Twitter is a social media platform popular with individuals and businesses. It has over 300 million users and covers everything from celebrity culture to news and politics, business and sports.
First, you need a Twitter account. Follow these steps to do so:
Once you’ve done this, you’ll be ready to send your first tweet.
Posting a tweet is as simple as signing into your account and typing in the text field at the top of the page (desktop) or hitting the tweet button at the top right of your screen (smartphone).
You then have 280 characters to type out your message. Twitter will tell you how many characters you have used and when you reach your limit. You then press ‘post the tweet’ and you’re done.
You can also add photographs and videos to a tweet.
There are a few ways to make money on Twitter. How much you make depends on the amount of time you want to dedicate to tweeting and the number of followers you have.
Affiliate marketing is a great way to earn money on Twitter. Basically, you refer your audience to a product and if they make a purchase you receive a percentage from the company. You can sign up for an affiliate programme and then you’ll usually be given a link to use in your tweet.
One of the most popular is Clickbank. This is a global internet retailer with more than 200,000 customers. If you want to sign up, you must first pick a category.
Choose something you know about so that it is more interesting for you to describe and so that you can answer questions if asked. Make sure your niche is something people are interested in and are willing to pay money to obtain.
Next, you should build your platform. If you’re using Twitter then you don’t have to think about it. You could use Facebook or YouTube too.
Once you’ve set up your platform you can begin to tweet. If people like what you say you’ll soon build up an audience and then you can start to promote products. The more click-throughs the company gets for their product the more chance you have of making a sale and earning a commission.
Another way to make money is to apply to sponsor tweets. You can do this if you have had your account running for 60 days, you’ve tweeted at least 100 times and you have 50 or more followers.
A company will contact you and tell you what they want you to tweet and give you a link to include. You can accept or decline the offer. If you accept you write a text, the company has a look at it to make sure it’s what they want and if they like it they’ll send the tweet out. Each tweet will tell the reader that they are reading a sponsored ad, so they aren’t misled.
There are two accounts available for sponsored tweets.
With this option you must wait until you have $50 in your account before you can withdraw the funds.
This is free for the first month, but after that, you will be charged $1.99 a month. The benefits of a Pro account is that you only need $25 in your account before you can withdraw money and you are moved up to the top of the list of tweeters available.
By being amongst the top tweeters you’ll probably get noticed by companies faster and get better offers.
You can improve your sponsored tweets by using keywords. Keywords are an important aspect of a promoted tweet. If you are using a word a lot of people search for then that will bring more traffic to your promotion.
Another way you can make money from Twitter indirectly is to advertise your own business on Twitter. If you have a shop on eBay or Etsy or you provide a service through Fiverr, you can promote this business with tweets and provide a link to your shop or your contact details.
Making money on Twitter will depend on the amount of time you have to set aside, but you stand a great chance of bringing in some cash if you’re prepared to put in the work.