So, you’ve set up your camgirl persona, c4s store, or independent porn store, and now you’d like to promote it on Twitter. Smart move! Twitter is a great place to find new customers, but it’s also an open forum with a lot of risk involved. A good first step is to check out this thread on Stripper Web on preventing stalkers and protecting your identity.
(If you’re not on his forum already, you should be!)

So I’m only going to talk about Twitter, with specific tips and ideas.  First of all, don’t use the web interface. It’s generally not worth it. The application I’d recommend is TweetDeck for desktop, and Hootsuite or TweetCaster for mobile. On to the tips..

Basic Twitter Tips

  • Don’t use your real name. Ever. Not in tweets, not in replies, not in Direct Messages, not in the email you signed up for.
  • When you’re starting out, find about 100 people to follow who you find relevant to your persona. Don’t just follow who you are interested in.
  • If you interact with potential customers, a good rule of thumb is not to send more than 1 tweet if they haven’t gone to your cam show, bought a clip, paid tribute, etc. Even after they’ve done this, it’s probably a good idea not to interact much until there’s a pattern of paying. Even if they pay, there still may be chargebacks, pirating, or other BS to deal with.
  • Don’t interact too much with non-payers. This shows other non-payers that you’re open to chatting with them for free. Customers should be talking about how much they like your content.
  • Avoid drama with customers and performers. Most customers don’t want to see that, and it will attract those who may want to expose your identity or trolls.
  • Mix links, replies, and regular tweets. Too much of any can be boring.
  • Use lists. A common list I use is Awesome Fet Girls. These are cool people I’ve found who reliably respond to tweets and have something interesting to say.
  • Put a link to your Twitter pretty much wherever you can.
  • Use hash tags. Don’t overuse them, but many folks search by hash tag to find new people to follow. For starters, try a search for #fetish, #bdsm, or #kinky.
  • Disable geo-location services for Twitter.

Twitter is essentially two things:

1)A micro-blog you can use to share your opinions, find friends, generate new leads for clip sales, find new cam customers, and gain insight into the porn industry from all aspects.
2) A content curation platform. You can use it to promote your stores, cam shows, new content, blog posts, tumblr accounts, etc. It’s an easy way to get some cross-platform promotion going when you’re just starting out.

Advanced Tips

So you’re already on Twitter, and nothing in the above list was helpful or new? Here are some tips for more advanced users:

Manage your OAuth AppsOAuth is an authentication protocol used to give limited access to an HTTP service. This means that third party applications can be granted permission to post to your profile, see your friends, see your tweets, and updated your profile. This can be a good thing- OAuth allows you to show your Twitter feed on your blog, connect your Twitter and Tumblr, and do a bunch of other neat things. But you want to make sure you know who has been given access, and revoke it when necessary. To do this, follow these steps:

1) Go to Twitter.com and in the upper right drop down box select “Settings”

2) Select “Apps” on the toolbar to the left.

3) This will bring you to Apps page, which will allow you to revoke or modify access applications have to your Twitter account. If you see anything you don’t recognize, revoke it!

Still not satisfied? Ok… Last one!

To create a link that will open a new status update, use this example:

http://twitter.com/home?status= Thanks @maxwren! Love your blog! https://maxwren.wordpress.com/

Then I create a link with the example entered- Tweet This!

That’s it for now! I have more to say, but this is a good start.

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