How Do I Make Money With Twitter? Here’s the Answer!

How to Make Money on Twitter

Twitter is one of the most influential social media networks there is today and anyone, including celebrities, businesses, politicians, rising stars, or normal people like you and me are on it and you should be too. Great, so the big question is, how do I make money with Twitter? Well, here’s the answer!


What is Twitter?

First off though, what is Twitter? Twitter is a social media network like Facebook, Google+ or other social media networks you are familiar with but they work a bit differently. It’s a way for you to communicate and stay connected with quick 140 characters or less of text, photos, videos or links called “Tweets”.

Just to give you an idea of how HUGE Twitter is, they have over 300 million active users every single month. They have over 1 billion unique visits monthly to sites with embedded Tweets. That’s pretty darnn huge and you can imagine how much exposure just one single Tweet will have with so many people on there.

If you don’t have an account, you should sign up here.

 


I’m on Twitter, Now How Do I Make Money?

What Should I Do?

Now the good part, how the heck do I make money on Twitter? Well there are several ways depending on you as an individual.  Do you have a business to promote? Do you like posting videos on YouTube? Do you have a lot to say about a particular subject? Do you have something to sell?

Even if you have absolutely nothing to sell, I’ll show you how you can sell other people’s stuff and get PAID! This is called affiliate marketing and I’ll talk more on that later.


Things to Get You Prepared

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1. Get Followers

First off, to make money off of Twitter you need followers. The more followers you have, the more reach your Tweets have and the more chance of people interacting with you or clicking your links to make you money.

If they like your Tweets or decide to Re-Tweet it (broadcast your Tweet to all of their followers) it reaches even MORE people and if someone in that network Re-Tweets the number of people who see your Tweet just gets bigger and bigger. This is what people talk about when they say something goes “Viral” because like a virus, it just spreads and multiplies very quickly.

2. Learn Some Marketing Skills

If you want to earn money on Twitter, you need to know what you’re doing. You should learn lead generation (how to get people to click on your links), and possibly affiliate marketing (how to promote other people’s products and get paid).

To do this, you should have a website of your own that will give more details and entice the user to purchase. This is important because Twitter limits your Tweets to 140 characters so you can’t really promote your product much on there. Have you every bought something just because someone told you to? Chances are you want more details on the product than “Just buy it”. No one will buy anything that they aren’t sure about so having a website that describes in more detail about what you are promoting will greatly increase the chances of them buying.

Create a Website

Don’t have a website? Don’t know how to make one? Don’t worry. I got your back. You can create your own FREE website here. It’s super easy to do and you don’t even need to have prior knowledge on how to build one! I know teenagers and grandpa’s over 65 making over $10,000 a month! It’s free to build so why not try?


OK, I Got My Website. Now What?

Great, now you have your website and that’s the first step to success. Now you have to decide what you want to do to make money. Here are some options:

1. I Have Products of My Own To Sell

Already have your own business or have products to sell? Great! Then just use Twitter as a lead generator and write Tweets to promote your products. Add a link to the product on your website so they can have more detailed information on it as well as a means to purchase the product.

2. Don’t have any products?

Earn By Becoming an Affiliate Marketer

Don’t worry if you don’t have any products. Thousands of companies have products that they want sold and you can help them sell it. You’ll get a cut of any sale you direct to them with your link inside Tweets if the user decides to buy.

This is called Affiliate Marketing and is one of the most popular ways to make money online. This is because normal people like you and me don’t actually have any products to sell. Plus even if we did, we definitely won’t want to store the products in our homes, there’s just no room! And if we had to deal with packaging them up, printing shipping labels, and paying to ship them, and dealing with customers, oh my, that’s A LOT of work!

