Twitter Contests can attract 20 to 25% more targeted followers

Posted May 4th @ 3:16 pm by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Wednesday’s promoting tip for authors

Tony Eldridge has developed a Twitter Contest system that has helped him attract 20 to 25% more targeted followers; it’s a system you can use to find Twitter followers interested in the content, products, and services you create.

Many successful authors view Twitter as a crucial marketing tool, the key to building their personal brands, selling more books, and creating profitable back-end sales.

Twitter Contest King

Carolyn Howard Johnson, the award winning author and instructor for UCLA Extension’s world-renown Writers’ Program, has called Tony, The Twitter Contest King.

What is a Twitter Contest?

As Tony explained in a recent Pro-Blogger guest post, a Twitter Contest is a: 

…marketing activity designed to cause people to follow you and tweet a predefined message in order to be entered into a drawing for a prize. At the end of the contest period, you randomly draw the winner from those who a) followed you, and b) tweeted the predefined message you created for the contest.

Tony described the thinking behind Twitter Contests in a blog post describing the importance of targeted followers.

Examples of Twitter Contests

Examples of Tony’s previous Twitter Contests include:

Learning more about Twitter Contests

Tony’s expertise creating Twitter Contests to attract targeted followers is available in a PDF that contains with 20 Embedded videos.

A Kindle version is also available.

You can also sign-up for a free, 10-lesson e-mail course.


Does the idea of using a Twitter Contest to attract 20 to 25% more targeted Twitter followers appeal to you? What kinds of Twitter Contests could you run? Can you describe your ideal targeted followers? What types of prizes would appeal to them, and which of your marketing partners would be likely to donate prizes to your contest? Share your impressions and questions as comments, below.


  1. Freight Audit
    May 5, 2011

    This is a good strategy. I gives a way for businesses to come play in a lot of people’s daily live which seems to be dominated by tweets and likes. This is an approach but it will be more scientific if more researches are presented like solid results, correlations, etc nonetheless its solid and cool!

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