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How to Create a Twitter Profile Like Barack Obama


Pretend you are running for President of the United States. Wouldn’t you want to get your message out to as many people as you could with absolutely zero cost or effort? Would you like to see how presidential candidate Obama does this?

Forget the cost of running a Google AdWords campaign for a minute, just imagine the cost to run a political campaign. Regardless if you were a politician or entrepreneur you want to maximize your marketing message and get the most bang for you buck. Have you heard of Twitter?

If you really want a ton of free publicity, regardless if you were a politician like Barack Obama, John McCain, or the local dog catcher, you should definitely check out and see how this social networking media tool Twitter could do to help your efforts.

Twitter's Profile of Barack Obama

Twitter is taking the online community by storm. Currently, Twitter is the “hot” social networking website. According to, a directory that tracks Twitter’s users, there are currently 2,279,549 registered people on Twitter.

A netrepreneur can use this valuable online networking tool to make some great connections with other netrepreneurs. A recent survey taken by found that people use Twitter for:

  • Sharing links to items of interest to your network (30%, 88 Votes)
  • Networking for new contacts (22%, 64 Votes)

Since Twitter is becoming recognized as a valid resource tool for people to conduct business you need to look professional.

One of the first things you will want to do is to create a unique Twitter background. By changing your Twitter background (or skin) you will put forth a more professional online image. Further, it will allow you to market your business brand and image more effectively.

There are countless ways to create a customized background. You can upload any image and replace that standard Twitter image. However, if you don’t have a logo or image available you can still change the layout of your Twitter profile.

One free resource which will allow you to customize your Twitter background image is appropriately called Twitter Backs. There are dozens of backgrounds to choose from. They are completely customizable and a breeze to create. You can add your logo, picture and change colors to help you to create an image that you can be proud of.

If you’re a netrepreneur who likes to give back to the online community you can even contribute to Twitter Backs by designing Twitter background skins and uploading them for others to use. If you do create a background, or skin, treat it like any other skin you may design and put your company’s information on it so others can see it. Think of it a a viral way to market you talents and have people contact you for creating new designs for them.

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Thanks to Chris Swain – The Netrepreneur

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