Twitter Tools

Introduction:Twitter is a great way to connect with people from all over the world. It is also a great way to share your work, make money, and increase brand awareness. There is a fine art to making good use of Twitter, and though I have not perfected it myself, I'm doing pretty well - I have come a LONG way. I feel I have a lot to share that will help others. Why? Well, I have made friends (real friends) on Twitter, I have driven traffic to my blogs, articles, videos, etc. through Twitter, I have sold my books, affiliate products, etc. through Twitter, and I have gained followers and fans and built a larger audience for my work as well as grown a stronger "brand." So here I have for you some advice on what I call "Twitter Tools" - they are things that exist outside of Twitter that work well within Twitter to help people gain followers, appease friends and fans, help manage large and/or busy accounts, make money, or provide some FUN! Here are the Top Five Twitter Tools:

  • 01

    Twitter Management Tools

    When I say "Twitter Management Tools" I am talking about things that help you follow or unfollow people, show friends, fans, and followers appreciation, help you construct tweets with relevance to building your audience, and/or direct you to connect with or interact with people who will enhance your Twitter experience, potentially improve your sales, and broaden the reach of your "brand." My favorites of these "Twitter Management Tools" are Friend or Follow, Commun.it, and Tweepi. Each has its pros and cons, but honestly, the pros win hands down for all of these for me.

  • 02

    Automated Extras

    Sometimes you can't be on Twitter. It's a reality. Maybe you have to work, or you have an event to attend at a location without internet, or you simply have a life and want to be elsewhere. That's fine. That's good and healthy actually. But being away from Twitter CAN hurt your business, your following, and your brand. So to be sure that you still have a presence on Twitter even when you're not on Twitter, it is a good idea to have some kind of automated tweeting system. I personally like automated tweets that help others in some way. So my favorites are Paper.li (internet newspapers updated as often as you choose - up to twice a day, I believe - that share content from your Twitter feed) and Twittascope (a daily horoscope. Mine happens to be Gemini). Paper.li and Twittascope are awesome Twitter tools.

  • 03

    Tools For Cool Graphics

    Pictures, infographics, and artsy quote boxes are ALL popular on Twitter. With good reason, I would say. I know I personally like to look at these things. They are visually stimulating, and sometimes in a stream of words, words, words, links, links, links, words, words, hashtags, words, hashtags, hashtags, hashtags, words... it's nice to see a cute picture of someone's cat, a beautiful selfie, an infographic that I agree with politically, or a quote on a lovely backdrop that I can favorite and come back to again on a rainy day. So I share these things too. My favorite tools are Webcam Toy Photo (I usually share to Facebook/computer first & Twitter later, little by little) and Quozio (a great tool for making quotes look AMAZING!) Some people are also pretty keen on using Instagram.

  • 04

    Tools to Shorten Links

    Twitter has a built in link shortener, but it doesn't always shorten a link enough to include all the words needed for a tweet. Sometimes it shortens links in a way that may look weird or suspicious to people as well. So on occasion it is a good idea to use Twitter tools that shorten links. My favorites are bit.ly and the built in link shortening tool provided for Amazon Affiliates.

  • 05

    Monetization Tools

    It is very true that you can make money on Twitter. Whether it is through affiliate links from places like Amazon or it is through sales of your books or Etsy store items or Fiverr gigs, Twitter can bring you money. But there are some Twitter monetization tools that were seriously built for Twitter and go the distance as far as NOT alienating people when you're selling to them. Why? Well, these particular tools make it so that you are advertising fun stuff that you would probably share anyway, so it makes it all very natural... but you get to make money off of it too! Pretty sweet, right? My favorite Twitter monetization tools are Sponsored Tweets, MyLikes, and Pay4Tweet.




Final Thoughts

If you know of some amazing Twitter tools that could help people and that I have not shared here, please share them with us in the comments section below. Also, if you have used any of the Twitter tools I DID list, please feel free to comment on your experience with them as well.


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