I been hearing a lot about twitter becoming more and more noisy with sponsored tweets, or advertising tweets.
I can see both sides of this argument and I agree with both sides.. I think..lol
Basically a sponsored tweet is a tweet about a product or service that you are paid to tweet to your followers.
I think this is a great way to advertise real time and reach your target audience. I think the problem most people have is more with the frequency people will post these type of tweets.
If you tweet out helpful, informative, and funny tweets that people like, then a sponsored tweet here and there wont piss people off to much.
Now if you are tweeting 5-10 tweets a day and 4 are sponsored, then yes people will get pissed off and unfollow you.
I send sponsored tweets out at one per day. It is a nice way to make a little extra money on the side just by tweeting.
Right now there are 3 main sites that you can sign up with that offer twitter advertising.
Sponsored Tweets is a new Twitter advertising platform that connects advertisers with tweeters. Advertisers can create sponsored conversations on Twitter. Tweeters can earn money for spreading the word.
All you need is a Twitter account to get started. Sponsored Tweets is a white listed Twitter application and uses your Twitter credentials to create an account.
I like sponsored tweets because they pay you per tweet, right now I’m at about $25 per tweet. I have made about $200 using them the past 3 months, not a lot of money, but a nice bonus.
Ad.ly is an in-stream advertising platform that matches top-tier Twitter publishers with top-tier brands.
Ad.ly enables Twitter publishers to make money from the content they produce on Twitter by sending one tweet every day from advertisers that they approve. In order to ensure authenticity, every Ad.ly tweet is explicitly approved by the Twitter publisher. The publishers are able to set the price they want advertisers to pay and can optionally donate their earnings to charity.
I havn’t made much money with Ad.ly, but I have signed up a few referrals that make me a little money each month.
MyLikes is a word-of-mouth advertising platform that allows the long tail of influencers on the web to create endorsements for products and services they like. They are attempting to change the way brand and discovery advertising is done on social media and other places on the web where influencers have a more engaged following, by letting the influencers choose and write endorsements in their voice.
By paying the influencers on a cost-per-click basis, we incentivize the influencers to make these endorsements as relevant to their audience as possible.
I am new to my likes, signed up last week, and so far I have made $6 in 2 tweets, nice start.
My likes is the new kid, so far I like how they work, my only issue is not having more offers to choose from.
Overall I think done carefully, ad tweets are fine on twitter, and a great way for you to make a little extra money.
Above links to all 3 are my affiliate links, so if you click and join you will be my referral.
What do you think? Ad tweets good or bad?