Not your usual blog post headline, but it’s sure to draw attention… and isn’t that what marketing is all about? Online marketing is getting more targeted and more in your face than ever. It’s just a matter of finding new ways of pushing the envelope, and who will do it. Yesterday I was on Twitter and reading over incoming tweets, then I saw one come through from ChrisHedgecock, which was the following:
Anxiously, I went to see what his findings were. It wasn’t that surprising after I saw it, but I just hadn’t seen it in action, beyond the fake biz opps being advertised across Twitter on fake accounts. Now, some marketers are getting smart daring enough to try it with dating offers. We’ve all seen the ads on Facebook, and know they convert extremely well because they are shown to you in a “social networking” and “friend” envoirnment. I haven’t seen or heard anything “actualy numbers” on the profitability of offers through Twitter, but sure enough it’s being tested. Here’s what an active search of “online dating” brings up using search.twitter.com.
I pulled this search query right when I started writing this post. Five minutes later, and there are already (64) new tweets coming through on the live search results. Almost all of the urls go to the same dating site/offer, and most of the accounts look automated (api driven). Just do a general “dating” search on twitter for more detailed information.
How are people making money on Twitter?
The concept of making money with Twitter is nothing new, and the majority of marketers already how. If not, it’s quite an easy process.
1.) Create a Twitter Account
2.) Choose an Attractive Looking Avatar
3.) Post tweets with Affiliate URLS
4.) Download/Buy an Auto-Follower Program
5.) Automate the Process to Tweet every few minutes.
The process is easy enough, but how effective and convincing you can be is the question. On several forums you will come across users selling automated account with 20,000+ followers, for only a couple hundred bucks. This was seen a few years back when individuals were building up MySpace accounts and direct messaging all of their “friends”. Run a search at search.twitter.com on “add followers” and you will see the latest programs and sites being pushed around, for adding followers to account.
What are your thoughts on marketing through Twitter, and have you or others seen success promoting “affiliate type” offers?