How to get 1000 Twitter followers monthly in 40 seconds a day

How to grow your Twitter audience on autopilot

You hear it quite often that running your social media on autopilot is bad. And I cannot agree more, it is. But many small businesses do not have resources (budget, time, people) to spare on content marketing all the time. If this sounds familiar then this is the article for you.

A couple of months ago our Twitter account had around 800 followers. I was busy working on new functionality for the product and could not spare much time on content creation and promotion online. I also did not have budget to hire somebody to help me out. So I started using following three tools and less than a minute a day after the initial setup to keep it going and growing. Today we have over 3k followers.  

So let's get to it.

Create your Twitter Message List

Bludged.com Twitter Message List

This is the first and the most time consuming step. But you do it once and revisit once a month or so.

You need to create a list of tweets that will be posted to your feed in a loop. Which means your feed will be always alive and plus you will be constantly promoting your product.

I used Bludged.com to create my Twitter Message List. There are several alternatives out there, but for starters this is our own product and another good reason to use it - it is free and you can hook up as many accounts as you want. Here is an article with step by step guide on how to set up looping tweets.

You can play with your publishing frequency and times to configure the best schedule. In my case I tweet once an hour. In order to get your Twitter Message List perform as expected I would suggest to have at least twice more tweets in the list than number of times you tweet daily. For example, if you plan on posting once an hour it'll make 24 tweets a day. In this case add at least 50 tweets to your Twitter Message List.

Engage with new relevant accounts

Twiends application

Another very important thing is to keep engaging with other people and ideally with those who are relevant to your business.

I came across this awesome tool - Twiends.com. It is easy to set up, you only have to log in with your Twitter account, specify your interests and you are ready. Then you'll be getting suggestions to engage with certain accounts and once you start following you will notice that your followers count starts raising.

Keep your account clean

Crowdfireapp

It does not look very good when you follow 5000 people and only 15 follow you back. So it is a good idea to clean up your account from time to time in order to unfollow those who either did not follow you back or stopped following. 

There is a great tool for that - Crowdfireapp. They offer lots of cool features, such as recent followers, non followers, recent unfollowers, auto replies and much more. I only use "recent unfollowers" and "non followers" in order to clean up my account.

Conclusions

So follow these three simple steps:

  1. Set up your Twitter Message List (one hour once a month
  2. Engage with relative accounts (daily, 20 seconds)
  3. Clean up you account (daily, 20 seconds)

Every day when I get to the office I launch browser, open Twiends and Crowdfireapp, click through to engage with new people and unfollow those who abandoned me and that is it!

It is not the best content marketing strategy, but it is a better than nothing. And imagine what you can achieve if you spend some time working on your content when you can get that far with only using 40 seconds of your time daily!

How to set up automated Facebook posting with Bludged.com

You have signed up for Bludged.com – that’s great! We are thrilled to hear that.

What next? One of the coolest features of Bludged.com is the ability to generate Facebook posts based on your website’s content. This way you can create a schedule and focus on your primary business leaving your content marketing running on autopilot. Well, up to a certain limit🙂

But we’ll talk about it later. Let’s start the setup!

How to configure automated feed on Bludged.com

  1. Now first thing you need to set up is your feed source – link your website, and teach Bludged how to parse it. To do that, navigate to “Feed Sources” menu and then click “Add New Feed Source” button.

Finalizing your automated feed setup

Next thing to do is to create a scheduler. Navigate to “Schedulers” menu and click “Add New Scheduler” button.

All done! Now in the background Bludged.com will start crawling your website, generate posts and store them in the system. You would have to approve those before they get posted. But don’t worry, you can approve all by a single button click🙂 Navigate to “Posts”, click “Automated Posts” button to find all your automatically generated posts. If you like what you see just click “Approve All” button and this is it.

Before we wrap up, there is one more thing I wanted to talk about.

Is it good enough to run on autopilot?

The answer would be “NO”. If you only want to fill up your Facebook feed with automatically generated posts listing your products, this is a bad idea. But mixing your manually crafted posts with those product promotions would be a much better approach. So ideally create an automated feed, post with it 3-5 times a week and schedule some manual posts as well. This way your feed looks live and user friendly, your followers don’t feel stuffed with dry product posts.

Do you have any questions/comments? Please leave a comment below, we would love to hear back from you. You can also reach us via Twitter.

Best Christmas gift for a marketeer

Freemium subscription plan at Bludged.com

If you are new to Bludged.com or not really familiar with this tool at all, I will give you a quick introduction.

Bludged.com is a social media marketing automation tool. Currently it is targeting Facebook and Twitter social networks but there are tons of really cool features in the pipeline. So better get on board while the project is still at its' infant state. If you sign up now, you would get all the upcoming upgrades at no cost!

So what can you automate with Bludged.com? Briefly - it allows you scheduling your Facebook and Twitter posts. Beside that it also allows you to generate tweet lists, your so much desired looping tweets. And you can do even more, you can teach Bludged.com to understand your website and generate Facebook posts based on its content. Sweet right?

But for this Christmas you get all of this for FREE!!! Yes, absolutely at no cost! We give you a freemium subscription plan!!!

How does it work

So what is this fancy Freemium subscription? It is a full access to all features of the system with no limitations whatsoever! You get it all for FREE!

But yes, there is a catch! If you choose freemium subscription then Bludged.com reserve a right to tweet on your behalf one promotional tweet after every 100 tweets you posted using Bludged.com services. This promotional tweet would be something like "I am using Bludged.com for automating my Twitter marketing. You should check it out!". Tweets might be different and may contain graphics attached to them, but they will be always targeting Bludged.com promotion.

We simply want to become more popular so we can get more feedback from you guys and make our software even better! 

Feedback

Yes, the whole idea behind freemium subscription is to get as much feedback as we can. Good or bad, we would love to hear what you think of Bludged.com, what you would like to be improved, added, or removed.

So please comment on this post, get in touch with us via contact page or Twitter, leave a comment on our Facebook page. We would love that. And we would love you even more if you followed us on Twitter and Facebook! 🙂