Just asking what other experiences are, as I've found work through Twitter, more building up a relationship with people and then they decide I might be able to help them. Rather than ramming what I do down their throats, anyone else?
That's fair enough and everyone is different, I do think though that the boundaries between work and pleasure are blurring and that many people's work and social lives are overlapping, it works for me! GI don't think twitter, facebook, bebo etc are meant to find business. As all these website are social networking sites not business networking.. I won't waste time there to find business since I can't afford to spend ages to first make friends to get some business out of them.. I would rather use these site just to make friends..:icon_rolleyes:
I got some good clients from ecademy and linkedIn instead..:icon_wink:
Thanks for that! I was un-aware such a thing existed :icon_notworthy:Twitter can be useful for generating leads, especially if you view it as a way to respond to peoples needs than as an advertising tool.
For instance if you sell say..... t-shirts with ponies on. Then you can use a tool like Tweetdeck to set up a filter so that if anyone uses the phrase "tshirts" and the phrase "ponies" in a tweet then if shows up in Tweetdeck.
Some of those tweets will probably be people saying "Where can I buy a great tshirt with a pony on?". If you reply to them and say "Come and look at our site we have loads of pony tshirts, plus if you use this coupon you get 10% off." then you probably have yourself a sale.
Twitter allows you to listen to what people want *right now* and respond straight away with a solution.