Twitter is a uniquely different format from any other social media site that is ideally suited for just dropping in between meetings.
After creating an account and logging in for the first time, many new users will look at the Twitter feed in total bewilderment. Will you ever master the art of Tweeting? Of course you will, millions of people do it every day, many of those people are also successfully building their brand and acquiring new business.
- Post a picture on your profile, do not leave it as the generic egg.
- Choose a custom background for your profile instead of using the default clouds, sending the message that you are serious about participating on Twitter.
- Include a clever description of yourself or your business on your profile, giving people a reason to follow you.
- Don’t forget to add your website address.
The Point Of Twitter
Follow people who interest you and people interested in you, will follow your messages. You will have to start following and interacting with other users in order to build your target audience.
Delivering your message in 140 characters or less (including the hashtags) is a great way to focus your message, not only on Twitter but also in your mind. There is no room waffle on Twitter.
Look For What Interests You
Search on the site for keywords that match your interests, and follow the people who use those keywords. If you already have a following outside of Twitter, let them know that you are on twitter and add a follow button on your website.
People buy from people and twitter is a fantastic platform on which to let people know why they should buy from you.
The most important aspect of Twitter for new users is the understand of symbols to abbreviate.
The atmark (@) is used to indicate the user name, if placed at the beginning of a tweet then only people that follow both you and that user will be able to read that tweet, when used in the body of the tweet people following either of you will be able to read it.
The hashtag (#) at the beginning of a word or phrase (without spaces between the words) allows other users to easily find posts that are about subjects that are of interest to them. For example, if you use the hash tag “#amreading” when you are talking about something you are currently reading, other users can click on the hash tag to see every other recent tweet that contains “#amreading.”
Look through hash tags that relate to your message to find people who have a similar agenda to yours.
Make Some Time For Twitter
Getting to grips with Twitter will take a little time and dedication. If you take the time to understand the culture of this platform, then you will never be alone or bored again. It is this understanding that will help you to use the platform for the best results.
Frustrated at an initial lack of exposure is to be expected and again some time will be needed to gather followers and to raise your profile.