Twitter – List Building Made Easy

July 7, 2009 by Melanie  
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Between blogging and social networking sites, there are lots of opportunities for businesses to stay connected online. Twitter, for example, is a free micro blogging site that people use to share thoughts in 140 characters or less. Many businesses are using Twitter to stay in touch with clients and give them updates about their business. Another way you can use it is to help you with list building.

Getting started*

The first thing to do, of course, is sign up for a Twitter account. It’s quick and easy (and free) through their website. It’s also a good idea to use your business email when you register so any email updates, such as new followers, come to your business email account. Once you have your account, you can start tweeting (submitting Twitter posts). Though you’re limited by 140 characters or less, you can use Twitter to give news and information about your business, directing readers to your business’s website for more information. Be sure to post often, since many people who use Twitter are frequent readers and tweeters.

Utilize your profile*

With Twitter, you’re given 160 characters to use as a bio of yourself or your business. This is an under used aspect of Twitter that can also help your business. When you create your bio, be sure to include the purpose of your business, or a way for potential clients to contact you outside of Twitter for more information. If changes are made to your business, update your profile. It’s yet another way for people to know what’s going on in your business.

Contact new followers right away*

As you use Twitter, people will begin to follow you. This means they’ll see your updates on their own Twitter home page for easy reading. When you get a new email notification that someone is following you, be sure to send them a direct message through Twitter, thanking them for following you, introducing your business, and giving them any contact information they need. They’ll appreciate it, and it gives them another point of contact.

Though Twitter was created as another blogging technique, it has developed into a great tool for businesses. And with a few simple steps, you can use your tweets to list build and grow your business!

About the Author

Javier Salces is an experienced online marketer and list building expert. To find out more on how you can profit from internet marketing visit his website


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