Alright, let’s get into the topic right away, how many Twitter followers do you need to make money?
Honestly speaking, you do not need thousands of followers to make money on Twitter.
The way Twitter works is different than other platforms.
Having a good number of followers is good because it will definitely increase your sales and revenue.
However, it is not mandatory to have lots of followers to make money on Twitter.
You can literally make money with 100 to 200 followers, and I will explain that below with my case study.
The only thing that you will need is an offer or a service to promote to your audience.
If you do not have a product, then affiliate marketing is the best and easy way to make money using Twitter without huge investment or followers.
Below is my Twitter account which I started in 2019 for an experiment.
I had a couple of strategies to grow my followers, and I started with the usual plan.
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Follow and unfollow
I went with this approach as I had success with Instagram with this method.
To my surprise, I found better results on Twitter than on Instagram.
Whenever someone followed me, I too followed back.
Very soon I was able to grow 100 followers in 3 days (Which is a good number for a brand new account)
I had an optimized profile with my website name on it and received a few clicks.
However, there was one exciting thing that I noticed while growing my followers.
Almost 99% of them were sending a DM to me to promote their products and services.
Which is what I was also doing.
I was sending auto DM to each person who was following me.
Even people with substantial Twitter followers were not getting high engagement in their accounts.
However, one particular type of accounts was winning! The accounts that had B2B services and offered to promote.
So for the “make money online” niche, I found that follow and unfollow doesn’t work unless you have a business-to-business service.
But many affiliate marketers and social media agencies were doing great.
They didn’t have massive followers, but still, their income report was mind-blowing.
Here is how you can make money with fewer followers
Nowadays, everything is data-driven.
According to recent studies, an average tweet reach dies quicker than most other social media platforms.
So on Twitter, you have to tweet at least 12 times a day.
Most clicks and impressions you are going to get from people who are not following your account.
This means that you do not need a lot of followers to get clicks to your website or affiliate links.
All you need is to tweet a lot of time every day to make money eventually.
So your strategy should be to reach as many Twitter audiences as possible by tweeting regularly.
Personally, I use both post planner and crowd fire to manage multiple Twitter accounts.
One of the features I like is they identify the best time to tweet where your audience is very active.
Besides, you can also curate content to tweet in a few seconds. So you are never out of ideas to tweet.
You can also recycle your performing tweets, and after a month you can have this running on auto-pilot.
I am currently running 8 Twitter account and posting 16 times every day, but I spend a max of 2 hours every week scheduling my tweets.
That’s all I do for my Twitter account.
All you have to do is tweet 12 to 15 times every day with relevant hashtags and engaging tweets.
Try to have a mix of tweets like info-graphics, blog posts, images, and quotes. By doing this, you will find lots of impressions and clicks to your tweets.
Tip: Send your Twitter audience to a lead capture page. So you can warm the cold leads and then sell your stuff.
You will get website clicks directly from your tweet or from your profile when they visit.
I sometimes even get traffic to my site from my Twitter banner.
You do not need a website to make sales, as on Twitter you can post your affiliate links.
Apart from what you learned above. Here are some more ways to make money on Twitter without a huge follower base.
- Promote your own business page on Twitter
- Get sponsorship from brands or companies/organizations you support and love
- Advertise your blog, podcast, consulting services
- Create affiliate programs that help other businesses grow
- Offer twitter training courses
- Offer tips&tricks on how to get the most out of Twitter
- Turn your tweets into products
- Raise funds through crowdfunding
- Turn your ideas into money through licensing
- Start a lead generation business
You do not need a lot of followers to make money on Twitter. Make sure to tweet a lot to reach a lot of people, get more impressions, clicks, and eventually sales.
All The Best!