About four years ago, someone reached out to me telling me they could grow my Twitter account. As I wanted to do just that, I listened to what he had to say, then paid him a sum of $600 and sure enough I started getting followers.
Now you may say that’s crazy and there’s lots of scammers out there and yes I would agree, but this man was different. This gentleman had built his Twitter account and followers way before things became so automated.
He built his following the old fashioned way by talking to people and building relationships and in that building of relationships, he would recommend followers to certain people.
What he did was take my tweets and send them out to people. He asked for a few which I gave him and he consistently tweeted my tweets.
However, I did get smart after that. You see I was new to blogging and coming online so I didn’t know any better, but it did dawn on me after the first month (being IT and all), that there must be a way to automate your tweets as he had many clients and I KNEW he was not sitting there tweeting everything.
Being a newbie, this was my introduction to automating tweets for twitter. I investigated and found a number of tools to help automate my tweets consistently throughout the day, week or month! So next, I got to looking for the right tool.
Here’s what I found.
Tweet Adder was instantly a turn off from the moment I downloaded the free trial.
Here’s my problem with it. I work a regular job and am working my business on the side. Needless to say, with a full time job, you don’t have much time for much of
So what that means is that any tool I use has to be easy to use and not a long learning curve. These things are critical to me. Most people online are working regular jobs so we all need easy access, easy learning and the ability to get active right away.
Tweet Adder instantly ‘looked’ way too complicated and I immediately didn’t want to take the time to learn it.
Tweetadder immediately stopped me. It will take too much time to learn it and get used to it.
What I did learn though is that if you take the time to learn it, it is efficient and will help you build your following quickly.
Tweet Adder Pricing:
Comparable to others. Free Trial for 7 days. They have a $19/mo.; $29/mo; 41.00 , $69/mo OR $11.40, $17.40 or $41.40 a month if you sign up for 6 months at a time. Prices and functionality are based on # of Twitter accounts you have and various functions you want to perform, like follow back or automated direct messages.
I’ve used socialoomph for a long time. About 4 years. I started out originally with Hootsuite and felt it limited in ability to put out tweets consistently and easily. Again, time saving is important to me.
- Tweeting was easy. Easy to use. I like their view.
- Manage and tweet to multiple accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. or other social media accounts.
- Ability to bulk tweet and schedule tweets.
- Post WordPress blogs from Socialoomph
- Read or Purge Direct Messages instantly all at once
- The biggest is the cost. In the last 2 years, the costs has gotten increasingly higher when some other Twitter automation is considerably less.
- Also can look more complicated than it is. You need to take a minute to look at it, but will find it is quite easy to use.
When I first started, it was relatively inexpensive. Basically loved it. But now the cost is $17.97 every 2 weeks and that does not include auto-Direct Messages (DM) Twitter Unlimited is $6.97 every two week. Auto DM is $6.97 every month for a total of about $21 a month for basic functionality.
Socialoomph is a phenomenal program and I love it. But the cost for newbie entrepreneurs may make this wonderful tool be skipped over.
Well, I don’t know where I’ve been but I just learned about Buffer from Lisa Sicard the other day and decided to find out what it’s all about. Believe it or not, I never heard of it, but I had no desire to leave socialoomph.
I’m always looking for new and easier tools to use so I decided to give it a looksee! I immediately liked Buffer.
First, it was easy to login. I could login with my Twitter Account, FB or Gmail. Loved that. No more creating yet another login and password. 🙂
Second, I immediately saw how to tweet, how to schedule tweets, to see analytics…easy peasy. Thanks to Lisa for mentioning this easy and inexpensive tool to use.
It’s inexpensive. $10 a month. Can’t get any better than that with an easy to use, proficient and effective automating tool for Tweets.
Uhmmm. None for now. Isn’t that awesome!
What’s Your Favorite. What Do You Use and Why?
So there it is. Three great tools to use for automating tweets which saves us as entrepreneurs in time.
As you can see there are many tools out there to automate your tweets and also there is some disagreement as to if this is a good idea or not, but many people use them as it is almost impossible to keep up in Twitter land if you do not have some way to automate your tweets.
Do you automate your tweets ? Some do, some don’t. If you do, what your favorite tool? Maybe you can share others with us that we are not aware of.