Twitter is a favorite platform for many but people tend to shy away from Twitter. When done the right way, you can share information that’s straight to the point in less than 280 characters and still grow a large community. The idea is to create small snippets of text accompanied by an attractive photo to get your point across with minimal effort. It’s really that easy but if you don’t know where to start, here are five tips to get you started.
- Find your voice
Don’t be boring. Twitter gives you a chance to be super concise so you have to do it in a way that’s relevant, interesting, smart, and funny. Don’t just copy and paste information from other sources, come up with something. Here is your chance to find your voice in the Twitterverse.
- Illustrate your thoughts
A picture speaks a thousand words, right? Then use one! Be careful to not just grab images from the Internet but instead use a program like Canva to create your own meme or inspirational quote. Here’s your chance to illustrate your thoughts with an image that will say it all at first sight.
- Reach out and tag someone
In the Twitterverse, it’s all about who you know. Feel free to tag celebrities, politicians, or influencers who are coming up. This is your chance to get a tip your hat off at someone and in the process maybe even get retweeted. This in turns helps you gain new followers.
- Be strategic with your hashtags
Twitter is very, very noisy so make sure to use hashtags to help people find you in relevant conversations. Think of Twitter as a communication radio. You need to tune into that certain channel to join the conversation and find other like minds. More than 4 hastags makes you look like a spammer. Remember less is more on Twitter.
- Don’t buy followers, gain them
If you’re starting out, you may be tempted to buy followers. This is simply a no-no if you hope to one day become an influencer. Many agencies have programs that can red flag you if you have too many fake friends. Best to stick to the good ole way of gaining followers by doing giveaways, hosting live events, or using hashtags.
When done right, Twitter is a lot of fun and addicting. If you love getting to the point, then this is your jam.