Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Twitter in Plain English

Are you on Twitter?

Ok, so you signed up and got your Twitter account. Now what do you tweet about? You do a couple of tweets and your read others tweet – but you just don’t get it. How do people really use twitter?

"If your business isn't making money on Twitter, you're not doing it right" Melinda Emerson, author of How to Be Your Own Boss in Twelve Months.

Here are some ways to use Twitter to make it effective in your overall online marketing and branding:

1. Link to helpful articles. Add your own comments or ask for feedback.

2. Teach a mini lesson in 140 characters.

3. Invite people to subscribe to your ezine, blog, or facebook page.

4. Tell your followers you have a free gift on your website.

5. Re-tweet good posts by other people, but don't go overboard—most of your tweets should be yours.

6. Announce a conference, book or CD release.

7. Introduce folks to other folks who are also on Twitter.

8. Congratulate others when they share good news.

9. Sparingly link to your own blog posts. Don’t over promote yourself.

10. Post up videos (yours or others) from Youtube.

11. Post an inspirational quote or message. Show your personality.

12. Ask questions that encourage responses. Engage!

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