Do you want more followers fast? Or are you trying to get your first or next 1,000 followers on Twitter?
If so, there's no better time than now to grow a following on Twitter, and to be honest it's not that difficult.
Twitter is considered one of the top social media platforms in 2023 for brands and content creators to get discovered and make money online.
Did you know Twitter is the #1 platform for discovery and people spend 26% more time viewing ads on Twitter than any other leading platform?
All it takes is consistency, a decent Twitter strategy, and some friends to keep you accountable and do the repetitive daily mundane tasks you need to do every day in order to grow.
At the end of December 2022, I fully committed to growing my personal brand on Twitter, and have been active on Twitter every day, tweeting, and testing out what works and what doesn't.
Let's take a look at some of my stats.
In the last 28 days, according to my Twitter analytics, I've gained 1,574 new Twitter followers and increased my tweet impressions by 818.3%.
But, here's where it gets interesting.
For the entire month of December 2022, I only gained four new Twitter followers.
In January 2023, I increased my follower count by a total of 254 new followers.
In the first 14 days of February 2023, I gained 1,444 new Twitter followers
So, what did I do?
You'll have to keep reading to find out.
Before I teach you how to get your next 1,000 followers on Twitter, I want to prove that the Twitter tips and Twitter strategies will work for anyone as long as they consistently show up and provide value to their followers.
Take a look at the screenshots of other Twitter creators who are getting hundreds of new followers in one day and thousands of new Twitter followers every month since consistently showing up and implementing these strategies.
Now, that you've seen these Twitter strategies work, let's dive in!
How To Get 1,000 Followers On Twitter
Do you want to get your first or the next 1,000 followers on Twitter?
Keep reading to discover my top Twitter tips to get new followers every day and add hundreds (maybe thousands) of new followers to your Twitter account every month. Plus, discover how I earned 1,100+ new Twitter followers in less than 48 hours with one Twitter giveaway!
Related: What is Twitter Blue? Is Twitter Blue worth it?
Here are 10 Twitter tips and recommendations to get your next 1,000 followers on Twitter.
How to get your next 1,000 followers on Twitter:
Set up your Twitter profile
Find a niche
Join an active NFT community on Twitter
Be a Reply guy
Post a "GM" tweet every morning
Engage on Twitter for one hour every day
Collab on giveaways (see how I earned 1,100+ followers in less than 48 hours)
Try comment jacking
Set goals and celebrate with your community
- Track your data and analytics
How To Get 1,000 Followers On Twitter
1. Set Up Your Twitter Profile
One of the simplest ways to get more followers on Twitter is to set up your profile.
The point of your Twitter profile is to quickly showcase who you are, what you're all about, and why someone should follow you.
A Good Twitter Profile:
has a clear profile photo
a short bio
- includes relevant keywords so you'll show up in search results
pinned Tweet at the top of the profile
Check out the Twitter profile examples below to see how some brands, social media influencers, Twitter creators, and thought leaders are setting up their Twitter profiles.
2. Find A Niche
People come to Twitter to find the latest news and read about topics they are interested in.
So, the key to getting more followers on Twitter is sharing content that resonates with your audience and adding value, whether that's tweeting about blogging, content marketing, cyber security, or web3.
Did you know Twitter is the number #1 social media platform for discoverability?
Where many Twitter creators mess up is they randomly post content and tweet whatever they think of at the moment, instead of being intentional with their content and actually providing value to their followers.
How to find your Twitter niche:
Know what you're good at
- Explore recent trends
Take a look at your interests and hobbies
Understand your ideal audience
Take a look at your past accomplishments
If you are unsure what type of content you want to create, take a look at your Twitter analytics and see what type of content performed the best.
Related: What is a target audience? A complete guide to finding your perfect audience
Once I figured out where I wanted to focus my energy on Twitter, mega influencers and big Twitter accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers were choosing to follow me on Twitter.
As an example, Dr. Nicole LePera, popularly known as The Holistic Psychologist, currently with 811.4K followers, followed me on Twitter when I had less than 1,000 followers.
3. Join an active NFT community on Twitter
Related: NFT Glossary: An A to Z list of crypto, NFT, and Twitter keywords you must know
Joining an active NFT community on Twitter is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get new followers.
Especially, if you can join an active NFT community that has hundreds or thousands of holders who proudly wear their non-fungible token as their pfp (profile photo) on Twitter.
For example, when you join the 🦒 Giraffe Tower NFT community on Twitter and tweet your new NFT, the herd immediately shows up and starts commenting on your tweet showing off their giraffe pfps and welcoming you to the community.
got an early bday gift from @GaryLHenderson— Ashley (@AshleyDCan) February 19, 2023
loving this stoned giraffe literally my mood everyday 😂 pic.twitter.com/3tyr8G1Eo1
This is what happens when you join the Giraffe Tower NFT community on Twitter.
