Setting up a Twitter account for both personal and business use can be extremely helpful, and is a viable way to help your businesses online presence grow! Many people use Twitter for personal use, in order to post updates to their followers, keep tabs on what a particular celebrity is doing, and also following stories that are trending worldwide. It is a great way to keep up to date with celebrities, football teams, and politics, more so than Facebook it has to be said!
Twitter, like Facebook, however, has a whole other side to it, in the form of advertising, which most businesses often use. While pages don’t exist on Twitter, you can set up a Twitter account to serve the same purpose as a Facebook Page. Broadcast company updates on your account, including new products and deals, and raise awareness for different events. Post links for new blogs on your company’s website, and share content from other Twitter users that you would find engaging. On top of this, you have a whole range of advertising tools available for you to utilise to help enhance your Twitter Account further.
Whatever your case is for using Twitter, you will first need a Twitter account in order to actually access the website. There is no reason whatsoever for you not to have a Twitter Account. With 126 million daily users, your target audience will be out there, and with a Twitter account built with good hashtags, posts, and all around engagement with other users on the website, you can reach them. If you’re looking for help with how to set up a Twitter account, then you have come to the right place. Magic Mouse Media is here to help! It’s quick, easy, and simple, and will take less than five minutes if you’re quick. Let’s take a look at how you create one.
Twitter account creation in one simple step!
First up, head to twitter.com. From here, you will have two options…whether you want to create a new account, or whether you want to sign in to an already existing account. Select ‘Sign Up’ to get started. It’s free, and always will be!
Next up, you will be asked to select a unique username and enter a phone number/email for security information. If you are setting up a page for your business, you may want to consider naming your Twitter page after your business. It makes perfect sense, and helps people find you easier (take a look at Magic Mouse Media for inspiration! A follow would be appreciated too, hint hint!). You can choose to enter an email or a phone number for extra security, as previously mentioned, and that choice is up to you. Emails might help you manage notifications easier though, just a tip! Click ‘Next’ when you are done.
Next up, you will be given a couple of customisation options to help with your experience when you first open up Twitter. You can choose to let other users find you via your phone number/email (depending on which one you chose on the next step), and also if you want to receive personalised adverts based on your Twitter activity. So, for example, if you follow and like a lot of football related pages, you will get a lot more adverts relating to tickets for football matches, for example. Click ‘Next’ to proceed to the last step of account creation.
Finally, you will be given the option to review your account name and email/phone number, just to double check everything is the way you want it. Click ‘Sign up’ to access your new and shiny Twitter account. Feel free to explore at this point at your own leisure! Why don’t you go ahead and follow a few accounts relevant to your business? You never know, they may just follow you back!
As promised, quick, easy and simple!
Yes, it really is that simple to jump into the wonderful world of Twitter, and start your journey of hashtagging, posting, and optimising. Don’t know how to do any of that? Keep an eye on our ‘How To Twitter’ portal for guides on all these things, and many more.
Another quick easy guide for you to digest today. We’ll see you next time. Until then, take care, and farewell!
The Magic Mouse Media Team