Using Twitter For Affiliate Marketing

Making money via affiliate marketing with online networking sites like Twitter is not as difficult as you might first think. But you do need to be very organised.

To learn how to make money on Twitter you have to take the time to understand numbers and relevance. It comes down to statistics and mathematics of numbers and how that relates to networks and who is going to see your messages.

Who is ‘following’ you, and how many people are ‘following’ you? Are your ‘followers’ of the right target audience for the product you are broadcasting? You have to be careful to craft this in such a way that you give yourself the best chance to create the most revenue.

You will need to understand the balance of these statistics as well as pre-writing your messages and making sure that they are worded in such a way that enhances your effectiveness. Before you can make money on Twitter, you need to understand what Twitter is and the  elements that will make it work for you.

As you probably know by now, Twitter is an online networking site that only asks you one question essentially, ‘what are you doing?’ And this question is answered literally by millions of Twitter users who tweet about themselves, their products, their business and their lives numerous times a day.

The answers must be under 140 characters in length and can now be sent via texting, instant messaging services and through the Twitter site on the internet.

If you want to make money on Twitter you need to understand that just typing into this field,  “check out this great link/product etc.” is not going to get you the results that you want. In fact, it  will get you quite the opposite.

Messages like this will be blocked or banned. You cannot have direct sales messages, because it is against Twitter’s terms of use. Besides, it really isn’t going to generate many sales anyway…

So how do you do it?

You have to be clever, you have to be creative and find a way to word your advertisement that will draw in your ‘followers’ and help you make money on Twitter. If you are trying to market an online gaming site or game, then you would write, ‘Just played (Game name) on (site name). It was great!’ or something of the like. If you are promoting The Confidence Cure, you might say “Just found a great resource that helps with low self-confidence” and then give the URL, using a URL shortener.

Design is an important element of making money on Twitter. Make sure your Twitter page is personalized including photos, bio and any other elements that might make you/your products really stand out and keep people interested.

Make sure that you are targeting the right audience when you are making money on Twitter. For example, there is no point marketing gaming to a middle aged female audience – they aren’t going to be interested. Find other people who are tweeting about topics that are relevant to your product and get them to follow you!

There are some great tips online about how to optimize this search and really shape your audience to be your ideal target market. Just search ‘Search Twitter’ into Google and see what you can find! You can also search Youtube videos on the subject, and on the subject of Twitter marketing in general.

Make sure that your Tweets come out regularly. You can set this up on Twitter so you can have automated and recurring tweets. It will help you to be most effective in your use of time but make sure that you have a minimum of 12 different tweets that revolve so that you don’t get shut down for too many repeated tweets.

Overall, Twitter is an excellent medium for affiliate marketing. However, like anything it takes some thought, imagination and persistence. That said, all of these are rewarded in spades when you start to see actual sales as a result of your efforts.

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