Are you getting started out with Twitter and want to know how to create a profile that people really want to follow? Well there are a few pitfalls to avoid. Follow these 3 simple steps and you will be well on your way to having a Twitter profile that your clients and customers will love to follow.
To get started just head on over to Twitter.com and sign up for a free twitter account if you do not already have one. Twitter is designed to be very quick by its nature so setting up a new account should only take you a few minutes (tops). When you pick your username (your twitter handle) try to pick something that relates to your industry or your company name. For Buildingsocialproof.com I picked @buildingsocial.
Pick A Custom Background
The very next thing to do is pick a custom Twitter background. If you are not good with graphics you can create a Twitter background here. You want a custom background for your Twitter profile. One that shows what you do. For example: If your company sells golf equipment then you would want a Twitter background of something related to golf. Maybe a nice gold course would do.
Just make sure that you do not use the default Twitter background.
When you are getting started you will not have any any followers. People will think your account looks spammy if it just has the default Twitter background. You need to change it to anything but the default background image.
More people will follow you because of it.
Background Image Size: 1500px x 500px
Setting your profile image
When you are first getting started with Twitter set up a profile image of yourself. People want to follow other people on Twitter. Not a faceless brand or logo. Down the road after you have thounsands of Twitter followers you can change it if you want. But for now just pick a nice picture of your yourself and use it for the Twitter profile image.
Some people recommend using your company logo as a profile picture. I have found that you will simply get a lot less engagement and followers if you do this. Using a profile picture of yourself will get you much faster results.
The recommended size for your profile picture is:
Profile Picture size: 400px X 400px
Here is an example profile picture that I use for the @Buildingsocial Twitter account.
Write a compelling description
Now that you have a custom background image and your own picture as your profile image you are almost all set. The only left to do is write a compelling description about your business. Think about the kind of people you want to attract on Twitter. In our golf equipment example you might want to write something like:
"Check out the latest news in the Golf industry and get the latest golfing tips".
Include your website URL since people will look you up and come to your site right from your Twitter profile.
That’s all there is to it.
Just follow the 3 steps above and you will have a Twitter profile that gets more followers, retweets, and engagement.
Do you want to get a fast start with Twitter and starting getting loads of free traffic, leads, and new clients?