Wondering how to use Twitter for beginners?
Not sure if Twitter is even worth your time?
Looking for a strategy that works?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re in the right place!
This is everything you need to know about Twitter for beginners.
Twitter For Beginners
After years of being unable to see the point to Twitter, I have turned a corner.
Here’s how & why Twitter has been an excellent resource for me, along with the steps I took so you can try it out yourself.
I no longer follow celebrities or worry too much about “what do I say?”.
Instead I’ve landed interviews & met countless people interested in the same topics as I am.
Twitter is an AMAZING place to connect with & build your audience.
Let’s get started!
First, Here’s The #1 Biggest Secret
So, below I’m going to show you how to create your Twitter account.
That’s all well & good, but there is one BIG secret I need to tell you first.
See, if you want to know how to use Twitter effectively, there’s one very simple thing you need.
And it’s not about setting up your account correctly.
It’s not about building your Twitter following.
It’s not about being on Twitter 24 hours a day.
It’s much more simple than that – it’s about community.
Having a group of fellow Twitter users who will boost your tweets is the secret to Twitter success.
That’s why I created this Facebook Group where we all boost each other’s tweets.
Twitter is incredible for quickly driving HUNDREDS of clicks to any link you want.
For example, see this tweet I created on January 19th – almost ZERO clicks.
But, once I shared this one tweet in a Facebook group suddenly I had HUNDREDS of clicks on my tweet.
Right now our group is for bloggers ONLY, but I show you everything you need to know inside.
(Not blogging yet? Find out how to start a successful blog here.)
OK now that you know the biggest Twitter hack, let’s get back to Twitter for beginners.
How To Use Twitter For Beginners
To have an account that looks active & professional, you just need to setup these 5 things:
- Choose your Twitter handle & user name
- Add your profile picture
- Write a short bio & link to your blog or shop
- Add a header image
- Save a pinned tweet
I show you exactly how to quickly setup your professional profile here.
1. What Is A Twitter Handle?
Here are a couple of quick insights about your Twitter handle.
Your Twitter name can be up to 15 characters long.
Your Twitter handle should be the name of your blog & Twitter will put an @ sign in front of it.
For example, my blog is Mom Resource and my Twitter handle is @MomResource.
Your Twitter handle is different from your Twitter username.
So, my Twitter handle is @MomResource but my username is my actual name, Saira.
You CAN change your Twitter handle later.
And the most important tip – Twitter handles are first-come first-serve.
Even if you do nothing else with your Twitter account now, grab the Twitter handle for your blog before someone else does.
2. Twitter Picture Size
You don’t need to worry about getting the exact Twitter picture size – just make sure the file size is less than 2MB.
Just make sure you Twitter profile image size is a square between 200 x 200 and 400 x 400.
I always recommend using the photo of a person, rather than a brand or blog name.
Twitter is probably the most social of the social networks.
This means people want to know they’re chatting with other real PEOPLE.
Big brands get away with using logos, because people are coming to talk to brands.
But when we talk about Twitter for bloggers, ideally you’ll use your own picture as the Twitter profile.
3. Twitter Bio
Ahhhh, the Twitter bio.
It’s easy to get stressed out about what to put in your Twitter bio:
- Should it be a catchy bio or an impressive bio?
- Should you use cute Twitter bio quotes or quotes about life?
- And what about hashtags in your Twitter bio?
Really, it doesn’t matter THAT much.
Because you can change it as much or as often as you want!
You’re not married to your Twitter bio & as you see other bios that you like later, you can always change it.
4. Twitter Header Size
Luckily you don’t have to remember the exact Twitter header size.
Use a free tool like Canva to choose the Twitter Header option.
They offer the right size & basic options but there’s so much more you can do with your Twitter header
5. Pinned Tweet
Turn any tweet into a pinned tweet by clicking the little arrow on the top, right corner of the tweet.
Then select pin to your profile page to pin that tweet.
You can not edit a pinned tweet, but you can always choose a different tweet to be the pinned tweet.
Now that you know a little bit about Twitter for beginners, let’s keep your momentum going!
Here’s what I recommend for you next.
This Twitter Basics Guide is a great FIRST STEP toward getting paid to tweet.
Next steps include:
- Growing an audience that brands want to pay you for
- Boosting your engagement, so your tweets go further
- Scheduling tweets that can be reused
- Sending people from your Twitter page to your email list, blog or sales page
When you’re ready, this is the best place to find out more about getting started today.
Get Paid To Tweet!
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