The purpose of this article will be to teach you about Twitter. The following will describe what steps to take in setting up your account so you too can get your Tweet on.
How to Set Up A Twitter Profile
Go to http://twitter.com and set up an account. This is quite easy. The prompts will guide you through the necessary processes. The main two things to fill in will be your username and password. Most of the other options can be left for later if you choose.
If you choose to continue in filling out your account you can enter a bio, telling the Twitter community about yourself.
If you have a website or sites you can also list them.
And there is also the option of putting in keywords that you feel may be helpful in people being able to find you.
How to Customize Your Twitter Profile
There are numerous ways to "trick out" your Twitter profile.
For example, when you log in to your account you can go to Settings and there you will find premade Twitter templates that you can choose from if you do not want to use the standard default one.
The selection is pretty limited; however you do have the option of uploading your own background. You can find a wide array of backgrounds to choose from at FreeCodeSource.com.
Regardless of whether you choose one from Twitter or elsewhere, once you have made your selection click "Save Changes" and presto, it's done.
You can also change your Picture image. Simply click the Picture tab, then click Browse, choose the photo of your choice, maximum size 700k, JPG, GIF, or PNG format. Nudity is not allowed, and if you choose an image, it must be a non-copyrighted one. Most people just use an image of themselves.
There are numerous ways you can alter or spruce up your Twitter page and profile. Take the time to browse around the site and learn all you can. And, from time to time, there are new options added by the site itself.
How to Find Followers
Now, this is one of the best parts of Twitter, and one that you should really have fun doing. However, the way you go about it depends on what your objectives are. Are you trying to promote a business? Find people with similar interest? Trying to make friends? It all depends. For purposes of this article, we will focus on using it as a business tool.
Often people are searching for certain services on Twitter. Say for example you are a ghostwriter. Set up a page relating to ghostwriting. You want to use the right keywords in the page title.
You could get followers from other service providers. How? By simply following them and getting to interact with them, in the event they have overflow work, and it happens more often than you think, they may very well send their follower(s) your way.
There may even be other service providers who require the skills you can provide.
People may even stumble across your service or product. Twitterers often like to follow like-minded individuals. They may come across something on your page or profile which reminds them of a need for that kind of service or product.
Do not underestimate the power of word-of-mouth. If someone has used your product or service in the past they very well may mention it on Twitter. But, a warning here. If their experience was a bad one, look out. However, if you are conducting your business right and taking care of your customers, you should be okay.
So, there you have it. Hopefully this article proves to be useful in your entrance into the wonderful world of Twitter. However, nothing beats hands-on experience. So dive on in and get your Tweet on.