Learn to use Twitter for business! via @scalablesocial Read more at http://scalablesocialmedia.com/2013/11/twitter-getting-started-business

How to Get Started on Twitter – For Your Business

Learn to use Twitter for business! via @scalablesocial Read more at http://scalablesocialmedia.com/2013/11/twitter-getting-started-businessThinking about using Twitter for your business, but not sure how to to get started? You’ve come to the right place! First, a little encouragement and motivation for you:

Why We Love Twitter for Business – The Business Reasons

When used well, Twitter can make money for your business. Not only can you drive traffic to your site, but you can increase leads, nurture leads, network with business partners, build your email lists and offer loyalty-building exceptional customer service. Read all about Twitter’s money-making potential. What’s not to love?

Why We Love Twitter for Business – The Personal Reasons

I love Twitter. There, I said it. It’s fast, responsive, and simple. I get to “talk” to people on Twitter who would never have time for me in real life (I once tweeted something about #ParksandRec and ended up in a little conversation with the film crew members – woo hoo!). It’s easy to learn and use – so easy in fact, that even without knowing all of the features, you can still find it useful and fun.

It’s a great way to crowdsource for ideas, like I did below. People love to share their opinions and Twitter makes it oh, so easy!

If you’re over the age of 25, you, too might feel a little left behind on social networks like SnapChat, Tumblr and even Instagram. Not so with Twitter! In fact, the fastest growing demographic on Twitter is people aged 55-64.

Enough about my personal love affair with Twitter. I asked some fellow Twitterphiles why they love Twitter and here’s what they said:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I realize Scot is on there twice. He got a little carried away. Twitter will do that to you! 🙂

How to Get Started on Twitter – For Your Business

We want to share the Twitter love! So, here’s a free downloadable eBook for you. In it you’ll learn all the basic stuff you were embarrassed to ask, as well as some slightly advanced (but easy to implement) techniques that will wow your kids and entice your leads. Including:

  • The basics – What’s a tweet, retweet, reply, mention and who sees each kind of tweet? What’s a hashtag? A direct message?
  • Setting up your account
  • What to tweet
  • Who to follow and how to use lists
  • Time-savers
  • What’s a tweetchat?
  • How can tweets be used as customer testimonials on your website?

Get it, download it, print it, read it and share it! I know you’re going to love it.

Have a burning Twitter question? Hit us up in the comments, or tweet me @scalablesocial or @alisammeredith. See you there!

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How to Get Started on Twitter – For Your Business
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Learn how to use Twitter for business. It’s easy, fun and incredibly rewarding. Get our free eBook with everything you need to know.
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About the Author Alisa Meredith (311 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.

Comments

  1. Hi Alisa,

    Excellent write up dear friend! I think setting up one hell of a profile page is important. I mean, after all … most of us will look at that first right? Okay … at least for me but you get the point.

    Lovely write and shared on Triberr 🙂

    ~Reginald

  2. Hi Alisa! Thank you so much for including me in your blog! That made me smile 🙂 I loved reading the various responses you got and love that the way you write makes everything seem so accessible and doable 🙂 It’s like getting helpful advice from a great friend!

  3. Alisa Meredith

    Thanks, Reginald! Absolutely! When I am trying to decide “to follow or not to follow,” that’s the first thing I check out – then the recent tweets. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Alisa Meredith

    Thanks, Katherine! I am so grateful to have gotten such great responses to share. I started writing by taking technical phone system manuals and “translating” them into helpful books that real people could understand. It makes writing about accessible things, like Twitter – a piece of cake! Means a lot that you like the way I write!

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