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Blog Marketing Vs. Email Marketing Vs. Twitter Marketing

written by John Chow on March 18, 2009

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Ever wondered what makes more money: blog, email or Twitter? I had a chance to test the three channels recently and the results were extremely interesting. I should also note that a few of my Internet marketing friends are calling me nuts to reveal this information for free. But hey, you come to John Chow dot Com to see what I had for lunch and how I make money online.

I’ve shown you what I had for lunch. Now it’s time to show how I make money online. I hope this post opens your eyes a bit and gives you some ideas on where to take your blog next.

Making Money with Twitter

What? Make money with Twitter? How is that possible? I’m glad you asked!

Yes, it is possible to make money with Twitter. As a matter of fact, the Twitter setup is ideally suited for affiliate marketers since all the URLs are cloaked behind a URL shorten service. You don’t really know if the link you’re clicking on is a normal link or an affiliate link.

My money making experiment with Twitter started when I sent the following tweet about the Ultimate Footer Ad out to my followers on March 13.
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The tweet produced many questions asking about the product so I followed it up three hours later with this tweet.
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The two tweets resulted in $306 of product sales within the first 24 hours. I knew all the sales came as a result of the tweets because I hadn’t blogged about the Footer Ad yet nor had I sent out a newsletter about it.

The results were much better than I expected. I thought maybe I’ll sell a copy or two but I wasn’t expecting Twitter to make $306 overnight!

Making Money with The Blog

I made a blog post about the Ultimate Footer Ad on March 15. The post resulted in $297 of product sales in the first 24 hours. Yes, you read that right. Twitter made more than the blog post in the first 24 hours.

This doesn’t means Twitter makes more money than a blog post because it doesn’t. However, I’m getting ahead of myself.

Making Money with Email

I sent out a newsletter about the Ultimate Footer Ad to all my subscribers on March 17. The mailing resulted in $405 of product sales in the first 24 hours, putting email marketing at the top for this promotion.

The best thing about email marketing is it’s almost instant. I received the first order within five minutes of the email going out. I can see why John Reese calls his email list his ATM. Once your list gets to a decent size, it’s pretty much a cash machine.

Lessons To Take Home

This was one experiment with one product so you should not draw any broad conclusions from it. However, I can make the following observations based on my results.

Twitter Is a Money Maker

Yes, you can make money with Twitter. But like everything else, you have to present the right offer that is targeted at your followship (hey, I made a new word!). If you just spam your Twitter list with stuff your followship is not interested in, you can expect to lose them. Also, your offer needs to be priced right.

I feel the reason Twitter did so well in this test was the price of the product was so low. At $27, the Ultimate Footer Ad was pretty much an impulse purchase. However, were it to cost $270, I doubt it would have resulted in many sales. It’s pretty hard to do a presell with only 140 characters.

If You Don’t Have an Email List, Start One Now

Email marketing works and produce almost instant results. If your blog doesn’t have a way to capture the leads coming to it, then you need to set up a system now. I use Aweber for all my email and newsletter mailings. They are by far the best in the industry.

I’ve seen readers bark that it cost $19 a month to set up an Aweber account but that’s really the wrong way to look at it. What you should be asking is how much is it costing you to not have a newsletter list? There has never been a single month where I didn’t make at least 100 times my monthly newsletter cost. Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish.

Blog Is a Long Term Money Maker

Over time, the blog will overtake the income made by Twitter and Email. A blog post has a much longer lifespan and can be indexed by a search engine and therefore receive traffic for months, even years, after the post has been written. By comparison, very few people will ever check someone’s Twitter history and all the emails I’ve sent out about the Footer Ad have been deleted by now.

Your blog is your foundation. However, to maximum its income, you need to add support systems like Twitter and Email. If all I had was the blog post for this promotion, I would have missed out on more than 2/3 of the income I could have made in the first 24 hours.

