Being a creative entrepreneur means you must be both creative (this is the easy part) and entrepreneurial (this usually takes some effort). The good news is that with tools like Twitter, being entrepreneurial is getting a whole lot easier.
Here are 5 ways Twitter can help grow your creative business:
1. Increase Traffic To Your Online Store
Using Twitter to get visitors to your online store is simple...tweet your latest product listing or a new blog post and make sure your online store has a Twitter 'tweet' button so your visitors can easily share your products with their friends too!
2. Gain New Subscribers
Gain new subscribers to your newsletter or blog by tweeting your latest edition or post...from time to time, even ask your Twitter followers to sign up to get more subscribers!
3. Share Announcements
Keep your followers informed by tweeting announcements like new events and gallery openings, artisan meet ups, online store promotions and new products available for purchase!
4. Promote Others
It's ok to use Twitter as a hub for self-promotion, but if you only tweet about yourself your followers will begin to lose interest so share your fellow creatives' work and spread the word about their businesses too!
5. Network With Your Community
With millions and millions of people on Twitter today, there is a huge opportunity to connect and network with creatives all over the world. This tools provides a great place for you to learn new ideas, collaborate with others, share your knowledge and connect with potential customers and partners to grow your business.
How do you use Twitter today? Do you have any great stories of how Twitter has helped your business...share them with us!
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