Last month I introduced a new program from Izea, called Sponsored Tweets. The concept of the program is for Twitter users to get paid to send out sponsored tweets. The idea is not fully accepted by all, but it is legit, offers full disclosure and is approved by Twitter directly. As a member of Sponsored Tweets, you have the option to be a “Publisher“, or an “Advertiser“. Today we will look at the process of how to join as an Publisher and tips on how you can increase your chances of getting new opportunities and start making more money with with Sponsored Tweets.
The signup process is really simple.
1.)Â Head over to SponsoredTweets
2.) Complete the signup form using your Twitter account info.
3.) Setup your categories, payment information and how much you want per tweet sent out.
4.) That’s it! Then you just wait for a new sponsored tweet to come in.
Once you are signed up and have an active account, you will be notified when a new sponsored tweet comes in. At this point, it’s up to you to log into your account and approve the tweet. Some advertisers provide their own ad copy, but most will allow you to write it yourself. Once this is completed, the tweet goes into que for approval and will be sent out automatically through Sponsored Tweets. Payment is then depostied into your account, which can then be sent to your paypal.
How to Get More Paid Opportunities
– Make Sure You have a Nice Icon/Avatar
Once the advertisers are in the system and looking for people they want to tweet out their ad. More likely than not, the advertiser will select twitter accounts that have real faces behind them, vs. a default twitter icon or a funny picture. This also stands true for keeping your profile and bio information accurate and interesting.
– Keep Your Sponsored Tweet Price Low to Medium
This whole system is almost like a silent auction. Everyone is posting what they have to offer, but everyone has a different price. The advertiser not only sees how many followers you have, but also your tweet price and how that backs out on a CPM basis (cost per 1,000 followers). Think about it… Are your followers any better than the next person? Are you not getting any sponsored tweets? Whatever your answer, you may want to look over what you are charging again per paid tweet. If you aren’t getting many/any paid tweets, lower your price. If you are getting a lot of paid tweets, increase your rate.
– Is Your Twitter Account Real, or a Bot?
One of the big problems with Twitter right now, is the massive amount of accounts that are simply fake, and just posting affiliate links every few hours. While these accounts may be effective and can still make money, it’s likely an advertiser will shy away from buying sponsored tweets on these accounts. If you want to improve your chances of getting new opportunities for your account, make sure you are genuine, tweet often, and that every tweet doesn’t include some sort of link.
With that being said, Sponsored Tweets is making a good amount of money for some of their tweeters. The program is still very new, and more opportunities will just continue to increase over time.
As an advertiser, I’ve already spent over $400 on testing and sending out sponsored tweets. I will write a post on this later in the week.
Join Sponsored Tweets and see what it’s about.