I bought the Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience course last Monday. My next tweet got 1,000 likes and 100 retweets. My previous best was 250 likes. I gained 450 followers in 3 days since then.

END OF JUNE UPDATE

I got 1,000,000 impressions in June

(in May I had 414,000)

I gained 600 followers in June

(in May I gained 175)

Here's a Twitter summary of my review - seems appropriate since this is a post about Twitter!

Who is Daniel Vassallo?

Daniel was a software engineer at Amazon earning $500k a year. Yikes!

He decided that wasn't making him happy so he stopped and worked on his own projects instead.

He has grown a big Twitter audience in about a year which is a big draw for the course.

He now makes over $22,000 a month with this Twitter course!

Why did I buy the course?

Social proof.

I saw that Randall Kanna had got 8,000 more followers in a month.

I also figured that I should take a risk and try something new. My Twitter account generally grows by about 5% a month. What if I could do more? What if I could grow by 10% or 50%? I'm a big believer in Doing the Opposite and trying new things. The cost is $49 + VAT as I'm in Europe but I had a good month and I thought it was worth trying it out if I can significantly increase followers.

Why get more Twitter followers?

Isn't it a vanity metric? Sure, in some ways it is.

I know people with 4,000 followers (not a great deal) that make six figure incomes.

I have to stay focussed on the money after all.

But more followers can help with money.

It means when I launch a new product I reach more people.

It means if I send a tweet asking for newsletter sponsors I have better chances.

What does the Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience course teach you?

Share your expertise and became an authority on a subject

Pieter Levels = remote work

Harry Dry = marketing

Anne-Laure Le Cunff = psychology

Ben Tossell = no code

Me = No CS Degree

Give more value to followers than taking

Share lots of your knowledge and advice.

Don't keep asking your followers to do things for you

For example - asking "what did you learn this week?"

Don't do that.

YOU provide value to THEM, not the other way around

The course looks at people like Sahil from Gumroad who provides lots of value

Echoes a point that Harry Dry makes a lot.

Don't ask people to go to another link.

Make a tweet and put all the good stuff right there.

Don't dump a link and leave.

Go to your Twitter Analytics

Look at profile views divided by followers

You want to increase that ratio Β and track it.

Get people to follow you by replying to them

Retweets won't be enough to get followers.

Replying increases your visibility.

Tweet about things people ask you in DMs

I need to do this more!

  • Tweet about decisions you've made AKA share your knowledge
  • Quote tweet from the past

You can show how much progress you've made and it gives more context!

I would add to this and say have it in your LinkedIn bio and in your email signature. You probably send emails every day, right?

Make big twitter threads

It means people can read and share one whole story. Instead of your thoughts being scattered across many tweets.

It also means if someone retweets one of your tweets in the thread their followers will see it's part of a longer thread of tweets. So they will check out the rest of the thread and you'll get more likes and retweets.

My results so far

I've got 400 more followers in 3 days since taking the course.

Like I said at the start of this post, my first tweet after the course went crazy!

I had only ever got about 250 likes before. This tweet got about 6 times more than that.

I've also started to "package" my tweets.

So each day I tweet about an entrepreneur you should follow.

This provides value to my followers.

On my No CS Degree Twitter I do the same but I tweet a developer you should follow.

I'm also doing a thread a day based on a topic I can share knowledge about. These threads are getting retweeted by Product Hunt which has about 500k followers.

You can buy the Everyone Can Build a Twitter Audience here. (affiliate)