Twitter sure has exploded this year. I remember when I first stumbled across it and wondered why people would use it when it was pretty much just the status update feature that Facebook, and many other social network sites, offer.
As with anything, as Twitter became popular people started to wonder if it would be possible to use it as a platform to make some money. But with so many people using Twitter to make money these days it can become almost impossible to make your tweets heard among the other tweets.
I’ve listed some ideas on how I think you can increase your chances of standing out from the crowd.
I’m in the middle of doing this myself. If you look at the big money makers on Twitter they all have their own custom background design. There are hundreds of thousands of people, just like you, trying to make money and this kind of thing will help you stand out.
Talk With Twitterers With Big Followings
A neat little trick that I have used in the past to gain followers is to find a Twitterer with a big following and engage them in a conversation. If you do it right you’ll find that some of their followers will start to follow you.
Advertise Your Page On Your Site(s)
You obviously have a web site or a blog so why not advertise your Twitter page on it? If you have more than one web site or blog then advertise it on all of them. It is called free advertising.
Run Contests That People Enter By Following You
Next time you think about running a contest, instead of asking people to join your mailing list just ask them to follow you on Twitter. I know a lot of people might just unfollow you as soon as the contest is over but hopefully you will have hooked them with your updates by then.
Place URL In Forums & E-mail Sigs
If you use a message board (forum) then why not put a link to your Twitter page in your sig? This can really make a difference if you are part of a very popular message board. Also, how many emails do you send out a day? If you send a few then why not stick your Twitter page link at the bottom of them?
Drop It When You Guest Post
If you guest post on other blogs then the blog owner normally allows you to have two links to your site in the post as a thank you. You can leave one for your chosen web site or blog and the remaining one as a link to your Twitter Page.
Commenting On Other Blogs
You may have heard that commenting on other blogs in your niche is a great way of receiving traffic (and receiving backlinks if they are do-follow), well next time you leave a comment drop your Twitter URL instead of your site or blog link.
If you have any ideas of your own feel free to leave them via a comment.