Make Money with “Sponsored Tweets” on Twitter

Written by Zac Johnson
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A couple weeks ago I signed up with Sponsored Tweets, a new program available through Izea. The concept of Sponsored Tweets is simply… get paid to send out tweets through Twitter. Since joining, I’ve had several opportunities come through, and have already made several hundreds of dollars. Here’s a bit more on the site and how you can make money too. View Sponsored Tweets

How does Sponsored Tweets work?
Everything about Sponsored Tweets is very simple and easy to setup. You create your account, and login with your same Twitter account info (through Twitter). Once your account is created, you just need to set how much you want to be paid per tweet, and then you wait for a new opportunity to come in. When you receive a new opportunity, you just need to approve or deny the tweet. Some advertisers write what they want you to say, but many leave that up to the tweeter. You submit the “tweet” for approved, and once approved, the money is deposit into your account.

Is this allowed by Twitter, and Ethical?
To answer the most important question, YES! This is allowed by Twitter! and Sponsored Tweets mentions this several times on their web site, as they have worked with Twitter through the process of making the site. As for being “ethical”, there is full disclosure. When a tweet is sent through Sponsored Tweets, it is seen on twitter as “sponsored by…“, “Ad“, or “brought to you by..“. It’s this full disclosure that keeps the tweeter, the advertiser and the reader all legit.

What does a “sponsored tweet” look like?
Depending on whether or not your advertisers provides an ad copy, your tweet can look like anything. Whatever you submit will be sent over to Sponsored Tweets for approval. Other than that, it will look like a regular tweet going out through your account. The only difference is that the url is through and instead of being posted from “web” or “tweetdeck”, it says “from Sponsored Tweets”… as it should for full disclosure.

Is anyone making Money with Sponsored Tweets?
As mentioned, in just my first couple of weeks, I’ve made an extra few hundred bucks just for a few minutes of my time approving ads, and I have a fairly small twitter following. Shoemoney also posted about how he has earned thousands from tweeting advertiser links independently and through Sponsored Tweets.

Who else is partnered with Sponsored Tweets?
There are actually a decent amount of big name tweeters already signed on with Sponsored Tweets. I haven’t seen a way to signup online (have to call) as an Advertiser to access a full list of tweeters available, but they do have the following “featured tweeters” listed in the login area. Some of these accounts (like Kim Kardashian) have over 2 million followers.

That’s a quick summary of what Sponsored Tweets is all about, and how it’s making money and driving leads through Twitter. It’s fairly new, and always great to get into a new revenue source on the bottom floor.

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20 Replies to “Make Money with “Sponsored Tweets” on Twitter”

  1. Ahh yeah I had you do a sponsored tweet for me. So far its pretty good. I do recommend it for anyone trying to promote something that could go viral or that could appeal to the masses.

  2. <a class="replyTo" href="#comment-110430" rel="nofollow">@Kris –

    Great to hear. I still have to check out the advertiser end and see what options are available.

  3. I have heard of this before but never used them! Glad to hear others have heard of them too!

  4. Wow what a way to make some serious dough. I have to wonder how much this is going to piss off Twitter for spamming them so much, but what they hey isn't that what Twitter is for? LOL.

  5. I’ve signed up and checked out SponsoredTweets. It’s pretty cool. They also sent me a free sticker, which I thought was pretty cool 🙂
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  6. Okay.. I've signed up too. Just now reading your post about it. i have about 3k followers. Lemme see how this is gonna help me! 🙂

  7. I saw Jeremy Shoemoney’s post about sponsored tweets, and was amazed at the money he was making for doing them. There is definite merit in this system, and for the time being at least it seems like a worthwhile avenue to explore. The trick would be to have as big and relevant an audience as possible to tweet to. This is what ultimately will determine the value of your efforts.

  8. I once landed up on a website where I entered twitter username and password.

    Since then, my twitter account is sending spam tweets automatically. They have messages like "found a new way to gain more followers".

  9. I had a bad experience with twitter, when I was using it for my blog. Nobody would ever visit, no matter how many tweets I made. 😛

    I just might try it again, though, if it's still profitable.

  10. Hi Zac, nice post.
    How do you think delaying advertising campaign on Twitter due to resent huge investment in Twitter will affect SponsoredTweets?

  11. Just signed up for sponsored tweets 3 days ago . I have 4000 followers. I am awaiting an offer now for my 1st tweet. I wonder how long it takes before you get an offer from an advertiser? Sure hope it works.

  12. I have also joined in sponsored tweets and I have already get some offer from advertiser. Sponsored tweets give really very nice money making opportunities.

  13. From what I’ve heard, the only publishers who make any regular money through Sponsored Tweets are the “superstars” (celebrities, gurus, etc.) Are their any sponsored tweets alternative services for the rest of us?

  14. which is better advertising on sponsored tweets or facebook ads? i really need some advertising right now..
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  15. I have just joined and hoping for the best. I was just wondering what should be the minimum number of twitter followers to start getting ads and earning from sponsored tweets
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  16. Would you write a post of step-by-step instructions how Sponsored Tweets works?

    I get email from ST with a link. I click on the link. It sends me to ST page. Then after, I just keep staring at the screen wondering what I am supposed to do at that point. I asked ST many times where I can get explanation but so far no explanation.

    I became s member more than a month ago but am still in the dark today as I was then.

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