Many of you know about my undying love for Twitter.
It’s the best platform to connect with people.
Thanks to Twitter, I’ve built my brand even though I live in a small historical town that you probably have not heard of (Malacca, Malaysia)
Earlier last month Brand24 monitored over 2,000,000 tweets and ranked the top marketers based the number of mentions that they have on Twitter. I was fortunate enough to be ranked #51 among some of the best marketers in the world.
I owe that to the connections that I’ve managed to built on Twitter.
That’s the topic that I want to discuss today.
So, recently, I decided to tweak my bio. I did one minor changed which resulted in MORE emails and more opportunities.
I simply added my email address to my Twitter bio.
Days after I changed it, I started to notice more emails coming in than usual.
- There were emails of people saying hello
- Emails of people asking me questions
- Opportunities for work
- Sales-y emails
- Potential leads
- & more
I checked if they emailed me through my websites contact form. They didn’t.
Which pointed back to the email that I added to my Twitter profile, which makes sense.
If someone wants to reach out to me, using the contact form adds an obstacle.
Sure, one could argue that if they were serious about reaching out to me, they wouldn’t mind. Right?
Makes sense but, in this day and age, people want to save time and be more productive. Adding a layer of obstacle doesn’t make sense anymore.
Being more transparent and open would be the better approach.
Here’s what I recommend you do if you would like to follow this method.
Create another email for social media purposes only like firstname.lastname@example.org instead of your personal email which should be used for more serious work emails.
You can check your other email when you have time to burn.