How to Use Twitter Effectively to Promote Your Products and Services With Social Networking

By | June 8, 2009

By Connie Ragen Green

I am asked regularly how to use Twitter, the social networking site, most effectively. Many people want to promote their products and services there, only to find that people will quickly unfollow when they do so. If this sounds like something that could be helpful in building your online business, read on to find the solution.

Twitter is a huge community of people from around the world. They have widely diverse interests and backgrounds. Some are there to discuss their businesses, while others just want to connect with people and make new friends. Finding a way to do business within your 140 character limit can be a real challenge.

I recommend treading lightly at first and watching what others are doing. Follow people who are obviously in business and see what they promote and how often they do it. Keep track of the number of followers they have over a seven day period. If you do this with at least 10 people on Twitter, you will have a more realistic view of what you can and cannot do.

A great source of training on writing and marketing ebooks is prolific writer Connie Ragen Green . Connie’s program Online Writing Success is a godsend to new writers and authors who want to make income from their work. She can be found on Twitter ConnieGreen and on her blog EBookWritingandMarketingSecrets .

The very best way to promote your products and services on Twitter is to join forces with a small group of people who are also interested in promoting. You can engage them in conversation and talk about each other’s businesses. Ask questions you already know the answer to, and have the other person do the same.

Once you have a group of people who are willing to cross promote with you, this will be the beginning of building a profit center for you on Twitter. Make sure you tweet about other things during the interim, but know that you can certainly promote what you are doing to build your own business.

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Connie Ragen Green has been online since 2005 and teaches people how to build their own online business in record time, offering free teleseminars weekly, as well as online courses in a workshop environment with webinars.

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