It’s easy to assume you’re behind the ball if this situation describes you.
The truth is Twitter is all about creating quality relationships that add value to you, your business, and most importantly to those people you engage with.
An opportunist would see the above situation as a way to endear oneself to the Twitter community.
Speaking directly to the above situation, it’s likely there are other Twitter users who currently have a dial-up Internet connection. There is a better chance that more or even all of us at one time remember using a dial-up connection.
It’s something people can relate to. And when people relate to you and your situation, you are able to show your soul and engage users.
There are many articles on this site and others that describe the benefits of Twitter.
Here are three situations that on the surface may seem difficult, but can really be used as an opportunity to take advantage of Twitter and use its influence to grow your personal brand, your personal or business blog, and your business.
My hope is for those of you can relate to these situations directly; you’ll be able to see past your false restrictions and start to really benefit from Twitter.
If you don’t directly relate to these situations I hope you can at the least be inspired to look at your own situation and find ways to turn your current restrictions into great opportunities.
“I have a family and dial-up Internet.”
As I mentioned above, you’re not the first person to have a family and/or have dial-up Internet. In fact it’s likely you’re still not alone in this circumstance.
What does this mean?
You have the unique opportunity to reach out to those with similar circumstances to your own.
No matter if your blog covers hunting, sewing, personal development, yoga, blogging, etc. you can use your unique situation as inspiration to fuel your blog posts and your Twitter contributions.
Think of ways you have or can work around your time consuming life. Maybe you’ve come up with a unique time management trick to split your time between family and blogging. Maybe this trick would help those who operate small businesses.
Use your wife and kids to inspire your blogging and Twitter use.
Maybe your kid said something funny or even profound.
Share it on Twitter.
It’s likely that others will find this experience interesting and find it valuable.
An interesting thing your child says could be fuel for a possible retweet.
Retweets spread and as a result, others follow you.
The more quality followers you have the better the chance is that more people will click on the link to your blog from your Twitter account.
“I have another Full-Time job besides blogging and Twitter.”
Having another full-time job is common among bloggers. It’s rare for a blogger to be able to make blogging their livelihood. Just look at Darren’s poll on blogging income.
Again, because you aren’t alone in this situation you can use it to your advantage.
If you’re employer allows, use Twitter as a way to describe successes at your day job.
Share things from your job experience that give insight into the world of what you do.
People will find this valuable.
If you’re a full-time accountant, share some quick tips on Twitter that may help others with their accounting needs. Share resources that may add value to others for their accounting situations.
Your full-time job is where your expertise is. Use Twitter as a way to share your expertise with others.
For those with full-time jobs and a personal blog or business blog on the side, Twitter is a great medium of exchange for ideas.
Twitter Search is a great way to get ideas for blog posts. Search for questions in your niche. Answering questions is a great way to create amazing and valuable content for your blog posts.
Use the questions of others’ as a way to add value to their lives and watch your status on Twitter grow even while you’re at your day job.
“My niche isn’t ready for Twitter.”
I love hunting and I’m in the business of hunting on the Web.
I admit that at first I thought, “What hunters are going to be using Twitter?”
It didn’t seem like a logical relationship for hunters to be using Twitter.
However, when I started searching Twitter I soon realized that there was a nice little group of hunters on Twitter.
And better yet, it was a great way to connect with others hunters.
I don’t claim to be a pioneer in the Twitter Hunting Community, but I think I’ve joined the growing the number of hunters using Twitter.
Twitter has been a great way to share information and resources that have added value to my life as a hunter. I try to add value to hunters that follow me.
And to be honest, Twitter has been a tremendous source of traffic for my hunting blog.
So if you do think your niche is not represented on Twitter, go and do some searching and you will probably be pleasantly surprised at the number of new people you’ll meet and connect with in your niche.
If you truly find that there is a low representation of your niche then congratulations!
If you are ready you have the opportunity to be the pioneer on Twitter for your niche.
As your niche catches up to you on Twitter, you’ll be seen as a leader.
Even if you think you have restrictions there are ways to use Twitter as a way to improve yourself and your business.
As all great entrepreneurs do, use your weaknesses and setbacks as advantages and opportunities.
Twitter is a great way to make meaningful connections and your potential restrictions are great ways to foster valuable connections. Your restrictions are ways to relate to others and form lasting bonds that will be beneficial for you, for them, and hopefully for your business.
Turn your restrictions into opportunity and that’s how you’ll become a “Big Boy or Girl” on Twitter.
What current restrictions do you currently have that you can turn into opportunities on Twitter?