Twitter Mastery

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Introducing twitter
Getting started on twitter
Forming twitter goals
Finding friends on twitter
Twitter communities
Secrets to getting more followers on twitter
Learn to weed your follower list
Learning to Tweet
Exciting ways to find time to Tweet
Learning tweet terms
Everything you need to know about Retweeting
Benefits of Retweeting
Tweet like a Pro
Rss Feeds
8 types of Tweeps to avoid
Monetizing Twitter
Earning money on twitter
Building your business on twitter

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Twitter Mastery

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  2. 2. DISCLAIMER AND TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT: The information presented herein represents the view of the author as of the date of publication. Because of the rate with which conditions change, the author reserves the right to alter and update his opinion based on the new conditions. The report is for informational purposes only. While every attempt has been made to verify the information provided in this report, neither the author nor his affiliates/partners assume any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies or omissions. Any slights of people or organizations are unintentional. If advice concerning legal or related matters is needed, the services of a fully qualified professional should be sought. This report is not intended for use as a source of legal or accounting advice. You should be aware of any laws which govern business transactions or other business practices in your country and state. Any reference to any person or business whether living or dead is purely coincidental. This is a FREE Report! Please pass it on to your friends! You may distribute this book as long as you do so as-is, without changes. It must contain the information about the author, and the links must remain intact. Use this book… * As a freebie to your website visitors. * As a giveaway to entice newsletter subscribers * As part of bonus for your products or services Click Here To Brand This Report With Your Affiliate Ids! Click Here To Visit Our Website 2 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  3. 3. Table Of Contents Achieving the Ultimate Twitter Experience – How to Get Rich on Twitter .............................................. 5 Introducing Twitter .............................................................................................................................. 5 Who uses Twitter? .............................................................................................................................. 6 Getting Started On Twitter .................................................................................................................. 6 Register on Twitter.............................................................................................................................. 6 Create an Interesting Bio .................................................................................................................... 7 Update Your Profile ............................................................................................................................ 7 Spread the News ................................................................................................................................ 8 Get Connected to Your Mobile and IM ............................................................................................... 9 Forming Twitter Goals........................................................................................................................... 10 Why People Join Twitter ................................................................................................................... 10 Why You Need Goals ....................................................................................................................... 11 Maintain the Spirit of Fun.................................................................................................................. 11 Finding Friends on Twitter..................................................................................................................... 12 Twellow and JustTweetIt .................................................................................................................. 12 Twitter Search................................................................................................................................... 12 Joining Communities on Twitter........................................................................................................ 14 Some Interesting Twitter Communities............................................................................................. 14 3 Secrets to Getting More Followers on Twitter.................................................................................... 15 Weeding Your Follower List.............................................................................................................. 16 Twitter Karma.................................................................................................................................... 16 Learning to Tweet ................................................................................................................................. 19 A Bit of Twitiquette ............................................................................................................................ 19 What Do Twitter Users Tweet About? .............................................................................................. 19 6 Exciting Ways to Find Time to Tweet ............................................................................................ 21 Learning Tweet Terms...................................................................................................................... 23 Everything You Need to Know about Retweeting ................................................................................. 26 3 Simple Steps to Successful Retweeting ........................................................................................ 26 3 Benefits of Retweeting................................................................................................................... 27 How to Use Twitter Tools – Tweet Like a Pro....................................................................................... 29 Subscribing to Twitter RSS Feed .......................................................................................................... 34 Twitter’s RSS Feed ........................................................................................................................... 34 Public Twitter Pages ......................................................................................................................... 35 8 Categories of Tweeps You Must Avoid.............................................................................................. 36 How to Monetize Twitter........................................................................................................................ 40 Ads – The Key To Riches ................................................................................................................. 40 3 Secrets to Successful Twitter Advertising.......................................................................................... 41 A Word of Warning ........................................................................................................................... 46 4 Great Ways to Build Your Business on Twitter .................................................................................. 47 2 Golden Rules for Affiliate Marketers .................................................................................................. 50 Get People to Pay for Your Tweets! ..................................................................................................... 51 3 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
