Can You Really Grow Your Photography Business With Twitter?

Is Twitter really a way you can grow your photography business? Or is it just a passing fad?

I’ve been on Twitter now for over a year, and I must say it’s my number one source for online growth. I find clients that way. I find traffic to my sites. I find new friends. I’ve found speaking opportunities. And I find a ton of resources every day.

I’ve even mentioned using Twitter on this blog before. (Wedding Photographers Can Fill Up Their Calendars With Twitter)

So today I thought I would show you a new angle to using Twitter.

If you’re active with Tweeting, meaning you post regularly to your Twitter account, you can move traffic anywhere you choose. On any given day, we use Twitter to share tips and information with our followers. And with several thousand followers, we have quite a bit of people to direct to different locations.

We usually share resources all over the web – not just to our blog or website. But as we were looking through our stats today, we noticed a huge spike – on the day we released a post about a new product we were offering.

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We talked. And people listened. And we drove a ton of new traffic to one page on our blog in a short period of time. And we also had a ton of people take action on that new product that day as well.

How you can really use Twitter
Twitter is very easy to use. Sign up. Put in your bio. Upload a photograph. And start tweeting.

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Go Social with PictureSocial

So you’ve heard all about MySpace and Facebook – and LinkedIn, and Twitter and …

Maybe you’ve tried some of them. But are you staying active with them?

The idea behind joining a social network is to meet people that can ultimately help you achieve whatever it is you have in mind. Want clients for wedding photography? Join places like Facebook and get active with wedding groups.

Want to become a better photographer? How about joining PictureSocial?

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Social Networking for Photographers – A New Market Reach

This month I’ll be teaching six classes on social networking for small business owners. And the offers just keep coming in. With the current economy, I think people are really starting to understand that when you have more time than money, its important to do the best things to help grow your business.

According to a new study by Cone Business, sixty percent of Americans use social media. Of those, 1 inetworkingn 4 interacts more than once per week. And 56 percent feel both a stronger connection with and better served by companies when they can interact with them in the social media.

All of this continues to motivate me to help you, the photographers, develop your business in the online world. If you’re not blogging and using social media, you’re missing THE most important marketing tool available to you today.

Want even more proof? I recently did a post on stats from the blogosphere. The wealthiest, most educated persons are online, and are using blogs and social media more than any other audience. If that is your market, what are you doing to reach out to them?

I love being online because I can reach out and communicate with prospects and customers 24/7. I don’t have to open my office on their time – I do it on mine. If I choose to work three hours in the middle of the night, and take the morning off – its my choice. And the best thing is everything I do online will remain online – and impact me for months and months to come.

Can you say the same about your strategy?

Want help with your own social networking strategy?

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