Most of you know that Twitter can be used for much more than just announcing what you ate for breakfast. Many of you already know Twitter’s value in business, but you can still take it further and use it to land gigs, market your business, grow your network and gain free publicity — all in 140 characters or less. It’s true that Twitter is what you make of it. Some people publicize their daily activities, some make it about link love, some share quotes all day long. Smart people using Twitter for business mix it up.
100+ Twitter Tips & Tricks You May Not Know Every month I receive around 100,000 visitors to my websites just from Twitter alone and so can every single one of you! I know a lot of you enjoyed the tips I shared in my FREE eCourse about making money online blogging and driving traffic to your blog from Twitter so today I decided to do an updated twitter guide so you can benefit more from Twitter like myself. The great thing with Twitter is the people using it are so diverse, whatever your business is about, you can find people related to your business.
Building Your Business One Tweet at a Time “You want me to use Twitter to market my business?” I hear you asking. “How do I generate leads and promote my business by telling my friends what I had for lunch?” Yes, many people just use Twitter to share their day with their friends. Friends who may live 2,000 miles away.
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Can Social Media Help Small Business Overtake Corporate America? A movement is brewing across the internet. The hard costs of marketing are plummeting. Money's role in marketing success, while still important, is now secondary to time, expertise and agility. To succeed, companies able to make quick decisions, share openly and create remarkable content fast will win, regardless of size. Perception is Reality - Can Social Media make your Business Stand Taller? Before the internet leveled the playing field for marketers, targeted marketing and advertising were the realm of large companies with big budgets.
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Three Ways To Ensure Your Social Media Efforts Create Profitable Growth Recently, I ranted about how blogging and tweeting are often incompatible with generating qualified leads or closed sales (" To Tweet or to March 11, 2010 Recently, I ranted about how blogging and tweeting are often incompatible with generating qualified leads or closed sales (“To Tweet or to Sell”). But if you run a business, how do you know if your tweeting and blogging are making you money? Or simply enabling the endless chattering among masses who have no need of your services or product, nor means of paying you for anything? When thinking about how social media can lead to profitable growth to write this article, I first had to convince myself it can.
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25% of small business owners said they plan to spend more on social networking in 2010, according to the Ad-ology Small Business Market January 14, 2010 25% of small business owners said they plan to spend more on social networking in 2010, according to the Ad-ology Small Business Marketing Forecast. Facebook ranked as the most beneficial social network for small businesses, followed by LinkedIn and Twitter, according to the November 2009 report. The 1,100 small business owners surveyed said the biggest benefits of social networking were the abilities to generate leads, keep up with their industry, and monitor the online conversation about their business. 4 Myths About Social Media and Business
4 Simple Social Media Suggestions for Small Businesses in 2010 2010 is upon us, bringing new opportunities to jump ahead of the competition using social media. The web is evolving rapidly and those smal January 06, 2010 2010 is upon us, bringing new opportunities to jump ahead of the competition using social media. The web is evolving rapidly and those small businesses that identify trends first will be able to stay ahead. Here are four super-simple social media suggestions to kick start your business this year.
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