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  5. 5. Achieving the Ultimate Twitter Experience – How to Get Rich on Twitter Most people who register on social networking sites such as Twitter make complete fools of themselves. In other words, they waste their time. The sight of people wasting their time and opportunities at Twitter is as sad as the sight of a new driver wrecking his/her brand new car or a violinist who plays badly because he/she cannot distinguish between sharps and flats. Watching some people using Twitter in the wrong way is a painful experience. The primary purpose of a social networking site is to establish new connections and build new relationships. However, people who lack the required social skills create a false impression of themselves on Twitter. And much to their sorrow, they will never be able to undo the damage. The purpose of this report is to teach you make the best use of Twitter right from the moment you register. What you get out of Twitter depends entirely on how you use it. With the help of this report, you will be able not only to have a rich Twitter experience, but also to earn money from your tweets or Twitter messages. Introducing Twitter According to Wikipedia, “Twitter is a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.” A popular Twitter user says that you can use this online service to send brief messages to your Twitter friends or “followers” as they are called on Twitter. You can also choose the Twitter users you would like to follow and read all their tweets from one page. 5 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  6. 6. Who uses Twitter? Anybody can use Twitter! All you need is a valid Twitter account. Once you register on Twitter, you will discover that it is not only interesting, but also immensely practical and useful. Friends and communities use Twitter to send messages to one another and keep in touch. Twitter is just as popular among small groups of school friends, family members, and colleagues as it is among large communities. Do you want all your buddies to know that you have arranged a pub meeting this evening? Just tweet on Twitter! In fact, the concept of Twitter is similar to that of Dodge Ball although using Twitter is absurdly simpler. Getting Started On Twitter When you first register on Twitter and enter the exciting world of Twitter, you will naturally feel overwhelmed by the endless threads of tiny marketing campaigns and dialogues. But, as the days pass, you will not only enjoy Twitter, but also get addicted to it. Register on Twitter Twitter is absolutely free to join. You simply have to visit Twitter.com and open an account. If you are serious about your Twitter account, you had better use your real name and upload a genuine photograph of yourself. This will lend an atmosphere of authenticity to your profile page and followers will tend to trust you more. Moreover, your friends will find it difficult to identify you if you use a nickname and this defeats the very purpose of joining Twitter. 6 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  7. 7. Create an Interesting Bio If you want a large list of followers, you must create an interesting and eye-catching bio. Be honest when you create a bio; state exciting, but true facts about yourself. Here is a good example to help you out: “I am an avid hiker who is passionate about the outdoor world. Simultaneously, I am an Internet marketer, an affiliate marketer, and a teacher who is fond of social media.” Beginning your bio with the words “I am…” is a great idea. These magic words never fail to capture the attention of the person who is viewing your profile page and reading your bio. Update Your Profile 7 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  8. 8. Other Twitter users usually have a look at your profile before deciding to become your followers. So, pay special attention to your Twitter profile page. You must update your profile page regularly; otherwise, other Twitter users might feel that you are a spammer. Your profile page is the right place to communicate your likes, interests, tastes, and preferences to other Twitter users. People will decide to follow you on the basis of the information you choose to share about yourself. Don’t forget to add the address of your blog or website to your profile page. Remember that the http:// is very important. Spread the News 8 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  9. 9. As soon as you have created your Twitter account, inform your friends about it. The best way to do this is to send them your Twitter page address. As soon as you register on Twitter, you will get a personal page. The address of your personal page is http://twitter.com/username. For example, if your username is carcrasher, your Twitter page address will be http://twitter.co./carcrasher. You can check out my Twitter page at http://twitter.com/amitjalan1 Get Connected to Your Mobile and IM If you want to get the best out of Twitter, you must connect your Twitter profile to your IM and your mobile phone. Since all tweets are only 140 characters long, they can easily be dispatched as short text messages. Want to know more about connecting Twitter to your mobile phone? Check out Pockettweets, the ultimate for Twitter mobiles. 9 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  10. 10. Forming Twitter Goals You have now created a brand new Twitter profile page and invited your friends to check it out. Before tweeting on Twitter and working on your list of followers, you must ponder over your Twitter goals. Ask yourself what it is you would like to achieve on Twitter. Why People Join Twitter People join Twitter for a variety of reasons. You will be surprised to know the reasons for which people tweet on Twitter. The list of Twitter goals can be endless, and each Twitter user will have his/her own reasons for joining Twitter. Here is a list of possible goals:  Create a market for your products.  Get recognized as an expert in a particular niche.  Stay in touch with old friends.  Drive a steady stream of targeted traffic to your squeeze pages.  Send more people to read your blog posts.  Meet your significant other.  Make friends who share your interests for a particular hobby or activity.  Share project details with your colleagues.  Improve your social life. What are your goals? Think over it a bit and create a list of reasons you might have for joining Twitter. After making your list of goals, identify a primary goal and a secondary goal. 10 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  11. 11. Why You Need Goals Goals help you make the optimum use of Twitter. Once you know why you are joining Twitter, you will be able to known exactly how to use it. Goals help you determine the subject matter of your tweets, the type of people to follow or accept as followers, the type of keywords to keep track of, how to promote yourself and your products, how to converse with others, the Twitter tools that will best serve your purpose, and how often you must tweet. Maintain the Spirit of Fun Don’t get too serious about setting Twitter goals! You don’t have to write down your goals. Twitter does not set strict rules for its users. Twitter is just an online tool for fun and frolic; accordingly, it permits you to express yourself in myriad ways. However, if you want Twitter to serve a particular purpose for you, you ought to be clear about it. In other words, if you want to achieve a particular goal on Twitter, you must know exactly what you want and how to set about achieving it. Simultaneously, you don’t have to crack your skull over it. When I set my goals for using Twitter, I was able to transform Twitter into a tool not only to have fun, but also to build my business. 11 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  12. 12. Finding Friends on Twitter Twitter allows you to make find friends in any number of ways. First, you can inform your friends, family members, and colleagues that you are on Twitter and request them to join you there. You can also add your Twitter page link to your email signature, enabling the recipients of your emails to find and join you on Twitter. Alternatively, you can search through the endless list of Twitter users to find people who share your interests and become friends with them. Twitter also presents tools that will help you find and follow other Twitter users. Twellow and JustTweetIt Twellow and JustTweetIt are sites that can introduce you to other Twitter users who share your interests and goals. Look up their profiles and study the ways in which they use Twitter. Before you decide to follow them, study their blogs and read their bios. Follow them only if they share similar interests with you. You will be wasting your time if you follow people who are interested in a niche that has nothing to do with you. Twitter Search 12 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  13. 