Twitter Giver or Twitter Taker?

by Martha Giffen

It’s always a give and take.  With everything.  Are you a Twitter giver or a Twitter taker?

There are definitely “signs” that you are either/or.  Take a look!

Signs that you are a Twitter giver. . . . .

  • You gladly re-tweet others’ links because you think your followers will enjoy the content.
  • You are quick to say thanks to anyone who is RTing your links.
  • You engage in conversations that are not always directly relevant to your niche.
  • You “introduce” people on Twitter that you think can benefit from the introduction.
  • You give a quick link or answer to someone who is asking for help.  (Ex:  I have a wordpress issue, can someone help?)
  • You readily welcome the newcomer and ask your followers to do the same.
  • Your followers can expect uplifting and positive tweets. No complaints to be found.

Signs you are a Twitter taker. . . . .

  • All of your tweets are canned.  (You set them up to tweet out automatically and you are absent.)
  • All of your tweets are canned AND quotes.
  • All of your tweets are canned AND quotes OF Mark Twain.  (enough said!)
  • Your tweets are only full of links to your own products or sites.
  • Your tweets are all about YOU.
  • You seldom or never participate in an engaging conversation.
  • You are wondering why Twitter isn’t “working” for you.

Twitter is a social animal.  You either use it for social interaction or you don’t.  The bottom line is,  if you continue to be a taker, Twitter will never work for you and if you become a Twitter giver, the sky is the limit.

I know what I’m talking about!

I have gained access to people I would have NEVER had a chance to meet, much less engage with, that have opened doors for me beyond my wildest dreams.  I have found JV partners, a mentor, and even inked a book deal by using Twitter!  I’ve been interviewed, had guest blogging gigs, wound up in a couple of magazines, and increased my income sphere just by being on Twitter.

Twitter is a happening place if you use it correctly.  And, you don’t have to spend every hour of every day connected to it!  What you DO have to be is a giver.  Because when you give, you will receive much much more than you can ever imagine!

Now, go out there and Twitter your little heart out!!

Peace,

-Martha

p.s.  Still not quite sure about it all?  Here’s a FREE copy of my Best Tweet Tips to get you started!

p.p.s.  Need more hand-holding?  Sign up for my course Tweet With Martha and you’ll be an expert before you know it!

 Twitter Giver or Twitter Taker?

Martha Giffen

Martha Giffen is a Small Business and Social Media Consultant, Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. The author of 3 best-selling books, including "Be Social Be Rich," she is an Online Marketing authority and teaches Small Biz Owners how to achieve massive profitable success. And, -she dishes it all out with a warm southern flare!

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