How I Find Customers and Make Money with Twitter

The key concept of Twitter is the real-time search. Google generally works with old material while a search on Twitter gives you real-time information on topics people discuss. It is a real technological advance and it can be used for you to promote your services, show your quality, get customers and earn money on Twitter.

Twitter is a place where people turn to when researching different topics, when they have questions and wish to learn something. “What are you doing?” text field is frequently used by people to put lots of different remarks and questions. You can use this for your advantage.

By scanning what people are talking about in the twittersphere, you can easily assume Google’s role by answering questions from your target audience in real-time. Use http://monitter.com, http://tweetdeck.com or http://search.twitter.com and do a search on Twitter for keywords related to your business now.

Show your knowledge and the value you can provide to the potential customer by connecting, answering to questions, helping them out with their problems, and providing them what they are looking for. This way you can help out a potential customer directly when they need the help and in that way show your knowledge and expertise and hopefully turn that person into a paying customer.

This is a very simple and instant way of connecting to your target group and showing them why you are the expert and why you deserve their custom. Try it out yourself. Search Twitter for your keywords and grab those customers!

Marko Saric is the author of Twitter Marketing E-book.


50 thoughts on “How I Find Customers and Make Money with Twitter”

  1. Michael Zhao says:

    Excellent! I’ve been waiting all day for a post! Good points!

    1. Jake Stone says:

      Hi Michael, don’t you think there are other things to do beside waiting for a new post? 🙂

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      1. Paul Ubiadas says:

        He is just trying to increased his back links!

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        1. Michael Zhao says:

          Sorry about your brother Paul. I have a brother too, so I can sympathize with you, and hope to not empathize with you. Not anytime soon off course.

      2. So much media talks about twitter nowadays. I have got to make it work for my Stock Traders Blog

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  2. Rahul says:

    Twitter is definitely the platform to build online social buddies. That might just be a friends, a social buddy or even a customer as well.

  3. Hi Marko. That’s a good point about how Twitter is an up to the minute search engine.

    Your article made me think about Yahoo! Answers. It’s kind of like that but in real time. I’ve been using Yahoo! Answers in the way you suggest we use Twitter for awhile.

    There are lots of people on there asking questions you have solutions to.

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    1. Jake Stone says:

      I’ve read many tips on how to use Twitter as a marketing tool. Basically they all say that build the trust and don’t spam, however they all just spam links. I believe that this is because the medium is still so new that every minute a new sucker jumps in and makes a perfect prospect to buy your information product.

      This tip looks like it already has some meat in it. Might very well be the avenue that profitable Twitter marketing takes in the future.

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    2. How well is Yahoo! Answers working for you?

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  4. Ray Ebersole says:

    Another way to look at Twitter. I must spend some free time this weekend playing with the search more.

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  5. some good points on maximizing Twitter efficacy. Thanks!

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  6. goan says:

    Nice one! I had done this while adding following friend out there. No doubt this is going to work well for business stuff too.

  7. Cam Birch says:

    Cool idea. I’ll check it out.

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  8. Twitter really is a next generation tools for communication, do you think it could take over our world of mobile phones?

  9. Another extra way to make more money with Twitter or online period. Hmmmm…I’m in! 🙂

    -Mike

  10. Joan Nova says:

    Thanks for the twitter search information. I’ve already put it to good use!

  11. Advertising says:

    I won’t tweet !

  12. Prince Sioni says:

    Thanks Marko,
    Twitter has a lot of money-making potentials if utilised efffectively.

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  13. John says:

    Your Message

    Thanks John. I am new to Twitter so have been in the dark about what this phenom is all about. This clears things up for me quite a bit.

  14. Lithiummind says:

    I really have to start using Twitter more effectively. Great post.

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  15. Dan Mihaliak says:

    I have the wordpress to twitter plugin on my blogs and I get many hits from just this tool alone. i am still researching ways to use twitter for more sales. Thanks for the info.

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  16. Melody says:

    [email protected] fighting to the death for the top commentator spot…sheeeeeeeeeeeeesh…..

    That ebook is 20 bucks..which is not a lot but considering it’s for twitter….eh..

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    1. Michael Zhao says:

      *I wonder who that is…*

  17. Great post John. You bring up a really excellent point here. Twitter can be used as an easy, not to mention free way to reach out to costumers and answer their questions. I myself have used it this way and have found it to be a fantastic tool to doing this.