You should continue working on your blog but you should also work on developing your Twitter community and newsletter subscriptions. If all you have is a blog, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.

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{ 136 comments }

Aman@BullsBattleBears March 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm

nice post John! good to see you sharing some info on what works and give the rest of us some standards to look at. Twitter seems to offer some good marketing routes for affiliate campaigns that more and more people are getting into. I think its going to only be a short time where good money can be made before its too saturated – my guess only.

Alex at Net-Entrepreneur.com March 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm

all right! finally some twitter examples…

great comparison post John!

Ryan McLean March 18, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Some great examples John,
I completely agree about using all three streams.
It is really encouraging to see someone actually doing it.
Thanks

Jake Stone March 20, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Dear Aman, I would expect that market will take a completely different turn. New things are always shunned at first, then there will be bubble, but after that most technological innovations become a norm.

As the user base of Twitter grows there will be bigger and bigger market with plenty of different niches. I bet that we will see several services complementing Twitter in almost Facebookish way.

matutu March 23, 2009 at 1:30 pm

waaw,..wonderful post mr chow!

Greg Rollett March 18, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Thanks for sharing John. Interesting results. I would actually expect more sales from Twitter due to RT’s and curiosity of clicking the link.

The pre-sale thing is tough to accomplish in 140 characters, but there is room to set it up and get a tinyurl to entice someone into seeing what you are up to.

Colin Klinkert March 19, 2009 at 7:28 am

i was surprised that the sales of this seem quite low. You need to remember this is JohnChow, an industry leader, and it resulted in $1k in sales from 3 mediums!

So that is less then 40 sales i guess from a followship of 50k (and yes, i was one of the 40 that bought from JC)

Mike B. March 18, 2009 at 12:11 pm

This post offered some really good info. I never really looked at twitter from an affiliate marketing perspective before. Great post.

@bookerx3

Pheak Tol March 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Twitter Marketing seems to have worked. I’m in the process of trying to build a list as well myself. Email Marketing seems to be one of the key things in AM

Charlie S. March 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Great info. I’ve been postponing email lists for some time now, and I guess I really need to get it up and running.

Interesting about Twitter too. I just got into it, so it may be some time before I implement a financial aspect to it, but great tip nonetheless!

BlissfulGirl March 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Great info. I’m curious, when you say “once your list gets to a decent size” just how big of a list are you talking about?

John Chow March 19, 2009 at 5:57 am

it really depends on how targeted the list is but I would say a list of 1000 opted in subscribers is a decent size.

mail@affiliate March 18, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Twitter really work if you have a big amount of follower and with the profitable niche.
For a newbie I think blog and email marketing can make more profit compare to twitter.

Dave Macdonald March 18, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Very nice post, I have been preaching about the benefits of email marketing for years now and most people ignore it. I guess the more people who ignore it the better we all do.

John Chow March 19, 2009 at 5:59 am

That is definitely one way to look at it. And it’s the reason why some IM get mad at me for revealing this stuff. They don’t like competition! :P

Krsto@Blogvices March 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I like Twitter, and often consider it as a lot more “social” than many social networks. What I want to say is, it’s a lot easier to reach the right audience via Twitter.

Jeff West March 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm

I just started using twitter a few days ago. I had heard about it early last year when John Reese was saying how big it was going to be. I wish I had jumped on it then. John C. your insights on your marketing test’s really open my eyes to the potential of twitter. Thanks again for sharing. A targeted optin list will always be “King”

Shreejana Hickman March 18, 2009 at 2:27 pm

The power of Twitter,that’s amazing! Building up my followers, almost to 200. Have a long way to go, but I’d definitely like to try something like that on twitter, maybe once I hit about 1000.

Krsto@Blogvices March 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Some may think of you as a spammer… Be careful how and when you promote things on Twitter…

Ricardo @ NurtureYourWealth March 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

Having an accessible email list is key to building an affiliate targeted group. Great Job posting the numbers!

