If you are new to online based business, Twitter is a great tool to use to become known in the internet marketing world. So what is Twitter? It is a social networking service that is free to use and it works like a kind of mini blog. The main aim of Twitter is to turn the mundane everyday activities that we perform and our momentary thoughts into snippets of information that we can share with others on the internet.

What makes Twitter different from other social websites is that they have realized that what is happening to us right now is of interest to other people and gives us an opportunity to reveal different aspects of what is happening to us on a day to day basis.

The best thing about Twitter is that it is really simple to use. Signing up is easy you just need to go to twitter.com, click on the get started button and join. Fill in your details as required and add a photograph if you have one and you are all set up.

Now you are probably wondering what you would use Twitter for. At the top of your Twitter homepage you will see this question “What are you doing?” Below the question is an empty box where you can post your reply using the maximum of 140 characters. You can post anything you like into this field such as commenting on something that you have read or seen or anything that may be of interest to others. What makes this site so popular is that you can add a link back to your own website or blog.

After you have written your message all you have to do is click on the update button and your message will appear at the top of the page and also on the pages of anyone who is following you.

Now that you are all set up and are posting messages, the next thing you will need to do is get followers. The question is how to do this. One way  is to click the “Find People” link at the top of your Twitter homepage. You will then find several options for selecting people that you would like to follow. Look for people who have the same interests as you, particularly your business interests and start by following them. Very often when you link to follow someone, they will return the favor and this is how your network will start growing.

Once you start following people you will be able to see who they follow and who is following them. If you want your network to expand you can choose to follow some of them as well.

Whenever somebody you are following posts an update you can send them a reply that your other followers will be able to see and this is an excellent way to strengthen your network so don’t neglect to do this. You
can also reply to someone in private by clicking on the message link in the right hand column.

Many internet marketers were quick to take advantage of this powerful way of promoting their online based businesses but it is also of vital importance to remember that Twitter still follows the rules that also apply to other social networking sites. Do not spam and always make sure that your updates offer something of value. If you fail to follow these rules you will be banned. Even if you are not banned people will stop following if they realize that you are posting or commenting merely for the sake of it and that it is a waste of their valuable time.

Twitter is a great tool to use for internet marketers. It is fun, fast and effective and will help tremendously towards building your online business.

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