How can you make money with your Twitter account?
You can make money with Twitter by gaining a large number of followers and learning social media marketing skills.
Talented twitterers make money by keeping up with trends and current events, and marketing themselves and tweeting for other marketers. This article will give you some ideas and resources to make money using Twitter.
Twitter is serious business and the 2nd most popular social networking site after Facebook according to eBizMBA as of July 1, 2015. Businesses use Twitter to market their brands and promote products and services. Individuals use Twitter to promote themselves, their careers, services, and partnerships.
A few ideas to earn money with Twitter are to sell your own products by promoting eBay auctions and etsy.com crafts, sell your services by networking and developing relationships, and to become an affiliate marketer by signing up with companies such as Amazon.
To be successful, you need to be skillful at getting the right followers, learn how to market tweets without being spammy, and be good at crafting catchy tweets. If you are already proficient with Twitter, then you are all set.
Sign up with services to tweet for advertisers. There are a number of programs out there to make money with your Twitter account and some can also be used to monetize your other social network accounts. Here are five of the best:
5 Ways to Make Money with Your Twitter Account
Adly is a marketing consulting service where you agree to send out a certain number of tweets for advertisers on a schedule. It is not a pay per click program. Advertisers select twitterers based on interests. When you sign-up you will create your profile so the advertisers can find you. Sign up under Adly for Celebrities and Influencers. Adly: “Monetize your social media influence by sharing content from the brands you love with your audience. Connect with us now to get started.”
The more followers you have, the more likely advertisers will approach you. You can charge more for your tweets the larger your following. Plus they have a referral program so you can earn when others sign up through you. With Adly, you can also earn money with Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.
Aldy Twitter page: https://twitter.com/Adly
“Adly is a digital marketing software and services provider. We connect brands and agencies with influencers and celebrities to reach further, engage more deeply, and drive leads and sales. Our tools offer a way to boost engagement and generate earned media using data-driven audience targeting, in-stream social advertising, and real-time events that result in direct sales and actionable insights.”
Check out Adly’s blog post Secrets To Writing A Compelling Call To Action
(In 140-Characters Or Less) http://adly.com/blog/ctasecrets/
AdF.ly is an Internet Software service that provides shortened links to Tweet. Basically, it is a URL shortening service like Bitly, TinyURL, or goo.gl, etc. The difference is, you earn money from each visitor that clicks your shortened links to visit the URL’s. You post the links or send them to people just like any other link. Then AdF.ly shows an ad for 5 seconds before displaying ‘Skip Ad’ and showing the intended website. Sign up by clicking their yellow Join Now button. AdF.ly: “Earn money for each visitor to your shortened links with adf.ly! Use a URL shortener service that pays.”
They also have a referral program so you can earn when others sign up through you. Plus with AdF.ly you can earn money by posting links on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, in forums, on your website or anywhere you share links. For example, when you share an interesting article or tweet a link, you can use the AdF.ly shortened link.
AdF.ly Twitter page: https://twitter.com/adfly
“AdF.ly is URL shortener that rewards the publishers of the shortened links by offering 50% of the advertising revenue. A Publisher will earn money through AdF.ly by placing the shortened links on their website / blog / Facebook / Twitter etc. Each time when of their visitors clicks on an AdF.ly link they will first view a full page advertisement for 5 seconds before being able to click a Skip Ad button and continue to their intended destination. We share this revenue with the Publisher of the link.”
MyLkes is an advertising platform kind of like Google Adsense, but you decide which ads to share. At MyLikes, you create a social website and share advertisements using your Twitter account. You earn money when the ads are clicked. Rates are set and adjusted based on how many followers you have and relevance. Sign up under Publishers by clicking the blue Set up social website button. MyLikes: “MyLikes is the World’s Largest Social Website Network. MyLikes drives traffic to content by empowering publishers to monetize their stream.”
There is a referral program and the more Twitter followers you have the more money you can make and the higher the advertisements will pay per click. With MyLikes if you get a lot of feedback from your followers when you tweet you will make more money. MyLikes can be used on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube videos, Pinterest, your website and more.
