Twitter Marketing Tips For Virtual Assistants
You should use Twitter to connect with influencers that will help you build a successful virtual assistant. But instead, what I’m seeing happen are tweets like this:
Virtual Assistant Twitter
When I click over to view the virtual assistant’s Twitter profile and tweet stream I see more of the same. More promotional tweets, more RT’s from other users but very little engagement with other users.
There’s nothing wrong with the above tweet if it were mixed with engagement, but alone won’t serve his/her virtual assistant business.
I know you already know this, but perhaps it’s time for a gentle reminder. Social media is where you go to build relationships with others. It’s a place you go to be social. It’s a big cocktail party.
I’m seeing far too much self-promotion and too little of real engagement and value driven conversation.
Twitter can be a fantastic place to chat with your ideal clients, but you’ve got to know how to use Twitter in order to reap its benefits.
I read a great article by Rebekah Radice that explains how to use Twitter to maximize your marketing results with a focus on building relationships with people on Twitter.
Here’s another great post by Social Media Examiner. It goes into even more detail about the importance of engaging with other Twitter users and tweeting interesting content. I love how the author of this blog points out that it’s easier to keep the ball rolling by joining an existing conversation than by starting a new one.
After you’ve read these two posts I’d like you to stop what you’re currently doing (that isn’t working so well, let’s be honest) and start using Twitter to build relationships.
I’ve got a challenge for you. Get to know one new person a week. Start a conversation with them and learn more about where they live, what they are passionate about.
I just started a conversation like this on LinkedIn (you know me, always hanging out on LinkedIn) and I’ve already learned so much about my new contact (ski lover, majored in journalism but is taking a sharp left turn in his career and has been in wealth management for over 20 years, has family in Paris, wife is Parisian, etc).
Because you don’t build a successful business alone, you build it with the help of others. If you start connecting with influencers you’re able to grow your business to new heights because friends help one another.
So, who are you going to connect with right now? Start with me. If you’re not following me on Twitter, go ahead and do so please and say hello so we can start a real conversation.
If you haven’t liked my Facebook page yet, do that and drop me a line. You’ll be hearing from me, that’s for sure.
And if you really want to make me smile, connect with me on LinkedIn and send me an email or tag me in a post.
Let’s start conversations and start changing the way we run our virtual assistant business.
8 thoughts on “Twitter Marketing Tips For Virtual Assistants”
Another great post Reese and definitely something I practice all the time! I love talking to people on Twitter and I use my personal Twitter more than my business one, but will start working my business profile to reach out to some people in my new target market as I know they are on Twitter and LI.
I just told someone yesterday looking into getting started on social media that it’s all about the relationships. People will buy from people that they know and trust and they won’t do that if they don’t get to know YOU.
We’re already connected on LI and Twitter, and I just sent a friend request on FB 🙂
Thanks, Nadine! I’m having so much fun on Twitter now. I will admit I used to hate it. My Twitter feed was full of promo tweets but as long as I focus on the conversations, it’s awesome. I saw your connection request on FB so we’re official 😉
I have always been intimidated by Twitter but I’m going to begin to understand It. GREAT POST!
Thank you, Tawana! I think you’ll actually be great with Twitter. You have a lot to say and are easy to talk to so focus on building some great relationships with your ideal clients. We can talk more about this soon!
Thanks for the motivation, speak with you soon.
Good article! Thanks Reese!
Thank YOU as always, Ellen!
I can highly recommend twitkid.com as a virtual assistant!