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How to make money on Twitter

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by UnratedContent, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. UnratedContent

    UnratedContent Registered Member

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    In a previous thread I asked out to the community to see what "outside the box" ideas they might have to make money through Twitter, and mainly just received reinforcing ideas that I had already read or learned about.

    I'd like to use this thread to not only build on that concept, but also to share with you how I make money already!

    Step 1: Decide which niche you want to go into.
    Popular Niche Examples: News, Celebrities, Adult Entertainment, and "Parody Accounts"

    Before I continue, Parody Accounts are a hit or miss, they are very difficult to start up, but if you post original high quality tweets, they can make you a lot of money. If you choose the easy route, and copy funny tweets from other popular accounts, you will most likely fail miserably.

    Step 2: Buy followers from a trusted source that has a good track record of not having their accounts banned. This step is crucial because it is much easier to get new followers if you have 10-50k followers already. People tend to go with the notion that "Well, 50,000 other people like this account, let me check it out".

    Step 3: Depending on your niche, this step is difficult for me to help you with, but you'll need to write out at least 10 quality tweets, or find 10 quality photos if you are in the Adult Entertainment niche.

    This is something you'll need to do every day, and every tweet matters. Don't be lazy, make sure whatever you are posting to your Twitter is something you would enjoy reading or seeing if you didn't own the account and happened to see it retweeted to your timeline.

    Step 4: Pick one of those tweets, and send it out. BOOM we have liftoff. This step is so simple, but it's your first impression on the Twitter community... Make sure it's AWESOME.. or don't post it. Wait until you have something worthy!

    Step 5: This step is one that you may skip, but I suggest going to a site like "Pay4Tweet" that you can buy a retweet from an already successful account in your niche. It is inexpensive, and will give your account temporary Twitter fame. If your tweet is good, it could potentially be retweeted by many of their followers as well. The goal is to get followers, and not just followers, quality followers that enjoy what you tweet about.

    Step 6: If you haven't already, I suggest making some retweet accounts. This can be done through Sublime Twitter Bot, or you can buy them off of someone trusted in the community. I suggest that they are all email verified, and that you search "#TFB #TeamFollowBack #AutoFollow" ETC, and follow people from that list. Later, once you have a niche established, I suggest that you use those accounts, and follow people that follow accounts like yours.

    Step 7: Once you have the retweet accounts, download "Twitter: New World Order". You can search and find this on BHW. I only use it for retweeting, and it is amazing. It goes without saying, but use those accounts and retweet your tweets. People tend to retweet tweets when others like them as well, similar to the buying followers section above.

    Step 8: This step is basically preference. If you want followers, you're probably going to have to follow people. If you are "forced" to follow people, you might as well follow people that will help you in the long run. I suggest ONLY following people that retweet tweets similar to yours. This is important because if they retweet tweets similar to yours, they will most likely like your tweets, and potentially retweet your tweets... Which will in turn give you more Twitter fame, and more followers.

    Another helpful option is to YouLikeHits.com and using a fake account to gain points, and using the points to gain followers for your real account. There are a lot of bots to help you gain points. Most of these accounts are not real, but if you are desperate for followers, this can help a little. These are not quality followers, and most won't care what you are tweeting about.

    Step 9: This step is where the money happens, but I can't stress enough the fact that you should NOT post ads until you have a large following of dedicated retweeters and people that interact with you. You will only lose followers, and you will probably make less than a dollar per tweet.

    PPC [Pay Per Click]
    Explanation of PPC: (Skip if you know what PPC is) This is where advertisers pay you from .02c-.10c per click on each link! Imagine if your Twitter account has 50,000 REAL followers and only 1% of them click your link.. That's 500 clicks and even at .02c you will make $10.00! Scale that up, and imagine a million followers, and 1% click it.. Now you have 10,000 clicks and at .02c each click you'd make $200.00. This is all hypothetical, and mainly to show you how easy the money is once you build dedicated followers. It's all about quality, and if you don't post quality tweets, you won't receive quality followers!

    Examples of PPC sites I use:

    http://affiliates.chacha.com/signup/CD16789 (That is my affiliate ID, you can use that and help me make a little money for showing you this, and it won't hurt your money making at all)
    or you can use http://affiliates.chacha.com/signup/ and not make me any money :)

    The other option is www.MyLikes.com

    I personally prefer ChaCha, but MyLikes has paid me out over $100.00... The issue is, I'm not sure if they shave clicks or not, because I've looked up links and the link info has been drastically different at times than what MyLikes reports to me.

    Step 9 Cont. Other options:

    Amazon Affiliate (Hasn't gotten me banned, but according to some, affiliate program links may result in a ban)
    If you are using Amazon, make sure whatever you are promoting is similar to your niche. Not something that is random and off the wall.

    You can use other affiliate programs, but I cannot guarantee whether they will get you banned or not.