MyLikes Twitter page: https://twitter.com/MyLikes
“MyLikes allows social media publishers to choose domain names and create social websites. Publishers can choose to create or share viral/social content on their websites. Social websites are powered by social ads from the MyLikes advertising network and maximize publisher revenue.”
Sponsored Tweets is a marketplace and a well-recognized ad service for Twitter. Their service allows you to set your own price-per-click for ads tweeted. With Sponsored Tweets, advertisers approach you and you make an agreement with them based on their needs and requirements. Sign up on their homepage. Sponsored Tweets: “Get paid to tweet, blog, take photos and videos.”
Sponsored Tweets has a referral program. Also, they have a full disclosure policy and all Sponsored Tweets must include hashtagged text like “#sponsored” or “#ad” and tweets need to be approved. Their service can be used across blogs, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook and more.
Sponsored Tweets Twitter page: https://twitter.com/spontwts
About Sponsored Tweets:
“Marketers pay for Twitter advertising campaigns on either a Cost Per Tweet (CPT) or Cost Per Click (CPC) basis. SponsoredTweets.com allows advertisers to hand pick individual Tweeters including celebrities to participate in Twitter advertising campaigns. The SponsoredTweets.com marketplace is designed to provide transparency of identity. We expose our entire network of Tweeters to our Advertisers, along with pertinent data to help you make informed decisions before you engage. The network includes television stars, movie stars, rock stars, comedians, web celebs, media properties, everyday people and everything in between. Our goal is to connect our advertisers with real, relevant Tweeters that can truly impact a campaign.”
Speakr is the social influencer marketing company formerly known as twtMob. They connect brands with influential Twitterers. Speakr matches your interests to their advertisers so Tweets are a natural part of your social sharing. You can share music news, videos, movie trailers, trending merchandise, and more. To apply click Join in their top menu. Quote from Speakr: “The Marketing Platform for Social Influencers on Twitter, Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat.”
Speakr has a referral program. Also, they have a disclosure policy and hashtagged text such as “#ad” will be included in your tweets. Following Speakr guidelines, you control the tweets sent and the messaging, but they require approval. Speakr chooses tweets based on how brand appropriate and creative they are. Once your tweet is approved, it is sent out and your account gets credited. With Speakr you can monetize your Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
Speakr Twitter page: https://twitter.com/speakr
“We fuel the most impactful campaigns in social for the world’s largest brands. More than 60 major brands leverage our technology platform and influencer network. Our Speakrs are a carefully curated group of the top content creators and curators across nearly ever major social network (Vine, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook). Speakrs have more than just large followings, they cause action, and are influential across a wide range of interests, demographics, and psychographics. We’ve spent more than 4 years measuring thousands of data points to understand who they are and how to ensure that your message reaches the right audience.”
Be Wise to Make Money with Your Twitter Account
Gain quality followers. Find people with your shared interests and follow them. Many will follow you back. Quality matters and if you pay for followers, you may not get many that share your interests. Engage with others and build the right Twitter community.
Do not become a Twitter spammer. Understand your audience and that Twitter is community focused. Your Twitter account cannot become a money-making only operation. Your marketing tweets should be an extension of your Twitter activity and be as natural and creative as possible. Try mixing in some commentary, retweets, and multimedia. Do not clog up your followers Twitter feeds with hard sells, and the same tweet multiple times, and hour after hour. You will lose followers.
Do not use obscenities in your Tweets. Most people do not like it, you will not be taken seriously, and it is unprofessional. You will lose followers and advertisers will remove you from their programs.
Follow advertiser’s guidelines. Advertisers have requirements and will not allow you to deviate from them.
Use shortened links for affiliate marketing. Most, if not all, social platforms treat full affiliate links as spam. Make certain you are following the terms of the affiliate program you are promoting for. For example, Amazon does not allow their affiliate links to be shortened or cloaked. You can tweet using the Amazon Associates Site Stripe toolbar.
Finally, while using Twitter to promote your marketing efforts and business, use a personal touch, find quality followers, respect your followers, and follow the rules. Try a program like HootSuite to manage social media and find leads on Twitter. Also, learn how to use hashtags in your tweets. Tweets with hashtags are re-tweeted more often than those without.
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