Business cards have long been a favorite low-cost marketing tool. We learn early on to utilize our business cards to both share our information and to gather information of prospects by writing it on the back of the card. We leave our cards with tips in a restaurant or at the register after paying our check.
Business cards have just gotten cheaper, free even. You can now have a business card for Twitter that you can share with your followers. twtBizcard is a Twitter application that allows you to send your business card via an @ reply and by use of a hashtag (#).
When welcoming new followers you can share with them your twtBizCard or share it while thanking someone for a reply or retweet of one of your Twitter posts.
“Say goodbye to business cards as you know it!
Send a Twitter Business Card!
To send a Twitter Business Card, simply add #twtbizcard to a @reply!”
Your new Twitter business card will include your Twitter name, how many people you follow, how many follow you, how many tweets you have made, your Twitter bio and your website url. You also have the option of including other pertinent information such as your business name, address, phone numbers and email address. For the cost of a donation of your choice, you can even brand your Twitter profile page with your business card.
How does this all work?
Again from the twtBizCard website:
“To send a #twtBizCard to someone is very simple. All you need to do is to send a @reply with the #twtbizcard hashtag.
If this is the first time @twtapps receives a #twtbizcard, we will send him/her a @reply telling how to retrieve it.
To access their #twtbizcards, they need to go to “My twtbizcard” (link on the top/right of the page).
From that point on, every time @twtapps receives a tweet with the #twtbizcard hashtag, he/she will know that the sender’s BizCard is @ their “My twtbizcard” page.”
How many times have you been in a introduction situation and asked for a business card only to find the person you are talking to has forgotten theirs? Or maybe you forgot your own. In this world of social media and networking we are having meetings that are taking place via Twitter. You never again will find yourself in a meeting without your business cards. Simply add the #twtbizcard hashtag to your @reply of a tweet and you are ready to go.
A few tips for using your Twitter business card:
Make sure you proofread your business cards before sharing them. If you are sharing your email address or phone number you want to ensure you have provided the right information.
Don’t be afraid to share your new business cards. Someone will invariably ask you for more information. Be prepared to give it to them.
Providing this tool to potential clients will make you standout among the crowd. One Twitter we follow thousands and they follow thousands. Making use of a Twitter business card will set you apart from the multitudes of others who don’t as yet.
So what are you waiting for? Visit twtBizCard and get started sharing your Twitter business cards today.