It's not uncommon for someone to get dozens or hundreds of new Twitter followers as soon as they change their profile photo to a popular PFP.
But, what is an NFT community?
An NFT community is a group of like-minded individuals from all over the world who come together (usually on Discord or Twitter) and support a particular NFT project(s).
NFT communities usually consist of a group of content creators, collectors, influencers, and investors who are on a similar mission, who come together to collaborate, discuss the future of the nft project, meet up in IRL, and rally together on social media.
Benefits of joining an NFT community:
IRL events and merch
You now own cool digital artwork
|Beware/ Warning: When exploring different NFT communities, watch out for NFT scams and fake copycat NFT collections. Scammers will create fake Twitter profiles and copycat collections to scam others, especially those who are new to the space.|
There are a ton of NFT communities that are hot on Twitter right now and finding the right community for you can require a lot of time and research.
How do you know which NFT project to invest in? What are the best NFTs to invest in in 2023?
One of the quickest ways to find new NFT projects is to use the popular NFT ranking website, nftinspect.xyz.
NFT Inspect is extremely helpful when looking for new NFT projects to join because it allows you to see which NFT communities have the strongest social presence on Twitter and gives you a list of the top 100 NFT collections on Twitter based on the strength of the community.
You can also see which NFT profiles and which community members have the highest percentage of global reach, and visualize how Twitter pfps (profile photos) are moving.
For example, when you look up the Giraffe Tower NFT collection, you can see people are moving from Froggy Friends Official, Sappy Seals, Trippin' Ape Tribe, and Ghost Buddy Official to join the Giraffe Tower.
15 Best NFT Communities on Twitter:
To see the actual list of the top 100 PFP collections on Twitter, please visit nftinspect.xyz.
This list is in alphabetical order from A-Z, not by ranking.
- Bad Bears
BAYC (Bored Ape Yacht Club)
- Froggy Friends
- Pudgey Penguins
If you can't afford to buy an NFT from one of the top NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, there are a ton of Twitter creators, Twitter influencers, and brands who are promoting free giveaways and free mints every day.
Search Tip: To find more NFT giveaways and free nft mints on Twitter, go to the search bar and search for keywords and hashtags like nft community, nft giveaway, #giveaway, or #freenft, and instantly browse dozens of free giveaways.
Don't forget, you aren't limited to only the NFT space, you can do this for other industries and niches too!
Who wants to win a 🦒?— Gary (@GaryLHenderson) February 10, 2023
4. Be A Reply Guy
You might be thinking, Lol….a reply guy? Seriously? This must be a joke 😅
But, here's the thing, being a "reply guy" is a legitimate social media strategy many brands, businesses, creators, and influencers use to boost engagement on their posts and get followers for free.
Being a reply guy is the easiest way to grow and get recognized in this space at the same time .— TruQuest (@TruQuest_69) February 8, 2023
So stop scrolling and start replying , and you will grow followers and real relationships.
In one month, I gained 4,300 followers. 👇 pic.twitter.com/Rg7h44RydX
What does a reply guy do? The Best Reply Guys:
Add a mix of media to their tweets like GIFs, memes, and videos
Create original content like Twitter threads, GIFs, memes, etc.
Don't tweet repetitive or spammy comments
- Engage for at least one hour on Twitter every day and interact with other influencers, and thought leaders in their community multiple times throughout the day or week
Listen and engage in Twitter Spaces
Participate in contests, giveaways, and community events
Post more than just a gm tweet
Provide meaningful contributions to tweets that are relevant to their interests and niche
Quickly reply back to comments and GMs
Reply 200+ more times a day
Reply to all mentions and customers to build engagement
- Retweet influencers
Support other Twitter creators, builders, social media influencers, thought leaders, and reply guys
Show up every day (yes, all seven days of the week)
When you are a reply guy, you don't want to just tweet to tweet make sure you have a strategic content marketing strategy and are actually adding value to your followers.
If you want to be a reply guy, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with Twitter's user limits.
If you go too hard and post too many replies in a short period of time, you can get put in Twitter jail or get a shadow ban on your Twitter account.
Now, let's take a look at Twitter's usage limits.
Current Twitter Limits
Users are allowed to send 500 DMs (direct messages) per day
The max number of tweets you can send in one day is 2,400 (retweets count as tweets)
Users can only follow 400 new Twitter accounts per day
Note: This is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior.
If you do reach one of Twitter's limits, you will receive an error message telling you which limit you've hit.
