Using Twitter for Your Dog Business

Twitter is the second largest social networking site next to Facebook. It’s a micro-blogging site which allows users to create their own profile and “tweet” or post short messages which can be broadcasted throughout the user’s followers. Just like Facebook, Twitter presents one of the most viable ways to promote your dog business. And aside from promotion, it’s a good platform for direct communication with your clients or customers.

How can Twitter be used for your dog business?
There are several ways as to how Twitter could be used and be beneficial for your business. Among the most important ones include the following:

Providing an online presence for your business
No matter how small your dog business is, it pays to create a social networking account or profile particularly of Twitter. The current trend for any business today is to have an online presence. If you are observant enough, a lot of brands including the famous personalities themselves request people to communicate by liking their Facebook pages or by following their Twitter accounts. A twitter account is easier to remember than a telephone number or perhaps, an email address. Having a Twitter account is a simple and free alternative for your business to be online even if you don’t have a dedicated website.

Accumulating leads and prospective customers
Twitter provides several opportunities for you to accumulate business leads and prospective customers. Your most immediate prospects are your followers which might include your friends, acquaintances, or simply other users who find your dog business or services interesting. The good thing about Twitter is that it is very easy to gain followers and eventual customers. You just need to make a good profile and you will see that Twitter users who are interested with dogs or your services will start following you. Aside from your main tweets, your followers could even “re-tweet” your messages or your business’ profile itself gaining more audience and widening your dog business’ market.

Another important Twitter element that businesses use to promote their products and services are the hash tags. A hash tag is the combination of the # sign and a particular topic or keyword. For example; if your services is related to dog walking,