Do you know what Twitter is? It’s a micro-blogging site that allows you to interact in short messages of 140 characters with your primary audience and experts in your field in. If you wonder the value and Return on Investment, know your purpose for using Twitter first. Your Purpose? To develop business relationships and get your target audience to your website to either opt-in for free information or buy your services and products.
Is Twitter Worth it?
After 2 years on Twitter, I’ve found you can get a rather big return out of your time you spend there. My website email subscriptions grew up to 25% a month and my teleseminars got filled to the brim after I started using twitter. My sales from sending promotions to those now connected with me increased significantly.
Will you Make Mistakes Along the Way?
You bet. There’s a learning curve and it takes time to develop a following. Just be patient with the process and prepare yourself before you leap.
As a newbie, you need to go step by step. Don’t worry about how many followers you have (that’s an ineffective way to go), but do follow experts in your field.
Avoid shouting your messages too many times a day. Two or three times a day is enough. You may have heard it’s great to build your brand and sales. Yes, indirectly. But be careful not to shout too loud on twitter.
Remember, use Twitter to connect with others, but be selective.
Ask in a tweet: What mistakes should I avoid here on Twitter?
You’ll be surprised at the help you’ll receive!
How Should You Use Twitter for Business?
6 Steps Before you Get Active Twitter…
1. You need to know your best targeted audience first before you act.
For example, my audience is business people who want to brand themselves, get more credibility as an expert, and get more visibility with a book.
2. You need to know what you want to market before you tweet.
3. You need to get your website in order.
Start tuning up with compelling free content opt-in choices for your audience.
Your sales funnel starts with free offers. To monetize this, you must collect your visitors’ emails when they opt-in to the free download. Then later, send them a product or service you sell.
4. You need to write a 160 character twitter profile.
Do this before you start following gurus and related businesses in your field.
5. You need to create the best twitter name for you.
Good ones include: your name, your website domain name, your brand. I used CoachJudy because I coach on business writing skills for books, articles, blog entries, and website sales letters, although I’m primarily a book coach.
6. Think – What can I do for my audience?
Give them value in each tweet. Then develop tweets focused on this value (tips) to give away in 140 characters. Then offer them more specific how-to’s available on your website.
Twitter Information to Help with Writing your Tweets (Updates)
- They are only 140 characters including the live URL link you include.
- They need to maintain a balance of friendly and positive notes and tips with direct links for marketing.
- They can be specific tips about your work and it’s how-to’s.
- They can be benefits followed by how to get answers in a teleseminar or a product.
- They can offer an opt-in free report or newsletter at your site that solves a problem.
- They can offer a product that gives useful solutions to problems.
- They can offer a hot link to a useful, original article by you.
- They can offer a hot link to a twitwall short article by you.
- They can offer a teleseminar.
- They can give positive business or personal advice.
- They can include a link to an affiliate product or service.
- They can include hashtags (#topic) that connect them to a set of related tweets.
- You can use URL shortening services like TinyURL, bitly, owly, etc to reduce chars.
Need Help Using Twitter Now?
Judy will show you how in these two ways to help you:
- MP3 Audio of Business Tweets for Sales
- Get a half hour of coaching for specific skills to use twitter effectively
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