Twitter has been in the news for the past few years as the shiny new toy. It was a big part in the presidential campaign, and you can find almost every company you're in love with on the social network. It's safe to say the creators are pretty rich now. Who knew 140 characters could be such a big hit with a society that talks a little too much? With inbound marketing being the sought after form of getting and retaining customers, professionals could really benefit from the tool.
Here are 10 careers that could utilize Twitter to their advantage:
- Real estate agents: Yes, the housing market is at an all time low. Waves of foreclosures hit monthly and short sales are on the rise. Even though the housing market bubble was probably prime time for agents, they can use Twitter to find who plans on moving. Every tweets their business anyways, so it's time to get in it. Find your clients and go for it!
- Bloggers: Well this is a given, but Twitter is a good way to promote your content. I do it, you do it (if not, you should), just about everyone tweets out when there's a new post.
- Actors/actresses: You think your favorite celebrity is on Twitter just to talk about what they had for lunch? For some, yes, but they're also using Twitter to stay relevant. No one wants to drop down to the C list and below. Twitter lets them know that they have fans who are really waiting to find out when the next movie is. Also a great promotional tool.
- Musicians: Same as above, musicians need to stay relevant. I've seen rappers really using Twitter as a means to promoting their albums, as well as their mixtapes. You can get great feedback from people who really do listen to your music, and it's a good way to share too!
- Journalists: Twitter is definitely the platform you want to use for breaking news. Share your stories with your followers, and potentially the world! Short, sweet, and to the point is how people like their news.
- Politicians: Like I mentioned before, those into politics are getting more involved in social media. Politicians could get great use from Twitter by connecting with those that they are representing, in a genuine and personable way.
- Authors: I would love it if more authors were on Twitter. I admit, I don't read as much as I used to, but it'd be great to tweet with someone working on a book, and you can get little snippets of chapters along the way. Great exposure!
- Life coaches: For those inspirational individuals, Twitter users eat up bits of wisdom that they can apply to everyday life. Use it to your advantage, send that optimism to your followers!
- Career counselors: In this economy, just about everybody is looking for a job. If you have the knowledge of job openings and company profiles, people are definitely going to follow you. Tweet out the careers you suggest and get people back into the work force!
- Charity directors: Non-profit organizations and charities run on support. In order to get support, you need to get the word out. With a successful Twitter campaign, you can raise necessary funds and increase the number of people who back you.
If you're already in these positions, and you're not using Twitter, I have no idea what you're waiting for. These, obviously, are not the only professions who can benefit from using the micro blogging website, but if you're wondering how it's even helpful, I hope you're a little more briefed on the topic. While you're tweeting, follow me!