Follow E-Myth on Twitter

2009 | May 20 in Home Page News , Lead Conversion , Client Fulfillment

By Caitlin Childs, Assistant Graphics Designer

The E-Myth Twitter contest is now over.

Thank you to everyone who entered our contest. We'll post the winners soon.

What's Twitter all About?

CNN, FOX, NBC are talking about it. Jon Stewart is shaking his fist at it. Ashton Kutcher has made it his mission to have more followers than anyone else (and it seems to be working). And now even Oprah is on board.

If you're not already using it, it may seem like yet another Internet fad. But the truth is, some Internet fads turn out to be very powerful business tools; if you know how to leverage them.

Bottom line: You just can't escape Twitter. And neither can we.

So there's no drum roll necessary when we announce that E-Myth is now on Twitter! That's right; we've taken the plunge into the world of Tweets and we invite you to join us. Through Twitter, we offer daily advice, strategic reminders, announcements... All in 140 characters or less! Check us out: www.twitter.com/emyth.

Getting Started with Twitter

Accounts on Twitter are free and easy to set up. It takes about five minutes to get started. Sign up on www.twitter.com. Twitter offers a fantastic video tutorial on their site; just click the red Watch a video! button on the top right of the Twitter homepage.

You can also check out this helpful Social Media Starter Kit from Altitude Branding.

Using Twitter for Business

Remember, E-Myth recommends using Lead Generation channels that attract your ideal customers. If your target market consistently uses Twitter, it's a great idea to get on there. But remember, the key is to know your target market and what channels they use in order to generate qualified leads before jumping into different social media sites. Here are a few resources we recommend:


  1. .Luisa R. says:

    I'm following @emyth and just entered to win a free Michael Gerber CD. You can too! Learn more at http://tinyurl.com/r4drwy

    Submitted May 20, 2009 1:42 PM

  2. .Alan L. says:

    Thanks for the helpful links, Caitlin!

    I am delighted to see that E-Myth is recognising the potential of Twitter (and other social media) for small businesses. In 14 years of messing about on the web I have rarely seen anything like Twitter. The advent of Google Search was not as big as I suspect Twitter will be. In fact, I would argue that the last thing which was this big was the mainstream take-up of electronic mail.

    Right now I am rapidly devising Twitter strategies and working on a daily basis on ideas around how I can best use Twitter to complement my existing business.

    If anyone here is just getting into Twitter, I would recommend that you try tweetlater.com (no affiliation). It's a free tool and I have found it incredibly useful.

    psst... my twitter is here: @attitudeTravel

    Submitted May 20, 2009 1:47 PM

  3. .Nathan S. says:

    It's great to see E-myth using Twitter -- and as always educating people on using it too, and of course anyone who knows E-myth would want to win free Michael Gerber cds :) 

    I just wanted to share some feedback with the contest and the idea that it's required to retweet a specific message -- I was thinking the contest could be more effective if users could promote the contests to their followers in their own words but mentioning @emyth for tracking purposes especially if their followers might not be familiar with Michael or E-Myth (it seems impossible but it's true they might not be)... "free cd from Michael Gerber" doesn't say anything at all about the extreme value of what is being offered by E-Myth... or the content... or even the genre (could be a country music cd)... the only enticement for people who don't know Michael is the "FREE" ... of course that may woo some people  :)

    I guess in the end I could just tweet a second time to tell more about my personal experience or feelings about @emyth but I just wanted to share user feedback in case this information would be helpful.  I was actually just starting a fresh read through E-Myth Revisited this morning... it's worth reading over and over again.  Thanks Michael & E-Myth Team

    Submitted May 20, 2009 1:57 PM

  4. .Walter L. says:

    Love emyth but the competition is twitter spam!  Very off-putting.  Awful to search on @emyth & see nothing but the same message over & over. People are unsubbing from spammers, so its couterproductive.  Good info will get people to follow, not this stuff.

    Submitted May 22, 2009 6:19 AM

  5. .Thelma S. says:

    I'm ecstatic E-Myth is finally on Twitter! I think the contest is a great way to generate "buzz" about your new activities. Thanks for joining the social media world! We small business owners are thankful we now have another way to connect with you and receive the wonderful, entrepreneurial tips you provide. Thank you.

    Submitted May 22, 2009 10:10 AM

  6. .Gretchen K. says:

    As the E-Myth Client Experience Manager, I wanted to acknowledge and thank all of you for your feedback and suggestions. It's very important for us to understand the user experience as we explore a new social media tool. We are new to Twitter and will continue to refine, evaluate, and innovate our social media strategy. We would love to hear from you on what you'd like us to "tweet" about, what topics are of interest to you, and how we can contribute to your success as a small business owner.

    We look forward to continuing our relationship with you on your entrepreneurial journey.

    Take care and thank you for the follow!

    Submitted May 22, 2009 11:37 AM

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