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10 Secrets to Using Twitter to Attract More Followers and Get More Clients

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I do wonder at times if some Twitter users have any time to get any work done. Several of the more prolific ones that I follow swear they spend no more than 30 minutes a day on Twitter, but I really find that hard to believe. Many times it seems they are twittering just to say something, like “Good morning Twitterverse” when they begin their day, give more details than I want to know about what they had for lunch, what their children said to them, or when they take a nap.

I realize that this is part of the “like, know, and trust” process that enables people to get to know each other, but sometimes it’s simply too much information..LOL. I’m Twittering primarily to market my business. Consequently, I try and limit my personal twitters to no more than 2 per day. My clients, who create Twitter accounts for marketing, as well, tell me, “I’m signed up. Now what in the world do I Twitter about? How do I market my business with this tool?”

Here are 10 strategies that I use regularly to marketing my business and my expertise via Twitter. Remember, you have only 140 characters for your tweet (Twitter post).

1. How you’re helping clients. Talk about specific ways that your business helps clients and use their Twitter ID if you have their permission, i.e. “Just finished @clientname brainstorm great Internet marketing plan for 2009″ or “Finally finished setting up Quickbooks for local hardware store — now they can invoice their clients”

2. What you’re doing in your own business. This is a perfect time to tell others when you’re blogging, writing an article, creating your weekly ezine, recording your podcast, i.e. “Had great interview with Jane Smith today on speaking to grow your biz. Great ideas! Subscribe to podcast & listen here “

3. Useful tool or resource you’ve found. I run across these all the time in my daily activities, and Twitter is a perfect place to share,. i.e. “Found great new Firefox plug-in to monitor & check multiple Gmail accounts at same time at ” or “Read great blog post on working at home with kids under 5 at (URL here)”

4. Ask a question. Need some ideas or some quick brainstorming? Twitter is an ideal place to gather opinions, i.e. “Help! Desperately seeking new laser printer. Recommendations?” or “How do I find training organizations online?”

5. Conduct a survey. What do your Tweeps think about a particular issue? Ask them via Twitter, i.e. “Quick poll: Do you get more clients from Facebook or Twitter? Respond at (URL here)”

6. Report on live events. The latest Twitter trend seems to be tweeting what’s happening at conferences or workshops. In order for Twitter users to follow a particular event, it’s usually referred to by a name preceded by a # sign, as in #JVAlert, for example, to make it simpler for people who want to follow those posts. So, if you were at an event, you might tweet “#JVAlert John Smith speaking on affiliate programs. Just got great idea on training affiliate managers!” Just don’t get so wrapped up in tweeting that you ignore the content delivered in the conference!

7. Product or service launch. If you’re about to launch a new product or introduce a new product, let your Twitter followers know, i.e. “Pre-launch pricing for new DVD set about how baby boomers can start an online biz. Get $100 early bird discount at (URL here)”

8. Responding to others with advice or answers. The way to build professional relationships on Twitter is to help your tweeps. So, if someone asks a question, comments about something to which you have a response or an idea, or you want to ask a followup question, this is the perfect place to do so.

9. Acknowledging new followers. I’ve noticed a recent trend of acknowledging people who’ve decided to follow a Twitter user in the past day or so. I initially thought that others were doing this as a measure of popularity, but what I’ve come to realize that it’s actually helping out the new followers because it exposes their Twitter profiles to others who may have never heard of them and who might like to follow them. So, to thank your followers, you’d tweet, “Welcome new followers @twittername, @twittername, etc.”

10. Automate your tweets. Many of my tweets have been automated and connected to other things I do. TwitterFeed turns all of my blog posts into tweets. aWeber turns each ezine issue into a tweet. EzineArticles.com tweets my followers every time I publish an article through their service. Typically all that’s involved here is connecting the particular service to my Twitter account. Once all the services are connected, I get free and automated Twitter posts with no additional effort on my part.

Twitter can be a great time-waster or a wonderful way to market your business and leverage your expertise online. Follow these 10 strategies and you’ll begin to attract more followers and get more clients through social networking.

Online Business Manager and Online Business Coach Donna Gunter helps independent service professionals learn how to automate their businesses, leverage their expertise on the Internet, and get more clients online. To claim your FREE gift, TurboCharge Your Online Marketing Toolkit, visit her site at OnlineBizU.com. Follow Donna on Twitter.
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3 Most Used Techniques For Auto Responder Marketing

Auto responders have become a major tool in online marketing, and marketing in general. The Internet offers many means of affordable marketing with auto responders. Here are a three of the most used ways to utilize an auto responder.

