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3 reasons why your competitors are more successful on Twitter than you

The majority of people that I’ve connected with on Twitter have said the #1 social media place that they’ve gained the most business from is……Twitter, hands down. (keep in mind all of them were also on other sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc) So I started asking why..

One of the common replies is… (and I am paraphrasing here) Twitter provides immediate connections with like minded people who embrace collaboration (win/win) opportunities and are seeking to partner up with one another. Sometimes these connections happen through referrals they might get through the initial connection. Sounds a bit like networking right, well it is but on steroids…

You see, the secret to connecting and networking on Twitter is to harness the power of your tweets. All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.

On a side note, have you ever seen someone tweeting they can help you get thousands of followers fast on Twitter?
Or how they can help you fully automate your Twitter stream with push button marketing?
If so, run for the hills….

Here’s 3 reasons why your competitors are more successful on Twitter than you: Read the rest of this entry »

Harness the Power of Providing Value

Our true worth is determined by how much more we provide in value than we take in payment. When we effectively engage and build relationships by providing value and give people what they want, we will in turn get what we want. That’s one of the “secrets” to having success with your business on Twitter.

Nearly all successful business owners agree that to go from amateur to professional requires giving first. In this post, I’d like to share with you some of my simple yet very effective tips to be a pro at giving which can lead you to higher levels of success when you make them a part of your daily practice on Twitter.

Tips for Providing Value

Be the referral source by referring a persons business to other people. There is simply no better way to get someone to want to do something for you, than first doing something for them.

Be the connector by setting people up with others that have a common interest. The fun part is introducing them and setting up the relationship.

Be an information resource to a person by providing valuable information on hot topics that may be of interest to them.

Use the person’s first name when sending out tweets to help personalize the tweet. Example: I love your smile “Sue”, hope to tweet with you soon.

Retweet a person’s tweets to help promote what they are doing. This will give them an incentive to do the same for you. For example: RT @SkeeterHansen Watch out for these 4 common mistakes (link)

Participate in surveys or feedback when possible for the people you want to connect with.

Stay in touch with your followership and give them something of value in exchange for their time, attention and business. Example: Give out free bonuses, discount coupons, etc.

Come out and ask your followers
if there is anything you can do for them. Example Hi Joe, thanks for the tweet, what can I do to help you today?

Show your customers you value them by providing a prompt solution to their problem(s), this also lets you know what people want and need.

Providing value to your followers will help your credibility and build trust at the same time. The more value you give to people first, the more value people will give back to you. That’s the “secret”.

What ways are you providing value to your friends/followers?

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How to Make Your Blog Go Viral with Twitter

How to Make Your Blog Go Viral with Twitter feed

Here at TwitterWatchDog, we are always looking for different types of tools and applications to help you create a buzz around your personal and/or business website through the use of Twitter, and I think we may have come across a tool that can help you capitalize on just that. Read the rest of this entry »

7 Tips for Networking on Twitter

-by Al Ferretti and Skeeter Hansen

The secret to networking on Twitter is to harness the power of your tweets. All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.

With that being said networking on Twitter is all about three core values; engaging, building relationships and providing value in your tweets.

7 Tips for Networking on Twitter

1. Engaging: You will make more friends and attract more followers by becoming interested in other people versus trying to get other people interested in you. The key to engaging with others on Twitter is making the other person feel important. A great way to connect with someone new is to give them a compliment. There’s always something nice to say about someone.

2. Building Relationships: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. With Twitter, People can get to know, like, and trust you much faster and more efficiently than traditional means of marketing by focusing on one major step when building relationships, the follow-up.

3. The Fortune is in the follow-up. Many successful business owners have discovered when following up with people has made all the difference to their business. If you don’t follow-up with people, your competitors will.

4. Providing Value: Your true worth is determined by how much more you provide in value than you take in payment. When you effectively engage and build relationships by providing value and give people what they want you will gain new and repeat customers with Twitter.

5. Be the referral source: by referring a persons business to other people. There is simply no better way to get someone to want to do something for you, than first doing something for them

6 Connecting: Before you connect with someone go to their blog/website and do some basic research. Visit their about page and send a tweet with a positive comment about them or their business. Doing this will show them you took the time and are being thoughtful.

7. Tweetups:This is an excellent opportunity to meet with multiple people at one time in person. Meeting your friends and followers in a group setting will give you the option to share ideas and take your relationships to the next level.

Using these 7 tips for networking on twitter can generate beneficial results for your business fast and it can also be a lot of fun.

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