Are you using Twitter to book more weddings?
Twitter is a micro-blogging tool that allows you to communicate with your followers in 140 characters or less.
When you visit Twitter, you can sign up for your free account. Then you can start following people you have an interest in, and others will follow you. You can write notes to communicate with your followers, and keep tabs on what they are saying. When you have something to share or wish to connect, you can reply or send a direct message. If you reply (for example, @LoriOsterberg would connect to me) I would be able to see your message, along with all my followers.
I must admit Twitter has become an addiction for me. I watch my feed and communicate with others on a regular basis. Yes, it did take some time to get used to Twitter and to use it effectively. But I can see the power of it, and will continue to grow with it.
You may be asking “Is Twitter worth my time?” and “How can I use Twitter to help my business?” Let me show you one way.
When you start your Twitter account, your profile is a bit different than other social sites. You don’t have the ability to create a profile with a ton of information. Instead, you want to use keywords in your bio; words that people will be using to search for people like you. In my bio, I use words that describe my expertise: photographer, author, trainer, online marketing strategist, coach. As people search for people with common interests, my specialties easily come up.
When you are creating your profile, put things in there that you want to be known for: wedding photographer, portrait photographer, maybe even list your city and state.
Then start following people. One good place to start is tweetnmeet.
This is a new Twitter account set up to help wedding photographers connect with brides and grooms. When they have an inquiry, they blast the info. If it’s of interest to you, you connect back with them for more information.
So, would you monitor an account to have a possibility of connecting with brides who will bring in money to your business – all for free? A Six Figure Photographer would. Is that you?