my strength, so I guess I need to learn to trust others to do needed tasks.

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  • Gautam Doddamani
    August 6, 2011, 7:48 am

    great tutorial. i wil right away go to paper.li and sign up! thanx a million for this. 🙂
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  • Edgar August 6, 2011, 7:41 am

    I personally prefer Twitter over other social media platforms as it’s been really working great for me. I didn’t know about syndicating newspapers, so i will definitely check it out.
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  • Justin Germino
    August 5, 2011, 1:52 pm

    I use paper.li myself and recommend it, it has gained a fair following and people are always appreciative when they show up being showcased.
    Justin Germino recently posted..Google+ Profile Suspended Horror Story and the Hypocrisy of Google Public PolicyMy Profile

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