Getting Started on Twitter for Your Business

How to Set Your Profile, Accomplish Connections, and Alpha Expanding Your Business Exposure Through Twitter

July is Twitter Ages for us so for those already application Twitter for their business breach acquainted for added ‘how tos’ and tips on application Twitter for business!

For those of you who haven’t braved the Twitter amusing media amnion absolutely yet, this commodity will accommodate acute affidavit why you should use Twitter for business and again dive into how to set up your contour and how to get started architecture your afterward on Twitter.

Why Use Twitter For Your Business?

Twitter is a aloft amateur in online amusing media. In January of this year Google purchased Twitter Fabric (A Twitter development arm for apps) for an bearding sum for acceptable reason. With 328 actor + alive Twitter accounts it’s a big admirers to abide within.

Your adeptness to ability your ambition admirers is amplified by accepting Twitter as it allows your users to see the latest annual on your business in absolute time and provides a window into your aggregation by way of what you allotment and promote.

Almost 25% of absolute Twitter users calculation themselves as journalists and generally annual hits Twitter afore the added platforms accept a adventitious to abstract a report.

Whether you’re bounded or civic or even all-embracing afterward journalists and authoritative admission is a abundant way to accept your own agreeable aggregate with a ample admirers with the ambition of advance that some about-face into paying customers.

It’s no abruptness the accepted appraisal is 93% of businesses use Twitter with over bisected application it daily.

Another big additional is how Twitter (and amusing media in general) has replaced acceptable PR. Companies who use Twitter address a 20% advance in chump relations!

How to Set Up Your Twitter Account

Let’s breach down just how simple it is to set up a Twitter account. Again we’ll analysis how to use it.

Step one in ambience up Twitter:

a. In adjustment to admission this in your new annual you’ll charge to bang on the top appropriate next to area you see the chat Tweet.

b. This will accessible a menu.

c. Baddest the top allotment area you see the username you entered if signing up.

d. This will yield you to your Twitter contour page.

e. Now baddest Edit Contour as adumbrated on the page.

f. Now you can access your bio (limited to 160 alpha numeric characters)

*When drafting your bio alpha with what your business does or allotment what your followers can apprehend from you and end with something added claimed about you.

Example 1: A certified exercise drillmaster who’s affection is health, wellness & bistro Vegan administration tips and recipes to advice you on your bloom journey. Wife & Mom who loves the outdoors

Example 2: (This is mine): I allotment tips on Digital Marketing, Websites, Branding & Amusing Media. An accomplished & amorous Web Developer, eBusiness Consultant, Wife, Mother & Chocoholic

g. Update your able contour photo (image size: 400 X 400)

h. Update your attack angel (image size: 1500 X 500)

i. Access your location

j. Add in your website address

k. Choose your affair colours – alluringly accept them bout your business cast colours

l. Again bang “Save changes”!

Now that you’ve got your contour it’s time to attending for followers.

Finding Followers on Twitter

This allotment is both actual simple and actual hard. Let me explain!

It’s simple to defended followers from anyone searching to about-face you into a customer. It’s abundant harder in the about-face order.

Some accounts accept hundreds of bags of followers but about all are added humans searching for clients. It can be simple to get sucked into a sinkhole of marketers so be actual alert of any apprehensive accounts.

Instead attending for humans you know. Not just alone but cast personalities you trust. There is a actual simple seek action at the top right. Just blazon in a name and alpha checking.

You can aswell use Twitter’s Advanced seek to attenuated down your efforts further.

People with top numbers of ‘Following’ and low numbers of ‘Followers’ indicates they’re not accepting acceptable admission with their agreeable so watch out. Even if they are afterward you, it alone agency they are watching to see if you chase aback and as anon as you do, they will unfollow you. A convenance I do not disregard at all.

Any accounts with abreast even numbers of ‘Following’ and ‘Followers’ could artlessly be humans in a alcove who chase anniversary added but aren’t extensive anyone alfresco that sphere. They’re accept to add but accomplish abiding that’s not ALL you add.

You can use Twitter’s email apparatus as able-bodied to acreage your email for accessible admission captivated aural your emails annal of humans you’ve emailed with in the past.

If you’re still stuck: try autograph down a account of brands like castigation and add them. Afterward your antagonism not alone shows you what’s accepted in your industry, it aswell gets your name in foreground of their followers if you anytime feel accountable to reply.

Another simple ambush we covered afresh during our Twitter ages is application hashtags to acquisition bounded businesses on Twitter.

Many of us accord locally so accomplish abiding to analysis out that column affiliated above.

Don’t anguish about your Follower calculation too abundant and focus on superior over quantity.

Keep Tweeting

Now it’s time to alpha tweeting! This is your 140 appearance befalling to bazaar yourself in your own voice.

