Twitter for your business?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Simply Business, Mar 24, 2015.

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  1. Simply Business

    Simply Business Well-Known Member
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    Hi guys! So I know a few of you use Facebook to help advertise your business - some of you regularly, some of you have dabbled.

    I was just wondering if many of you use twitter from a business perspective? If so, how does it work for you? And if not, why not?

    Cheers :)
     
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  2. SPCleaning

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    I know very little of Twitter, so I shall watch this thread with interest.
     
  3. Simply Business

    Simply Business Well-Known Member
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    Personally, I'm a big fan. The ability to get involved in conversations of interest with relative ease compared to facebook is a big plus amongst other things! But it can be a bit noisy!
     
  4. Diwrnach

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    Funnily enough I got my first job yesterday from twitter after using it for maybe a year?

    I'll be honest, I don't really know how to utilize it to get work, I have followed a bunch of businesses in the local area, and have quite a few followers, but then all I do is tweet random stuff about work.

    So far, other than like I say a single job yesterday it has been a complete failure lol.

    Facebook gets me work every week, if I could do the same with twitter I would be over the moon, but I just don't know how to?
     
  5. Simply Business

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    Thanks for the reply, how did it come about Diwrnach? Did somebody contact you, having come across your profile? Or was it the other way around?

    I suppose, it's quite trade/sector specific for how you can use Twitter. Obviously with window cleaning being reasonably locally-focussed, twitter can be difficult in terms of narrowing down audience.
     
  6. Diwrnach

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    The customer spotted me awhile ago and messaged me on it and gave me a ring.

    Will tweet now and again, but doesn't really seem to work for me, though that may well be down to me not using it well.
     
  7. Simply Business

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    Ah right, interesting Diwrnach. In terms of customers coming to you, a good set of regular pictures of your work would help, I suppose?

    But there are also localised hashtags that you can get involved with, to at least increase visibility and engagement in certain areas. It's probably not set up for lead-generation, but every little can help!
     
  8. boarcity

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    iv ran a couple of twitter paid ads , low take up . a local twitter/facebook guru runs courses in twitter for business, im waiting for her to run a weekend /or evening course, up to now all her courses have in the daytime,when im working
     
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