Are you looking to make good use of your sizable Twitter following? Here are five simple services that can help monetize your account, potentially putting cash into your pocket and increasing traffic to your profile.
MyLikes lets you earn money by tweeting about products you like. This service has a variety of campaigns to choose from -- simply choose a campaign relevant to your audience, write a prompt and tweet it. You are paid on a per-click basis. MyLikes tracks all of your campaigns to formulate a quality score for each user. The higher your quality score, the more you get paid per click. MyLikes pays on a weekly basis via PayPal or Amazon gift cards.
SponsoredTweets is an online marketplace that allows you to connect directly with advertisers to engage in sponsored conversations through Twitter. These advertisers pay you in exchange for a sponsored tweet. All you need to do to get started is set your price, add a category and some keywords, and then wait for offers to roll in from advertisers. You can accept or reject these offers based on what your interests are.
Pay4Tweet is a site that allows you to sell your tweets. You set a price, ranging anywhere from $1 to $10,000, and people are then allowed to purchase a tweet on your Twitter page for that set price. When a buyer purchases a tweet, he or she pays through PayPal and the tweet is sent out as soon as the payment is cleared. Essentially, you are selling buyers access to your followers' attention.
With the Netflix Affiliate Program, you are given a link that you can tweet to encourage your followers to sign up for a free one-month trial of Netflix. You earn money for each new customer who signs up.
The Amazon Associates Program allows you to create a special link for any Amazon product. You can then use that link to refer your audience to the product, and if anyone buys the product through your referral link, you can earn up to 15% of the sale.