The more "followers" you have the more likely you are to reach people with your message.
I've seen the evidence, Twitter will get you traffic to your website or blog.
And it is one of the simplest social networking tools available, so lets get started.
Day 1; Set it up...
your Twitter account of course.
Click on the Join button, on the next page enter your real name first, and then enter your Username.
If you are promoting a website, I recommend that you use your site concept keywords, or domain.
Next, enter your password and email address, and type in the words in the Captcha box and click enter.
In the next screen, type in your password (to your email address) and click Continue.
The next screen gives you a chance to invite contacts that Twitter finds at your email address, all it takes is a click, so go for it.
Now it is time to set up your profile, click on the Settings tab at the top of the page and fill in the blanks.
If you are marketing, do not choose the Protect My Updates option.
Finally, click on SAVE.
Click on the Devices tab if you wish to Twitter on your cell phone.
Click on the Notices tab and go through the list, I don't recommended checking any of these boxes, unless you want a ton of emails.
Next tab - Picture, click here to install an image.
Click on the browse button and upload a picture from your file, then click SAVE.
This does not have to be a picture of you, it can be a cartoon, it can be an animal...
even a landscape picture, whatever! After you have clicked SAVE, do not click Delete Current, you are done! Finally, click on the Design tab, now you can choose a stock design, change the background color, or upload your own picture.
When you are done, click Save Changes.
Click on the HOME button at the top and you are now ready to tweet! NOTE: If at any time you find a screen that says "That page doesn't exist", click the back arrow button (green button, upper left hand corner of screen) you will find your Home page.
Day 2: Find People.
First, open your Twitter page and in the window (under What Are You Doing?) type in your first message.
For example I started out with: "Writing a blog: Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day!".
Notice the numbers above the window, they tell you how many characters you have used.
Now click Find People.
In the window below "Who are you looking for?" you can type in specific names, or you can type in a keyword.
I typed in "SEO", then clicked Search.
In less than a second, a list of people with SEO in their User Names popped up.
Take a close look at this list, there are several details listed about each Tweeter: 1.
There is a picture 2.
A link to the Tweeters page (in blue) 3.
There is a short bio listed 4.
The number of Followers this person has 5.
What area this person is from 6.
How long ago this person Tweeted 7.
A follow button The idea is to Follow as many people as you can - as fast as you can.
I have found that if the person tweeted recently, they are more likely to respond and Follow you.
Also, the people with a lot of Followers are also more likely to Follow you, so lets get started.
Go down the list as quickly as possible and Follow as many Tweeters as you can in 10 minutes.
At the bottom of the page click next and go down the next list as quickly as possible.
In 10 minutes I followed 200 people.
NOTE: If you get lost at anytime, click on HOME at the top of the page (no matter where you are) and you will be returned to your HOME Twitter page.
Day 3; Tweet and Get More People.
Open your Twitter page and Tweet whatever you are promoting.
For instance: Just posted a new blog: "Twitter Marketing in 10 Minutes a Day", check it out at:...
Twitter will automatically turn the url you list into a link, you just have to type in (or paste in) the correct address.
The following is a list of activities that get "followers" in order of importance: 1.
Click on followers and a new screen will pop up with people that have chosen to follow you.
I almost always "follow" people who have followed me...
so get clicking.
Scroll down the Tweets you have from the people you are following, don't spend more then a couple of minutes.
While checking out the Tweets, if you click on the person's User Name (in red), you go to that Tweeters page to see what they are about.
Read the Bio, and if you are interested, click on their Web url to see what website or blog they are promoting.
"Follow" 50 new people a day.
I recommend that you find a Tweeter that you like, go to their Twitter page, click on "followers" and "follow" 50 of their "followers" Day 4; Twitter Marketing The following is a list of marketing activities in order of importance: 1.
Tweet at least a couple of times a day.
Type in a short message and include the url address of whatever you are promoting.
Twitter automatically converts url's into links.
Make a habit of sending out Direct Messages.
If you see interesting an tweet and you want to respond, click on the Tweeters User Name, then in the right hand column of Tweeters page, click on Message, type your message in the window at the top of the screen and then click Send.
Invite people to visit your website, or blog.
Comment on their website, engage in conversation, etc.
Click on Direct Message (in the right hand column) and check the Inbox to see if there are any messages you need to return.
If you hover to the right of the message you can see a trash can and a return arrow.
To send a message, click on the return arrow and type your message at the top of the screen.
Click on the trash can to delete the message.
To reach a lot of Tweeters quickly I recommend that you type in a generic message (and url address), then before you send, save that message.
Go to the next message, click the return arrow, and paste your generic message into the window at the top and click Send.
Rinse and repeat.
Also, at the top of the Direct Message screen is a tab that says Sent.
All of your Sent messages will show up in this screen.
NOTE: As you go through these messages be sure to send them to the trash can so you don't duplicate your efforts.
Day 5; Twitter Maintenance, 10 minutes a day 1.
Tweet at least a couple of times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening.
Follow at least 50 new Tweeters a day.
Follow up on your Direct Messages.
Send out Direct Messages.
Read through the Tweets on your Home page, weed out the nonsense.
Click on the User Name, when you get to the Tweeters page, click on "following", a window will pop up that will allow you to Remove the Tweeter from your "following" list.
Go to http://www.
com Here you will find Tweeters that you are following but they are not following you.
This is a good place to edit out the non-followers, giving you a chance to follow new Tweeters.
NOTE: A word of caution, Twitter allows you to follow 2000 Tweeters with absolutely no followers.
Beyond 2000, if you have an adequate number of followers (I don't know the ratio), you can continue to follow.
If you find yourself blocked, go into your following file and prune out a few Tweeters, then you can follow some more.
Go ahead, reach out to the Twitter world.
It is fast, it is fun and it gets results!