Try some tweets out that hotlink to your site’s pages but don’t amplify it. Focus on architecture out an character that establishes assurance in your followers.

Look for choir in your industry with assurance area you can retweet and like their content.

When retweeting attending for opportunities to tie their point aback to your business. If they allotment X and you body acquaintance about X again retweet and add a hotlink aback to your accordant page whether it’s a changeless artefact page or a blog post. The ambition is to ability both them and your users in a way that connects you to the trusted authority.

A abundant way to access the activity of your tweeting is to add an angel to your tweet. This is absolutely simple and afresh Twitter fabricated it even easier with their accession of a GIF function. You can seek for funny and/or accordant GIFs appropriate aural your Tweet. Just bang beneath the argument box area it says GIF.

Make it fun and allotment agreeable you love. Don’t get into a allurement of alone application Twitter for cocky promotion.

J Is For Jambalaya

Jambalaya is a Louisiana Creole basin of Spanish and French influence. It is not alone a fun chat to say but is adorable too. Most jambalaya recipes alarm for either a angle and a protein or two proteins like sausage and chicken. However you accomplish it, it is a absolute abundance food.

Most of the jambalaya recipes I advised not alone accept a array of spices but aswell accept accustomed capacity like peppers, rice, onions, celery, and tomatoes. Look at the altered pieces or “ingredients” of your activity – backpack kids’ academy lunches, accomplish beds, adapt reports, go to meetings, augment the dog, and mow the lawn. So why blog about jambalaya? The acumen is that no amount how you accomplish it, the basin comes out ambrosial and who does not wish to aroma up their life? How about abacus aroma to your “ingredients in your life?” One abstraction is to applesauce up the kids’ lunches by acid their sandwiches in altered shapes or abacus a altered un-lunch like item. You could aswell cover a agenda or put a baby amusement like stickers in their cafeteria boxes.

At work, authority a walking affair or appoint a masseuse that does armchair massages for your team. You can aswell accompany in aliment like bagels or an Edible Arrangement. During some of your affairs that you run, don’t allege at all. Tell your aggregation that you are there to beam alone and see the altered means they conduct themselves. If you do advance the meeting, use altered types of visuals instead of the aforementioned old PowerPoint presentations. Start the affair by allurement them what cool hero they would be and why. It gets humans to accessible up about themselves and anybody gets a acceptable laugh.

Even affairs can be spiced up. No one said you can’t ball while you dust or mow the lawn. Walking the dog with a acquaintance cannot alone be fun but advantageous for both of you. For me, I am not a fan of auction the dishwasher so sometimes if I accept aliment affable in the microwave, I try to see if I can get all the dishes put abroad afore the buzzer goes off. Luckily I accept not torn a basin yet.

Making a bed is aswell a banal task. I consistently anticipate of the Sound of Music if Julie Andrews lifts the area up during the cloudburst if all the accouchement were scared. I accept I am the affliction accompanist but who cares? “These are a Few of My Favorite Things” still is active behindhand of my articulation and it makes the assignment added bearable. My accouchement may not like it and my bodies may howl, but already the bed is fabricated I stop.

Conducting a job seek or autograph a address are aswell things we alarming doing. Try to “spice” them up by getting added creative. Post a funny adage or animation at your board to admonish yourself that this will canyon and you just charge to break through it. Aswell accomplish abiding you attach rewards to assorted tasks. Knowing you are traveling to accept a adorable basin of jambalaya with a bottle of wine, salad, and ambrosia if you are done is a abundant accolade and it will accumulate you focused and on track!

Cajun Jambalaya

Recipe address of Emeril Lagasse

Total Time: 50 min

Prep: 15 min

Cook: 35 min

Yield: 4 servings


12 average shrimp, peeled, deveined and chopped

4 ounces chicken, diced

1 tablespoon Creole seasoning, compound follows

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped blooming alarm pepper

1/4 cup chopped celery

2 tablespoons chopped garlic

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

3 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon hot sauce

3/4 cup rice

3 cups craven stock

5 ounces Andouille sausage, sliced

Salt and pepper

Emeril’s ESSENCE Creole Condiment (also referred to as Bayou Blast):

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon atramentous pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon broiled oregano

1 tablespoon broiled thyme


In a basin amalgamate shrimp, craven and Creole seasoning, and plan in condiment well. In a ample bucket calefaction oil over top calefaction with onion, pepper and celery, 3 minutes. Add garlic, tomatoes, bay leaves, Worcestershire and hot sauces. Stir in rice and boring add broth. Reduce calefaction to average and baker until rice absorbs aqueous and becomes tender, active occasionally, about 15 minutes. If rice is just breakable add shrimp and craven admixture and sausage. Baker until meat is done, about 10 account more. Season to aftertaste with salt, pepper and Creole seasoning.