Tran Harry March 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm

Very insightful information, definitely the type of thought provoking post I expect to read occasionally when I arrive at your site John.

Greg Ellison March 18, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Are there any free email lists that work as good as Aweber?

John Chow March 18, 2009 at 5:15 pm

If there was, everyone would be using it. I have not found any other service that match Aweber. The biggest advantage they have is their ability to break through spam filters.

mohawkdonkey March 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm

How do you send all those emails? That’s the real question. Most SMTP servers won’t allow you to send very many emails in one day, or even in an hour. It would be nice if you’d tell how you send those emails. I have a nice list but can only send a few hundred emails a day. Please do tell how you do it.

John Chow March 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I guess you didn’t read the entire post. I use Aweber.

Work At Home Blog March 18, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Good case study John. That’s a real eye opener especially for Twitter. Didn’t know it could be such a money spinner.

Peter Lee

Chris March 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Good point about not knowing what’s behind a URL that’s been shortened by TinyURL, etc.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 19, 2009 at 1:26 am

Yep. I’d never thought of it as affiliate link cloaking.

Lee Ka Hoong March 18, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Seems that you had great sales John! I always believe that newsletter brings us lot of advantage. But, I’ve yet to sell any products by using any method that you mentioned above. Will try it if I have any product to let go.
Thanks John for the tips. :)

Regards,
Lee

judge March 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm

One of the more informative posts I have read here in a long time.
Thanks for the insights & great results, well done…

Errol Moo Young March 18, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Although I’ve joined twitter, Ive never felt it had the potential you showed today. Thanks John, I’ll be exploring twiiter more avidly.
Regards, Errol.

Errol Moo Young March 18, 2009 at 6:47 pm

John, I also hope you publish a comparison, after a week’s sale, between twitter, your blog and email. It would be interesting to know if twitter is sustainable over a longer period of time.
Errol.

John Chow March 19, 2009 at 6:05 am

Twitter is closer to email in that the response is almost instant. However, like email, it doesn’t have a long shelf life. That blog has overtaken Twitter now.

Pahn March 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

I was actually surprised it was possible with twitter… before I kept thinking how twitter would help people earn money if they don’t have ads on their site,, until I figure out the third party connecting to their site,, ehe

Luke March 18, 2009 at 8:07 pm

There’s a huge market for making money from Twitter. I’ve started a publisher network at:
http://twtad.com

Basically I am doing what you are doing, but I am paying my publisher’s per click and hoping the sales/leads come in (which they are).

So yeah, that’s another way to make money with your Twitter :)

Elyas March 18, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I’ve noticed that twitter is a good marketing platform. However, we need to be smart when promote things by using a nice words. Thanks for the comparison.

Jacob March 18, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Nice to know!

Edgar March 18, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I was one of the person who bought one and I love it

karthik March 18, 2009 at 11:50 pm

Wonderful post john…Really interesting…

Filipino March 19, 2009 at 1:12 am

I don’t really know what is twitter is, I just visit the website and as I’ve seen it, it looks like a social networking website? Am I right?

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 19, 2009 at 1:32 am

It is, but there are so many things you can use it for.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 19, 2009 at 1:19 am

Great post, John. I remember when you first talked about making money with Twitter & I tested it for myself & saw some great results. It’s amazing what can be done with it.

Ben Pei March 19, 2009 at 1:58 am

Aww I wish I had a list as big as yours right now John. What’s your % of conversion?

ZK@Internet Marketing Blog March 19, 2009 at 2:03 am

If you want to have assets and want to earn from long run than invest your time on blog. If you want to have recurring earning than use twitter or email.

Thats what I realise from finance perspective :)

Ash March 19, 2009 at 2:06 am

How do I get the ultimate footer ads at the John Chow special reader discount of $27? I want the software.

Thanks.