13. Twitter Search is another great way to find like-minded people. Twitter Search is Twitter’s special search engine that is not only easy to use, but also gives great results. Use it to find profiles that might interest you. Once you decide to follow another Twitter user, you will gain access to the network of Twitter users they are following. You will find that it is humanly impossible to read every tweet that is posted on Twitter. But you can glance through them and browse various profiles to find something that interests you. Check the tweets every now and then for a message that might be related to your niche or interests. Don’t be in a hurry to build your network. Following other Twitter users means opening yourself up to the rest of the Twitter community. When you follow other Twitter users, you make it easy for them to find you. Therefore, follow only those who might be of some use to you. 13 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  14. 14. Joining Communities on Twitter Join communities on Twitter only if it helps you achieve your Twitter goals. Take your time to join a community. You don’t need to join a community just because you are following the people in it and reading their tweets. Observe the members of the community for as long as you like and join them only when you are ready to. Remember that the Twitter community you wish to join or create should help you achieve your Twitter goals. I wanted to start a community for fun and interaction and for keep abreast of all the recent trends in social media. Want to find some excellent communities? Visit twitter.pbwiki.com Some Interesting Twitter Communities Twitterpated: This community was established by Vincent Wright, an A+ networker for networkers who wanted to talk about networking Tweeple: Dedicated to Twitter, this LinkedIn group has around 1,600 members. Birdhouse: Tweetcrunch, a weblog on microblogging and Twitter news, runs this new Ning community, which has only 15 members. This community is for Twitter users and developers who are passionate about microblogging to share new applications, suggestions, and ideas, and to interact with other Twitter users. Twubs: This unique community enables users to find groups by using Twitter hash tags. After joining a few groups, users can use Twubs to access tweets, videos, and twitpics without using any external links. Twubs can be personalized with content from Vimeo, YouTube, or Twitter; they can also be given descriptions and logos. 14 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  15. 15. 3 Secrets to Getting More Followers on Twitter Here are a couple of open secrets to getting more Twitter users to follow you. Follow these simple tips if you want a large list of followers in no time. 1. Spread Word about Twitter If you want more people to find you on Twitter, you must talk about Twitter outside Twitter. The only way to get more people to follow you on Twitter is to tell more and more people that you are on Twitter. How do you do this? You can spread the news that you are on Twitter by word of mouth. Alternatively, you can spread the news by attaching your Twitter address to your email signature, your business cards, your online profiles, and so on. Adding a Twitter RSS feed to your blog or webpage also helps. 2. Tweet a Lot Tweet as much as possible! Make your presence felt! Ask questions and answer them. Participate in conversations about topics that you find interesting. Thank other Twitter users when they share something that is useful to you. Respond to witty tweets made by other Twitter users. Say hello to new Twitter users. 3. Be Friendly Initially, you might feel that you are a stranger on Twitter, but you are not one. Stop feeling and acting like a stranger, and greet other Twitter users as if you knew them all your life. Greet them in the mornings, evenings, afternoons, and on the weekends. 15 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  16. 16. Even if you have joined Twitter to improve your business, refrain from being too businesslike. Give a bit of yourself in your tweets; show interest in the lives and interests of other Twitter users. Twitter is a place for fun; so have plenty of fun. This online service is synonymous with dialogue, social currency, information, and chat. It has a strong role to play in the significant business conversation that affects everybody’s life. No wonder Twitter is swiftly becoming more and more popular. Weeding Your Follower List New Twitter users are allowed to follow only 2,000 people. The idea is to get 2,000 people to follow them. This is Twitter’s way of preventing spammers from making their unwanted presence felt on Twitter. When you first register on Twitter, you will find plenty of followers. You will have exhausted your limits within a week. You cannot get more followers because you have already exhausted your limits by following 2000 Twitter users. In such a case, what can you do? Study your following and follower lists carefully, and you will discover that not all the people you are following are following you back. In such a case, you have two options—remove the person from your following list or respond to the person’s tweets with the hope that the person would notice you and start following you. You will find that weeding your follower list manually is a tedious process. Twitter has some excellent tools that will help you do this job effectively. Twitter Karma This excellent Twitter app will allow you to identify the users you are following along with the ones who are following you. You can easily make out which of the Twitter 16 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  17. 17. users you are following are not following you. The home page of Twitter Karma enables you to unfollow all those who are not following you with one click of the mouse. Visit http://dossy.org/twitter/karma/ This app, however, is too slow and need two full minutes to process your Twitter details and to give you the information you require. If you want something faster, you could check out applications such as TwitIn.com, www.mytweeple.com, or Socialtoo.com. Top Secret to Getting More Followers Here is what top Twitter users do to get a large list of followers. First, follow your limited number of 2,000 people. Now, wait for about a week to see if they follow you back. Of these 2,000, at least 200 should follow you back. After that, it is time to weed your following list using the above-mentioned applications. Now, you might want to retain some people who are not following you back simply because their tweets are of great value to you. For example, Frank Kern follows only a handful of Twitter users, but has a large list of 13,816 Twitter users following him. This is because Frank Kern is a top-grade Internet marketer who has something of great value to give to his followers. They don’t mind him not following them in return. When you weed your following list of unresponsive Twitter users, you will have cleared a lot of Twitter space. Now is the time to follow some more people who share the same interests as you. Retain them if they follow you back or have something of value to offer. Weed them off your list if they are of no use to you. This simple method of following and weeding will help you get a list of 500 or more followers in just 2 weeks. Continue the process of weeding and following till you have all the followers that you desire. 17 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
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  19. 19. Learning to Tweet So, what is a tweet? If you are on Twitter, you ought to tweet. A "tweet" is a Twitter message that can be sent from your mobile phone, the web page, and the Instant Messenger (IM). As soon as you post a tweet, it becomes visible on the Twitter pages and mobile phones of your followers. A Bit of Twitiquette Twitter gives you ample freedom to express yourself as you wish. However, you will have a better Twitter experience if you follow certain unwritten and written Twitter rules. I would like to call this “Twitiquette.” Newcomers, of course, are forgiven if they make a social gaffe or two every now and then. After all, they are feeling their way around the site and don't really know many things about Twitter and tweeting. When I first registered at Twitter, I found myself guilty of making some such gaffes myself; and Twitter users were gracious enough to forgive me for them. What Do Twitter Users Tweet About? What should you tweet about? Twitter doesn't have strict rules of what you should say or shouldn’t. Most tweets are parts of long conversation threads or announcements. To enjoy the ultimate Twitter experience, you must learn to strike a balance between the two. Here is a list of things you can tweet about:  Private reflections and thoughts about your products, which will lead to development of trust and informative conversational threads 19 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  20. 20.  