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Making money on twitter

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by delo01, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. delo01

    delo01 Senior Member

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    What's the point?

    Why bother?

    You're wasting your time.

    Sayings I used to hear quite a bit when I first started growth hacking on twitter.

    I remember telling people that I would spend an hour EVERY day (even on weekends) building up my network.
    Started off with 1 account and 1,000 followers and now its 30 accounts with well over 500,000 followers.
    This wasn't done over a month, it took me a year, 365 days consistently working on my accounts.
    The problem with some people is they always look at the smaller picture,
    the smaller picture was this - I'm spending 7 hours a week for a month and had ONLY accumulated
    1,000 followers. Yes they were right BUT I always looked at the bigger picture, which was if I stayed
    consistent then in a years time I COULD have 250,000 followers. I doubled that.

    So what can you do with over 500,000 followers on twitter?

    Good question.

    I can use it for personal gains, be it from selling my own illustrations to helping out good causes.
    It's an amazing feeling to be able to create engagement at the push of the button and the best part...it cost's me nothing.

    Quick question for you.

    How much would you pay to expose your product/ brand to 503,051 followers?

    Think about it.

    How much engagement do companies actually yield from printed advertising these days - billboards, posters, magazines etc?
    They wouldn't even come close to what I could offer for a fraction of the price.
    Think about the last time you REALLY noticed a printed advert?
    It was probably when you looked up from your mobile.
    People don't care about what's happening around them, 90% of the people I see on the bus every
    morning are hunched over flicking through there phones.
    If you want to engage then this is where you need to target.
    So I thought about this...why don't I start treating my header image on my big accounts as a billboard?
    It was clear to me - why not start selling some of the space on my design twitter accounts. For $10 I could pin a tweet for 1 week on 3 accounts.

    So I did.

    But first I need to package this into a tidy little pdf presentation, I need to sell it.

    Toot my own horn.

    So what would be the selling points of my 3 design accounts.

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    Stats from just 1 of my design accounts (300,000 tweet impressions)

    Well in brief:

    • +3 design twitter accounts
    • 100,000 twitter followers (All Organic.)
    • 80% design orientated
    • +1,000,000 tweet impressions every month

    As a trial I sent out 5 emails to design blogs/ brands etc. The email read as follows:

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    Hey guys,

    Thought this might be something you could be interested in.

    You can expose your brand/product/job to 100,000 designers right now for $10 (not incl. VAT).

    I've copied a link below of a .pdf which explains everything in more detail. More info > https://www.scribd.com/doc/271814402/Design-Jobs-Promos

    Sign up > https://gumroad.com/l/pinnedjob

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Dave



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    I only had to wait 15 minutes before I received the first reply:


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    So basically a tweet for $10 + vat. It'll go out from three twitter accounts to designers?

    If so we're in. Let me know how to get started.


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    It couldn't be that simple... could it? (see below)

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    9 views and 1 sale. Not bad conversion rate :)

    20 minutes later and the sale had gone through... it really was that simple.

    There are a few takeaways from this article:


    1. You can make money from pretty much anything, as long as the service is needed. If it's not needed then make people think they need it.
    2. Consistency is the key to success.
    3. Don't let ANYBODY tell you that your wasting your time. (not even my mom :D)


    The key to my success is I only take on QUALITY, RELEVANT content.

    This way my followers don't get pissed off and jump ship.
     
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  2. delo01

    delo01 Senior Member

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    Made 3 sales this week.
     
  3. FlyinTurdNugget

    FlyinTurdNugget Regular Member

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    So you worked 365 days to make 10 dollars?
     
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    TayaX Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If that's what you learned from his post, then you definitely have a problem.
     
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    No I made 3 sales THIS week :)
     
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    Hey congrats on a job well done. You've got me thinking about ways to spin this...
     
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    social media is king. I've been building 25 twitter, 15 IG and 5 pinterest accounts over the last few months..
    The more accounts you have, the more can be building at the same time, and all you gotta worry about is to keep posting quality content.
    Once you have a ton of followers, no matter what you post about, its going to get some clicks.
     
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    follow me on twitter at jakkoutthebxx i have some music on there and need followers, lets see how much sales i can make by getting you guys to follow me..... i like twitter this should work
     
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    selling what? what was it that was sold
     
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    Seriously dude ?
     
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    lol i was only joking.

    Definitely respect the work he did.

    There are a lot of different ways OP can go to monetize now. Banners on the cover photo is a great idea.

    Mylikes

    CPA

    buysellads type websites

    Fiverr

    lots of possibilities.
     
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    how to way ! are you working can you show me details please
     
  13. delo01

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    Mylikes is shit man.

    All the other methods are solid though.

     
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    Nice accounts! Surely you could sell those packages for more than $10 though?
     
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    Good Job OP!

    Social Media is really powerful if used properly..:)

    Keep up the good work!

    Regards,
     
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    Thanks bro, much appreciated :)

     
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    There are always people ready to tell you what you CAN not achieve.
    Kudos for you OP.
     
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    Thanks mindmaster :)