Sponsored Tweets Adds An API

Sponsored Tweets has released their API into the Twitter community. This will help Twitter services earn money off their user base and help tweeters in the Sponsored Tweets network get more paid tweets.

If you operate a site that displays different Twitter users (Klout, WeFollow, Spymaster, etc.), then chances are you might be interested in our API. Our API allows you to query our service to find out if a Twitter user is in our system and, if so, will return you information about them. Our hopes are that you can use this to put a “Sponsor Me” button by those users. This button would link to the users profile page on Sponsored Tweets, allowing an advertiser to hire them. You can earn a portion of the money any new advertisers spend in our system!

The new API could add up to a nice revenue stream for the bigger Twitter services like WeFollow and Klout. I’m sure a good percentage of their users are members of Sponsored Tweets. By displaying a “Sponsor Me” button next to those users, WeFollow and Klout could earn 5% of whatever the advertise spends on Sponsored Tweets for the next two years. I think I will add the API to Twitter Follower. To use the API, you must be a Sponsored Tweets tweeter.

For Twitter users who are already members of Sponsored Tweets, this will help get them more exposure for their profile which could lead to more sponsored opportunities. Sponsored Tweets is becoming one of my most profitable income sources. If you haven’t join yet, then you should seriously consider it. Sponsored Tweets does not cost anything to join and you are under no obligation to run any tweets that you don’t feel comfortable with. You have total control over which tweets you accept and which ones you reject. The only requirement is your Twitter account must be at least 120 days old.

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26 thoughts on “Sponsored Tweets Adds An API”

  1. Samuel says:

    This is cool that you are sharing this John. Of course the larger your Twitter followers the more potential you have to make money. They say you have to take people “off” Twitter to make money and redirect them to a blog which I still think is true, but i guess this is one of the examples where you can do it and still make some income.

    1. Some payback for the effort expended to build that whopper of a list in the 1st place. Just like email marketing, the money is in the list…..

  2. Donny Gamble says:

    I new something like this was coming because Twitter needs to start profiting off of all the 3rd party services that has been created. There will be a lot more Twitter API’s created

    1. Yeah, it is needed for bigger twitter of course.

  3. Ray Ebersole says:

    Thanks John…Have the Sponsored Tweets account already and signed up for Klout just now. Something new each day.

  4. Tinh says:

    Great to hear this and also congrats to you as top 20 winners in the previous SponsoredTweets Change III, I saw your name in the list

  5. Kalvster says:

    I think sponsored tweets really contributes to twitter spam…

    1. Absolutely, I just de-follow people that send me too many ads and promos and so on. So, the ones that overuse SponsoredTweets and the like will automatically digg their digital grave as they will loose followers, SY

    2. You got a very valid point there. If you wish to do sponsored tweets you need some serious value inbetween to ensure your audience don’t run away!

  6. soal cnps says:

    I just join sponsored tweets, thanks for info.

  7. Just sign up. Hope can make me money 🙂

  8. Magaly says:

    I have over 15.000 Followers on twitter but it doesn´t really work out for me – I´ve tested sponsored tweets but lost followers for this reason. And as twitter still is a major english speking medium it doesn´t bring so much when you tweet in spanish, german or french.
    The Behavior of those twitter users is much different from the english speaking twitterers – they don´t follow you, they have a little knowledge of using twitter and they don´t use it much and unfortunatly these are my customers…

    1. I think foreign language penetration is one of the greater challenges facing online players in general. While English is sort of the universal tongue, people do like to interact in their own language, and accompanying this is a different world view, customs and ways of doing things.

  9. Brian says:

    really excellent! im going to sign up for Sponsored.

  10. Thanks a lot for sharing John, I thought you write only for money. I recently signed up for Sponsored Tweets and till now haven’t made a penny. The API sounds pretty good.

  11. There’s always a new way to make some cash on the net and Twitter seems to be leading the way lately.

  12. What John says about making money using ST is true! I can’t make more money in a shorter period of time. Really nice supplemental revenue stream!

  13. neelmoney says:

    Just another scoop of sponsored ice-cream.

  14. Btw, Twitter seems to be down again, too many sponsored tweets? SY

  15. Interesting, will have a think about how to leverage this.

  16. Kevin Pasco says:

    I’ve had a little bit of success with ST, about 3 offers or so. Not my forte though considering I’m not that active on Twitter.

  17. EarningStep says:

    sponsored tweets rock… i have made more than $100 . it’s easier than i though…

  18. Chews4Health says:

    Sounds like a great service for Twitter fans. I will check this out, as some of my older twitter accounts have a large follower base. Thanks

  19. Dean Saliba says:

    I’ve started using Sponsored Tweets (as well as others) and I hope to earn even a 10th of what you earn, John. 🙂

  20. yassine says:

    This is cool that you are sharing this

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