How Affiliate Marketing Works

How Affiliate Marketing Works

I definitely don’t have time for that and I’d rather be going out with friends or spending time with my family. And that’s exactly what you can do if you choose to do affiliate marketing. You promote other people’s products on your website and redirect them to the company who is selling the product through a special link that identifies that you referred them. That’s it! If the user decides to buy, it will be handled by the company. The product will be shipped by them, and customer service will be handled by them. So what do you have to do? Just promote the product and add your affiliate link for users to go to.

You can see the power in this. So let’s say I post a Tweet about an iPhone and say how it’s awesome and add a link to my site that shows how amazing it is and have an affiliate link to a company who has them on sale. Once the Tweet is out there, ANYONE on Twitter can see them at any hour of the day.

Earn Money While You Sleep

So say someone on the other end of the world goes through your link while you’re sleeping and buys it, you get PAID! Yup! You can get PAID while you sleep! Actually you can be paid 24/7 because anyone may decide to buy something through any of your links. Remember, you won’t just be promoting a single product so there will be more chances of getting a sale.

Sounds awesome right? Because it is! Think about it, when you’re looking to buy something you usually do a bit of research online to see how good it is or see if you can find a better deal. When you do this, you are searching Google or any search engine which brings up results. These results are websites! You are looking at web pages that explain about the product and usually has a link to where you can buy the product right? These people are making money off you by affiliate marketing! And you know what? You can be too! Now you see how powerful having your own website is?

If You Still Don’t Have a Website, Get One Here!

 

3. Sponsor Tweets

Sponsored Tweets

If you have a decent following, you may be able to get companies to pay you to Tweet about their products. Companies like SponsoredTweets brings companies and Twitter users together in a market that allows them to pay you for your Tweets!

You simply add your Twitter account or other social media like Facebook (you can add multiple if you want) then you wait for advertisers to make bids. Like I said, you need to have a decent following or no one is going to pay you to Tweet because you won’t give them much exposure.

So if you want to go this route, make sure you have a big following, make sure your account is not brand new as this doesn’t give a good reputation yet, and make sure you have a decent follower to following ratio. If you follow 5,000 people and you only have 1,000 followers that doesn’t look good. However, if you follow 1,000 people and have 5,000 followers that looks like you are genuinely popular.

I personally don’t have much experience with this because I don’t have a large following but feel free to try it out.

4. Offer Your Twitter Services

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If you’re good with Twitter and know how to get a lot of followers you can use this skill and charge people to help them get followers. There are people doing this on Fiverr who charge people $5 for 100 followers.

Or if you know how to make a nice Twitter header, people are willing to pay you to make one for them. There’s a lot of Twitter related things you can do. Just go to Fiverr and search for Twitter.

5. Hold a Twitter Contest

Again, if you have a decent following, you can get in contact with a business who’s looking for publicity. You can offer to hold a contest on Twitter and be paid a percentage of the sales.

For example, you can Tweet that your local electronics shop is giving away a free iPhone to a lucky Tweeter who re-Tweets your Tweet mentioning them. This will for sure get a lot of people to re-Tweet and get the company name out there. You are essentially helping them advertise their company by holding the contest so in return they may give you money, store credit, a new phone, or whatever the deal may be.

6. Use YouTube

Many of you go on YouTube to check out videos but did you know you can make money from it? There are tons of people making money just by posting videos on YouTube. If you are good with Twitter and know what people are searching for and what’s popular, you can take advantage of that and create YouTube videos about those and then Tweeting about it.

Since people are already looking for it, they’ll most likely click your YouTube link that you Tweeted and you can connect a Google Adsense account to it to make money!


Final Thoughts

Make Money Online

Twitter is a very powerful way to get products seen. With over 300 million active users every month there’s a HUGE network you can take advantage of to help yourself make money. Although I’ve shown you a few ways you can use Twitter to make money, the best way to make money online in my opinion is having your own website. Websites are what you’ll be promoting on Twitter anyway. When you Tweet a link, it’s a link to someone’s website. You’re helping them earn money.  Why can’t that website be yours?