Event announcements, which might give you a chance to meet your followers in person  Contests, such as trivia questions, with a prize attached, which arouse plenty of interest in your tweets  Responses to other tweets, which express your interest in what others have to say.  Direct responses, which don't appear on the public timeline, but enhance the bond of trust, friendship, and understanding between two Twitter users  Recent Blog Posts: Ideally, you should make one such tweet per day. This helps you promote your own blog. At the same time, remember to promote interesting, informative, and entertaining posts from other Twitter users.  Important announcements  Overheard (OH): These are interesting snippets of conversation that you usually overhear at the workplace or at home. These tweets are meant to enlarge the spirit of fun in the Twitter atmosphere.  Fun Internet Games (Rickrolls): When you post fun stuff like this, you prove that you are fun to hang around with. Other Twitter users will try to mimic you and post similar tweets. Enrich your Twitter experience by splashing Internet memes around the Twitter atmosphere.  Quotes and Lyrics: Lyrics, especially funny and thought-provoking ones, bring a smile to the faces of the readers. Some of them might even give rise to questions that might, in turn, give rise to interesting threads of conversation. Such Twitter activity is greatly appreciated on Twitter. 20 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  21. 21.  Links to video clipping, photographs, podcasts, interviews, articles, blogs, websites, and so on, which give other Twitter users a better picture of what you are  Shout out and make Twitter users feel great Tweets are private; only your followers can read and respond to them. If you want to make your tweets public, you can do so by providing your Twitter identity. Interested parties can even subscribe to your tweets. You will find a wide range of tweets on Twitter. Some of them make Twitter users erupt in laughter; some of them lead to a lot of reflection; and some lead to exciting and long threads of conversation. Twitter is a site for fun and interaction. The purpose of tweeting is to strike up conversations, network, and build relationships. So, share whatever you have and enjoy tweeting! 6 Exciting Ways to Find Time to Tweet How do busy people find the time to tweet? Needless to say, tweeting requires plenty of attention. Twitter can take up large chunks of your precious time. If you study the standard web application of Twitter, you will notice that the latest 20 tweets are displayed. The older ones are lost to you unless you take the take to search for them. This means that you must be alert enough to catch the tweets and respond to them as they arrive. How do you find the time for this? This is what smart Twitter users do to keep abreast with the latest tweets, and you can follow the same methods too. 1. Install a Twitter Client 21 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  22. 22. If you are using Mac, you can use a Growl, an online notifying app, with your Twitter client. If you have Windows, you can try clients such as Snitter, TweetDeck, twhirl.org, and Twitterific. 2. Automate Twitter Twitter can be automated with cool apps such as Tweetlater, which permits you to send welcome tweets to new users, follow people, update your profile, schedule tweets, and so on. 3. Be Alert You must know what other followers are saying about you and your tweets. In such a case, your responses are of utmost importance. A search engine called Tweetscan can help you keep track of keywords and watch the tweets of other Twitter users. The results can even be plugged into RSS feeds. If you have a blog or a website, installing a Twitter widget is of great help. 4. Twitter and Facebook You can connect your Twitter and your Facebook profile pages. When you do this, you can update your profile is one place so that it appears on several places. You can check out the details on how to do this at: http://explore.twitter.com 5. Keep Abreast of Twitter Developments Maintain a list of the latest developments on Twitter. Everyday Twitter updates itself and adds new tools, of which some are very useful to busy Twitter users. 6. Get Tweet Alerts 22 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  23. 23. Arrange your Twitter settings so that Twitter sends you an alert every time someone tweets. Initially, you will find this fun. But as the number of your followers shoots up, you will find that your inbox is loaded to bursting point with tweet alerts. When you no longer wish to receive tweet alerts via email, check the “direct message” option on Twitter. Your followers’ tweets will be sent to your mobile phone and Instant Messenger, and you will no longer receive email alerts. Want more cool apps? Visit http://twitter.pbwiki.com/apps for a list of exciting tools that you can use with Twitter. Exercise caution though…one can easily get addicted to Twitter! Learning Tweet Terms When you first step into Twitter space, you will wonder what everybody is tweeting about. New users can be totally confused with Twitter terms; but you will soon get the hang of it. Most Twitter terms begin with the letters 'tw.' For example, "tweet" means a twitter message. tweetup means a Twitter meetup. Before you tweet to other Twitter users, you ought to know the following basic Twitter terms in order to make yourself understood.  Direct Message: A direct message is a personal message sent to a particular Twitter user. It does not appear on the public timeline.  @twittername: ‘@’ followed by username of a particular Twitter user means that it is a response to that Twitter user’s tweet. It appears on the public timeline—one the home page of that Twitter user.  Leave twittername: This indicates a desire on the part of a Twitter user to stop following someone.  On: This command turns on phone, IM, and mobile phone notifications.  Off: This command is to turn off notification. 23 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  24. 24.  RT or Retweet: You are retweeting if you are reposting something interesting posted by a Twitter user.  PRT: This means “please retweet” or “partial retweet.”  OH: Overheard  FTL: For the loss  BTW: By the way  FTW: For the win  YMMV: Your mileage may vary  IMHO: In my honest opinion  LMK: Let me know  b/c: Because  JV: Joint Venture  Hashtags: Many Tweeters use hashtags (a hash preceding a tag,#) in order to make it easier for readers to follow that particular tag or tract it. Use the tag on Twitter Search, and you will find other Twitter users tweeting on the same subject—posting events, tips, conference, and so on about the same subject. If you want to track many hashtags, visit Twemes. WeFollow, Twellow, and Justtweetit are some Twitter directories that can also give you plenty of information on hashtags and tag tracking. While tracking other hashtags, it pays to add your own to the directory, especially if you specialize in a particular niche. To learn more exciting Twitter terms, visit: http://twitter.com/help/lingo You might be wondering why Twitter has a different language. The reason for this is simple. Like all Web 2.0 sites, the prosperity of Twitter depends entirely on the 24 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  25. 25. quality of the material posted by its users. Twitter is of value today because of the valuable tweets of its users. Twitter will flourish only if the Twitter community flourishes. And, for any community to flourish there must be a basic set of rules and regulations pertaining to language. The guidelines are not to curb the freedom of the users, but only to enable the smooth functioning of Twitter. As you continue using Twitter, you will observe that using Twitter language will actually enrich your Twitter experience. 25 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  26. 26. Everything You Need to Know about Retweeting A retweet usually begins with the words “retweet.” You are retweeting when you are reposting something of value and interest posted by another Twitter user. Retweeting is the means by which you point out something interesting to your own followers. Moreover, a retweet enables his/her followers to visit the original posters profile and follow him/her if they find him/her interesting. How do you retweet? I will now tell you how to retweet in 3 simple steps. 3 Simple Steps to Successful Retweeting 1. Use a common label such as “retweet,” “retweeting,” or “reading” when you retweet posts. 2. When you retweet, you must give credit to the original poster. In order to do so, type @ just before the original poster’s twittername. 