Twitter Tips for Small Businesses

With Twitter having over 300 million monthly active users, you may have found yourself trying to use Twitter as a marketing tool for your business. At times it may be hard to connect with your current customers or find new ones, so here are a few tips on how to get your Twitter feed alive and active.

Reach out to your followers.

Make your feed more interactive! If all of your tweets are promotions it may be hard to tell whether or not your followers are actually reading your tweets. Keep your feed active with things like:

  • Daily Trivia
  • Coupons
  • Giveaways

Not only will these kinds of tweets bring in customers, but they will give you an idea of how many people you are actually reaching with your tweets.  

Make your Followers Feel like VIPs  

Give your customers a reason to be following your twitter and retweeting your tweets. This is a really great way of building a strong relationship with your customers. Try to tweet promotions like:

  • “If you come in today and have retweeted this tweet you get 10% off your lunch!”
  • “If you are following us come and get your haircut today, receive 25% off your next cut!”

Promoted Tweets        

When a brand’s Twitter followers see promoted tweets, they buy 29% more than other followers who see organic tweets.

 

Promoting your tweets gets your tweets out to a larger audience, so if you are pleased with how marketing on twitter has affected your business and are willing to learn more this link can help you with that.

Chart from:   http://venturebeat.com/2013/08/08/promoted-tweets-boost-offline-sales-by-29-twitter-says-and-theyll-show-you-how/