Internet marketing has become so intense that internet marketers, from all over the world, have taken a new route to gaining more sales by increasing what is known as their “Twitter traffic”. Twitter is basically a social networking and micro-blogging website that allows people to update themselves in real time through tweets, which are one or two liners with a maximum of 140 characters.
Twitter has also developed a reputation of being one of the best marketing tools for internet marketers all over the globe because of several reasons. The first is because a lot of people, especially those within the target market of most, if not all, of these online businessmen and women, use this online service. There are a lot of potential customers using Twitter, so it is only logical that an internet marketer would want to build relationships by going to where they are frequently found. Second is because Twitter allows people to talk about what interests them through one or two sentences, making it easier to catch people’s attention if, for example, you are trying to promote your online business (while adding the website’s URL) through your daily updates. All this you can do by creating your own Twitter account for yourself and for your online business as well.
So how exactly do you create a Twitter account? If it is for personal interests, then that shouldn’t be a problem since you can use a unique and personalized username and post tweets about anything under the sun. But if this is to be used as a marketing strategy, here are a few tips to consider:
o First step is to create a Twitter account. You can do this by going to the Twitter homepage and click on the “Get Started” button on the bottom of the page.
o When creating a new account in Twitter, choose a username that can summarize your entire business. You can either use the business name or come up with something unique that will instantly tell people who you are and what you are interested about.
o After picking a username and creating your account, you will instantly be directed to a page where you can invite people through your email address book. This will allow you to start adding people who can be your potential customers.
o The next thing that you can do is search for friends and potential followers who aren’t included in your address book. You can use the search engine on the top right corner of your Twitter profile and look for people who may be interested in your business based on the keywords and keyword phrases used in their tweets or updates.
o You can also set up your mobile phone so that you will be able to check on your Twitter page even while you are away from the computer. By doing this you can also tweet updates anywhere and anytime you feel like it. For instance, if you are a part of a certain event or occasion related to your business, you can easily tweet about it with your phone.