3. Tweet the post along with your reason for retweeting this post. Here is an example to help you. Retweet: @originalposter 4 Top Ways to Increase Traffic http://tis.gf/34f - really useful Retweeting is that simple. Retweeting Rules 26 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  27. 27. Although retweeting is that simple, you cannot just retweet anything and everything you wish. The game of retweeting has its own rules and regulations.  Never retweet in order to attract attention.  Never retweet because you want the original posters to retweet your tweets.  Only retweet posts that might be of real value to your followers. A person who does nothing but retweet annoys his/her followers. The purpose of retweeting is to provide valuable content and useful links to your followers. The original posters might return the favor; again, they might not! Everything depends on whether your tweets are of use to them. So, never retweet anyone just because you want to be retweeted in return. Such an attitude will never take you far on Twitter. Retweet only posts that you genuinely feel will interest your followers. 3 Benefits of Retweeting Why retweet? Smart Twitter users would never retweet unless it is of some use to them. Retweeting has 3 great benefits. 1. Retweeting Gives Something Valuable to Followers Twitter users have different reasons for following you. One of those reasons could be that your tweets are of great value to them. When you retweet informative and interesting posts, you are automatically providing something valuable to your followers, who obviously share your tastes and preferences. When you give something valuable to your followers, they are going to remain loyal to you. You might also attract more followers. On Twitter, there are 2 great ways to provide something of value to followers.  Create a blog post and tweet a link to it.  Retweet links to valuable content posted by other Twitter users. 27 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  28. 28. 2. Retweeting Benefits Personal Brands Retweeting is a very effective method of promoting personal brands and winning followers’ loyalty. If you retweet valuable posts, your followers will trust you more than ever. They will then click the links to your products simply because they trust you to provide something of value to them. 3. Retweeting Creates a Bond with Original Posters If you retweet others’ posts, they will respond by retweeting your posts. Retweeting is actually an act of kindness, and bloggers love repaying such acts of kindness. However, refrain from retweeting simply because you want the favor to be returned. The primary purpose of retweeting is to share valuable content with your followers. Besides, Twitter users don’t just retweet posts. Someone will retweet your link only if you provide top-quality content that is of great use to them. Does retweeting drive your followers away? Many people are worried that it would. Actually, no such thing will happen. Nobody will unfollow you simply because you retweet someone else’s posts. You might get blocked if you show yourself to be a spammer. However, nobody will stop following your tweets or visiting your blog just because you point out some good content to them. You must remember that readers are kind-hearted and intelligent people. Retweeting enhances your Twitter experience. At the same time, ineffective retweeting can wreck your traffic and brand reputation. If you retweet in the proper manner, you will succeed in driving more traffic to your websites/blogs and getting connected with other content creators and bloggers in your niche. 28 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  29. 29. How to Use Twitter Tools – Tweet Like a Pro Twitter has tons of Twitter tools, which aim at helping you tweet like a pro. Not all these tools will be useful to you, but you can choose the ones that you might like to use. To find exciting things on Twitter, visit http://twitter.pbwiki.com/ Hellotxt: lets you update your status and have it appear automatically on all of your social network sites and also allow you to read your friend's status. Digsby: is an open source app that helps you manage all your IM, email, and social network accounts. Tweetburner: You can use this tool not only to shrink your links, but also to check your link stats. Foamee: This is a great place for beer. Finding a User’s Conversation Threads: Use the url http://search.twitter.com/search?q=twittername. When the page loads, you will be requested to provide the twittername of the user whose conversation threads you would like to track. FeedBlitz: This tool permits you to cross-post articles into Twitter straight from a blog. Type the feed url into the subscribe box and choose Twitter as your subscription option. TwitterGram: Use this tool to associate your Twitter account with your Flickr account. All you have to do is assign a tag to all your Flickr pictures that you would like to post on Twitter as well. 29 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  30. 30. SearchBot: Direct Messages you results from twittermap.com/search upon submission of a search string. Twitter "TrackThis": This option enables you to track your FedEx, UPS, DHL, and USPS shipments. Twittercal: Want to add events to your Google calendar from Twitter? Go to Twittercal and add gCal as your virtual Twitter friend. To add events, you only have to send the event as a direct message to gCal, and it will be added automatically to your Google calendar. Report Spam: If you have caught a spammer using your tweets and pictures, you can report him/her by sending a message to Twitter's spam watch team. Get Gmail Notification: You can also use Twitter to get gmail notification. Create a new account at Twitter and set the update status as "Protected." This ensures that the updated don't get public. All you have to do now is to subscribe to your RSS Feed at Gmail using FeedBlitz. Twitter Alarm: Twitter can alert you at a particular time. Follow Twitter user "timer" and send this user a direct message stating the time at which you would like to be alerted. You will get a ping at that particular time. twt.fm: Lets you share music on Twitter. TweetBeep: Want to know whenever you are mentioned on Cyberspace? This could really boost your ego, make you feel good, and motivate you. Visit tweetbeep and create alerts for your set of keywords and web addresses. An alert will be dispatched to your inbox whenever someone tweets about your blog post or brand name. 30 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  31. 31. StrawPoll: You can use Twitter to conduct polls by visiting StrawPoll. Your followers can participate by just responding to you. TweetStats: Would you like to have the complete statistics for your account? Use TweetStats to get the number of tweets your account gets per hour or per month, in addition to the number of responses you get and information about the commonly used interface. TwitterFriends: To know more about TwitterFriends, check out Darren's review of the same: "TwitterFriends - A Useful Twitter Metrics Tool." Input your twittername and get impressive statistics regarding your followers. In fact, TwitterFriends is the most comprehensive of all Twitter tools. TwitterGrader: Want to find out how Twitter will rank your account? Use TwitterGrader to find out where you figure in a rank of 0 – 100. This gives you an idea of your influence on Twitter space. Twitter ranks its users on the basis of the number of followers, the following, and the number of tweets. This Twitter tool will also help you find out if you are a Twitter elite member in your country. ReTweetRank: Get a rank for your account as per the number of tweeters who retweet you. NearbyTweets: Want to find the people who are tweeting close to you? This tool will help uncover some great potential followers. Twitoria: Old Twitter users usally face the problem of long following lists, as a result of which they get plenty of spam messages. Twitoria will identify outdated, unwanted, and unused accounts for you. This tool will help you unfollow Twitter users who haven’t tweeted for ages. Qwitter: Want an alert whenever someone unfollows you? Input your twittername and email address on Qwitter and get an alert whenever such as thing happens. 31 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  32. 