Some Tips On Using TWITTER To Build Your Brand & Business
Twitter is another social media phenomenon that cannot be overlooked. You can get your free Twitter account HERE. The idea here is that you can enter short blurbs and a link. I use Twitter purely for marketing and not relationship building. The only people who can see your “Tweets” are people who are “Following” you, though, so you need to get as many targeted followers as possible. Here is a FREE strategy that I use to get Twitter Followers:
1. Sign up for a FREE Twellow account. Twellow allows you to specify the industry or interests of the people you want to target (i.e. network marketing, mlm, etc.). It will bring up all users, in order of the number of followers that they have, and you can click to follow these people – you will see their bio and can decide if they are someone you wish to follow). Twitter does limit you to the number of new users you can follow per day and I do not know what that number is but Twellow will let you know when you have reached your max.
2. Sign up for a FREE Social Oomph Account. At Social Oomph, you can set up a direct message that will automatically be sent to everyone who follows you. I recommend to not make this message too long or spammy. I thank them for following me, let them know that I look forward to getting to know them better, and provide a link back to my Facebook page asking that they connect with me on FB as well. This strategy helps to build my FB “friends” list at the same time! You can also provide a link back to your blog (I have in the past) so they can learn more about you. Your call. DO NOT provide a link back to a capture page or replicated website!
3. Use FREE Twitter Karma to unfollow people who do not follow you. I am finding that it is important to keep your ratio of followers and followees pretty close so, every few days I will go to Twitter Karma and unfollow those people who are not following me. Unfortunately, Twitter no longer allows bulk unfollows so this process can take a little while and is tedious. It is important though so you can follow the max number of new users on a daily basis.
4. Download FREE TweetDeck. TweetDeck, if you are not familiar, is a really cool tool that allows you to manage your Twitter direct messages, interact, and post to Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts all at the same time.
5. Be Consistent With Your Tweeting. People follow those who not only share the same interests but who also tweet interesting things and you need to be consistent because of the high volume of users and Tweets flooding everyone’s pages. Use HashTags to better target your offers on Twitter.
There are plenty of tools out there to “automate” your Tweets so that you don’t have to constantly be on Twitter. I recommend using one (right now I am using Twaitter.Com) because Twitter is more of a volume over content site in my opinion.