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Value of Twitter Accounts

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by UnratedContent, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. UnratedContent

    UnratedContent Registered Member

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    I have been involved with Twitter for some time now, and have accumulated thousands and thousands of REAL followers.
    My followers on most of my accounts are incredibly active and retweet, favorite, and comment (usually 50-100 RT's and favorites per tweet). I get clicks from CPC links when I post them, which is not very often, but mainly average about 2.00-20.00 per link depending on my efforts and how many accounts I use to retweet the links.

    I've seen many websites that place a "value" on your twitter account, and they are readily available via Google... But I cannot possibly believe the numbers they put up, with some of my accounts supposedly being worth $2,000-$5,000+.


    A few questions I have:

    If I were to try to sell an account, how would I go about doing this?
    Also, what formula would you use to possibly put a price on any given twitter account?

    I understand that accounts are only worth what they can make you, and with certain niches this can be a lot or a little. I'm just wondering what other value Twitter has if I were hypothetically not posting CPC/Affiliate links. I guess I'm looking for ideas such as boosting traffic for peoples sites or anything you all might know that could help!

    I am not asking for this information for nothing in return, if you are involved with Twitter, and there is any way I could help you as well, I am more than willing to assist you in any way that I can.

    Also, I'm trying to think outside the box here... I've used Google, and I've searched the forum... Hopefully this can help more than just me if we put our heads together.
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    Stfrank: "Sell shoutout on Fiverr.. Or add your email address in Bio.. People will contact you for tweets/RTs."
    Stariher: "Use VIRURL. You make a retweet and they pay you for clicks"
    LaxFogo: "Best way is to use MyLikes/ChaCha or make your own site with adsense"
     
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  2. stfrank

    stfrank Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sell shoutout on Fiverr.. Or add your email address in Bio.. People will contact you for tweets/RTs.


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  3. UnratedContent

    UnratedContent Registered Member

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    I appreciate your reply, and I have sold a few shout outs, but from what I can tell, the $1.00-$5.00 return almost isn't worth losing the potential followers due to spam.

    I am completely fine with posting ads, but big promo accounts and "parody" accounts have ruined the market for shoutouts in my opinion.

    I did thank and leave rep though, because I do appreciate all ideas here guys. I'd like continue to see ideas from many members. I am including the relevant ideas in my main post with the name of the person that had the comment.

    Thanks in advance, please keep them coming!
     
  4. LaxFogo

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    How much followers do you have on your biggest account
     
  5. UnratedContent

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    Over 25,000, but as I'm sure you know, more followers doesn't always guarantee success nor does it mean they are completely real... One of my best accounts has just over 8,000 followers and all of which are real. It is growing by 300-500 a day.

    Why do you ask?
     
  6. social1

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    I have had the same situation in the past, as I used these large profiles that I owned, to drive traffic to my social media service sites. Be very careful with spamming and sending out too many links, as I am sure you will get ALOT of requests for this. I will most certainly follow this thread in hopes of someone contributing worthwhile info. Best of luck to you.

    OP what size are these accts?

    Also make sure you use Escrow.com in all online sales dealings to protect you and the buyer.
     
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  7. UnratedContent

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    In total, I have around 40,000 real followers, but keeping up with accounts without scheduling tweets has become difficult, I intend to start automating a couple of them shortly. I honestly just don't want to lose the integrity of the accounts, as far as feeling like the person posting is a human and not just some robot. I've learned from the past that robots are treated like robots, and receive much less attention.

    Basically I'd like to find a happy medium between real content, ads(CPA/CPC), shoutouts, and other options to earn steady side cash, and share it in a simple post that others can learn from as well.
     
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    use virurl
    you make a retweet and they pay you for clicks, you can make some money
     
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    I checked out the site, but obviously haven't researched it seeing as you just posted this. If you have used it, could you explain if they are reputable, and about how much money would someone be able to earn on average, hypothetically?
     