John Chow March 19, 2009 at 2:19 am

The grand opening price has expired. It’s $47 now. Still a good deal.

elmot March 19, 2009 at 2:22 am

wow this is a winner john! now, your friends would not jest at you revealing how you ended up earning from all three ways aside from just testing which is better.

you never fail to innovate ways for yourself, but what is more interesting is that you share what is on your plate.

nice lunch eh…

Best CSS Gallery March 19, 2009 at 4:34 am

Great post John! You once inspired me to sign up for twitter, now I try to use it for marketing,but I can’t say I’m too good in it. Well, practice makes perfect :)

Website Profit Formula March 19, 2009 at 4:55 am

Great comparison, John. I have tried to build my list since 2 months ago but I have only 40 members. I want to apply some methods i learned from you.
I’d like to learn some selling tricks. I don’t know how to sell through my list and selling through Twitter seems very difficult to me.

diabetic man March 19, 2009 at 5:45 am

thanks for great conclusion…..good comparation

Adam March 19, 2009 at 6:13 am

This is a really useful post. I guess I have been ignoring both Twitter and email and this definitely made me think. Thanks.

Sidney March 19, 2009 at 8:12 am

this is very useful information

Tom - Home Business Marketing Tips March 19, 2009 at 8:52 am

As long as you produce high quality content you will make money.If you use email marketing you will see income down the road and with twitter it can be instant.Adsense gives you small change in the “tip jar” 24/7.

TYCP Entertainment Magazine March 19, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Agreed. Content is king. I will never understand the people that use systems to create articles. Original content is where its at.

Lorne Fade March 19, 2009 at 9:08 am

Im sure its a great tool, however I cant justify paying for something I can code up in about 3 minutes flat.

Nice post though on diversifying your contact list.

Harry March 19, 2009 at 9:24 am

This post encourages me more to start a mailing list right away.

Ron Givens March 19, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Great information here.

One must always be aware of the importance of sending relevant messages regarding their products as opposed to “carpet bombing” all of their followers.

Excellent post.

Hugo Santos March 19, 2009 at 1:02 pm

i must be one of the few that do not like twitter that much. lol but amazing how we can make money with micro blogging.. amazing.

Melissa Johnson March 19, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Great information John. These marketing tools are a growing way for affiliates to capitalize at a low cost.

Caleb (Market Secrets Blogger) March 19, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Very important lessons here! Of course, I already figured email marketing would do the best but didn’t expect such a good response from Twitter?

But the real lesson here is you’ll never know until you TEST!

naudoti automobiliai March 19, 2009 at 3:47 pm

These three powerfull instruments gives very big power for promoting product or website, but it is not fully marketing… ;)

Essai Selvan March 19, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Hey John!, I Know that you have been testing this Ultimate footer ad on twitter. Because I am following you on twitter and I saw these tweets over there.

But I never thought that it will make you money. Way to go boss.

And it’s obvious why your friends called you nuts. :p

But thanks for reveling this to your readers.

kmajor March 20, 2009 at 12:15 am

Great info, I can’t wait to get my opt-in list going, along with a membership program too!

kmajor March 20, 2009 at 12:19 am

I can’t wait to get start using twitter and tweets to make money online!

fas March 20, 2009 at 12:20 am

There are other email marketing sites which are alot cheaper. Like getresponse.

Skrylov March 20, 2009 at 7:20 am

Never thought about that :O
Great post!
Thanks!

Agent 001 March 20, 2009 at 11:45 am

Email marketing rocks. I have to also build up a email list. Its the best way to promote something.

Play Games Win Prizes March 20, 2009 at 1:00 pm

To my amazement, the total sales you made from this is actually A LOT lower than what I would have expected. Judging by your huge followers and readers, you usually amaze us with the thousands you make.

Maybe the footer ad is the problem..

