Learning how to use Twitter for business purposes starts with first realizing it is a social networking site. With that said in order to accomplish anything one must first establish some type of relationship with other Twitter users. Having successfully established a comfortable rapport with other people on Twitter it becomes easier to use it for reasons other than socializing.

Businesses by and large both online and off are looking for more cost efficient means in which to develop and grow. A hugely popular social networking site such as Twitter with the enormous traffic potential it has is ripe fruit waiting to be picked.

Here is a look at 3 ways using Twitter can help to develop both your sales and business image if done correctly.

Content Development

By using twitter as a source of new content you can conduct 'real time' searches on what is currently popular with members. By taking these topics and expanding upon them you now have content you can use for websites, blog posting or article distribution. Being these topics are currently popular it is safe to assume that your content will attract readers and hopefully create a buzz around the internet.

Personal Branding

Twitter is a social media platform you can use to build your personal brand. It has the primary benefit of allowing you to develop a certain 'persona' within the community while also associating yourself with a particular theme or niche. Establishing yourself as a casual personality helps to make you more attractive and approachable to others since after all it is a social site.

As the membership base of this site grows new twitter users will be drawn towards others who are already established within the community. This will serve to help to strengthen your position amongst other twitter users and further establish your brand.

Traffic Generation

Harnessing traffic off this site and diverting it into your sales funnel will require the ability to interact with other Twitter users in a socially acceptable manner. As mentioned previously this is a social networking site so members may be understandably 'skittish' with any hard sales approach.

Understanding how to use Twitter to help develop both your business image and sales can be an invaluable asset for you. Displaying a comfortable willingness to engage with other people on Twitter socially will be a key to your business success on this site. The benefit potential this site holds for any business is clearly displayed by the few examples as we reviewed above. By using Twitter correctly these avenues for business growth can be used by any business large or small. At this point it just simply a matter of picking the fruit that awaits you.

Author's Bio: 

TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.
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