Yes, it really is possible to get great business advice … from Twitter. When I tell people that I am very active on Twitter and invest at least 30 minutes per day writing Tweets, reading Tweets and responding to other people’s Tweets, they are shocked that I would invest that much time into Twitter.
Twitter is perceived by many as just noise. I often hear “Why do I care what you ate for breakfast?” or “I don’t have anything to say“. I disagree. Everyone has something to share with the world – whether it’s your passion to your hobby to your job – you have a message. And Twitter is one way to get that out.
For example, Erin Baker tweets what she eats. (Recent Tweet: Another 6am flight today, I was prepared w/thermal of tea & had a banana & Morning Glory Breakfast Cookie. Preparation is key! YOU? GO!) Her goal is to help eradicate childhood obesity. Educating people about appropriate nutrition (by using herself as the guinea pig) helps in this cause. My passion is soap, helping small business, fun consumer products and fitness. So, if you read my Tweets, they read a bit like Business 101 + Rockin’ Cool Soap & Craft Projects + fun product finds + “I worked out today” reminders.
If you’re not following me on Twitter, you can follow me here. These are the business-related tweets I’ve sent in the last week:
Ha! The secret is to have a Super Team around you =)
I am all over that! Thank you for the hint.
I love Twitter. I get a good amount of information from Twitter and find myself getting a more balanced viewpoint on some news because I follow so many different sources.
Aw thanks Holly. This totally made my day. I appreciate the feedback and support. =)
Marmalade Hills says
You are a super woman AM!
Saw you just tweeted about gDiapers. Check out the new cloth diapers – they are light years better than the old version that used pins! http://niftynappy.com/products… is a great site, as well as http://www.jilliansdrawers.com… – they carry all the top brands.
Lisa McShane says
I’m finally on twitter and like it way more than I thought I would. It’s really, really useful with good posts! Your business posts and links are super interesting.
Holly Kemp says
I had no idea when I first became a customer of BB that I had also found a veritable fount of business, technology and personal information that would be so helpful both personally and in business. Thank you sincerely for being so willing to invest yourself to make the journey as beneficial as possible for so many others – it is greatly appreciated. Through your efforts I have learned and been exposed to information and insights that I would have otherwise missed!
Charlene Kelly says
I follow you on Twitter and gotten some great advice from the links on some of your posts. It’s an excellent tool. Although my following on Twitter is small, it’s more than my following on Face book for my business. Considering I haven’t really done any shows or sell outside of friends and family, that is pretty good
I’m all over that – but until I do that, check out http://www.indiebusinessblog.c… dM’s done a ton of Twitter posts over the last 2 years and I’m betting that she’s covered it all (and then some). Not to worry, I’ll still do a post but her site will keep you busy for a bit =)
Heidi Zeigler says
How about a post on how to make “Twitter” work for small businesses. I have to admit, I had one…tried it for awhile and gave up. I don’t ‘get’ how it works, but if you say it does, I believe you…you are one smart cookie when it comes to business and someone I definitely look up too! Today, is my first day back in the studio! Feels so good after a 3 month break for cancer! Hope to read more twitter stuff soon! XO Heidi
I’m not on Twitter very much, but I’m always thrilled to catch your tweets…they’re the highlight of my (infrequent) visits there! Always educational.