If you have an online presence, a matching Twitter feed is status quo. Don’t let this valuable asset go to waste; Twitter is a champion tool for networking and finding sales leads. Here are the top 5 ways to use Twitter to engage your community:
Speak up and Use it: The more you tweet, the more followers you’ll gain. Jump right in and chat with people. Follow the people you admire, and let them know you love their work.
Use Twitter’s Search Function: Use search.twitter.com to see what people are chatting about in your niche right now! Or Type in “sandwich” so you can laugh and see people tweeting about whether their sandwich is mediocre or delicious:
Using Twitter’s Search Function to Engage Your Community: One day while searching I noticed a funny tweet by @useyourtanuki. He asked if it’s okay to pick up chicks while thrifting!
I posed the question to my thrifty followers on his behalf, who engaged and responded. @modernthrifter shared tales of unwanted advances, Thrifting pros like @thenonconsumer, @thingsifound, and @thrifting4good said thrifting is best done solo.
Use Google News: You might be out of ideas or links to share on Twitter. When you’re running low, use Google’s News Search. Type in a keyword associated with your niche, and you’ll quickly find something to share.
Twitter Giveaways: Twitter Giveaways offer so many valuable opportunities. You can gain more followers, or have your current followers answer survey questions.
Really Communicate: Twitter is all about having real conversations. Reply when someone asks a question. Be casual, and be real. Do this, and the ideal audience will come to you. This audience will follow you back, follow your blog, and buy your products.
Remember: Every time you tweet, you’re making opportunities. Follow me, @thriftcore and Brittni, @papernstitch. We’ll answer your questions and chat with you about how much we love art and whether or not your sandwich is tasty.
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