5 Twitter Tools Every MLMer Needs

Editor | Social Media Networks | Monday, November 9th, 2009

You probably already know that Twitter by itself is a great site, but did you know that it’s even better when you start using some of the extra Twitter tools built by some amazing people? Of course some of those tools you’ll have to pay for and some may very well be useless, but there are some that are very much free and even clever!

You can find tools for “tweeting” your blog posts, automating messages, automatically following people, tweeting photos and videos, tweeting specific locations, posting news, giving stats, researching people, searching tweets, almost anything you can think of you can probably find!

But what you really need are these 5 free tools that you will find useful for promoting your MLM on Twitter:

www.Bit.ly is a tool Twitter officially uses to shorten your links that you post. It’s a very wise tool because without it your links might not fit in your Tweets. However, if you join Bit.ly on your own, you can shorten your own links and even track how many clicks you get. Your followers won’t notice any difference, but you get a nice dashboard containing all of your stats. This will allow you to see what kind of tweets are the most effective, which is return will allow you to focus more on those tweets.

SocialOomph.com is one of the best when it comes to automated Twitter tools that are free. SocialOomph allows you to schedule Twitter posts for future dates and even recurring events. For instance, you could set up the next 30 days of Twitter messages with 5 a day, and let the system post them at the specified times. You can even set up posts like “Happy Halloween!” for every Ocotober 31st, and you’ll never have to think about it again.

TwitterFeed is the perfect tool for those who have blogs because chances are you’ll have an RSS feed that you can publish on Twitter. With an RSS feed you can publish your most recent posts online. With TwitterFeed it takes things one-step further by posting that feed to your Twitter account.

TwitBacks.com is great for making you stand out, which is what you’re trying to accomplish in the first place. With Twitback you can put a large photo of you, along with your web links and contact info, down the left side of your image and set the colors for the rest of it to match your website. It allows your Twitter profile to really stand out and of course this is what you want when you’re trying to grab the attention of other users.

Your Mobile Client such as a BlackBerry, an iPhone or any cell phone that will allow you to set up a Twitter account is an excellent way to post on the go. There are several apps for the iPhone in the app store, TwitterBerry and UberTwitter for the Blackberry and SMS updates and the mobile webpage version for standard phones. When you’re able to tweet out in the real world, it will show followers that you’re not only professional – you’re also approachable!

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