Using Twitter for Business

Using Twitter for Business

Twitter would have to be one of my favourite, if not my favourite, social platform.  I think a lot of people miss out on the benefits of Twitter, as it is a bit of a learning curve when you start out.  It is a lot easier to start a Facebook page, than get started on Twitter, because most people are already familiar with the look and feel of Facebook.

It is well worth the time it takes to learn to use Twitter.

Here are a few reasons why I really like it:

  • I get more than 2 times the traffic to my blog from Twitter, than I do from Facebook.
  • More of my clients find me on Twitter.
  • I find building relationships and starting conversations easier on Twitter.  Facebook is great for people you already know – but in business we are always looking for new people to meet.
  • You can automate more of what goes out onto Twitter.  Don't get me wrong, you still need to show up live to actually connect with people, but scheduling out past posts, for example, is a great way to get more traffic to you website.

Using Twitter lists makes working on Twitter a easier.  It helps cut out a lot of the noise.  If you are not using them already this video will walk you through how to set them up.

I rate Twitter so much, (and know how much it can benefit your business), I held a 4 hour workshop on it.

What to Tweet Short is Sweet

This workshop is for you if you are new to Twitter or have been on Twitter for a while but not getting the results you want. It goes from setting up your account to building relationships with people you are not already connected with to scheduling posts to using analytics to tweak your Twitter strategy. Everything you need is covered.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

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Stacey Myers

Coaching entrepreneurial women who have decided that mediocrity is no longer an option. From ordinary to extraordinary.

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  1. I’m really bad at Twitter 😀 Mostly just tweet about new posts on my blog, but still get some traffic from it. I had no idea you could create lists in Twitter. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I definitely agree with you. I love Twitter and interact a lot more with my fans on Twitter than I do on FB. As a matter of fact I very rarely use FB now. Twitter just seems to be the better social media platform for me.

  3. I kind of see my blogging as a business and I agree: I’ve gained alot of new readership and traffic through tweets and retweets, etc. Somehow, it’s a more open social media space than FB

  4. I have started using twitter more, but I know I have to use it even more than I am now. It is essential for my business, thanks for the great tips.

  5. I haven’t learned that much about twitter. A lot of friends told me how powerful it is. I know it’s true but I’m not hooked up yet, thanks to your tutorial, I’m learning the ropes little by little. 🙂

    1. It depends how you are using it – I autoschedule out past blog posts and that is one of the ways I get more traffic to my site. Quite often old posts just sit on our websites and after the initial promotion noone really sees them again. This way they keep getting read over and over again. It does depend on the topic of your blog, though, most of my information is evergreen (unless the platform) changes. But if all your information is time sensitive then you might want to create a category you could send out that had always relevant information.

  6. The first thing I did after reading this was bookmarking this blog post. I have been so confused using twitter and I have been invited to twitter parties and I don’t know how to maneuver around. I appreciate all your tips and advice.

    1. Carmen – Twitter really is a great tool for business. Feel free to contact me. I special is ending today but the course is available at any time. If you have any questions, just ask!

  7. I really need to spend more time on Twitter, I hear sooo many people talk about it, but I just can’t get into it.. I’m a Pinterest or facebook kind of gal, but getting my feet wet on Twitter.. one tweet at a time

  8. Wow, I had no idea! I have saved this post so that I can work on implementing this into my daily routine! Thank you so much for sharing such valuable information for those of us who do not know!

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