Unfortunately there’s no such thing as a get-rich-quick method. If someone tells you there is, it’s most likely a scam or there’s some hidden costs or high up-front investment. Think about it, if there is, wouldn’t everyone be doing it by now? If you’re serious about making money and willing to put some time and effort into growing your own online business, I suggest you read my Getting Started page where I introduce you to a program that works!

Remember to share this post with others so they can be earning money too! I’m sure your friends and family would appreciate it.

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11 comments

  • Yo I love the Idea of the Twitter Contest.

    • Yeah, it’s a good way to promote a company and at the same time gain a lot of followers because everyone likes free stuff so they’ll probably follow you as well.

  • Hey, this is a very eye opening article. Never thought of using Fiverr for getting Twitter followers… these strategies are ingenious.

    I always thought of Twitter as a pretty superficial means of communication with an audience. I think of people posting a photo of their breakfast and people automatically giving an enthusiastic response for no good reason.

    In your experience, are there any particular categories that would jump start a good product campaign?

    My other question is, as a new Twitter user, how do I increase my followers organically? Is that simply a matter of time?

    • Thanks for your comment Joe. You’re right, there are a ton of people who just post their mundane daily activities like what they ate for breakfast which doesn’t mean much unless you have a large following. For example, celebrities just post their breakfast and they get tons of Likes for no good reason other than the fact that they are popular and have a large following. Since we aren’t celebrities, what we can do instead is get a large following and if we want to post a picture of our breakfast we can add an affiliate link to the product. Let’s say you were eating Cherios, you can add an Amazon link to a box of Cherios in your Tweet and you can make money! Of course there are better ways catch people’s attention and make money than posting your breakfast.

      There aren’t any particular categories that I could recommend because it all depends on what you’re trying to promote. What I do is do a keyword search on Twitter to find all the people talking about my niche. Then I read the comments and pick and choose who to follow. Make sure they really are talking about what you’re trying to promote instead of using that keyword as something totally unrelated. As you follow more people, more people will follow you. Over time, when you have a bigger following and you Tweet or Re-Tweet something there’s a bigger chance of it getting liked or Re-Tweeted. This doesn’t happen over night and you’ll have to work on building your follower base but once you have it established you won’t have to work so hard to get new followers because other people will just expand your reach for you.

      I also suggest adding images or videos to your posts to catch attention. Most people just post text and when you look through searches, what catches your attention first? A bunch of text or a visual image/video? This should help you get organic followers. Another thing you can do is make use of hashtags. People search by hashtags so having them in your Tweets might help.
      Hope that helps!

  • Hi Andy, this is a wonderful post titled “HOW DO I MAKE MONEY WITH TWITTER? HERE’S THE ANSWER!” I did not know that fiverr had an avenue to get followers for Twitter! I myself love Twitter and have met many awesome people in all walks of life. I have learned so much from your post and wanted to let you know it is appreciated!
    With Kind Regards,
    Linda

    • Thank you so much Linda! I’m just trying to share information to help others make money online too. There’s a lot of scams out there so I’m showing people sure fire ways that work!
      Glad you enjoyed the post and hope you can make more money on Twitter!

  • Twitter chats are also a great idea – oh and you can get attention of potential sponsors through Twitter sweepstake sites like SoFabChats

  • Hi Andy,

    Affiliate marketing is much better for me than storing physical products to sell for sure! The workload for that will be insane. I didn’t know that Fiverr has services to help people get followers. I’ll check it out.

    I’m trying to grow my Twitter followers. So far, it is a struggle but hopefully, it will get better. Thanks for sharing your article.

    Yvonne

    • You’re right, storing physical goods and doing all to work of creating shipping labels, packing the product, and mailing it out would be insane to handle. Luckily affiliate marketing takes care of all of that for you so all you have to do is share your affiliate link and direct customers to the company. That’s it! Simple. I believe that’s why it’s been so popular because normal people like you and me can do this and can make good money!

  • Very helpful Plus Great information,
    we appreciate advise especially coming from a professional.
    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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