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: