Everybody loves social networking. They are fun and fabulous way to be in touch with friends. Twitter is different because it invented what we call today as ‘microblogging’. What used to be a ‘status message’ in Facebook is the actual content of a ‘tweet’. Not that you didn’t know any of that.
Coming to the money making part of the article, did you know you could earn money through Twitter? Well, all sorts of people use Twitter; you find potential market in it and it is an excellent platform to promote products and services.
Anybody can use Twitter for any kind of promotion. It can be students, home makers, stay home moms or dads, retired people and the list goes on. Few clicks of the mouse and you can start earning.
Again, this is a NO INVESTMENT moneymaking scheme. So, you got to use it wisely to your terms. To make it work, you have to have great number of followers, good links and refrain from spamming.
How does it work?
Create a Twitter account with a legitimate email id. You can have this as your business account or moneymaking account, if you want to call it that way. Now, you need followers. You can use the Twitter search engine to find your target group and follow them in the hope that they will follow you back.
Meanwhile create an account with Twitter applications, which post multiple links or feeds from your blogs and websites directly to your Twitter profile. This saves the need to log into your account to post the ad or link that you want to promote. If you have 30 ads to promote, this helps a lot. You can say it is like an auto pilot mode.
Coming back to the followers, you need to generate at least a couple 100 or more to see any kind of money. Normally an ad link will pay you around $0.05 to 0.28 per click. They just have to click and you get paid. So basically, what we have here is pay per click method of advertising.
You feel like a spammer, right? Don’t. You are promoting legitimate stuffs here. Just like posting ads on your website through adsense or promoting links through ClickBank, you are using Twitter as a launching pad for different products and services. That is not spamming. Spamming is when you use softwares to mass follow other people’s followers at random just for the purpose of earning money.
Tips to boost earnings
Take it slow. There is a higher authority called Twitter, which will ban you as a spammer if you overdo things. Gather followers at a steady pace and do not just add them for the heck of it. Ad people who are really interested in your products. Random following is never going to help. Give links to your Twitter profiles on your websites, blogs, other social networks, article directories and email signatures.
The followers you get this way will stay for a long time. You will almost build a goodwill trust with them if you follow this strategy. It works!
Social network is a powerful tool. You can use the users out there and include them in your business. How you ask? Encourage them to participate and give ideas for your websites and products. Nothing works better than first hand feedback.
If you are a company with quite a fan base, you can use Twitter to promote sales on week to week basis. You can send out tweets with information on discounts, introductory offers. If you are an individual with a great sense of judgment, you can even post reviews about some good product (with a ClickBank link or similar PPC link).
Here is an entire list of some great Twitter applications. Couple of interesting ones is listed here that you can use in your website and blog.
To post all your blog entries through RSS feed, Twitterfeed is an excellent application. You do not have to log in to promote your blog. Your Twitterfeed will do it for you.
Add Tweets does the opposite of Twitterfeed. This one adds a widget to your blog feed your tweets from your Twitter profile through RSS feed.
Twitter does not pay. It is merely a place to attract traffic. Twitter as such is not involved in your money making scheme. Your payment comes through the ads that you post on Twitter. Each ad has a different value per click. Do not promote sites you have no idea about or products that you have never used. You could do that, but your will be losing your credibility soon enough.
You can divert the traffic that comes through Twitter into your website or blog to click on various payable ads there. Use the tweet link to act as a doorway or portal to your actual website or as a referral link.
Moonfruit, a UK based hosting website got a walloping 200% hike in their UK website and 1000% hike in their US website when they started advertising their products through Twitter. Their sales were up by 350% and now there is no turning back for this once a small time web hosting company. Read its success story here!
Threadless is a T-shirt designing and sales company. All you need to do is design your own T-shirt or enter the contest for T- shirt designing. This company generated a staggering revenue through advertising through Twitter. Threadless sells T-shirt worth 30$ million. Their Twitter campaign brought them additional followers, which were roughly 490,000. Read their success story here!
Twitter has all that an ad campaign needs. There is the market, there is flexibility of advertising anything you want, there is avenue for people to follow you to gain access to inside information regarding sales and discounts and then there is this silent trust building.
Use Twitter to promote your site or products that you would like using links that pay when clicked. Start tweeting and earn money!