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Marketing to Twitter Users?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by altrosas, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. altrosas

    altrosas Newbie

    Aug 4, 2008
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    Hi guys,

    This is my first post over here (as you can see) but I've been lurking for quite a while. Since you all seem knowledgeable about, well, damned near everything I thought I'd try this question here. I asked over at DP but they were about as helpful as you'd expect which is why I'm now posting my question where I might actually get a useful answer.

    Anyway, I've had a few ideas over the past couple of days for different ways to build an opt-in list. The problem is that it would be composed of Twitter users (or MySpace, Facebook, etc.) and that would be the only real link between them. In other words, it's a highly targeted list, but it's not at the same time. It's targeted in that they're all on the same social network but it's not targeted since that's the only thing all the subscribers would have in common.

    So, the real question is: how would you make money from such a list? I know there's a few Twitter themed Clickbank products that I could promote to the list but there's two problems that I see with that.

    1: Many on the list will have likely already seen those products pitched to them through people on Twitter marketing the products.

    2: There's only a handful of those products and once I've pitched them all I'm stuck on what else to promote.

    Please note that the title of this thread is "marketing to Twitter users" and not "marketing on Twitter". I'm interested in product ideas to promote to an opt-in email list of composed of people who use Twitter (or, as I said before, possibly other social sites). I'm not opposed to using Twitter as a marketing tool but at the moment I'm just curious how I would monetize a list of Twitter users.

    My thoughts are that the old standby's of "work at home", "dating", "weight-loss" and other such affiliate products might work since it's such a general audience that I'd be marketing to. Others would be the "get paid to" stuff or credit card offers.

    Anyone have any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance!:D