-Mike

John Chow March 21, 2009 at 3:53 am

The footer ad got good volume but it’s priced too low.

joe gelb March 21, 2009 at 1:39 am

the same thing happened to me except im getting em on the short sales, just kidding im not a pro like john chow

Dharmendra March 21, 2009 at 5:22 am

A real nice and eye opener post on Twitter use. I really like this stuff.

Online Money Making March 21, 2009 at 7:40 am

Great post on twitter. I also have an optin email list going for marketing products to make money online..

Shannon Bishop March 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

Awesome post John. I like the brake down of the three types of marketing. I didnt know people make money with twiiter. Im going have to look into that.

Prime Time ACN March 21, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for the great ideas, John … Will definitely be implementing the ideas.

Paul March 22, 2009 at 2:42 am

clearly, a combination of these techniques will work just fine. better, in fact: twitter and/or email “blast” for the first few hours of your post, then, your blog post will take care of the long-term profits. thanks, john. always great ideas. i hope you continue sharing such strategies with us aspiring online earners.

Jay Castillo March 22, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Thank you John for revealing and sharing this! This was a real eye opener for me. I just realized the potential of twitter and having a mailing list (using aweber). I haven’t been paying attention to them lately but that has changed. Thanks again.

Kashgari @ China Travel March 22, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Hey!
Nice post, I love it I am going to check in ,it is very informative, thanks for sharing us.

Kashgari @ China Travel March 22, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Hey!
Nice post, it is very informative, I am going to check in , thanks for sharong us.

Ari Lestariono March 23, 2009 at 7:39 am

Thanks for sharing John, your research is outstanding, as you mentioned on blog on long term as money maker, how would be compare to email, all list and product are paralel, gues time will tell

proson March 23, 2009 at 9:11 am

That’s crazy john. How can you made $1000+ for only three mailings. That is really crazy!

Ruchir Chawdhry March 23, 2009 at 10:50 am

Twitter can be used to make money? Come on, you gotta be kidding. You say you made $306 in 24 hrs using Twitter.

You know what your average follower worth comes out to be? And your conversion rate? The word dismal is an understatement. 2 cents per follower… That shows how much of a money making tool twitter really is…

Debo Hobo March 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Hi honey I’m back. Did you miss me?

HPG Inc March 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm

Gotta love all the fine research you do for us John. Thanks and great post:)

Millionaire Acts March 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Hi John, I have a question: Is there a way to incorporate feedburner subscribers and mailing lists? Say for example, if I already grew my feedburner subscribers to 1,000. Then I would start the aweber mailing list service. Is there a way to transfer the feedburner subscribers to the aweber service or you have to start all over again in gathering subscribers?

Mikes March 24, 2009 at 3:31 am

I just started twitter and i still don’t know if it’s working. with 200+ followers, I still can’t test the waters. For email, i don’t think i can afford it for now. Let me focu on my blog and try to improve it so if i see a lot of subscribers then possibly, i’d consider Aweber. Thanks!

-http://newsblog1st.blogspot.com

Alexandru March 24, 2009 at 6:45 am

From the three options, I would go for e-mail marketing.
Dont get me wrong, I am sure the other two work as well, but for example, on twitter you will need a really big list of followers

Just Me... the Crazy Rancher's Wife March 24, 2009 at 9:15 am

Thanks John, this was great information! I appreciate you sharing it with me-

The Almost Millionaire March 24, 2009 at 10:21 am

John,
I think another amazing way to make money with twitter is to use it to enhance a product or service that you already provide. I love to use twitter to connect directly with the customers at my restaurants. It adds sales, I’m sure of it!

Terry Heath March 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Okay, this is heresy but I rarely read Twitter updates. I know some are hooked on it, but I’m just not and I think I’m pretty typical . . . even if I’m NOT typical among bloggers as far as Twitter goes. Actually, I don’t know any real-life friends who even know what Twitter is, but they’ve all heard of blogs and email. I’m not saying Twitter isn’t catching on, but it hasn’t reached the tipping point yet.

