I don't know if it's a hundred percent blackhat, but it's not necessarily 100 percent honest. But we're looking for #'s only to gain a "authority" position in your niche of choice. This isn't follow / unfollow technique, I found this doesn't work because most people are set to auto-unfollow. This is also maybe a bit social engineering so it could be blackhat for that reason too. Ok, so initially you don't care who follows you, this makes a difference later. But the first thing you are going to do is join the Internet Marketing niche, not because you are going to make money there, but because you are going to meet allot of dummies there who are going to start following you right away. So, here's what you do, make up a marketing sounding internet name. Like @Gurulover the best way find a guru, and use them as a springboard. like @IloveJohnChow or something stupid. Put into your bio, some keywords related specific to interenet marketing. terms like: "network marketer, marketing guru, network marketer, mlm,clickbank, forex" you get the idea. Now, spend about a month posting the sh** all of them post links to new clickbank products. Learn how they use automation tools to ignore their followers. Now pick out some people that you like, that you can see tweet from "web". These are normally internet marketers that are real people, that spend way to much online. Spend time saying nice things about them, for example. moderately good looking girls all of sudden become "smoking hot" in your tweets, example: follow @sexyback cause she's so hot and she follows back"; anyways spend only as much time doing this as it takes to get to the 2,000 follower limitation. Use whatever other blackhat methods to speed that up. Ok, once you are there, then switch your bio up change what interests you but say, now you are a *NICHE* marketer, keep that relevance, this will keep marketers following you because you are still a marketer, but now you finally found your money niche, even make the announcement, I'm changing my name to @Gardenlovers cause I found my niche guys. Now switch your game up, start being more relevant to your niche, ensure your clickbank feed is tweeting 'niche' specific products only, turn down the speed to not piss off anyone. Keep some relevant marketing keywords in your Bio, use real pictures, be a real person, tweet only relevant shit. Now, you are a "authority" in your niche based on the sheer # of followers you have, you now command some respect; now take advantage of that respect, only speak relevantly about things directly relevant to the niche. Now, Get yourself a Cause, something that people can get behind, something with a bit of a 'religious' type of connotation, like say your a Garden lover, now become a devotee of some "killer" product related to that niche, argue for it on twitter, become known as "influential" remember all the ebooks about becoming a niche maverick. Now create a small blog with very legitimate looking graphics, gain some friends in the niche, ask for link exchanges, get your links on authority blogs in your niche. Now you are gonna make some money. Connect everything with all your social media sites. Now once you get to influential status you should have by now found out what the real people in the niche are actually buying online. Become a supplier of that, there are always some key real people in the niche that are going to be your "mark" those are the people that have money, but aren't to smart. Don't rip these people off, use them to gain more business. Once you get to that major # of followers that super status, basically the highest # of followers in your niche, prune once in a while bots, and fakers because in the long run they are useless and annoying. But once you get to mythic status, change your auto follow to "protected status" now only add real people or bots that seem like real people. Now you've made the connections, now you should be able to make the money by referral and or status for. And that's all i know about getting tons of followers, and achieving "mythic" status to make money online with twitter and that's what it's all about right? Making a living from this stuff? Or even a few dollars to pay for that "spare time". I find that people in your niche will tell you what they want. Now never rip anyone off in your niche, become that helpful guru type and put our your own niche products to all your followers, by whatever blackhat methods you wish. If you found this information useful hit me with a thanks Let me know if you have anything to add to this method . What tools to speed things up, that sorta thing.