This post is going to be short and sweet. Sponsored Tweets are brand new and unproven. I have made a few. Most of the hits I’ve gotten from them — except for the Hot Stock Picks! and Typically Swiss Hotels — have come back invalid. I haven’t checked, but I imagine that several of the people who clicked on my sponsored Tweets were surprised that the link didn’t take them somewhere either entertaining or informative. Judging by the media response, the idea hasn’t been very well received.
If an advertiser has a social media product, or a blogger wants to make some buzz about his or her blog, I could see the Tweet market accepting the advertising, but in general, I don’t think “buy product XYZ for whiter teeth” is going to get much attention in 148 characters or less. For myself, I doubt I will use this feature much. With only those 148 characters available to make or break one’s credibility, a few badly received Tweets could leave one without anyone to Twitter with.
Maybe instead I’ll try to Make Money online with eBay.
Would you believe, Twitter, the online social messaging service (read that “self-promotion service”) will soon be tweeting paid advertising? Yep, Twitter is joining the “pay you to blog” platforms and soon there will be $weet Tweet$ all over the net. No longer will business people have to tweet their own horn, they can pay other twits to do it for them!
$weet Tweet$ (my name, not theirs) hasn’t launched yet, but Izea is accepting early sign-ups. If you apply now you can get in on the ground floor and start earning money for your tweets from day one. I personally think this move is going to finally give Twitter some real value because right now, for the most part, I don’t really think anybody is so important I need to know where they are or what they’re doing 24/7. Heck, I can’t even keep track of me that long!
You may have heard of Izea before. They are the folks who brought you, Pay Per Post. There’s something new going on there, too. Pay Per Post v4.0 alpha has eliminated the red tape. You no longer have to wait for your blog to be approved. You sign up, create your profile, set your own price and wait for the advertizers to call you! It’s as easy as that! Go on over to Pay Per Post and check it out! Tell them I sent you! (You can do that by clicking the link.)