Mogul March 24, 2009 at 2:02 pm

I’ve found twitter a very good source of traffic, but not of income. I think I just haven’t found the right product and/or approach yet, though. There’s certainly huge potential.

Doctor Twitter March 24, 2009 at 5:55 pm

What do you think about Icontact? John I’ve heard some good things about them, but comparing prices between the two Aweber definitely seems to be a winner, because Icontact is much higher from my experiences.

John Chow March 25, 2009 at 4:22 am

I have no experience with iContract so I really can’t comment it. My main reason for going with Twitter is their ability to break through spam filters and they can broadcast the blog’s RSS feed.

Sam With Traffic Is King March 24, 2009 at 9:51 pm

All 3 methods are going to be used to make money. I don’t think one should be favored over the other. I hear people say twitter is the new email marketing. This may be partly true. I think all 3 will tie together when delivering campaigns. Good post John!

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Jacky sltan March 25, 2009 at 12:00 am

How to increase the maximum followers so that i can increase my following ? Any better ideal and advice to share to? thank you

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Jacky sltan March 25, 2009 at 12:04 am

what is the most difficulty part to attact people to stay to your blog and twitter ? Leave you comment and advice thank you

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Henrik Blunck March 25, 2009 at 5:12 am

Nice article. Very much appreciated. Gives food for thought about indeed involving Twitter far more. :-)

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Fred March 25, 2009 at 7:27 am

Hey John…great that you are racking up sales on this but how much of that translates to profit?

John Chow March 25, 2009 at 7:40 am

All of it is profit. Those figures are my net income.

Jeremiah March 25, 2009 at 11:50 am

Nice sales figures, John. I have to ask, do you think you would have made more money from Twitter had you posted more than a couple times about your product? Considering emails and blog posts have more of an “in-your-face” shelf life than a Tweet?

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Timon Weller March 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm

Nice inspiring results there John, interesting to see Twitter did well.

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Vik Dulat March 25, 2009 at 11:34 pm

Well said Mr. John Chow. Keep up the great work. You truly are a rockstar.

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JoelAdzacta March 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

How much was spent to send out all of your emails? ;)

Bruce Eades March 27, 2009 at 6:59 am

Your Message Another good comparison for making sales would be using using Squidoo vs Hubpages & social networks Facebook. vs Myspace. John, do you use any of these sites for sales.

First $100 March 27, 2009 at 9:14 am

They are all important and works together to provide good traffic to our sites,

Mortgage Guy March 28, 2009 at 12:08 am

Great post and great responses. Spent an hour reading everything. Thank you John!

needmoney.com March 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm

twitter owns. ‘Nuff said.

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Vu Tong March 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

John, if you didn’t have the reader base you have from your existing blogs and sites, would you still be able to achieve these results by using twitter?

These are nice results, but they don’t really prove how useful it can be for a new blogger, like me, who have no existing readers.

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Entirely integrated i journal March 31, 2009 at 12:07 am

Great post. Nice results about Teitter. Not bad question from Vu Tong about new bloggers…

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Allan March 31, 2009 at 2:10 am

I think that was one of your best posts in a while. Thanks John!

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marl March 31, 2009 at 2:27 am

Twitter is really helpful in IM but as Vu TOng said, new bloggers cant really generate same result as JC did over tweeter.

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Vijay Teach Me $$ April 1, 2009 at 10:49 am

Hi, All three have there advantages. For my next campaign I am using aweber and twitter to see which one gets more conversions.

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Dino April 1, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Great post John, i was looking forward to something like this that clearly compares the 3 methods.

Chengdu April 1, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Hi john:

This is my frist time to visit this website thanks for sharing me. It is really excellent i am interested in this.

Maik Jaeckle April 2, 2009 at 11:45 pm

Hello John,
Great posting!
I am using Twitter too and the idea behind this way of promotion will be great if anybody don’t uses it to spam his followers. I recommend first to build trust and a relationship with followers by sending them good information about a topic before starting promoting affiliate products.
To your success
Maik Jaeckle

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bryan April 4, 2009 at 9:10 am

Thanks for the tip! I am going to try this.