    Ever since Twitter added their search feature it has proved to be very useful for people who’re looking to follow people to find people that are actually interested in their niche and what they’re talking about.

    Twitter is a fantastic tool to not only connect with other people, but to connect with potential costumers as well. Friendfeed is also becoming a very useful tool as well since they are now also getting into the real time update system. I think Twitter should watch their backs because Friendfeed could give them a run for their money.

    Again, Great post John.

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  18. Wess Stewart says:

    Very cool. I was thinking about doing this to help target my followers a bit better, anyway.

    Multiple accounts for multiple niches is a good thing, too.

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  19. Toocoolamit says:

    Wow i never thought twitter was that useful thankz john

  20. I tried a few things on a Twitter account and have been able to monetize a little….trial and error is key!

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  21. I tried going to http://monitter.com/ and I found it confusing. It was just a big black page, with some information at the top. It seemed like it wasn’t working at all. Did you have that experience?

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  22. Michael Zhao says:

    I’m still waiting on today’s post. Common John, don’t slack on us (your customers) now. I wanna see that pho video…after I come back from watching TERMINATOR!!!

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  23. Dean Saliba says:

    I have not got aorund to using Twitter as a money-making tool, I still use it to chat to people.

    The more I do this the more I am turning against using Twitter to make money because I get bombarded with spam accounts desperately trying to sell me acne cream or films of Britney having sex.

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  24. I can imagine how much soothing it would be for you to write following sort of statement.

    “Google generally works with old material while a search on Twitter gives you real-time information on topics people discuss.”

    if you will click More Option in google you can have latest page index by google on related keyword.

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  25. Melayu Boleh says:

    Thanks for the great tips on finding market on twitter.
    I myself have use twitter for almost 2 years but never use them to make any profit.
    I will start right away based on your tips.
    thanks again.

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  26. Dino says:

    Awesome post, this is really valuable indeed!

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  27. I’ve been using this on and off. Unfortunately I believe that many people don’t even check their @replies, at least not regularly. Which is too bad. I have to admit that making money with twitter is a very thin, balancing act and conversions are probably not as good as with other avenues.

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  28. Benjamin Cip says:

    Great post John! I believe that we can make some good money with twitter, I tried to direct message some people who seem interested in a special product and depending on how you promote them, it worked. However, 145 letters for promoting a product is very short! You have to be concise enought to write only about the essential.

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  29. Certainly if you know the art of digging twitter than you can pick gold from there and I think these ideas of yours is telling such facts.

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  30. arks says:

    This is a great post on twitter. While most of bloggers started using twitter a long time ago, I’m still giving it a go. That’s why I’m learning everything on the service before I start using it.

  31. Farai says:

    http://monitter.com/ is just a black page did not find anything here.

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  32. That’s very true about helping others. Not only are you doing a good deed, but it’s good promotion for your company. That person will most likely end up following you on their own.

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  33. AM says:

    Good post. I agree that searching and answering questions is a great way to find customers. I think many of the established companies are doing the same to leverage “social media” in improve their customer service.

    The other way to find customers is also by gaining access to an account that already reaches your niche. Sites like Assetize (http://assetize.com) have some accounts listed for sale, and the cost-benefit might be worth it. Something to consider…

  34. Manori Money says:

    These are some good points…. Thanks John… and guys trial and error is def. the key..

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  35. Wouldn’t your time be better spent on something with a bit more leverage? Do you think targeting one twitterer at a time is a bit slow? What about writing posts about the common q’s that pop up then direct people to them?

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  36. That´s another good way to use Twitter. I see this is becoming one of the most used way on Twitter.

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  37. Hugo Santos says:

    This particular feature of twitter is what makes google want to buy them hehe 🙂

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  38. SiteBetter says:

    I don’t really see it that way. Most of the people I see on Twitter are too busy selling themselves or their business to be helpful any kind of way.

  39. I just joined twitter and want to get more out from this. I will follow you and would love to see how you manage your twitter account. I am sure with that I will be able to learn a lot as well.

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  40. Good post. I agree that searching and answering questions is a great way to find customers. I think many of the established companies are doing the same to leverage “social media” in improve their customer service.

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  41. I recently discovered twitter as a great tool for promoting my blog. And I never thought of searching for customers by keyword, that’s a great idea for promoting.

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