Out of all the social sites, Twitter stands unique in how it operates. In order to use the site properly users must keep the character count of their posts to 140 per post. People who follow you can see the posts you make when they log into their account. If you make interesting posts, your Twitter followers will grow. There are several things you can do to get your follow count through the roof.
One of the things which you have to be aware of is the type of personality or image which you predict to your followers. This will set the tone for the type of people who will be willing to join you. Some individuals use Twitter specifically for small talk, while others use it for specific purposes. You have to decide how you want to use it before you begin in order to maximize your effectiveness.
It is also possible to join a website which will help get followers to your account. There are two different versions on the sites, the free type and the paid version. If you want to try the free version, you will simply enter your Twitter name into the site and people will begin to follow you. You will have the option to put your account into the same type of category as your topic.
Sites which charge to actively bring you more followers will bring you a certain amount of followers and charge you by the thousand. Usually they charge in increments of 1000, 5000, and 10,000 followers and adjust the fee accordingly. If you intend to use one of these services, be sure to investigate them before you give them money. There are scam artists out there who will take advantage of you if you are not careful.
You can also buy a list of followers. There are companies which make it their business model to create huge Twitter lists and then sell them to companies or individuals looking for followers in a certain niche. There is no guarantee lists which are generated in this manner will be responsive or even real.
If you want to build a list which is using a tried and true method then you should simply do it naturally. You can find many forums online which are related to your topic. By making good quality posts on these forums you can get people following you almost instantly. Although the list will not be instantly built, it will be of a higher quality.
As you can see there are many way you can increase your Twitter followers in a very short time. Just make your mind up about what you are going to post about and keep your posts interesting. If you decide to purchase a list, investigate the company first, and contact them to ask how they obtain the list.