My First 30 Days on TikTok: From 0–3000 Followers In A Month

With super impressive growth and a lot of learning in between, I’m now growing 300+ followers a day on TikTok — here’s how and why you should be doing the same.

Rebecca Smart Bakken
13 min readMay 26, 2021


The past 30 days have been quite something. Some of you may have noticed that I started a TikTok account and have invested my time quite heavily in creating content on the platform over the last 30 days.

I noticed over the last few months that I have seen growth on all my online channels except Instagram and Facebook.

My YouTube is growing nicely, Medium is earning me money, and even my website is getting more hits. But I felt like the investment I was making into content on Instagram just wasn’t worth it anymore. It felt like I was only being seen by the same people all the time and I experienced very little growth.

My agency (SMART Music Agency) was seeing some success with the TikTok accounts we work on and I knew from seeing statistics that the users on TikTok were rapidly rising. It’s also a fantastic place to distribute music. So, I finally got my shit together and decided to go hard on TikTok myself.

As some of you may have seen, I documented and filmed my first week on TikTok. Sharing strategies that worked (and didn’t) and showing you through the process. Check it out.

I have had some great responses from the video, so I decided to do a follow-up. It’s been 30 days.

What have I learned? How is it going so far?

Here are some of my observations & results of the first 30 days on my new TikTok account

1. Posting Consistently is Key to Fast Growth

You never know which videos will blow up on TikTok. I have been posting 2–3 TikTok per day (mostly 2). I’ve experienced quite a few…



Rebecca Smart Bakken

Rebecca is a tech entrepreneur driving change in the new music industry through innovative marketing strategies. Specialising in content marketing for musicians