I only did this to just keep my twitter account alive, so to say.
Anyways about 2 weeks ago, I realized that FB has calmed down for me and I needed to find another source of traffic so I figured why not give twitter another try. (I also use Yahoo Answers and Pinterest, they work wonders for me haha)
My niche is like a mix of sports and health and fitness.
Two weeks ago I was at 4000 followers, right now, as I type this I am at exactly 6,266 followers.
Anyways here's what I did.
I followed about 20 accounts that were related to my niche. All of these accounts had at least 8000+ followers. All of their tweets were getting hundreds of retweets and favorites. Which shows their followers are real and active
Now, of course, just following them was not going to do anything. The key is to grab their attention and find a way to make them follow you back.
I usually do this by responding to a couple of their tweets and/or favorite a bunch of their tweets THEN following them.
If this fails, I would also just tweet them asking for a follow back.
In the end I probably got 15 out of the 20 of these bigger accounts to follow me.
Once they followed me I sent them a message asking for retweets. Usually it's 3-3, which means each of you retweet 3 of each others tweets but some bigger accounts will ask for 3-1. If this is the case, just go for it, trust me it's worth it.
Everyday I do retweets with these bigger accounts and I get tons of followers. Right now I'm looking at 200+ followers a day, which, by the way, will continue to increase.
Also, I built a good relationship with 3 accounts that have 100k+ followers. We started off with 3-1 but yesterday they all agreed to do 3-3.
LITERALLY, the second they finish retweeting my three tweets, my notifications blow up. Countless people retweet, favorite and follow me.
This is an easy method to take advantage off. I have twitter, FB, and Pinterest apps on my phone so throughout the day I will handle my business without any hassle.
I stayed consistent and now I'm at 50,000+ followers and driving traffic to my site on a daily basis