Many celebrities get paid big bucks to tweet about a product they’re “using.” The Kardashian family is famous for it. Just take a look at the ones I pulled from Twitter.
Scott Disick promoting Lyft rides.
— Scott Disick (@ScottDisick) August 26, 2016
Here’s Kim Kardashian promoting Fit Shakes.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) May 22, 2017
Vera Sweeney promoting the Tobacco Free NYS campaign.
— Vera Sweeney (@VeraSweeney) June 2, 2017
While you might not get paid big bucks like celebrities do, did you know can also make money tweeting and you don’t need a large following to do it?
There are two legit ways to do this.
One way is to sign up to advertising platforms. It’s also known as creator marketplaces and custom content platforms.
Another way to do this is by setting up your own social media manager business and I’m going to show you how.
Let’s start with the different advertising platforms you can sign up to.
Advertising Platforms That Pays You To Tweet
When I was doing my homework for this post I noticed a lot of pay per tweet sites that existed some years ago are no longer around.
I was kind of getting nervous there because I was beginning to wonder if there were any advertising platforms left. Luckily, I found some.
Adly connects celebrities and influencers to engage on a deeper level as well as drive leads and sales. There is no sign up form to join their network. You have to contact them to join.
It doesn’t specify on their site but I assume they will want someone with a large following but it doesn’t hurt to contact them. The worst they can do is say no.
I first found out about Izea back in 2012. But back then it was Sponsored Tweets. Lisa of Inspired to Thrive wrote a blog post telling us about making money with this platform and after I read her post I headed straight to the website and I signed up right away.
You have no idea how excited I was when I got my first paid tweet. Do you want to know how much I got for it? Twenty-five cents! That’s right. I got a whole quarter for tweeting a sponsored tweet. Move over Kim K, hehe.
I was an active sponsored tweeter for several years. I can’t remember why I stopped bidding for paid tweets but for some reason I did.
Well, while I was doing research for this post I came across Izea and decided to log in. It really has changed from the last time I was there.
The first thing I noticed was that there is another way to make money. Now they a ContentAmp section where you can promote various types of content on your social media channels and paid on a pay per click basis.
Another platform that pays you for tweeting is Sponsored Mentions. The way you sign up is short and sweet. All you have to do is enter your handle and email address and if an offer matches you, they’ll notify you by email.
You choose the content that is relevant to your followers, create the tweet the way you want it to go out and then get paid. It’s as simple as that.
Post Intelligence is still in BETA but it’s another platform that pays you for sharing content on social media.
They do require that you have at least 10,000 likes/followers to qualify for sponsored content. I found out when I tried to connect my Facebook page. A messaged popped up that said I didn’t have enough likes. Oh well – on to the next one.
SPEAKR is another invitation only platform. After you set up your account, you will be sent a campaign invitation if there is one that fits your profile.
When I logged in to check my profile I still had my old email address on file. I don’t even want to think about the opportunities I might have missed. So as a reminder, make sure you keep your profiles updated.
But anyway…let me get back to getting paid to tweet.
Start Your Own Social Media Management Business
Another way to get paid for tweeting is to start your own social media management business.
I’m sure you’ve noticed all the groups on Facebook. There are some blogging groups to support bloggers either by sharing a post on social media or commenting on a blog post for traffic. Or liking a post on Facebook or retweeting a tweet to increase engagement.
If you haven’t been on a Facebook group, there are many different threads or chores. For example, there might be a retweet thread. Members get the link of a social media post in this case Twitter, they want retweeted. That member reciprocates by retweeting everyone else’s tweet in that thread.
That’s a pretty busy task – especially if you belong to more than one Facebook group.
Here’s my point. Social Media managers are a blogger’s best friend because this is one task they can take away from the blogger. And in turn the blogger has more time to focus on other tasks.
To give you an idea of how much you can make, here is an example of a social media manager’s rates I was quoted:
10 Social Media threads for $30
8 Pinterest threads for $30
6 Comment Threads for $30
You can also set up an account on Fiverr and offer social media manager services promoting pages, tweeting their posts, content management or offer to manage their Facebook group.
The drawback to selling on Fiverr is the competition so when you set up your profile make sure you make it stand out. Use original images and when you upload it make sure it’s a good copy. Be authentic with your headlines. All I see is “I’ll manage your social media pages” – come up with another headline to stand out from the crowd.
Over To You
Are you making money tweeting sponsored content? What advertising platform are you using? If you know of other platforms please tell us in the comments section below.
If you know anyone who would like to make money tweeting, please share this post with them.
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