How can you use Twitter to win prizes?
Well first, you need to know what Twitter is if you are going to use it.
Twitter is a service that helps friends, family, and co-workers communicate quickly and easily through short updates using 140 characters or less.
It is kind of like using a chat program except with Twitter you chat with thousands of people you never met. When you send out a Tweet the people who are following you can read it. The people who follow those people can also read it. Eventually you have thousands of people reading what you wrote and sometimes responding. It is a great way of meeting people and if you have a blog or business a great way of driving traffic to your site. You can find people that are interested in the same things as you are and pretty soon you have a whole new circle of friends.
Some of the easiest ways to find people who are interested in sweepstakes or giveaways is to search using keywords. If someone has been talking about those things the search results will bring up those people and then you can follow them.
First you need to setup a Twitter account. It is free to join Twitter and it only takes a few minutes to setup an account. Start by going to www.twitter.com
Next you should go to search.twitter.com and then type in keywords like
- Twitter parties
- giveaways, etc.
What is a Twitter Contest?
A Twitter Contest, sometimes called Twitaway, is similar to a blog giveaway except you enter by sending out a Tweet on Twitter. A tweet is basically a sentence that you type into the text box at Twitter.com
How to Enter a Twitter Contest?
Twitter contests are very new so the rules are just starting to form. But there are some basics that I have seen everyone follow when they advertise a Twitter contest on their site.
1. Follow the person who is hosting the Twitter contest. To follow them on Twitter you visit Twitter.com, find them and then click the Follow button under their user name. Sometimes they will give you the direct link to their Twitter account on their site so you don’t have to search for them on Twitter.
2. Send out a tweet – a sentence – on Twitter with whatever they want you to say or do. Usually they want you to send out the link that goes to the site that is hosting the giveaway and sometimes they want you to answer a trivia question. Everyone who hosts a Twitter contests does it slightly different. You just need to follow the instructions you are given.
In 2 easy steps you can enter a Twitter contest and possibly win some fabulous prizes.
You can follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/sweetiessweeps
Just Stuff says
I have won over 500 bucks just on twitter! I love it.
It should also be noted that some instant win games award for more points (or the equivalent of points) if a Twitterer follows their company or product on Twitter.