If you have been watching the news at all this week you have seen the uprising that has been occurring in Iran. With the current regime having to defend themselves from charges of an illegal election.
And with them not wanting the eyes of the world to see or interfere in their country they have tried to limit access to the media and the reporting from other countries. Turning off computers, taking down internet signals and connections. Limiting TV and radio coverage.
In times past this might have worked but a new era has emerged with the advent of Web 2.0 technologies. This could come in the form of MySpace, Facebook, Friend Feed and Ning just to name a few. But the one right now at the forefront is, you guessed it, Twitter.
I do remember just a few months ago when someone offered to buy Twitter for a boatload of money and they turned it down. People were saying these guys were crazy, what could they be thinking about. And then on top of that the economy went south. Boy, they were really laughed at then. They were going to learn their lesson.
Funny how a little time can change things, in a big way sometimes. I would say the Twitter boys are sitting up high right now. Every time you turn on the news, yes the news, you see Twitter’s name being mentioned. How they have helped to get the word out to the masses about the goings on in Iran and the people of Iran.
Okay, okay, get to the point. So what you say does that have to do with an Internet marketing blog. Well quite a bit. It shows you the power of a 140 character site and the effect it can have on the world. Now let’s take that a step further, what can it do for your business?
I would bet you a lot of your customers are using Twitter and have been for a while. Are you in contact with them and what exactly are you telling them about your business? What a great opportunity to talk to your followers and find out what they want or better yet ask them what they want.
If you are not using Twitter for your business you are missing out on a brilliant opportunity. Your followers/customers are right there for you. Tell them about yourself, what you can offer them. They will respond and tell you if what you have is for them. And there is a golden chance for you to not only have followers but you can build a list. What, list building on Twitter, maybe in another post.
Now notice, I did not say sell to them on Twitter. I said communicate with them There will be plenty of time when you can send them to your website or better yet share information with them. Let them get to know you. That will work so much better on Twitter.
And to assure you have the right followers who want to hear what you have to say, make sure you are giving them what they want. A way you can get a targeted audience that you can talk to and possibly sell to is to check out the Advanced Twitter Marketing System. My friend Doug Champigny has laid out a plan that can attract targeted followers for your Twitter account.
I have been using the system for one month tomorrow and I have attracted almost three thousand followers and I attracted my first sale using this system. Now granted I have not spent a lot of time with it but Doug’s plan has worked quite well. Once you get started with the Advanced Twitter Marketing System the same could be happening for you.
And if you say you do not have enough time to spend with Twitter, my friend Mike Paetzold has released Twitter Time Saver that ties in nicely with ATMS. Mike will show you how you can make post to your Twitter account and spend about 10-15 minutes once it is all set. And set up time is less than 30 minutes.
Again the Twitter Time Saver has allowed me get on Twitter, post to my site and get off without wasting time doing it.
Both of these products will help you attract and respond to new followers on Twitter. Why don’t you check them out and see what you think. And you can follow me on Twitter at @learningaffil. Let me know what you think.