Your First Week on Twitter – Part 2 – Setting up Your AccountAuthor: Jamie | Filed under: Social Media
This is the second in my series of my First Week on Twitter posts.
Today I’m going to look at how to set up a Twitter account from scratch.
Step 1: visit www.twitter.com
When you arrive on the site you’ll need to focus on the following part of the screen.
Simply enter the requested information and click on Sign up.
Step 2: Choose a username and password
Step 2 will see you presented with this screen
The first three fields are straightforward but your username selection could prove more problematic.
There’s a lot of debate about whether you should use your own name, business name or a mixture of the two.
My opinion is that it doesn’t really matter too much; choose a username you like and Twitter will automatically search for you and tell you if it’s available or not.
Click on Create my account and you’re done.
Step 3: interests and friends
The next screen you’re presented with will look like this;
It will provide you with a list of suggested Twitter accounts to follow by category to help get you started.
Once you’ve chosen which (if any) of these interest you, you can move on to the next stage which is finding your friends by email address.
Step 4: it’s all about you
You’ll then be presented with a four step process as below;
In part 1 you can enter your interests or friends names and follow your chosen people or business accounts.
Part 2 allows you to be able to use Twitter on your phone and get notifications.
Part 3 is your chance to sell yourself by the way of a profile photo and short biography.
I have two main tips for this part; upload a decent quality photo of you, not a company logo, and take your time over writing your bio; make it memorable and include keywords relevant to your business.
I’ll explain more about part 4 in tomorrow’s blog post; building your own Twitter brand.
In the meantime, please leave any thoughts, opinions or questions below.