Bonus of the Week: How To Set Up Twitter For Success

March 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Michael Hyatt is a President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publishing company in the world and the seventh largest trade book publishing company in the U.S. I highly recommend Michael’s Twitter tips to everyone who wants to learn how to set up and successfully use Twitter for maximum results.

Bonus of the Week:

Michael Hyatt

“The Beginner’s Guide to Twitter

by Michael Hyatt

This post is a 20-minute guide to Twitter for non-techies. (If you don’t know what Twitter is, you can start with my first post on the topic, Twitter-dee, Twitter-dum. If you still aren’t convinced, then read 12 Reasons to Start Twittering.)

Saturday night over dinner, I helped my friend, Karen Anderson, get started on Twitter. Yesterday, my son-in-law, Chris Crimmins, got started. He was having some difficulty getting his phone hooked up to Twitter. I thought, I wish I had a simple, step-by-step guide to give him.It doesn’t take long to get set-up with Twitter, but it helps if you know the basics. So, I decided to document these eight basic steps:

  1. Set up your account. Go to and click on the Get Started—Join! button. Enter your username, password, and email address. Click on the I accept. Create my account button.

    Next, Twitter will give you a chance to see if some of your friends are on Twitter by checking your online address book. However, your contacts will have to be in one of the supported services: GMail, Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, or MSN.

    Continue reading the Article at”

(Reprinted with permission and in accordance with Michael Hyatt’s Copyright Guidelines.© 2009, Michael S. Hyatt. All rights reserved. Originally published at

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