32. Qwitter, however, has a bad reputation. Users have complained that Qwitter doesn’t alert you immediately. It remains quiet for weeks and months and then suddenly sends 30 alerts for followers who unfollowed you long back. FriendOrFollow: This tool helps Twitter users find out who is following them and who isn't. Tweetwasters: Want to know how much time you spend tweeting? This tool will let you know this in exchange for your twittername. Tipjoy: is a social payment service which lets you give and take money from people, causes & contest. Trazzler Buzz: helps you choose places to travel unique to your location & travel personality. TweetWheel: Use TweetWheel to find out which of your followers are on good terms with each other and are planning a date or a party. This will help you avoid awkward moments. TwitThis: Do you remember spotting social bookmarking buttons such as Digg and del.i.ciou.s beneath people blog posts? The idea is to encourage people to bookmark the articles if they like them. TwitThis is something similar. Request your readers to tweet the link of your blog post along with a brief summary of it to their followers. 32 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  33. 33. Fail Whale: This sign can annoy you initially, but you have to learn to take it in your stride. It simply means that Twitter is occupied elsewhere and cannot deal with your requirements right now. You can just try again later. Fail Whale 33 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  34. 34. Subscribing to Twitter RSS Feed RSS is short for "Really Simple Syndication." This is a simple online mechanism that permits you to read all your favorite web content on one page. For example, consider a blog that you like. You would like to visit it everyday to see if the blogger has updated it. You can simply subscribe to the RSS feed of that blog and read the blog contents on your RSS feeder. Subscribing to RSS feeds enables you to find out whether a blog or website has been updated or not without having to visit it. You can read the contents of several blogs and websites from a common page. Twitter’s RSS Feed Twitter’s profile page, home page, replies page, and public timeline page have RSS feeds. When you are viewing one of these pages, you might have noticed RSS buttons in the page’s sidebar or browser. If you want to track the contents of the page without having the sign in to Twitter every now and then, you can just subscribe to their RSS feeds. 34 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  35. 35. Twitterfeed Twitter does not have any application enabling users to update their tweets through an RSS feed. However, smart API users have designed an app called Twitterfeed. This app automatically sends any update you make on your blog to Twitter. All you have to do is enter your blog's feed url, input the number of times you tweet. Your Twitter friends will be able to view these announcements. You can access Twitterfeed at http://www.twitterfeed.com/ Twitter RSS Feed Would you like to read the updates on Twitter without logging in? Then you want to subscribe to Twitter's RSS feed. Check the sidebar of a public profile page on Twitter. You will soon locate the RSS feed button just beneath the pictures of the Twitter users you are following. Now, click on the button and subscribe to it and soon you will be able to read the latest updates on a feed reader without having to log into Twitter. Your browser’s url field also has the RSS feed button. When you click on this icon, you will be asked to subscribe to this feed. Click on the subscribe button, and you will be able to read all the updates in your feed reader. Public Twitter Pages Public Twitter pages, for example a public profile page, can be accessed even by people who do not have Twitter accounts. They simply have to subscribe to the page’s RSS feed and read the updates on their feed reader. In order to respond, however, they need to create a Twitter account. 35 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  36. 36. 8 Categories of Tweeps You Must Avoid As you continue tweeting on Twitter, you will come across the following 8 varieties of Tweeps. These categories tend to be very annoying and must be avoided at all costs. 1. Narcissists The narcissist is so preoccupied with him/herself that he/she actually believes that the world is interested in every minute detail of their dull lives. They tweet incessantly about what they are wearing, watching, listeing, eating, talking, and so on and so forth. The information is of absolutely no use to anybody; it can get boring; and worst of all, it clutters up your Twitter page. If you see tweets such as "Watching CNN, eating ice-cream, and enjoying it," "Cleaned out my desk at last!" "Thinking about roasting chicken for dinner," and so on and so forth, you are in the presence of a narcissist. These tweeps simply cause their follower's inbox to explode. If you want to tweet, make it something of value to your readers. Otherwise send direct messages only to special friends who really care what you are planning to cook for dinner that night. Narcissistic tweeting gives the Twitter user an unsavoury reputation and drives many new users away from him/her. No Tweep on Twitter has the energy, time, or the desire to read such Tweets or wade through such Tweets in the hope of finding something of value. 2. Spammer Ever found yourself hounded by companies? I was annoyed to find a real estate company and a funeral home following me around on Twitter. Since I planned neither to purchase a house nor die in the near future, their attention was unflattering. Now, this does not mean that Twitter is not for business owners; it is one of the best places to build your brand and enhance your business. But you must follow the basic twittiquette and target the right people and not force your unwanted 36 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  37. 37. company of everybody who tweets out there. Spamming is never appreciated on Twitter, and if you catch anybody spamming on Twitter, just block them. 3. DigMe Dudes These Tweeps have zillions of followers, but they follow none. For example, Timothy Ferris, who has authored the book "4-hour Workweek," has thousands of followers but hardly follows anyone in response. If he does, he might have to spend a major chunk of his time just tweeting back to them. However, Timothy is an exceptional case; somehow, he gets away with such behavior because he has loads of valuable stuff to offer. For the majority of us tweeps out there, following none, but aiming to be only followed, defeats the very purpose of Twitter. We are on twitter to build relationships and have conversations. And we can't do this if we do not follow anyone. Not following anyone on Twitter is like talking our heads off about ourselves at a party, but nodding off to sleep the minute the others try to speak about himself or herself. 4. Bottys For some reason, these tweeps feel that they ought to repeat themselves in order to get heard. You will spot them tweeting incessantly about their blog post, and they don’t even change the way they word their tweets. The fact is that they get noticed the first time they post about their blog post. They don't have to do it again and again. On twitter, you don't have to repeat yourself. If other Tweeps find that you have offered something valuable, they will retweet your post. If you keep tweeting the same thing over and over again, you will really tick off the rest of the Tweeps out there. 5. Dumb Linker 37 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  38. 38. Certain Tweeps post links without posting adequate information about the link. You will turn off other tweeters if you post tweets such as "Click on this link for some great fun!" How am I sure I am going to have fun if I click that link? Before clicking on a link, I need to know whether that link is going to be worth my time and attention. While posting links, also post some good reasons to click that link. Otherwise, your followers will simply check out the other tweets and ignore yours. You must remember that people don't click any link. You first need to tell them exactly what they can expect if they click it. Telling people that they will have a good time if they click a link is the lamest tweet you can post because your idea of a good time might just not turn out to be the other's idea of a good time. 6. Twittermatic Ever greeted another Twitter user and received a long response that surprised you? Well, you have just met a Twittermatic, who sends automatic responses to everybody who greets them after getting to know them on twitter. Well, people just don't like automated responses. They like to be acknowledged as human beings. So don't make another Tweep feel as if he/she has just linked up with a machine who sends automated messages every time he/she is trying to get friendly. 