For example, this is what happens when you have reached the daily tweet limit.
To see if your Twitter account is shadowbanned, or if your account has a ghost ban, search ban, search suggestion ban, or reply deboosting, you can check the status of your Twitter account with the shadowban tools below:
Twitter Shadowban Checker:
5. Post A "GM" Tweet Every Morning
Tweet an engaging good morning tweet every day and respond to each comment/reply.
GM frens it's super Sunday let's goooooo— Peyton Henderson (@peytwalk) January 29, 2023
Posting a good morning tweet every day is a great content marketing strategy to boost engagement on your tweets, build relationships with new Twitter creators, Twitter influencers, and thought leaders, and deepen relationships with your existing followers.
Your gm tweet will likely be your best-performing tweet of the day so have some fun with it and get creative.
|Engagement Hack: To get more engagement on your Tweets, warm up your Twitter account before Tweeting. To warm up your Twitter account start interacting with other creators, influencers, and thought leaders in your newsfeed by commenting on, liking, and retweeting their tweets.|
To have the most success with your tweets, quickly reply back to everyone who comments on your tweets. This strengthens relationships, makes people feel seen, and shoots up your engagement rates, therefore attracting even more replies.
Since I've been using this Twitter strategy, my tweets are getting seen by thousands of people, my engagement rates and tweet impressions are the highest they've ever been, and I've added hundreds of new followers to my Twitter account.
As you can see in the screenshot below, I posted my first "gm" tweet on January 14, 2023, which received a total of 501 views, 23 comments, 6 retweets, and 25 hearts.
After consistently posting a gm (good morning) tweet every single day for a few weeks, my gm tweets increased from 500ish views to anywhere between 4,000-13,000 views with 150+ comments and likes per tweet.
Pro Tip: Use Pinned Lists and Tweet Deck Pro to post your GM tweets and reply to every response from top to bottom so you don't miss critical tweets.
6. Engage For One Hour On Twitter Every Day
Consistency is key to growing more followers on Twitter and building trust with your followers.
Every morning at 6 AM EST I open the Gary.club/discord app, enter War Room, post my gm tweet, and engage for one hour with other brands, Twitter creators, influencers , and thought leaders in my newsfeed and relevant to my personal brand.
One of my favorite engagement hacks is using the pinned lists feature.
For example, I have a personalized newsfeed of only Giraffe Tower NFT holders and people who wear a giraffe as their Twitter pfp so I never miss a tweet.
If you would like to get better at Twitter, grow your following faster, and participate in Twitter raids, make sure to buy a 🦒 Giraffe Tower NFT and join the 🦒 Giraffe in War Room.
Top tip: Engaging with your Twitter followers builds brand loyalty and trust so make sure to reply, Retweet, and follow back users who frequently engage with your brand’s Twitter profile. By doing this you’ll create a more engaged audience/community.
But, be careful and don't overdo it.
Warning: Don't engage on Twitter for more than one hour at a time. Posting too much too fast can give bot and spammer vibes and cause you to get a shadow ban or your account permanently removed from Twitter.
If you do exceed the hourly or daily tweet limits you will receive a notification and will most likely get a ban on your account if you continue the behavior.
Once your account has a ban, there's nothing you can do except wait until the ban period is over.
6. Collab On Giveaways
Keep reading to learn how I got over 1,100 followers in one day! 😱
One of the quickest ways to get more followers on Twitter fast is to collaborate with larger Twitter accounts or influencers and run free giveaways to their audience.
Collaboration is a popular social media growth hacking strategy that many brands, businesses, Twitter creators, and social media influencers use to quickly gain followers in a short amount of time.
For example, I got over 1,100 followers in less than 48 hours with one free giveaway by collaborating with a Twitter account with 77.8k Twitter followers to run a free Giraffe Tower NFT giveaway.
You can see the free Giraffe Tower NFT giveaway tweet below:
GIRAFFE TOWER GIVEAWAY 🎁— Lukas (@_lukastd) February 10, 2023
🏆 x1 @giraffetowernft
💰 Valued at 0.11 ETH ($175)
- like & retweet
- follow @GaryLHenderson @peytwalk
- tag friends 👇
Ends in 48 hours ⏰ pic.twitter.com/ZMCi8eQwe6
Even though this free giveaway tweet performed well and I gained over a thousand new Twitter followers, this was not a successful Twitter giveaway.
The giveaway account I partnered with sold the NFT listed in the giveaway which was valued at 0.11 ETH ($175) and kept all of the profits before the giveaway ended.
So, no one ever won the giveaway.
