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Making money on Twitter

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Making money on Twitter

Postby DJSFran32 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:17 am

I don't know if I am at the right place but I have a questions about making money with Twitter. I just found this today and signed up but I'm not sure exactly what to do now. Does anyone know?

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Postby terrapin719 » Fri May 08, 2009 8:48 am

You just joined Twitter today or you joined a program today?

There is a lot of money to be made if you use Twitter carefully. As a freelancer I've gotten many referrals and one off jobs just from networking on Twitter.

I've also seen Twitter being used by affiliate marketers to bring in some extra money.
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Postby DJSFran32 » Mon May 11, 2009 6:38 am

Hi Loretta, thank you for the reply. Yes! I just joined the program. It is encouraging to hear you are making money with Twitter. I'm not sure how to do that as an affiliate. I did get the link and put on my home page of my web site. Am I to do something else? if so I'm not aware of that. Can you direct me to the right place to read up on it?

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Postby angienewton » Mon May 11, 2009 10:03 am

Twitter is a social marketing tool for you to network with other people. You don't really make money with Twitter but the potential for people to visit your website and click through your offers is there.

Just focus on the networking with Twitter and you'll see the benefits.
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Postby terrapin719 » Mon May 11, 2009 7:58 pm

I might be a bit confused about your question.... What are you promoting?

Twitter is a great social tool. You've got to really work on building relationships and trust and then in turn money will come in from the things you promote. It's a give and take kind of thing.
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Twitter Is A Great Place To Build Relationships

Postby irecommend » Wed May 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Twitter is great for that. Start following those that have huge followers. You should then follow some of them and this will help you to build your own followers list.... It's fantastic!
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Postby tknoppe » Thu May 14, 2009 6:23 am

Hi Fran - as others have stated, Twitter is for social networking. If you join Twitter and start sending out a bunch of links to your site & start only promoting, it's considered rude & spammy. In Twitterville, really best practice is to get to know your 'neighbors' first - socialize with them, networking, engage them in conversation - learn more about them, what they do, etc... reply to their tweets, help answer others questions on topics in your niche, or just chat with people to get to know them.

It's building that Know-Like-Trust factor, then when you do send through a link to your site/product, you're much more likely to get a favorable response (clicks-thrus).
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Postby KarenMcG » Fri May 15, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi Fran,

It's nice to meet you.

The others have said it all so much better than I. But I'll just add or repeat, it does take time to build relationships on Twitter and on the Internet.

Karen
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sat May 16, 2009 6:50 pm

I use Twitter when I create new pages on my site or blog. It is a great way to get traffic to your sites!
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Postby FredGreen111 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Don't think of Twitter as a way to make money. Think of it as a way to make connections and to develop relationships--many of which will have value to your business.

Those who think the trick is to get a few thousand followers to bombard with ad URLs are usually VERY disappointed in the results.
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Postby JosephRatliff » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:02 pm

FredGreen111 wrote:Don't think of Twitter as a way to make money. Think of it as a way to make connections and to develop relationships--many of which will have value to your business.

Those who think the trick is to get a few thousand followers to bombard with ad URLs are usually VERY disappointed in the results.


FredGreen111 is right on.

Twitter is a great way to develop carefully selected business relationships (read: JV's) that you couldn't have gotten as easily before.

You don't "make money with Twitter per say...you make money through the use of Twitter as a connection tool.

That being said, you can pass along useful content that will help others, and allow that person to decide if they want to do actual business with you.
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Postby jiminic2 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:55 pm

Great advice here. After I started Twitter I had all kinds of people in network/internet marketing following me. It got a little out of control, trying to read everyone's posts. Then I realized that no one is actually reading anything...they're just posting tweets with urls attached. I'm either going to start over or block half of my followers.
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Postby terrapin719 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:15 pm

Use the block feature sparingly. You simply unfollow folks that you don't want to updates from. Block is used for spamming or offensive tweeters. When you block someone their account can be taken under review.
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