Well it’s Christmas morning at about 9:30am. My entire family is still sleeping and I am awake! Go figure so I decided I would share some insight on Twitter with you this morning. Think of it as my Christmas gift to those of you who read my blog, follow me on Twitter and simply desire to learn as much as you possibly can about Internet Marketing.
Anyway back to my story about Twitter. I am in the process of developing some really cool and useful applications for social networks. The software will be called SocialAdsPro and will encompass Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and even YouTube. Well the Twitter software is finished and is in beta testing. One of the features I added to it is the “tweet later” feature. Basically this just means you can pre-load hundreds of tweets and then tell the software to basically “tweet every X amount of time”. What this does is make sure that your account is actively posting a new tweet throughout the entire day.
Now originally I added this feature as more of an “advertising” tool. Basically tweet 1 advertisement about your affiliate site or products for every 10 or 15 tweets you post. Seemed logical and certainly seemed like it could help drive traffic to affiliate offers. One thing I did not count on was the increase in followers I have acquired over the last 3 or 4 days. I have gained almost 100 followers and guess what? I haven’t followed a single person to get that increase!
With Twitter the big key is acquiring followers without you having to go follow 100000 people to get them. The reason for this is pretty simple Twitter has a ratio rule meaning you can’t follow more than X % of the number of people following you. This means getting people to follow you is important, if you want to build your Twitter account. So all of these “auto follow” programs are great but at a certain point if people don’t start following you back you can’t grow.
See people value information. They value it so much that they are willing to “take action” to get it. All I did was simply tweet 10 or 15 times per day about Internet Marketing and my Twitter follower list is growing every single day! I think this is a very important concept that most people completely overlook about Twitter. The program was designed with this “auto-tweet” feature to make sure I could advertise on my account, but in reality it’s more of a “gain followers” feature.
It’s not hard to make money with Twitter. There are many services like Sponsored Tweets that will actually pay you to allow them to post/tweet ads onto your Twitter account. Guess what determines how much you get paid? Typically how many followers you have and how active your account is which is exactly why I am developing this software.
I hope you learned a bit today about Twitter. Remember it’s important to tweet relevant information not just a bunch of ads. If you do this you can make your Twitter list grow and earn more money!
Merry Christmas –