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    they paid me twice, just try it and if you can get 100 clicks per day, you can make some easy money
     
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    I wouldn't recommend using them as retweeting services unless you've given up on selling them as they are right now. Active users are golden and I wouldn't waste them for a few $$$
    Maybe you can try clickbank or find someone willing to buy them to use for affiliate stuff.
     
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  12. UnratedContent

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    How much did you get paid? For 100 clicks, is it similar to other CPC ad websites?

    I'm asking questions, because I did google it, and did not find anything assuring me this site would be worth using, so I would like to know a first hand account of what the website could offer people on here for Twitter.

    Thanks for your posts, added rep and thanked.
     
  13. UnratedContent

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    I agree COMPLETELY with the "Active users are golden" statement. One of my original questions was where to sell the account, if that was the option I decided on.

    As far as clickbank, I'm trying to think outside the box on affiliate. Unless there is more to clickbank than affiliate sales, and as I have an account but do not use clickbank, there very well may be. My complete apologies for being ignorant of some of the big named affiliate sites, I'm just not very experienced with making money online.
     
  14. wally666

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    That's a tough one. I started on Twitter trying to get lots of followers so I could post links and make a ton. That was wrong. Now that I "get" Twitter, I think I would set up a helpful blog, and only tweet links to helpful articles I wrote. Then on the blog of course have some way to get people on a list or whatever to make money later.


    Of course that's all a guess....I have 29 followers.


    If you don't mind me asking, how did you get so many followers without using bots, follow/unfollow and spam crap. I don't want to follow thousands of people, because I actually love Twitter for my entertainment and don't want a clogged feed of 2000 people.
     
  15. UnratedContent

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    You never want to mix personal with business, you'll need to make a new account if you intend on using it to market with. In order to gain followers, more times than not, you have to follow people that are interested in your niche. You can find those followers by searching keywords that correspond to what you want to tweet about, or you can find those followers by following someone like your account, and the accounts that follow it. This is effective because they followed that account with interest in that subject matter, and if they follow you, they will be interested in your subject matter too.

    Without following people, you would basically have to tweet quality content, and buy retweets from large named accounts with loads of followers to even think about gaining followers at a decent speed.
     
  16. wally666

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    Thanks,

    Yea, I forgot to add I do have separate accounts for business and personal. I built up 300 followers by being human on that account but got bored with it....not a great idea.


    It's hard to get people to notice you on Twitter sometimes, but I like messing with it. It kills me though that some of the lamest parody accounts (buddy the elf) have like 200K followers and thousands of RT's and all that. Mind blowing.


    Cheers!
     
  17. UnratedContent

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    Most of them bought followers, which are fake and basically useless other than looking like a famous account worth following. They also buy retweets from other accounts and gain other real followers the same way. It is pretty silly to think that people actually enjoy the copied parody accounts, but they are making money so they are doing something right.
     
  18. UnratedContent

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    Still looking for ideas, sorry for getting off subject.

    Thanks again in advance if you can help :)
     
  19. LaxFogo

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    I have 5m+ followers, and I can tell you that CPA will get your Twitter suspended and clickbanks just doesn't work because people won't buy shit. Best way is to use MyLikes/ChaCha or make your own site with adsense. But with 40k followers total, you gotta work hard to make 20$ a day.
     
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  20. UnratedContent

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    I quoted you and added you to the list. I have actually used Amazon and wasn't banned, but I'm not sure if it was more luck than conduct.
    Are there rules that don't allow affiliate marketing, to a small extent?

    As far as MyLikes/ChaCha, I completely agree, it's not worth the effort with the amount of followers I have, and that's why I'm asking the community for more ideas. I do believe there is more out there than what we are all stuck at.. Getting paid pennies for a few clicks. Twitter is more powerful, with retweets, and the possibility of going viral with enough followers.

    I really do appreciate your comment, and envy your follower count. I look forward to more posts if anyone else counters your statement.