Hi Guys and Gals. Its me your friendly neighborhood newbie, JaeHou2Dal. Im starting this thread to document my journey into the world of IM. I will be using it to measure my progress (as I'm sure it will be rapid and extensive) and also to help anyone who is trying to find their way like I am. I have been prowling around the site for a while and have picked up on a lot of information that I was blind to. Hopefully my thread will give something back. But before we begin a little about myself..........blah blah blah........ok now that you know all about me lets get to the money!!! There are a ton and a half of different ways to make $ on the internet and this site holds the seeds we need to plant to get to the fruit. I've picked out one little pretty seed and that is $$ via Twitter Marketing. Basic Concept First you should remember that no method is static. They are all dynamic. What I mean is that the methods are made of little pieces and these pieces can be changed and rearranged to form a unique method that fits your particular style. With that said here are the basics of what I have picked up about the Twitter Marketing Method. 1)You need a (preferably more than 1) Twitter account (duh) 2) You will make money by advertising to your followers. 3) You must follow to be followed....(hmmm thats deep) 4) To much to fast is a bad thing! 5) To little to slow is a broke thing (as in no money) 6)Automation is your friend OK so the outline of my plan is to build a number of Twitter accounts (they wont be targeting a specific sector of people just the general Twitter population). I'm not hyperfocusing on targeting people b/c I am going to be advertising anything I think I can sell and I havent really planned out what all that will be so far. Initially Im going to try referral links and things of the sort and I'm also going to give twitmob a go. I've been reading people say on this site and others that Twitter is dead b/c there is to much spam but that is bs. As long as there is traffic there is $$. You might not be getting a piece but it is there. Tools TweetAttack/TweetAdder Im piecing this together as I got along so bear with me. Initially to gain followers I was using TweetAttack Free Version which is available in the Downloads section of this forum but it is acting up now...Its giving me a 403 Forbidden error when I try to run my accounts to follow users so I have downloaded the TweetAdder demo. Its only good for 250 follows on 1 Twitter account so Im gonna have to figure something out. (Note-You might be able to use Revo Uninstaller to uninstall tweetadder and then reinstall it so you can run the demo unlimited...its cumbersome but it might work. It will be a last resort thing though. BTW I picked that idea up from these forums ) Hummingbird This is another tool I got from these forums. It lets you follow users also and its free in the downloads section. You can open multiple copies and work on following in multiple accounts at the same time but thats still manual labor so we will have to figure something out. Tweet Management Ok the above apps take care of following and unfollowing (free versions) but i need a way to manage tweets. I dont wanna just send out a bunch of ads or people will just ignore them and I will get my accounts banned fast. So im going to be finding an solution. Proxies Im gonna be searching for proxy capabilities (preferably free of charge) so I dont have 100 Twitter accounts coming from the same IP. Ive seen arguments that it can be done but why do it and risk a setback if I can avoid it? what else..... Yahoo Mail Creator I found this gem in the downloads section also. Speeds up the process of making yahoo mail accounts to make your twitter accounts with. MUST HAVE! and O YEAH AI ROBOFORM OK You must get this program. It handles logins and bookmarks for all your accounts so you dont have to memorize or write down all the info. It also can store the data in its online system so you can access it through any computer that has the program installed on it. There is a free version but i got the pro version from a torrent site ok.... Thats all I can think of for now so INTRO END.