Jul 26

How to Use Twitter To Promote Yourself Or Your Business

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Did you know that you can use Twitter for promotional purposes? You can use Twitter to promote your business or yourself if are a creative (writer, artist or musician). It will not require much time or effort, and you can sync it to your Facebook profile and page.

The first thing you need to do, obviously, is set up a Twitter account. After setting up the account, do a search to find people to follow. (With Twitter, you have ‘followers,’ and ‘follow’ people). For example, if you are a freelance writer, like I am, you might want to find businesses and publications to follow as they could be potential sources of writing gigs. Or if you have a drum shop, find musicians to follow. Twitter also suggests people you might want to follow.

Right now you might be thinking, “What do I tweet?” You can sync your website’s feed to Twitter using Twitterfeed.com so the titles and links to your posts will be tweeted. (And if you have a website, and do not add blog posts, then I advise that you do, as blogs posts are a great way to promote yourself or your business.)

Let me give you a few examples of what specific people can tweet. Say you own a flower shop. Whenever you have a sale, you can Tweet about it. During certain times of the year, you would want to be tweeting about your flower shop’s sales, such as Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

What about an artist? Hopefully, every artist has a website that they use as a portfolio. Every time you add something new to your portfolio, tweet about it. Or if your art work ends up in a gallery, tweet about it.

Now that you have finished reading this post, get thee on to Twitter. What are you waiting for?

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