DIRECTORY
Some webmasters set up link or article directories on their sites. They create a directory on a specific industry topic, placing their own ad or banner along the top. Then they invite others to add their website links via a link exchange program, listing themselves in your directory, or they invite articles to be submitted that include a resource box at the bottom of each with a link to the author’s website. This results in increased traffic as sites link up across the World Wide Web. Enter “link exchange software” or “article directory software” into a favorite search engine for help with each. When it comes to an auto responder, the marketer creates a series of emails describing the benefits of listing a link or article on their site. They usually provide other links related to the specific topic, but all of it is focused on acquiring links or articles for the site.

TEACH A COURSE
Some marketers write up a simple step-by-step instructional class in their area of expertise. Then they break it up into smaller portions or messages and set them up in an auto responder as email messages, including short ads within each message to invite sales & website visits. Then they invite website visitors to sign up through on online form or email subscription address offered through the auto responder service. As people sign up, they will learn more about the products and services through the teaching series.

INFORMATION REQUEST FOLLOW-UP
The third most used technique for auto responders is sales follow up. Ever wondered how a company followed up with you after a webinar so quick? They probably used an auto responder. Using this example, the company would then send you an email the next day to with more information you may want. The following week, they will send another email to “touch base” with you and follow up. This email usually invites you to visit the website or even contact the sales department. At this point, the company may continue to follow up or start sending emails about other products or webinars. Each company is unique, and their auto responder program will be unique as well.

These three methods of using auto responders are only a few of the ways you can use an auto responder. There are many other ways to use them, and the opportunity is endless. For an excellent auto responder service that is very affordable (as low as $19 a month) try aweber.com. Aweber has been very useful to me, and they offer a great deal of service and support.

Nate Stockard is the owner of Stockard & Associates, Inc, a marketing and design firm in Houston, TX specializing in small business solutions. He is also the author of The Market Seedling, an informative source of information, articles, tips, and advice for small business owners and marketers.
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Autoresponder & Landing Page

The very first steps of any online marketer’s/businesses careers should be to get an AUTORESPONDER service and a LANDING page. We’ll cover the two subjects in more details below.

AUTORESPONDER

What?
An Autoresponder is an automatic mail machine, i.e. it sends out predefined mails, in the intervals you define, to a set of recipients.

Example: You have a mailing list of 100 recipients. You have 20 written mails you like to send your recipients, starting with mail 1 now, mail 2 in 2 days, mail 3 in 10 days, mail 4 in 11 days etc etc..

Why?
The reasons for having an autoresponder service are many, but we just list the most important ones;

- You build your OWN list of leads. Many programs have autoressponders built in them, but if they close or for any reason vanish, ALL your leads will vanish as well. You have probably heard the phrase “The money is in your list”, and that is absolutely true. Just imagine to build a list of many thousands leads/buyers, just to lose them because a company shut down. Don’t let that happen, set up your autoresponder service and protect your “gold”.

- You save a lot of time. This is AUTOMATIC and as soon a lead/person subscribe to your list, the predefined mails are being sent out in the frequency you have defined. Works like a clock.

- You can send new mails to your list whenever you want. There are no restrictions and if you have valuable information to give your list, just write the mail and send it.


How much does it cost?

Well, there are different services out there, but we recommend Aweber. The is by far the most reputable service out there, and it’s used by thousands of online marketers and businesses. The cost is $19.00 a month (you can also subscribe to a more advanced service at Aweber, but this is more than good enough), and it’s worth every penny. Include that in your cost budget.

This a a fantastic tool and a MUST have for any networker, internet marketer, and online business.


LANDING PAGE

What?
Simply put, this is just a form on a website where a person leaves his/her contact details, i.e. name, email address and maybe telephone number.

Why?
All online businesses should have a place where people can leave their contact information in order to receive more information. This is the easiest way to get people to ask for more information, and the percentage doing this instead of writing an email is MUCH higher. The higher percentage you get, the more leads you get and finally the more sales you get.

How much does it cost?
This is free as you just have a form on your webpage, but if you find it difficult you can use some tools or websitebuilders that take you through this step by step.


CONNECT THE LANDING PAGE WITH THE AUTORESPONDER

This is done very easily, and by adding a code to your or your company’s webpage the connection is made. The subject is thoroughly described at Aweber. By connecting the two, the contact information a person leaves on your landing page is automatically added to your autoresponder mailing list.

To your online success
Tom Hammerborg
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Tom Hammerborg is a passionate Internet marketer and specializes in affiliate marketing, health and personal development. He is also the founder of QualityNetworkers.com
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