Many people are using Twitter. They just overcame 10 billion tweets. Companies are stumbling all over each other to get coupons to customers via Twitter. Breaking news flies around Twitter like a wild fire in California.
Twitter has revolutionized the way people communicate on the internet. In just 140 characters or less, you can really pass along a lot of information. People Tweeters are finding better ways to pack more information in those 140 characters than ever before.
In short order, companies can send new coupon codes, product specials and new products becoming available and hundreds, even thousands of potential customers flock to the company’s website for a look and to possible purchase something.
With affiliate marketing becoming a largely common thing online, Twitter just opened a new avenue for marketers to reach their audience faster and in a more popular way. Like the same companies sending out coupon codes, affiliates get to use short url services to hide affiliate links in their tweets in hopes of making a quick buck, or two.
Sending a tweet is not only seen by your followers, Twitter search has made it possible to find tweets about specific things. Maybe you want to see a review for a new digital camera or ebook, you can easily go to Twitter and search there. Links, comments and tweets are all available in this way and make it easier to find information you might have not seen.
The other side of Twitter is simple. You just want to keep up with friends, meet up somewhere for dinner or just send a quick note to your sister. In the same ways that texting from your cell phone has “quickened” communication, Twitter has become a common form of communication via cell phones. Being able to update Facebook and Myspace from your Twitter account has basically tied all the large social networks together.
If you use your Twitter account to keep tabs on your friends, that is one thing and you most likely do NOT have a website attached to said account. On the other hand you could be using Twitter to post your latest thoughts from your blog in hopes that “followers” come to read it.
In my niche I post to my followers in hopes they will read my post, find something to comment on while hear or sign up for my newsletter. I do run niche sites that have Twitter accounts that I hope to make money with selling products related to that niche.
So, what is the reason you use Twitter that is NOT about making money?