5 Free Ways To Gain Your First 1000 Social Media Followers Fast

February 12, 2018

How to gain followers on social media

There are over 2 billion active social media users in the world today. For this reason, you must be very keen on getting noticed on social media.
We live in a world where a person will check their social media feed even before they are out of bed.

Therefore, there is no reason your business should not pop on those feeds.

Counting how many followers you have on social media is not only important on boosting your confidence but also monitor the performance of the content that you share.

There are tons of ways to create a fan base on social media but here is how you gain your first thousands of followers on the major social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and more)

How to Gain Social Media Followers

1. Know your competition

The first place to gain social media followers is through your competitors.

Chances are that they already have created a fan base of people who are interested in their products and services or niche and these people already follow them.

Start by following your competitor’s followers and interacting with them. send them messages urging them to follow back.

Also, grab those competitor follows because it means they are industry influencers.

And the good news is that you don’t need to stress about it. Just re-tweet what one of the industry players has tweeted and wait and see the magic that does.

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2. Have your social media icons all over

Every day you interact with people and if you want to create a brand you need to start seeing these people as potential followers. Have social media icons on your home page and sweetly encourage people to follow you.

Also, place icons at the end of each blog post and urge your readers to share. This is a good trick to not only gain social media followers but to market your content as well.

Imagine if with every share at least one person ends up following you back!

3. Use of hashtags

Twitter is turning out to be a very powerful marketing tool since you have access to what is already trending. Why not take advantage of that to market yourself and gain followers.

I am big fan of KCB Bank social media because it is one of the corporate organizations that I know puts focus on what is trending. It doesn’t matter what your business sis about?

You don’t have to post serious content all the time, sometimes mix it up with a few hashtags on what is trending currently and within no time you will have gained so many followers.

However one thing to keep in mind is using hashtags well. You don’t want to use a hashtag on content that does not relate at all. Nothing is a total turn off than a forced hash tag on a post.

4. Posting consistently

Gaining social media followers is not just about what you pots but how often you post. You could have very good content; you post for a few days then disappear for months. Trust me you will not gain any followers this way.

Instead ensure that at least you post twice a day to ensure that your followers have something to read.

If you are on Twitter, I am sure you notice how tweets change. You could tweet right now but within second your tweet has already disappeared buried way under so many other tweets.

Social media is all about building a relationship with your followers and this means the seeing you on their timeline once in a while. There is a reason they follow you and you should return the favor and post consistently.

5. Cross promotion

Each social media outlet has its own audience. If you want something serious and professional, you have LinkedIn and Twitter.

However, this does not mean that just because you have followers on twitter, that they are not interested in following you on LinkedIn, Facebook or Instagram.

Make sure then that you pay equal attention to all your social media pages. If you post of Twitter or Facebook, put up a picture relating to that post on Instagram also.

Promote your tweet and posts on Facebook as well to reach as many people as possible.

It’s also a great content marketing trick. If you create great content why not share it on all your social media pages.

You cannot do without social media and that why social media marketing is important. In as much as you create awesome bog posts, share it on social media. That way you not only make your brand more visible but you end up gaining more followers.

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