Social Media Tips & Tricks Part 4: Twitter

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1) Create a Twitter Account

Effort: Easy
Payoff: Long-Term

  • Fill out your name, bio, website, location, avatar and header picture. Use dimensions that Twitter suggests.
  • Stick to your theme by using the designs from your Zazzle store as your background image.
  • Use keywords in your bio and make sure that it reflects you and your brand.

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2) Follow People, Join Directories, Use Management Tools

Effort: Easy
Payoff: Long-Term

  • Follow people that have the same interest as you. If you are a watercolor artist, search for #watercolor and follow folks that pop up. (It helps to follow celebrities or people with many followers.)

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  • Join Twitter directories like Twellow, which is a  great place to find people to follow because you can search by categories like art, home decor, social media, etc.
  • Useful following tools like Tweet Adder, Tweeter Karma, and Friend or Follow to follow people back and unfollow people that don’t follow you back.
  • Don’t over follow! Twitter has following limits and if you follow too many people, your account can get suspended. Read more on Twitter limits here.

3) Post, Engage, & Discover

Effort: Easy
Payoff: Long-Term

  • Post 4-5 times per day and post different media. (It helps if your account is connected with other social media accounts like Facebook or Tumblr, so you can post on both accounts at once.)

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  • Use hashtags in your tweets, but not too many. Two per tweet is enough, and try to have the hashtag word be part of the sentence.
  • Look at what’s trending and participate in the trends. It’s a great way to gain visibility and display a bit of your personality on your account.

TwitterTrend Hashtag

  • Interact with followers by favoriting, responding, tweeting at and retweeting other people’s tweets.

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  • Use the Discover tool to search for new content and new people to follow.

4) Examples

  • Here are a few great examples of Zazzle Designer Twitter Accounts.

https://twitter.com/nidhiart

https://twitter.com/g8tee

https://twitter.com/sporkfuldesigns

2 Responses to “Social Media Tips & Tricks Part 4: Twitter”

  1. valerie Says:

    I do twitter and it is long term you might not see results in a while but worth it. I think its great you posted this article.
    Twitter is a fast way to promote your art and other people’s. One tip I give is retweet or post people you like.
    Another tip: Don’t just follow celebrities some of the best most helpful people on twitter aren’t famous. Its fine to follow your favorite actor or writer but you miss out if you only follow people who are well known.

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