    Virurl : Supposedly, you can retweet links and you get paid for who it reaches and how much it spreads. I am NOT familiar with this program, but I've seen a few people talk about it, and it was recommended to me.

    Pay4Tweet : In the step above, I recommended that you go to this site and buy a shoutout or retweet, but if you have a large following, you can use this site to sell tweets of your own! The best part is, you can charge your own rate. I've seen them range from $1.00-5,000.00 per tweet.

    Please comment and let me know what you think! I'm sure I have more I need to add, and appreciate anything you have to say. I really do appreciate REP and when you hit the thanks as well, but if you don't think I deserve it, I don't blame you for not giving it to me!

    If this type of guide was posted already, I'm sorry! I'm just trying to give back to the community, even if it is common knowledge to most.
     
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  2. UnratedContent

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    How much money have you made using this process per account?
     
  5. erickishere

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    Thanks for the indepth method. Im currently trying out twitter as well
     
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    My success is growing, but I personally have not made an incredibly large amount like some. I am simply sharing the steps in hopes it will inspire others. I am actually holding out on posting ads until my follower count increases. It is around 40,000-45,000 real followers.. and a lot of fake ones on some accounts.

    You get paid .02c-.10c per click from MyLikes/ChaCha and depending on your followers, and who retweets your posts, it could add up to a lot!

    I know that MyLikes has a section dedicated to show you how much people are making daily, and some are $1,000 a day. Like anything else, it depends on your creativity and how and when you choose to monetize your Twitter.
     
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    Great indepth walkthrough on how to use Twitter for the unintiated, well done
     
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  8. UnratedContent

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    Good luck, and if it helps you, please just hit the thanks button and come back to let us know how everything is going/what troubles you might be having!
     
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    I've been following your posts and one trick that helped me alot was following the people that RTs in your niche. It definitely boost my RTs alot and saving me money. I should've done this since day 1. Oh well live and learn
     
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    To get a free tweet from someone from Pay4tweet you can send them a @reply and send them a very interesting message. **Example >>( Where else they can get money for tweets etc.. )

    Send them to a page where they can click a download button but lock the link with a pay with tweet. (http://www.paywithatweet.com/) If they want to see how they can make more money with twitter they have to tweet your message first. They tweet your message to their followers and you give them their download.

    It is a win/win for both of you. Make sure you give them something useful to download. Something in their niche.
     
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  11. LaxFogo

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    You're stupid, every big page is well aware of how to make money and won't need your help; not to mention no one here really know how to monetize Twitter except looking for black hat ways that doesn't really work. Another big thing is, no one will download anything from a sketchy website because all account owners are aware of hacks (keylogger, java driveby, etc)

    Having fake followers doesn't help your account at ALL. No one is going to be like "omg wow 50k followers, maybe I should check the page out", if your page have 50k followers and no RT it looks like shit and no one will follow.

    The thing with every social network is, everyone that is big knows each other. For example, they all have co owners and what not and all the big pages' owners talk to eachother and they're in a circle. Unless you can get into the big circle, you have no chance of making over 300$ a day from Twitter.

    Most account owners own several big pages, and they're mostly teenagers; a 13 year old girl owns @Girlposts and @DamnitsTrue
     
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  12. UnratedContent

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    LaxFogo, I know you have a lot of expertise in the field, but I don't think calling someone stupid is the way to go. Maybe it worked for him in the past. Not everyone is successful at the same things. I know the "inner circle" does exist, but I don't believe you can count Twitter as a loss just because you're not in it. It is more than possible to build up your own network, just as many have done already. It takes time, a little start up money, and dedication, but I've seen you jump very quickly to "everyone is wrong unless they do it this way" a few times now... that is just my opinion, and even with that said, I do like seeing you post here because within your semi-rude comments, I do learn from them.
     
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    I see that we don't share the same view but I have my twitter with 25K real followers and I use this on Latino people and it seems to work fine as some of them are just curious to find out what I am offering them.

    Also making money was an example and you can change that to be a software giveaway that can really help them and so it is a win/win. I focus more on the spanish niche. :D
     
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  14. UnratedContent

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    Thanks for sharing, I appreciate all comments that could help someone :)
     
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    Thanks for the step by step will try have you made any money doing this yet
     
  16. UnratedContent

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    Yes I have, I answered a similar question above
     
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    Really informative post this is. Found good knowledge about earning money through twitter. I will appreciate all the points by doing it by my personal efforts. You really did good job here.
     
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    Thank you, hitting the thanks button at the top is appreciated, as well as hitting rep if you think I deserve it!

    Make sure you check back with the thread and report how everything is going and ask questions if you need help. Thanks for your positive response and I'm glad I helped!
     
  19. John.

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    very cool thread
     
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  20. UnratedContent

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    Thanks, I hope it helps :)