I’ve been using Sponsored Tweets for over a month now and I have to tell you, it’s got to the easiest way to make money with Twitter. Since joining back in August, I’ve made over $1,000 for sending out tweets that took no more than a minute each to write. At $125 per tweet, it works out to an hourly rate of $7,500!
What The Heck Is Sponsored Tweets?
Sponsored Tweets is a new Twitter advertising platform, owned by IZEA, that connects advertisers with Tweeters. Advertisers can create sponsored conversations on Twitter. Tweeters can earn money for spreading the word. Think of it as the Pay Per Tweet version of Pay Per Post.
Your tweet price is based on many factors, like number of followers, number of tweeters you’re following, the age of your account, how often you tweet, etc. Sponsored Tweets will give you a recommend price you should charge but you are not bounded by it and can set whatever price you want. I recommend you aim high and lower the price if you don’t get any bites.
That’s like asking if people will stop reading your blog if you put advertising on it. The answer of course, is no. As long as your tweets are targeted to your niche, there shouldn’t be any problem. The last sponsored tweet I sent out got retweeted a dozen time because it was related to what I talk about.
Another thing to keep in mind is, most followers won’t even know the tweet was sponsored. IZEA requires 100% full disclosure but you can make it flow so naturally in the tweet, followers may never know the difference. For example:
The above tweet was sent 12 days ago. It was retweeted a bunch of times as well by followers who read it. Did you know that was a sponsored tweet? You should. After all, the tweet did say, “bought to you by”.
In my next post, I’m going to show you how to increase your chances of getting advertisers to use you for sponsored tweets. In the mean time, if you haven’t signed up for the service, go give it a try. It doesn’t cost anything and you can remove yourself at anytime. Even if you charge only $5 per tweet, that still works out to $300 per hour if the tweet takes you a minute to write. Where else can you get that kind of pay rate?