This isn’t the first time we’re discussing Twitter. In the past we discussed why freelance writers need to embrace Twitter and, also, people to follow on Twitter. We’ve been discussing the importance of social media for a couple of years now. Contrary to popular belief, Twitter isn’t social media. It’s a microblogging site. It’s simply one of a number of online social media tools. Though many traditional writers have been reluctant to embrace Twitter, I’ve been using it for years with much success. Case in point: A few days ago, a tweet from Media Bistro sent several thousands of readers to this blog. (Hi new people, make yourselves at home and jump in any time!). This same Tweet was re-tweeted by over a dozen @MediaBistro follwers, creating even more traffic. Twitter isn’t only important for it’s retweet value though.
Here are a few of the ways Twitter benefits freelance writers:
- Many freelance writing jobs are Tweeted over Twitter.
- Many freelance writers are part of Twitter leading to some terrific networking opportunities.
- People who hire writers are on Twitter.
- Fellow writers, friends and followers Tweet and Re-Treet links to amazing blog posts.
- Links to articles and resources are Tweeted on a regular basis.
How freelance writers use Twitter:
- Build relationships with other freelancers
- Follow freelance writers for tips and advice
- Share links (without being spammy) to articles and blog posts
- Build relationships with potential clients
- Find freelance writing jobs using Twitter search
How are you using Twitter to advance your career?