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Moise Levi April 5, 2009 at 2:19 am

I find that Twitter helps bringing traffic to my blog ; still have no idea how to make money with Twitter

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djamz April 6, 2009 at 5:09 am

thanks for this tips… I need twitter marketingg strategy…

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BlogTipsForBeginners April 10, 2009 at 5:16 am

I wonder, have people started to unfollow you when they realised you were sending them to affiliate links? Although it doesn’t cost them anything some people may feel ‘abused’..

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Diana Rupert April 10, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Thanks for the free tips John. You always give valuable information to think of.

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eBlogTip April 16, 2009 at 2:32 am

Thanks, but I am sure that Twitter marketing at least is the most affordable and effective now.

Simon April 16, 2009 at 4:05 am

I’m thinking of using twitter to make money so this post was very useful for me.

More awesome content please!

Richard Butler April 17, 2009 at 7:49 am

Among the 3, I will go with email marketing. It is much easier for an internet marketer to earn thru that because no much effort is required. Just create good emails then send.

Blog marketing is somehow complicated to do because there are credibility requirements that are to be considered. But in your case, I guess you would go to blog marketing :-) its your specialty.

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venkat May 12, 2009 at 6:55 am

I know till to earn money through blogger ,earnign money through twitter it’s intresting

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NIX May 19, 2009 at 8:17 pm

Thank you so much for this info.. Appreciate alot

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imp3store May 22, 2009 at 7:21 am

Thank you for the useful information, Chow.

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Ron May 28, 2009 at 4:00 pm

I am a new subscriber and I am learning a lot from your articles Mr. Chow. Keep on writing sir

Mike May 29, 2009 at 5:37 pm

That’s interesting about twitter marketing. I’ll have to try that out. Keep the good tips coming.

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The Science of Getting Rich June 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I haven’t started a list but have fair amount of Twitter followers. I have no choice but use Twitter marketing. So far, clicks and leads are great but no income have yet to be earned from Twitter marketing.

Great post.

Hooshmand Moslemi June 2, 2009 at 5:17 am

This post is quite useful for every bloggers and publishers. You have mentioned and compared 3 different fields of online marketing. Great!

Twitter marketing and also other social networks marketing is a fantastic method of generating targeted traffic right after starting a promotion. But, we need to bear in mind that it only works if you have reputation. Branding is almost the first result of this type of promotion.

E-Mail Marketing is another lucrative business that can be combined with other strategies. Having a list of targeted prospects and even hungry buyers is really like an ATM, as you mentioned. However, it’s so important to warm that list and develop a relationship with your subscribers in order to succeed.

Blogging is a powerful platform for getting traffic and making money. Again, being active and dynamic builds reputation and people would consider you and your website as an authority in the industry. That way, you would be able to make tons of sales because people would trust you and take your recommendations more seriously.

Thanks a lot, John for this real case study that opens our eyes to different methods of online marketing.

Regards,

Hooshmand

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Narender @ Next Good Bets June 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm

So blog works like a passive income over long time.

While the email list and twitter work alike for active or quick income immediately after taking an action..

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MP3 tunes June 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm

I like Twitter, it is easy to find the desired audience and followers.

MP3 tunes June 6, 2009 at 12:36 pm

In the past month on Twitter, it was 32 million hits! But I think this is not the limit … I love Twitter

Mike June 8, 2009 at 2:09 am

I would much rather e-mail than this whole blog thing

uzoma June 9, 2009 at 10:21 am

I’m really surprised at the Twitter income, I never knew twitter could be an income generator, who says social networks aren’t the catch.. why yes I believe in email marketing its really ideal
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Shannon June 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Awesome Post John Email marketing is just not what it use to be.