Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Twitter: A Viral Marketing Tool

Twitter tweety, it the the tool for you? Well, whether you like it or not, the question posed by Twitter " What are you doing?" has become almost popular as AOL's  “You’ve got mail.” So what is twitter and how can you use it to make people hear you?

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Many people use this for fun to meet new people, some use Twitter to get traffic to their blogs or websites and some use Twitter to gain more knowledge from well known experts in a certain field. Here are some Twitter tips that I implement that brings me new followers and customers every day.

1. Post Some Interesting Things that you can offer to your follower - people are interested in how you can help them or what they can learn from you.

2. Target your market by searching for your niche area - find and follow people of interest where you can grow your  niche market.
3. Join Professional Social Networking Sites - find the Twitter groups and write a about your services. People that are interested will follow you.
4. Post a question with a poll - of course your poll will be on your website or blog but announce on Twitter that you have a poll.
5. Ask for help or direction in an area where you need clarification - people love to share their experience and knowledge to help others.
6. Don't just post tweets, get involved with conversations - it may seem awkward at times but join in and respond to tweets. The more involved you are, the more friends that you will establish.
7. Sign up for TweetLater for automation 
8. Post your Twitter link in your social networking sites like Myspace, Facebook (has an application that automatically shows all of your Twitter updates) etc.
9. Search for a big name/successful person in your niche market - go to their followers list and start following them. Most of these people can be potential customers that are looking for more information.
10. Fun fun fun With Twitter

Lastly follow me in Twitter to get more tips about building your home business.

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