The title might sound judgmental but it needs to be said. If you are new to Twitter with a small following it feels like you are talking to yourself. It takes time to build a legitimate following. It is much like being born you come into this world alone and as you grow so does your network. It should be a gradual evolution in order for it to be natural and ultimately progressive.
The objective for business should be customer service, brand awareness, and education. If you are approaching social media with the mindset that hey “this is free advertising” or “I am going to sell you my stuff” than you my friend will be a “social media loser”. There is a culture and unspoken code that newbie’s don’t know about. The culture is about sharing knowledge and supporting one another. Don’t feel bad if you have taken the wrong approach, we have all made the same mistakes and the digital and its dwellers are forgiving. One of the worst things you can do is auto DM people that start following you. Did you know this is the #1 way to get people to unfollow you? Please don’t DM people and then ask them to like you on Facebook, it is pretty much the ultimate in icky! This sort of thing makes you look very pushy and salesy. You would not meet someone and then 30 seconds later throw your sales sheet in their face in person so don’t do it online either.I would also like to hit on another more disgusting practice of purchasing followers. First let me tell you that this may result in your Twitter account being shut down permanently, it s violation. You have to be one pathetically insecure person to purchase fake twitter followers so that you feel good about yourself. Fake followers mean you will impress other pathetic people. Wouldn’t it make more sense to engage with quality people doing innovative things? Real people doing real things are the key to social media success. The potential is there for you to connect and create opportunities for you and your business. Be genuine and share your experiences, help others along the way. Your humanity is what brings good will and good people. The last time I checked fake followers don't provide anything. That is what makes you the loser.