Since today is the day Twitter croaked for a couple of hours, step 0 is to make sure Twitter is working?
What I did was to post on FriendFeed which posts to Twitter so the posts will be up when Twitter’s back or use Hoot Suite to schedule tweets later.
I won’t steal his Thunder or list his points. They’re worth your time reading.
I’ve found Twitter to be great for building a network… not for selling. And the network I’ve built is for my non-profit activities and interests outside making money.
One thing I hate is being spammed by people involved in some game that has you add people to their family or whatever. I don’t have time for games, sorry.
If you’re on to Twitter for a fast buck, I’d say forget it.
You may be able to get readers, visitors, traffic, etc. to a page where you can sell something. If you’re recommending music or a book at Amazon.com you may be able to get some low revenue affiliate sales that way. But big dollar sales? I don’t think they’ll come fast on Twitter.
If you’ve found a way to make that work, let me know!