If you are in a direct sales business using social media is becoming a valuable method of marketing your business. There are many different platforms that you can use and Twitter has become a very strong one to use for business. There are some right and wrong ways to use it properly so here are some tips on how to use Twitter for marketing your direct sales business.
First of all, make sure your profile has a picture of you and your page has information about who you are and what you do. On Twitter, people still want to work one on one so it is important to follow people you are interested in so they want to follow you too. A picture makes it more personal.
When you are on Twitter, talk to people. How else will you get to meet new people and learn about their business? Be a Re-tweeter of others tweets too. This shows that you are interested in what they have to say and want to share it with your following.
Never sit on Twitter and just tweet out links to your products or sales. Your tweets need to be something of interest most of the time and a few links to your products some of the time. People will need to trust you first before they buy so show that you are informative and helpful. Show yourself as someone that wants to bring information to others. This will gain your followers.
If you want to find other direct sellers or have them find your posts, you can include what is called a hash tag or a # sign. The direct sellers usually use #dstips or #directsales hash tag when they are posting links, tips and information that a direct seller would be interested in. This helps narrow the field and allows someone to find your tweets long after something has been tweeted.
This is only a basic tutorial to get you going on Twitter. There are so many other tips and tricks to using Twitter to enhance your direct sales business. In order for your Twitter page to be a success you do need to commit to posting several times a week at various times to gather followers and interest. But once you get going you will find it a bit addictive yet a great tool for a direct sales business.