Ok, so I’ve been doing a lot of reading and studying of Twitter the past couple of months and after all of the reading, I’ve come to the conclusion that the single best, “non-spammy” method for building a big, loyal, Twitter following is through the use of Twitter Giveaways, or Twiveaways as I like to call them.
What’s a Twitter Giveaway? Well, essentially, you give something away… whether it’s an eBook, software product etc. OR a physical product like an Ipod… in return for Twitter users
1. reTweeting a message that you ask them to reTweet to their Twitter account
2. Follow you on Twitter
This does a few things…
1. It builds your Twitter follower count when the initial registrant follows you on Twitter
2. It “goes viral” because when the initial registrant retweets your message, you’re now “advertising” on their Twitter profile page, to all of THEIR followers. Their followers then click on the reTweet message and sign up for your contest also… and the process just spirals
This is how many of the people with large Twitter followers are able to build a Twitter
following so large. Many Twitter experts like Deborah Micek, iJustine, and Joel Comm use and/or teach about Twitter Giveaways.
The nice thing about Twiveaways is that you’re FIRST providing value in the form of an eBook or physical product… and THEN you get something in return, in the form of a larger follower count.
Rather than all of those black hat methods of building a Twitter following that we’re all so used to seeing online lately.
Because of the power of Twitter Giveaways, we’ve actually created a tool to automatically run and track Twitter Giveaways, so that there is absolutely no manual tracking necessary on our part, and the site is 100% free.
I STRONGLY urge you to use Twiveaways in building your Twitter follower count. I can guarantee that you’ll see growth using them.