5 Ways to Make Money with Your Twitter Account

Twitter is a key part of any social media marketing campaign.

5 Ways to Make Money with Your Twitter Account

However, you don’t have to have a blog in order to make money through Twitter.

There are several ways that you can make money through the social network without trying to sell your own products or services.

Twitter is a powerful platform unto itself, not just a conduit for marketing another site. You can create a Twitter account around a profitable niche — making money online, online education, or motherhood, for example — and amass a large number of followers interested in that niche. Then you can tweet links to interesting content from around the web, offering your followers something of value without ever having to create content yourself.

So how do you make money? The same way you do on a blog: Selling advertising, sponsored links, and affiliate marketing. Here are a few programs that can help you make money on Twitter:

#1. Sponsored Tweets

Sponsored Tweets is a well-known ad service for Twitter allows you to set your own price-per-click for ads that you tweet. You can choose the ads you tweet from a list of available ads that are updated regularly. You must have at least 50 followers, 100 tweets, and an account that is at least 60 days old to sign up for this service.

#2. MyLikes

MyLkes is an extensive ad platform can be used on Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and your blog. You get to choose ads from thousands of advertisers, and you get to schedule the time the advertisement will be tweeted from your account. You can earn as much as $0.42 per click, and you can get a payout weekly.

#3.  Ad.ly

Ad.ly is another ad service that lets you send out advertisements in your tweets. However, you don’t get paid-per-click. Instead, you create a profile of your interests, then advertisers can choose your account to publicize a campaign. You agree to send out a specific number of tweets on a specific schedule, and you get paid a lump sum.

#4. Rev Twt

Rev Twt is a  Twitter-based advertising service and is a pay-per-click platform. The more followers you have and the higher reputation you have, the greater access you will have to higher-paying campaigns. Payout is made via Paypal when you have reached $20 in earnings.

#5. Twittad

The Twittad  platform claims to be one of the first sponsored-tweet networks. You are able to set your own cost-per-click, but you have to wait for advertisers to accept your bid. You will also have to identify your niche so that advertisers can match their products with you appropriately. Payment is made via Paypal when you have reached $30 in earnings.

There are many other ways you can make money with your Twitter account, including selling banner ads on your profile page, setting your own rates and selling direct sponsored tweets, charging to send a personal message to your followers, or charging for access to your private list of followers. These advertising services can also help you make money through pay-per-click advertising, which can be especially lucrative if you have a large following.

What About You?

Do you have any experience with any of these ad platforms? Were you successful with any of them?

Tell us about your experiences in the comments! Look forward to hearing your stories

Guest Author: Carlina Yepinski is the primary researcher and writer for networkmonitoring.org. Her most recent accomplishments includes graduating from Kentucky State with a degree in communications and computer science. Her current focus for the site involves server monitoring and it monitoring software.

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    Comments

    • http://socialmediarevolver.com/ KrisOlin

      I just logged on to my Sponsored Tweets account (I had actually forgotten all about it) and noticed I had over $10 sitting there! Ha! That’s pretty cool. Perhaps I’ll do some more of this. Which one is your favourite, Jeff?

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      Its really good to see this as marketing over digital media and especially over social networks has grown so rapidly that now these mediums have really turned into a product.
      These days Facebook marketing, twitter marketing, internet marketing etc are playing their role in a business’s growth.
      I am seriously thinking to try of these methods and see that how much effective it is.
      Nice post,,, Thanks.. :)

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    • http://www.mytowntutors.com/ Mark

      Very interesting. Can you limit the number of sponsored tweets and can they be geared to a particular industry?
      Thanks for sharing!  

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    • http://twitter.com/YoungWebBuilder YoungWebBuilder

      My favourite way is to make your own twitter fanpage: youngwebbuilder.com/how-to-build-your-own-twitterfanpage

    • Abby

      Love it!

      To the point, articulate and very interesting,

      Thanks

    • Abby

      Love it!

      To the point, articulate and very interesting,

      Thanks

    • Amev

      You could also add Viraliti to this list. Its a very fast growing platform for social influencers to monetize their influence. http://www.viraliti.com

    • leo

      @jeff does revtweet still work?

      • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

        Not quite sure what you mean by that question?

    • mark

      You forgot to mention ad.fly. ( http://adf.ly/?id=3579724 )

      You don’t earn much but at least you get paid and the ads are not annoying.

      Adfly shortens links you post and ads a banner to them.

      So for example if you want to refer to an interesting article or something on your twitter account you use that link and people will see the adfly banner.

      Again don’t expect to earn thousands of dollars (unless you have a loooottttt of followers :P) but 10 dollars a week is realistic and adfly actually pays

    • http://veenus-group.com/ Veenus-Group

      This is excellent details. I am currently using 10 Compensated to Twitter update applications to generate money and I’ve been very effective.

      • Arturo

        How have you been so effective?

        • http://jeffbullas.com Jeff Bullas

          It comes down to creating the best engaging content and large loyal followers on social media.

      • http://josephjeevanandminstries.blogspot.com JosephJeevanand Kommuguri

        can u share your 10 applications you are using thanks

    • Ronta Foster

      How do you start out, and get followers to make money?

    • https://www.empowernetwork.com/jonherz40 Jonathan Herz

      Twitter is also one of the best way to earn money online….

    • ravikandel

      Hi..am new to twitter and want to earn some money using twitter account,I want to tweet some readymade ads and get paid for the same,is that possible,somebody please help.

    • Enstine Muki

      I have made money with MyLikes and SponsoredTweets. Of course the rest are also interesting options to check out.

    • Mark de Graaf

      You forgot to mention AdFly ( http://adf.ly/?id=3579724 )

      You don’t earn much but at least you get paid and the ads are not annoying.

      Adfly shortens links you post and adds a banner to them.

      So for example if you want to refer to an interesting article or something on your twitter account you use that link and people will see the adfly banner.

      Again don’t expect to earn thousands of dollars (unless you have a loooottttt of followers :P) but 10 dollars a week is realistic and adfly actually pays

    • ninahornsby

      What’s up Cleveland

    • Roland

      Hello All, I would like to thank Carlina for this bullseye targeted work. Really informative source to gain benefit. For me, as an ordinary person who spends some significant time with internet, I’m chasing for online additional income opporunities. Of course trying to stay away from scams. Personally I think that affiliate marketing is still valid way to gain some extra cash and already selling some internet goods. There are also other ways. But each website generally focuses on only one. However you can check http://www.find-tr.com . There are several opportunities there. Good luck to everyone.

    • http://www.SleepWellSecrets.com/ Robert Walker

      This is interesting! I honestly didn’t know until now that I can make money online via Twitter. Thank you so much for this new ideas to add in my list! Watch a free webinar on how to make 10K a month without lifting a finger at http://www.InternetIncome88.com

    • juel rahman

      Great article about twitter

    • https://twitter.com/AmazinAnimation Joseph D. Shiller

      All 5 methods listed in this post seem to centered around only one method of making money on Twitter, pay-per-click sponsored links. I would have liked to see more about your other two suggestions, that being, selling advertising and especially affiliate marketing.
      BTW, I have experienced lately on twitter, a crackdown on links posted in my tweets. I have been using bit.ly to shorted my affiliate links, but they are no longer allowed by Twitter. I am currently looking for a new link shorten’er for my affiliate links. I am not quite sure how far reaching this crackdown extends, but it seems we have to constantly be finding ways around new restrictions, to get our links out there.

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      nice post

    • ashish

      Twittad does not exist any more but you can use ediotise.com for the same reason.We can also make money by promoting ads of the reputed and personal brands.

    • http://www.melhorfranquia.com.br/ Matheus Santiago

      Interesting Option, but in my country Twitter isn’t that famous enough.

    • http://josephjeevanandminstries.blogspot.com JosephJeevanand Kommuguri

      Does twitter allows sponsored tweets in year 2015 also

    • http://www.shiwam.in Amrish

      I didn’t know about this before this article . I have only heard about Sponsored Tweets but never tried this also. And you have given so much information in this single post. I think I should try my twitter account to make some money .

    • Ishtiak Ahmed

      Thanks