7. JabberJaws As the name suggests, JabberJaws don't seem to have a life of their own since they tweet incessantly. They always seem to be on Twitter, tweeting away and filling up your inbox. People feel suffocated by such an attitude. We all like our space and we like to have our share of the conversation. On Twitter, conversation hogs who tweet all the time are simply not appreciated. 8. Twitter SmarmySales 38 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  39. 39. Twitter is not a market place; it is a social networking site in which you can show that you have a brand to market. But it is definitely not the place for hard selling and aggressive marketing. The minute Tweeps realize that you are trying to hawk your products, they will start avoiding you like the plague. On Twitter, you are expected to be more interested in Tweeps and tweeting than in boosting your sales or driving traffic to your websites. If you aren't one of these, you are a successful Tweep...an accepted, well-respected part of the Tweep community. You might even find yourself getting addicted to Twitter. 39 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  40. 40. How to Monetize Twitter Now that you are an expert Tweep, it is time to make some money on Twitter. After all, what is the sense in tweeting day in and day out if you cannot make a bit of money out of it? Ever considered how Google has become a roaring success in spite of giving away so many applications such as email, web space, and so on absolutely free? The key to Google success is advertising. Google has 2 advertising programs—Adsense for publishers and Adwords for advertisers. Adwords permits advetisers to purchase top keywords that are bound to get many clicks. Adsense permits publishers to place these advertisements on their websites and blogs. The advertiser pays the publisher whenever someone clicks on their advertisement. Ads – The Key To Riches The same technique works on Twitter too. As a Twitter user, you are publishing tons of information, which is tracked by a targeted bunch of followers. You can use your twitter space for ads and earn money from them. Yes, it works simply because Twitter is a phenomenal social networking site, which is used by prominent marketers and businesses in order to promote and market their brands. Even prominent organizations such as Digg and Google have their Twitter account, which they use for this purpose. You might ask, "But isn't this spamming? And won't I lose my followers if I bombard them with ads?" The answer is both yes and no. You will lose your followers if you don't do it in the proper manner. There is a way to advertise without losing your fans, and I am going to share that secret with you. 40 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  41. 41. 3 Secrets to Successful Twitter Advertising Here are 3 secrets to advertising successfully on Twitter. You will definitely earn money on Twitter if you follow these methods. 1. Advertise in Your Unique Twitter Style You should advertise in such a manner that your followers should not guess that you are advertising. And this is how you want to advertise! We are all unique and we have our unique style of tweeting. No 2 tweets are similar; their style and subject varies from Twitter user to Twitter user. For example, I am an Internet marketer who is passionate about Google and its applications, the latest in technology, and so on. On Twitter, I connect with people and talk about marketing, new gadgets, and so on. I never speak about things I am not comfortable with. My followers would smell a rat if I suddenly started posting tweets about dog food. They might even accuse me of spamming them. However, if I post ads about Google apps, my followers are going to feel that this is just another of my tweets. They won’t even dream that I am making money advertising on Twitter. The trick is to choose subjects that suit my style of tweeting. I must select ads on subjects that I am comfortable with, understand, and usually talk about. I would tweet ads on affiliate marketing, Google, blogging, and online money making. This way, I would look as if I am tweeting as usual even when I am placing an advertisement. 41 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  42. 42. 2. Find Advertisers Are you getting excited about advertising on Twitter? You might have heard of pay per click. This system enables advertisers to pay publishers as per the number of clicks their ad gets from the people who visit the website on which the publisher has placed that advertisement. You can successfully sell ads on Twitter, provided you have a large list of followers who will definitely click your links and retweet your tweets. Before you try selling ads on Twitter, set up links that can be tracked and send detailed reports to advertisers. These reports must contain details of the clicks your links received. You can charge advertisers as per the number of times the ads are clicked upon or as per the number of people of visited the advertisers’ websites through the links placed on your Twitter pages. This is a practical idea that can be implemented immediately. Advertisers are happier to pay per click instead of per tweet. Excellent link tracking programs are available on the Internet and you can easily find them. The easier way out, of course, is to find an enterprise that has already found the advertisers for you. This saves you the time and energy used in finding advertisers. 3. Find someone who has found the advertisers Be-A-Magpie.com Advertisers conglomerate at this site and decide whether they would like to pay per view, per click, or per sale. Sign up at this site, supply your twitter details, and choose the ads you would like to tweet. The company will post these ads under your twittername. 42 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  43. 43. Stay away from ads that look as if the advertiser is desperate to boost his/her sales. Remember that Twitter is not the place for aggressive campaigning and hard selling. You could pick a line that strongly resembles one of your tweets. For example, I would pick an ad that says, “I played around with this new insert picture feature on Gmail and found it to be awesome. You can check it out here.” This hardly sounds like an ad; it looks like me tweeting. None of my followers will suspect that I am posting an ad Be-A-Magpie permits you to choose the time and frequency of ad posting. The site offers many other cool features too, which you can check out once you are there. Twittad.com Twittad, a social media affinity network, connects Tweeps and advertisers. While Tweeps can use it to make money out of their Twitter profile pages, advertisers can use it to reach every nook and corner of Twitter, third-party apps, and mobile phones. How does Twittad work? Tweeps and advertisers meet on Twittad so that the Tweeps can permit advertisers post ads on their profile pages. The payment depends on how long the ad stays on the profile background. Tweeps can use Twittad to monetize their profile pages in 2 ways: 43 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  44. 44.  They can offer their profile pages for sale on Twittad. This method gives Tweeps the freedom to set their own rate. As soon as the Tweep approves of the advertisement, it appears on the background of the profile page.  Advertisers announce their requirement for a Twitter profile page and agree to pay a certain amount. Tweeps can apply for the same. If the advertiser approves of the Tweep’s profile page, the ad appears on it and the Tweep earns money. You start earning as soon as you register your Twitter profile page on Twittad and register for one of the above-mentioned methods or both. Twittad logs into your profile page and places the ad on your profile background. Twittad’s sophisticated technology keeps track of how well the ad is doing on your profile page background. If the ad captures your followers’ attention, you will get paid. The payout is $30. You might find it a bit difficult to find ads that suit your unique style of tweeting. Still, if you search hard, you will find an ad or two that will fit the background of your profile perfectly. As far as possible, stay away from long-duration ads and stick to short- duration ads. You must, however, retain the ad for a particular period of time. If you remove it before the expiry date, the advertiser will get alerted and give you a black mark. You don’t want this to happen as it might affect your chances of getting ads in the future. HootSuite.com 44 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  45. 