Wedding Photographers Can Fill Up Their Calendars With Twitter

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. twitter

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.

twitter bio 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.

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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?

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  • Picpax

    Great post! Thanks for the useful information on how to build business through Twitter! I look forward to more posts like this.

  • John

    very very intresting post.
    Must try Twitter, seems very exciting.
    2009 is almost certainlly going to be our best year yet.

    Thankyou very much for this great post!

  • Lori Luza

    I’ve been using Twitter for almost two years, now. It’s been a great tool for communicating with clients, colleagues, and other professionals.

  • http://www.merlycuza.com Merly Cuza

    Thank you very much for this article. I’ve had my Twitter account for 2 months now with no
    idea where to begin. The tweetnmeet is a great
    start and I will owe any future success on Twitter
    to you!

  • jOsephine Ki

    tough being a photographer these days. gotta be good at your craft then spend time building up a web presence and promoting oneself.

    still, exciting times and opportunities abound!

  • Virtual Photography

    Thanks for all the comments everyone. This has definitely been a popular topic.

    In today’s world you can’t just be good at photography; you have to be good at the marketing side too. But the good news is there are a ton of resources to help you along the way.

    I’m glad you’re all on board, and I look forward to sharing more ideas with you in the future.

    Lori

  • http://samobeid.com Sam Obeid

    Twitter is great for connecting with people and for finding and sharing info.

  • http://davidnh.com David Hardwick Photography

    Thank you very much for the information. I am sure that it will help. Thanks you once again for taking the time to post.

  • http://www.aweddingbyphoto.com/ Timothy

    It’s worth looking into. I’ve been lazy with twitter. I didn’t think it was very affective. I probably should give it another look.

  • https://virtualphotographystudio.com Virtual Photography

    Hi Timothy

    The key to any social site is using it regularly. The more you use it, the more you learn about it, and the more luck you have with it.

    Lori