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How to Twitter for Maximum Benefit By: TJ Philpott Learning how to twitter is relatively easy to do. You first want to first establish a twitter following so you will have people to talk with. This is done by joining in on conversations with other people and contributing in a positive fashion. After a while you will have people following you and you in turn will likely want to follow them also. The only case where you will not follow other twitter users is if their profile and/or messages are of no interest to you. In any event you are now live on this site and building your own following. At this point you now ask yourself why you are using twitter. If your reasons are personal great and if they are business related it does not matter as long as you know what your goals are here. The point is you want to get the most out of this site for whatever your reasons. Here are 3 simple and effective strategies to use when making contact with other people that will make your own experience more beneficial. Make Interesting Posts As is the case in any social setting you always want to make interesting comments since this will get you noticed. If your post reflects a certain expertise in any given area you also stand to gain the respect of other twitter users. This is an especially valuable asset if your objective is to conduct business on the site. Follow the 'Right' People Whether your intentions for using twitter are business or pleasure you want to target only other people with whom you have similar interest. If you are representing a business the people you follow should either be potential customers or have related business interests. Maintain Your Purpose When your reasons for using twitter are business related you need to maintain your focus on what your objectives are. Keep in mind that this is a social site therefore there activity on the site can easily distract you from your original intentions. It can be challenging to mix business with pleasure and still be productive so strive to keep your focus. As previously stated learning how to twitter is fairly simple and it is this ease that has made this site so popular. Being a social site you want to establish your own twitter following so you have people you can 'connect' with. Like any social gather you simple 'mingle' in on conversations with other people. By contributing to the conversation in some meaningful or interesting way other twitter users will start to follow you. No matter whether your objectives are business or personal when using twitter you want to get the most out of your experience. The 3 simple strategies discussed above are aimed at helping you make any time spent on this site mutually beneficial to you and others.