45. HootSuite is a Twitter user’s one-stop shop and serves 2 important functions. First, it shrinks the links you post in your tweets. Second, it helps you earn some extra Google Adsense cash. When HootSuite shrinks links, it also creates a new webpage that contains a HootSuite banner in addition to the original page whose link it has shrunk. This banner contains your Twitter details, a HootSuite ad, and a small space for a Google ad of your choice. Now, any page you recommend to your followers has your Google ad on it. If your followers click on it, you will earn money. RevTwt.com RevTwt.com formerly TwtAd.com allows you to monetize your tweets. Twitter users who want to make use of it must first register at RevTwt.com with all their Twitter details and PayPal id. Once they have done this, they are free to choose the ads to post as tweets. These tweets will contain the advertiser’s link. Whenever your followers or anybody else clicks on it, you will get paid. Once again, choose your ads with care. They should look as if you are tweeting. The Twitter community will block you or report you for spamming if they suspect that you are forcing ads on them. Here are some step-by-step instructions to use your RevTwt.com account. 1. Get a genuine Twitter account; many people sign up for RevTwt without a Twitter account. 2. Sign up at RevTwt by providing your Twitter details and PayPal address. 45 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  46. 46. 3. Log into RevTwt.com and click on the "Post Ads" tab to start posting ads. Choose ads that look as if you are tweeting. Once you select an appropriate ad, post it as a tweet. Whenever someone clicks on it, you will get paid. Payout is $20. A Word of Warning You may post as many ads as you like on Twitter in order to make money; but take care that you don’t spam. Twitter users hate spammers. Posting ads all day and earning money from clicks sounds like a great idea; but in the long run, you might lose your valuable followers. So, tweet a lot about your life, your careers, your vacation, your coffee breaks, and so on. Insert an ad or two in the midst of these tweets. Then, nobody will accuse you of spamming. Click here to buy this Tee 46 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  47. 47. 4 Great Ways to Build Your Business on Twitter Twitter is a great place to build your business and promote your products as long as you don’t overdo it and annoy other Twitter users. While you promote your business, you must remember that Twitter is a social networking site, where aggressive marketing is simply not appreciated. Here are 4 tips to help you build your business on Twitter. 1. Tweet About Your Business Building your business on Twitter is ridiculously easy. For example, if you are working on a new product at present, all you have to do is tweet about it. You could just tweet, "I am busy writing an eBook at present." Other Tweeps are sure to get interested in your work. Some of them might even purchase it once it is done. However, be careful when you play this game. Talking about your work or career is quite normal, but don’t carry it to the extreme. You could also include your website address in your bio, and see that the website has ample details about your work. This will give you a better chance of attracting more clients. 2. Tweet about Your Product Are you launching a new product? Tweet about it once per day or more if required. In your tweet, include information about how people would benefit by this product. For example, if you have created some website templates, you could tweet: "Working on creating website templates to help newbies create professional-looking pages." You 47 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  48. 48. could also tweet about how your product is doing: "I am getting positive feedback from customers who purchased my templates." Tweeps are sure to get interested in your product. Tweet about your product at different times because Tweeps check their accounts at different times. However, don't just tweet about your products. Insert plenty of social tweets in between your business tweets and make sure you respond to the tweets of other Twitter users. If you fail to do this, other Twitter users will consider you to be a spammer. 3. Tweet about Your Blog Posts Publish posts related to your product or business on your blog and tweet the links to your followers along with a short description of the blog post. The content should really be of some use to your followers. Here is a tweet for an example: "How to Build a Website in 10 Easy Steps" followed by the link. If people find the information you have offered to be useful, they are sure to get interested in your product too. 4. Tweet Your Affiliate Links Twitter can help you get fatter affiliate commission checks. First, collect all your affiliate links in one place. You can now tweet these links to Twitter users who are really looking for the information. In this way, you can sell your clickbank products or get referrals to online program. How do you find Twitter users who might really be interested in your referral links? Type a keyword related to a product you are attempting to sell on Twitter Search. For example, you want to sell an eBook on how to find a job. Simply type the keywords "find a job" on Twitter Search and it will turn up all the tweets of Twitter users who 48 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  49. 49. are busy hunting for jobs. You can now respond to these tweets with information about the product you are selling or with referral links to employment companies that you are working for. You are not spamming anyone here. You are simply providing information to people who are looking for precisely that information! You are just trying to be of some help by giving information of value. The links that you have posted might be the very thing the Twitter user is looking for. If they have already registered at the site you have suggested, they will either inform you or ignore you. You can then suggest another company or product. This method will help you become a roaring success at affiliate marketing. Besides, some of these people might also become your followers just because you have given them some valuable information and been of some use to them. You will gain their trust. And once you have gained their trust and goodwill, you can easily sell more products to them or refer them to some more programs. CoTweet: Helps Companies establish there brand on Twitter. It provides comprehensive Twitter business platform for both proactive marketing communication and response-driven customer support. It also allows large number of people to communicate through corporate Twitter accounts and stay sync. 49 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  50. 50. 2 Golden Rules for Affiliate Marketers Affiliate marketers should keep the following 2 golden rules in mind while promoting their products. Recommend Known Products Only Don’t ever make the mistake of recommending products that you have never used yourself. At least, they should be products created by a company or individual whom you trust. If you recommend sub-standard products that will not be of any use to the customer who has purchased them, you are going to lose your reputation. Your customers will no longer trust you. What’s worse, they will stop buying from you. So, never promote products about which you know nothing. Promote Products of Value Only Don’t promote useless products. In other words, promote products that will really be of value to your followers. If you promote useless products, your followers will stop taking your seriously. They will trust you no more. The best thing that can ever happen to you as an affiliate marketer is getting positive feedback from a Tweep who found your products really useful. In such a case, you have not only earned a few bucks, but also a customer’s trust and goodwill. This customer won’t mind purchasing from you again. So, making a smart selection of products to promote and sell on Twitter is of great importance. 50 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
  51. 51. Get People to Pay for Your Tweets! You have now reached the pinnacles of Twitter success. You have a large list of Twitter followers, and you are a respected member of Twitter community. Now is the time to protect your updates so that they don’t appear on the public timeline. Inform your followers that they can continue following you free of charge only if they retweet your messages; otherwise, charge them an annual fee for reading your tweets. If your tweets are really of any value, your followers will not mind paying an annual fee to read them. 51 © SuccessCurrency.com www.SuccessCurrency.com
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