Warning: ⚠️ Beware of Giveaway Scammers and Scam Accounts ⚠️
Here are a few Twitter threads exposing free giveaway scammers and NFT scam accounts on Twitter.
NFT scam example #1:
1/ have you ever wondered if those giveaways twitter accounts are legit or not? so our founder of @giraffetowernft , gave out a lot of giraffe to a lot of accounts to move energy and trust they will follow through. Beware of the following giveaway scam accounts.— Fuzzy 🇬🇧🦒🦒🦒👌🐻 (@CryptoFuzzyBTC) February 12, 2023
NFT scam example #2:
Another Giveaway Scammer Exposed👇— Gary (@GaryLHenderson) February 12, 2023
7. Try Comment Jacking
Have you ever heard of comment jacking?
Comment jacking is when you leave a funny or witty comment on a popular or viral tweet. Doing this can put your Twitter profile in front of thousands of new people and potentially bring in new followers.
When you leave a banger comment on a viral tweet, anyone scrolling through the comments will see your reply, and if they like it they'll give you a quick follow.
Here's an example where a Twitter user got over 7K views for replying to one of Ryan Carson's tweets on Twitter.
8. Set Goals and Celebrate With Your Community
Setting goals, showing your proof of work, and celebrating your wins with your community is key to growing a brand online and is a great strategy to create FOMO and attract new visitors to your Twitter profile.
GM … What a Way to Wake UP!! 🥰 With help of my Twitter morning GMers…. I've hit a personal goal of having 2000 followers! It's been FUN 🎉 connecting the dots and getting to know many of you! 🌈🦒🦒🦒 many Mahalos from this Maui Lovin gal! 🤙🏝️🥳 pic.twitter.com/e7BAQ7m8XS— MauiNancy (@MauiNanc) February 6, 2023
9. Track Your Data and Twitter Analytics Daily
There are several free and paid Twitter analytics tools that help you track your follower growth.
Here's a list of my most used and most popular Twitter tools and Twitter anaylitc apps for growing a following and marketing on Twitter.
I'm almost 2 months in WEB3 Twitter and stats don't lie. I've been busting my ass and I'm just getting started. I have yet a small account, but for this I am proud of the stats. Want results? PUT IN THE WORK! Show up daily! 🥳🥰🥳🦒🔥Thank you everyone that supports me! YGMI 🥰🥳 pic.twitter.com/4izORngDYS— Halo Goddess😇 (@ramonatotoki) February 20, 2023
Best Twitter Tools:
BlackMagic: track how your tweets perform over time, understand why a tweet takes off, discover the best time to tweet, set reminders to reply to DMs and follow up, organize your tweet into categories, and get tweet inspiration.
Soon Black Magic users will be able to pay for Black Magic with $GARY coins. This means you can pay for your subscription with $GARY coins and get your BlackMagic subscription for free.
ChatGPT: a popular content marketing tool many Twitter creators, marketers, and thought influencers use to research, find new tweet ideas, and speed up content creation.
Related: ChatGPT: How new A.I is changing the way we make content forever
nftinspect.xyz: Free NFT research tool to connect with your NFT community, analyze community growth, see where influential people are moving, and find which NFT projects have the highest level of community support and engagement
This free Twitter tool also notifies you if a specific project is an outright scam or not, protecting you from potential losses.
ShadowBird: Free shadowban checker for Twitter. With this free Twitter tool you can see if your Twitter account is shadowbanned, has a search suggestion ban, search ban, ghost ban, or reply depoosting.
SocialConnector.io: Social Connector is a popular Twitter tool to amplify your tweets, incentivize and reward creators for engaging with your tweets, and build a loyal community of followers on Twitter. You also get paid magic internet money and can even get paid for engaging with the right tweets at the right times.
If you have an account at SocialConnector you will get free $LOOP just by engaging in my tweets and the tweets of other accounts in our ecosystem.— Daniel - Modern Work Collective (@sharepointfocus) July 18, 2022
Create your free account at - https://t.co/voHblxiCmz
Or, if you're interested in creating a social token, you can apply to launch a social token on the $GARY exchange, here.
TweetDeck Pro: a popular social media tweet-watching tool that allows you to view multiple timelines in one easy interface so you never miss a tweet. TweetDeck has a free and paid version.
Twitter Analytics: Twitter analytics is available to all Twitter users and allows you to see your top-performing tweets and top replies, promoted tweets, number of impressions, engagements, and overall engagement rates.
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If you show up consistently and implement these Twitter tips and Twitter strategies, you will start attracting new followers today.
Remember, it's not only about getting mega influencers and people with thousands and millions of followers to follow you. The smaller accounts with only a few hundred or thousand followers are essential to growing your brand on Twitter.