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How to Build a Following on Twitter

Affiliate and network marketers have a great presence on Twitter. Affiliate marketing is a great match for social media and Twitter is no exception. If you haven’t gotten started with Twitter just yet, sign up and get connected with other marketers. Once you’re on Twitter, it’s time to get in the conversation and start building up a following to share your ideas and business with. Build your following with our tips.

Retweet Great Posts

The first step is to follow people you find interesting, admire, or just want to learn more from and then retweet their posts! Retweeting is great because it shares great info, gives the original poster credit and creates a sort of introduction. If someone is using a listening software like Tweetdeck, or they take the time to look in their Twitter account under “You tweets retweeted” they will see you shared their post and most likely tweet back to you and then follow you.

Ask Questions

Ask your followers questions to get them to interact with you. You will get feedback and an added bonus of exposure. When someone tweets back to you, it will show up in their timeline, so that their followers see that they are in a conversation with you. With any luck, their followers may check you out and follow you too if they are inline with your ideas and message.

Tweet Trending Topics

Tweeting trending topics is another way to get in on the conversation. Trending topics are those words and phrases you see on the left hand side of your Twitter homepage “trending topics.” Find a way to work some of these phrases into your tweets, so whenever anyone clicks on the keyword or phrase in the trending topics list, there is a chance your tweets will come up, allowing for more exposure for your account.

Share Great Media

Don’t just share tweets, but share media. This means upload photos of your business, screenshots of things you are working on and video. Reward people following you on Twitter with an inside look. You want to offer people something a little more for taking the time to follow you, so photos and even short videos are a great way to do this.

Create and Share Content

Lastly, let the Twitterverse know every time you’ve shared a blog or updated your site. Having a link in a Twitter update is always a great idea and gives people a call to action.