Twitter Beginners Guide: How to Use Twitter for Beginners
Getting started on Twitter
is fairly straight forward as the registration takes you through the main
pointers, and any other aspects are quickly assimilated through use of the
site. This article will deal with how to
start a business orientated Twitter profile.
Create both a business
account and a private account, so that you can raise the quality of your
business tweets. Another advantage is
that if you're just starting out, then you can experiment more with your
private account, without attracting any negative attention to your business
Follow the leaders in
your industry. Take some time every day
to stay up to date with the latest buzz in your industry. Take the time to follow links that are
relevant and informative. Don’t be
afraid to ask others to follow you on.
Add "Follow me on Twitter" to your emails, websites, blogs and
any other communication channels.
Read and research
carefully first (and for a while) before you join the conversation. You must first find out what valuable
contributions you can make. Then you are
able to offer information that is helpful and give a genuine added value. There is nothing worse than adding an idea
that has already been discussed.
Use your existing
business contacts. You can find them
from your other social media and through email accounts and business cards,
etc. Locate them on Twitter and follow
them. Find ways of having them follow
you. They can be anybody from suppliers
to colleagues. You should probably
follow your competitors too, to see what they are Tweeting. Join the conversations between others and get
Always correct the
balance, meaning, you should not follow a lot more people than the number
following you. Otherwise you risk being
classified as spammer. Follow people who
follow your content and re-tweet your content.
Build relationships with people who appreciate what you do. They may become willing ambassadors for your
company, brand or product. Focus on a niche
by offering content that your followers consider to be valuable.
It is interesting and
informative to follow people from different market sectors/areas and
industries. You will be surprised at how
often their news links to yours in some way.
For example lead prices falling has an effect on silver jewelry
prices. Advances in military technology
always results in some form of advance for a wide variety of technology
sectors, especially medical. Did you
know that the first radio waves were tested to see if they could be used as
Find other companies that
are similar to yours or companies that offer something that your potential
customers are interested in. You can use
it to find ways of appealing to a newer/fresher customer base.
Everyone wants to talk
about their business, and this is an important aspect of Twitter, but do not
limit yourself to your own industry or area.
It is a little like real life networking, in that you ask about subjects
other than those of business prowess and credentials or plans and
strategies. The beauty of Twitter is to
meet new people and potentially, have them become customers of your business,
or ambassadors for your business.