Social networks have gradually turned into commercial platforms. And the most underrated of them all is Twitter. In the article, we analyze how and how much you can earn on this resource.
Twitter is a microblogging service popular all over the world. Daily traffic to Twitter is 125-127 million people, the average age of users is 20-40 years. This is an active and solvent audience that will be of interest to the advertiser. Like most large resources with a huge audience, Twitter gives you the opportunity to make money. The main thing is to know what to do.
At first glance, it seems incomprehensible how you can monetize your Twitter account. Let’s figure out why this is a promising resource.
Why Twitter is suitable for making money
the audience of the resource is more than 200 million users;
the service is accessible from any device, therefore, the share of daily user visits is high;
for the same reason, Twitter allows you to quickly convey information to a large number of people in the shortest possible time;
the account can be promoted pretty quickly;
Twitter can be used as a search engine, which means that you can post information on it that will be seen by a multimillion audience;
“Twitter” is able to provide good traffic to the site – it is useful both in promoting your project and for advertising other people’s resources.
Here are the main characteristics of Twitter that help you generate income.
How to make money on Twitter
1. Sponsored tweets
The simplest and most common way to make money on Twitter. You can post advertisements or disguise them as your personal recommendations. The number of such tweets should be limited, because readers are unlikely to like the constant ads in the feed. You will have to earn on advertising not by the number of posts, but by the cost of one posted ad. To do this, you need to gain an audience of several thousand people.
Advertising tweets can be in the form of a short text message, a link to a site, a survey, a picture, a geolocation. Formats can be combined with each other to create effective ads. For example, you share your impressions of a new purchase – indicate the place where you purchased this product, show a photo and add a short comment to it. Or you are doing a subscriber survey related to this product. Such ads are unobtrusive and look like simple content. The audience will actively interact with you and increase loyalty to both your microblog and the product itself.
2. Placing links to affiliate programs
This way of making money is used in almost all formats of Internet projects. There is nothing difficult to post on your resource a link to any site, product or service. The advertiser receives additional traffic and orders, and you receive a reward for each targeted action taken through the link.
But it should be understood that only popular blogs can make money on this.
To find advertisers who are willing to post their links on Twitter, you can go to the dedicated link exchanges. For example, the affiliate program TWITE. To work with it, you just need to log in to the service through your Twitter account. Further, the process is automated: you simply indicate the desired tweets that you are ready to post, and you get money. The average cost of one tweet is 3 rubles.
The more followers and tweets you have, the higher your account rating and, accordingly, the posting price. It is worth noting that the affiliate program only accepts active accounts – you must have at least 100 tweets you wrote and at least 20 friends. Also, keep in mind that TWITE charges a 5% commission on withdrawals. But there are other services – the conditions are similar for everyone.
3. Business account
With the help of “Twitter” you can advertise not only other people’s products, but also your own. Let’s say you have a small offline business, but you don’t have your own online store. You can create a Twitter account – its main advantage over other social networks is higher conversion.
4. Sponsorship contests
If you have a large audience and a well-promoted account, you can conduct contests and promotions using sponsors that are similar in their subject matter. They can not only provide prizes, but also pay to organize the competition.
5. Monetizing the account header
This is the easiest way to generate passive income on Twitter. Each account has the ability to put its own cover, which is visible to all users when they visit your page. The banner takes up a quarter of the screen – and this is a great place to advertise.
The idea is very simple to implement. The main thing is to have a promoted and visited Twitter account. If you have accumulated several thousand readers, then you can search for advertisers. They are willing to pay good money for placing their advertisements in the header of the account.
6. Selling microblogging
Another method that is relevant for all social networks. You just spin up your Twitter account and then sell it. For this, there are specialized exchanges where you can place your ad. Example: an account was created in 2015, has 16 thousand followers – it sells for about $ 80.
It becomes obvious that you will not earn serious money by selling one promoted account. Therefore, you need to work with several Twitter accounts at once.
7. Creating backgrounds for accounts
If you are a designer or artist, this idea is for you. You can make money by creating custom backgrounds for your Twitter accounts. Many users want to creatively design their microblogging to stand out and be remembered. Therefore, the design service is quite relevant among Twitter users.
8. Advertising on the background of the account
An advertiser can rent your profile and broadcast ads. You get paid for 1000 impressions. The method is simple, but you should not abuse it, because this ad format is annoying to many, and you can lose subscribers.
9. Earn money from likes, retweets and comments
One of the easiest ways to make money on any social network. Your job is to like tweets, retweets, follow accounts and leave comments. You get paid for every useful action. The price depends on the popularity of your account and the rating that you will have on services such as: Twite, Rotaposte, Qcommnet, Blogun, etc.
Of course, one should not expect serious profit from this. Even with an upgraded account, you will not earn more than 150 rubles per day. The method should be viewed rather as gaining experience and the opportunity to work with similar services.
10. Creation of plugins and programs
This idea is relevant for programmers. Creation of plugins and programs requires a lot of time and certain skills.
Special plugins allow you to add microblogging functionality to a specific resource. For example, site visitors can interact with content posted on Twitter.
Plugins help you add microblogging functionality directly to your website. That is, visitors to your website can interact with the content presented on Twitter. For active Twitter users and those who combine the maintenance of several Internet resources, such plugins greatly simplify the work. These are the people who will be your customers. However, services for creating plugins are ordered not so often. But they pay well for such services, so you can place ads on thematic resources, as well as monitor jobs on freelance exchanges or vacancies.
How much you can earn on Twitter
The amount of income directly depends on many factors:
the popularity of your microblogging;
the chosen method;
the amount of time you are willing to spend on Twitter.
If you can spend only a couple of hours a day on this, then you can earn 150-300 rubles a day. On average, 6,000 rubles are issued per month. As an additional income with minimal effort and zero investment – quite good.
But if you want to earn more serious amounts, then you will have to pay a lot of attention to the project. Make sure your Twitter account meets the following requirements:
all data is filled in – name and surname, occupation, education, etc.
the avatar has a personal photo (or brand logo);
have a lot of subscribers, and real and active. At least 2,000 people;
constantly update your account, post tweets. The more often you do this, the faster and better your microblog will be indexed by search engines.
You will have to spend a lot of time and effort on this. But in the long term, you can make good money on your account. Now let’s move on to specific amounts.
How much do different ways of making money on Twitter bring?
Completing assignments – 100-300 rubles per day.
Affiliate programs – from 100 rubles for one useful action performed by a client.
Background monetization – from 500 rubles for 1 month.
Background design – from 2,000 rubles per background
Direct advertising – from 500 rubles per post.
These are the minimum prices for beginners.
As you can see, making money on Twitter is possible. This list includes the most popular and obvious ways to monetize your microblog. Anyone can make money on Twitter. The main thing is to make efforts and effectively use the resources of the resource.
This is especially true for you if you are a long-time and experienced Twitter user. Then you can not only spend time on the social network, but also turn it into a source of income.