Time management strategies can help you enjoy Twitter and achieve your goals while building effectiveness. If you start with clarity and add focus, you’re halfway there!
To combine pleasure and profit, start with these 3 fundamental Twitter time management tips:
1. Relationships rule.
You will save both your time and your standing in the Twitterverse by observing its social mores, even though they are not strict “rules”. Twitter is about connecting and building relationships, not selling!
Of course, you can use Twitter to help build a client and customer base. Your pathway, in this instance, is through cultivating relationships over time. Consider this a careful investment of your online moments. Once you establish yourself as an expert in your niche, you can tap a wealth of opportunities to collaborate and participate in exciting projects
So, how can you manage the dual tasks of building relationships and getting the word out about yourself and your business?
2. Cultivate your keywords.
To make the most of your time, make the most of your tools. Consciously consider your keywords, and update them as needed. Consider exploring sites that provide up-to-date statistics on how frequently certain words and phrases are typed into search engines. If someone searches Twitter for one of the keywords in your niche, you want to be sure that your name is one of the ones that comes up! So keep them handy when you’re Tweeting, and use them consistently!
3. Tweet or Retweet relevance to your niche.
If you have toiled for hours in other venues, trying to keep everything original and proprietary, Twitter will offer a refreshing change of pace! Sharing information is enormously efficient, and it is a win/win. Working from a place of abundance and sharing, strengthens your twitter relationships. Unlike market models based on hoarding, the more information is shared, the higher its value. It’s fine to share information that doesn’t relate to your niche, too. Work to keep it interesting and fresh.
Before you go online with Twitter, you might want to decide how much time you can comfortably spend on your upcoming session. Consider backing up your resolve with a timer, maybe placed in another room! By allowing yourself to dip into the Twitterverse to observe the flow of ideas, bit at a time, you will intuitively develop a sense of what outreaches are genuinely rewarding to you.
What is your first step to using your online time to enrich your whole day?© Copyright 2010 Paula Eder, Ph.D.