This far most of my posts have mostly been about how I make money with niche sites and now it is time for me to mention a few methods on how to make money with Twitter, which is still an relatively unexplored market.
Sponsored Tweets is not the first service to allow you as a user to make money through your tweets but with my knowledge it is probably the one trying to make the best of it with Playmate Holly Madison and internet celebrities like Shoemoney and John Chow.
Sponsored Tweets Basics
Signing up for Sponsored Tweets is extremely easy. Just click the “click here to sign up” button and you are basically done. Sponsored Tweets will now send you forward to Twitter where you approve the connection and are being sent back to the service to add your account details.
Charge per tweet and click are probably the most important and also difficult settings to set. Personally I started out with $1 per tweet simply to see how it worked and then raised it every time I got a new advertiser.
As soon as you have registered it is time for you to find a offer.
Offer from Advertiser
To be visible in searches to advertisers your Twitter account must be at least 120 days old and have at least 200 followers. If you qualify for this you will hopefully get a offer from one of the advertisers.
If you accept an offer your account will be credited within 24 hours of your Tweet. When your account reaches $50 you can cash out.
As a Tweeter you will receive all of these money since Sponsored Tweets got their cut directly from the advertiser.
Is Sponsored Tweets Allowed by Twitter?
As long as you clarify the connection between tweeter and advertiser you are fully allowed to post advertising on Twitter. Sponsored Tweets worked together with Twitter during the development to make sure they followed all of their rules and this is what they say on their website:
We comply with FTC regulations that state, “When there exists a connection between the endorser and the seller of the advertised product which might materially affect the weight or credibility of the endorsement (i.e., the connection is not reasonably expected by the audience) such connection must be fully disclosed.”
When making a new tweet you will choose between several different prefix as my sponsor and #ad.
Become Sponsored Tweets Affiliate
As a Tweeter it recently also become possible to be an affiliate. By doing so you will receive 10% of Sponsored Tweets cut. This means that neither the advertiser or the Tweeter lose anything by being referred.
Unfortunately I do not know how much their cut is but I would appreciate if anyone of you could enlighten me.
Sponsored Tweets Celebrities
As I mentioned above this service has a great advantage by being promoted by several popular celebrates as Kendra Wilkinson and Chris Pirillo.
Personally I think this is something that will help SponsoredTweets in the long run since everyone will promote them instead of their competitors.
Will Sponsored Tweets Ruin Twitter?
A lot of people complain this will ruin Twitter in the long term since most of the tweets will become advertising. This is what SponsoredTweets says:
Sponsored Tweets Guidance for Tweeters
It’s up to you, the Tweeter, to pick the Opportunities and Advertisers that best suit you and your Twitter followers. If it doesn’t feel right, if you don’t own the product, or if you feel you can’t be 100% honest we ask you to pass on the Opportunity. We strongly encourage you to only take opportunities that relate to you and to alert us if an Advertiser ever suggests that you be dishonest in any way.
I truly hate bad advertising on products I am not interested in, but if you as a Tweeter can choose the right opportunities I do not really see a problem.
My Conclusion of Sponsored Tweets
If you want to make money by selling tweets I am sure this is the service you should be using simply because they have the chance to attract interesting advertisers thanks to their celebrities.
As a service I do not see this method to make money as a problem, but you do have to think twice before choosing an advertiser.
What is your thoughts on making money with Sponsored Tweets?