Without you live under the porch and only come out when the moon is high … or maybe you're one of those mushrooms that is kept in the dark and covered with shhhh … you have certainly heard about Twitter. The world's all a-twitter about Twitter … and for good reason.
If you thought MySpace and Facebook were hot … well reach over and grab hold of your Argyles my friend, cause this is going to blow your socks off!
Twitter.com continues to have phenomenal growth in popularity and importance. We're talking … in both the consumer and corporate worlds. No longer is Twitter just a way for friends to stay connected in real time, it has evolved into an important component of brand marketing and is an absolute genius way to brand yourself.
Twitter members increased 1,382 percent in one year, that bears repeating … yes I said One Thousand Three Hundred and Eighty Two Percent … from 475,000 members in February 2008 to 7 million in February 2009.
Folks, this thing is HOT! This rapid growth makes Twitter the fastest growing site in the Member Communities category for the month of February, 2009.
Now I admit that I came a little late to the Twitter party but the more I see it the more I see the potential to increase your marketing results by a similar percentage.
What's Twitter has to do with Internet Network Marketing.
"So Dave. I get it. Twitter is growing fast … so what's that have to do with Internet Network Marketing?"
Well my friend … the answer is everything or nothing. "Huh … what you talking bout Willis? You justave me two answers and they are 180 degrees opposed to each other."
I know … on the surface my answer does not make much sense so let me explain myself. Let's tackle the "Everything" answer first.
If you have not realized it yet, social networking is a great way to get traffic to your website and to build your list while doing it. It is also a good way to get your name out there on the electric internet and brand yourself.
Getting name recognition, website traffic and building your list means everything to your Internet Network Marketing business. If you do not understand the importance of building a list, you really do need to stay tuned to this blog. In future posts we will be covering how important a list is and all the different methods you can use to build it.
Now let me explain the "Nothing" answer. Social networking sites can be a boon to your Internet Marketing business … unless you go about it the wrong way.
If you try to market your business through Twitter the wrong way, not only will it not work for you but it may even be detrimental to your business.
Let me explain it this way.
Back when I was in high-school there were some, what I call silly jokes going around.
How do you know when an elephant has been in your refrigerator?
Answer; By the footprints in the cottage cheese.
But the one silly joke that is very apropos to the present topic is this one;
What does a 2,000 pound Canary sound like?
Answer; TWEET TWEET.
"Oh that's cute Dave but where are you going with the tweet, tweet stuff?"
Well I'm glad you asked cause I was about to tell you anyway. The point I am trying to make is that when using social networks for marketing purposes you should be very lazy. You can not jam your opportunity down everyone's throats post post post after post. There are plenty of marketers who are ignoring this rule. I'm talking page after page of the same guys pushing their product, opportunity or service until you want to scream bloody murder and tear your eyesball out.
I would be willing to bet that the results of the marketers who do that are much less than those who follow … the following rule of thumb;
The rule of thumb is that your posts should be strictly social 90 to 95 percent of the time. The key word is social. Best thing to do in your social posts is to offer valuable information from time to time.
For example, a helpful hint I recently tweeted was this; Here's a tool that has saved my bacon a number of times. If you already use RoboForm you know. If not..it's free http://tinyurl.com/dhykkj
Here it is in a nutshell … if folks get used to receiving social and helpful tweets from you, they will not be so related to occasionally receive a suggestion on a service, business opportunity or affiliate program.
So what I am saying is "DO NOT BE A 2,000 POUND CANARY!"
Be a little Tweety Bird, tweet, tweet, tweet.
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I have a lot more on the subject of Twitter but this is getting a little long winded so I'll save it for another article.
Until next time
Live the Dream,
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