Do you understand how to utilize Web 2.0 to promote your business? Most of us are experimenting and not sure just how we are going to use these tools to drive sales in our organizations.
Twitter is one of the tools that can quickly help you to focus on your strategy to promote your business online, quickly!!
It's easy! Just answer the one question....What are you doing now? The catch, you only have 140 characters or less, to accomplish your mission. The good news is that you need to give the basic information, and not take them into "information overload". All you need is a quick sentence to tell people about the latest development in your business or posting on your website. Master this concept, and you are on your way to developing a loyal group of followers eager to learn more about you.
Twitter and blogs work together. Tweet (a twitter post) to get them interested in viewing your blog. Your blog address can be posted in your profile, as well as using an URL link in your tweet, directing them to the blog.
In today's society, time is at a premium. A series of well thought out, short and sweet tweets can actually help you maintain a loyal following. Blogs, at times, are lengthy, and people just don't have the time to do this on a regular basis.
Here are several strategies to keep you focused:
1. Keep continuity in your tweets. Think of each tweet as a headline, enticing your audience to click to read more.
2. Break your blog articles into a main point, tweeting only a major point.
3. Tweet about subjects important to your business, the How's, Why's and When's.
4. Ask questions at times, rather than posting statements. Get your audience to respond back to you with their thoughts and views.
5. Ask readers what they would like to see in your blog.
6. Put a poll or survey on your blog and ask your readers to vote through a tweet!
7. Tweet daily!!!
It's all about building a relationship and a business. Post useful information relevant to your business, and traffic will build over time. You will meet some great friends along the way.
About the Author Karen Brooks is an Ebay PowerSeller and Internet Marketer dedicated to helping people develop multiple streams of online income. You can subscribe to the http://www.milliondollarbusinessblog.com newsletter to learn more strategies to help your business.
"Expand your professional network. By paying attention to @ messages, you see who people you’re working with are working with. If the discussion is interesting enough, you might find someone you’d like to follow on Twitter… and eventually work with."
Want to expand your group of followers on Twitter? Try using an organic approach to building your Twitter fans and people will naturally want to follow you. In other words, be yourself, be open, write from the heart, and be helpful.
In a relatively short time, Twitter has become my absolute favorite web addiction. It's exciting, fun to use, and it's a really handy tool for bloggers, writers, and web workers alike.
Here's 5 ways I like to use Twitter in my online publishing business.
1. Tapping into the Twitter stream. There are a gazillion cool hacks for Twitter, but the one that I like best is Summize.com. It's a search engine for the Twitter feed and I like it better than Google right now. The information is always fresh since it's constantly being updated as new tweets are posted. I use it to get ideas for blog posts and to get the up-to-the-second pulse on what the Twitterverse is talking about.
2. Network and Meet New People. Twitter is a great place to network and chat with people who are interested in the same stuff you are. When you have an online business or work at home, it's easy to feel isolated from the rest of the world. Twitter is always there when you need to take a break or just eavesdrop on some interesting conversations. I've networked with more people through Twitter in 3 weeks then I have in a whole year through my off line business network.
3. Idea Generator and Research Tool. Twitter is just one giant, fascinating think tank. It's like having a conversation with hundreds of people at once. You can ask questions, get feedback, and see what other Twitterers are reading, watching, thinking, eating or doing. I get so many ideas from using Twitter that it sometime keeps me up at night thinking about it all. For a research hound, Twitter is Nirvana!
4. Keeping Track of Links. Instead of bookmarking posts, web sites and web services like I used to, I now link to them through my posts on Twitter. That way I can share the good stuff I find with my Twitter friends and keep track of it for myself at the same time. No more time wasting, frustrating searches through my Firefox bookmarks looking for that elusive missing link.
5. Warm up to Writing Blog Posts. Twitter really gets my writing juices flowing, sparking ideas and making the writing process fun and easy. The limit of only 140 characters per post smashes through writer's block and brings the joy back into writing for me. If I need an idea for a post, I can scan through my Twitter posts and replies and find a good topic idea fast.
I could go on and on, but Twitter simply ROCKS! But don't take my word for it. Take Twitter for a spin yourself and you'll see what I mean.