While I haven’t done as many Twitter posts as my mate Mitch I have got a few under my belt. One of the first being about adding the Tweet My Blog plugin. This plugin was supposed to tweet my posts automatically as well as making me some cash on the side. It did the first well enough, except for the ugly banner on top of my blog for all first time visitors, but it failed to make me any cash, not even a dime. The plugin is no longer on this blog, as I now use feedburner to tweet all new posts.
I’ve also done a post on whether Gremlins had invaded Twitter describing an anomaly where I was following all these people that I didn’t actually want to follow, and how I checked those who I was following who didn’t return the favor.
OK. that’s it, so I reckon unlike Mitch I haven’t written all that much on Twitter, and just to show you how much he has written about it you should check out his TweepSearch post.
But this post is not all about Mitch, it’s about a new way I’ve found for making money on the Internet, and you all know how I love sharing these ideas with you guys, and yes this one involves Twitter. Seeing as how there are heaps of people who use Twitter it’s not surprising that people out there are using this to market their products or services.
I’ve only just joined Sponsored Tweets through Shoemoney figuring if he was using it there had to be some value to it. At the moment I’m earning a dollar for every tweet I do for an advertiser, but apparently those who have a huge following can earn a lot more.
The way it works is, once a member, you get a DM, or email whichever you choose, from an advertiser wanting you to tweet their product or service. You would then decide whether or not it’s one you would promote. If you’re agreeable you would tweet the ad with the relevant prefix letting your followers know that the tweet is a sponsored one. Sometimes the tweet will not be published until the ad is approved, but once it’s out there you will be paid.
Sounds like a pretty good deal so I signed up. If necessary I will do an update to tell you how it’s all going.
BTW, I am currently trialling another scheme that will earn you some money, it won’t make you a fortune but every dollar counts. I’ll do a post once the money’s in my PayPal account.