Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by James McAllister

By: James McAllister


Reaching 1,000 followers on TikTok is an enormous milestone.

But did you know that it actually unlocks new features as well?

This is one reason why so many creators are in a huge rush to reach 1,000 followers – it can quite literally change the way that you use TikTok.

But what happens when you get 1,000 followers on TikTok, and what can you do to hit 1,000 followers more quickly?

In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!

What Happens When You Reach 1,000 Followers On TikTok?

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Let’s look at each of the new features you’ll unlock as soon as you reach 1,000 followers on TikTok!

Note that these will become available to you automatically upon reaching 1,000 followers – there isn’t anything extra you need to do to enable them.

1. You Have The Ability Go Live

First things first, you’ll have the ability to go live on TikTok to all of your followers – and even potentially have your live video pushed out to other people’s For You pages!

This can be an incredible way to grow your following even further, while also drastically building up the connection you have with your existing followers.

Live video is one of the best ways to turn people from casual followers into raving fans, who actually feel like they know and like you on a much deeper level. In fact, many large TikTok creators go live regularly not to try and get new followers, but to further strengthen the bond they have with existing followers.

This inevitably causes their following to view, like and share their videos even more often when they’re posted.

Of course, that isn’t the only benefit of going live. You can also make money from it too!

TikTok live supports the ability to purchase gifts and make donations to the person streaming, which can be a nice additional revenue source and allow you to start monetizing your following directly.

While 1,000 followers won’t get you into the TikTok Creator Fund (which I’ll be honest, doesn’t pay that much anyway), it is still one way to start making a bit of money.

This can be very exciting if your goal is to one day make TikTok videos as an income source!

2. You Can Put A Link In Your Bio

Secondly, once you’ve reached 1,000 followers on TikTok, you’re allowed to put a custom link in your bio that can lead to your website.

Note that this is only allowed for people that have a business account. This is considered an additional perk, along with all of the extra data and analytics that business accounts provide.

Without 1,000 TikTok followers, you can still put a link to your Instagram or your YouTube account. However, if you want to put a custom link in, you will unfortunately need to hit at least 1,000 followers on your account.

To some people, being able to put a link in their bio may not be a big deal. As a business however, this can significantly improve traffic to your website, and allow you to get some tangible data on whether or not TikTok is driving results for your business.

In any case, it is another feature that’s unlocked when you hit 1,000 followers, which is why getting 1,000 TikTok followers can be such a big accomplishment!

How To Get 1,000 Followers On TikTok Fast

Now that we know what happens when you get 1,000 TikTok followers, you may be wondering – how can you get 1,000 followers quickly?

Below, you’ll find some best practices that can help you get to 1,000 followers as fast as possible – usually within a few days to a week.

Note that I actually recommend aiming for around 1,050 followers instead. This way, if some people end up unfollowing you’ll still remain above 1,000.

1. Post Consistently, Around One Core Topic

The easiest way to build a following is to focus on at least one specific type of video, at least at first.

Not only are the videos easier to produce and perfect, but people will usually view a few of your videos before following. New followers want assurance that they’ll like almost everything you post, and you won’t clutter their feed with random topics.

So, it’s best to stick to one core series – at least at first.

Only release high quality videos, and post often! The more you post, the more opportunities you have to be found.

2. Follow The Followers Of Other Creators Similar To You

This is often called the ‘follow-for-follow’ method, and it works wonders.

Find larger creators that post similar content to what you post. Then, go to their followers list, and start following their followers.

The idea here is that some of them will check out your page out of curiosity. Since you post similar content to the larger creator they’re already following, they’re likely to like your videos as well.

3. Engage With Other Videos

When you’re not posting videos of your own, remember to engage with other people’s!

By liking other videos and leaving thoughtful comments, you give yourself more opportunities to be seen.

People have to find your page before they can follow it. So, be proactive about being seen, and don’t just rely on the algorithm to deliver you views. Leave comments to get in front of more people!

For more tips, check out this article on getting free TikTok likes. The same tactics apply to building your following as well, so it’s worth a read!


Reaching 1,000 followers on TikTok is a huge achievement, and unlocks a couple of new features.

Business accounts will be able to put a link in their TikTok bio on their profile, and accounts of all types will be able to give live – even making money on the platform!

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about TikTok, please ask them using the comment form below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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