Sponsored Tweets is a website you can sign up with to get paid for tweeting out tweets for advertisers on Twitter.
How much does Sponsored Tweets pay?
You can set your own rate per tweet, but that doesn’t mean an advertiser will select you to tweet something out for them. For example, my rate is now set at .38 per tweet, but I never get invitations to tweet things. I think it happened once. However, this is the rate Sponsored Tweets has suggested for me on my profile. You can also accept opportunities to tweet things out that are open to everyone, and these pay a certain amount depending on who clicks the link inside the tweet. Some of these tweets might pay you .04 cents per click, while others might pay .10 per click. I have made a little small change from doing these.
How and when does Sponsored Tweets pay?
Sponsored Tweets has a “withdraw” button you can press at any time to be paid, but you have to have at least $50 in your account to be paid. They do allow you to pay yourself out if you have less than that, but there is a $2 withdrawal fee applied if you have less than $50. In addition to this, you have to have a Twitter account that is at least two months old with a minimum of 50 followers and 100 status updates. The payment method is Paypal.
How exactly does this work?
If you get invited to tweet something, the advertiser will let you know what information they want you to tweet out. You phrase this in your own words and tweet it out at your discretion. You do have to disclose what you tweet, meaning there has to be something within your tweet that discloses the fact it’s an ad. Sponsored Tweets has a little drop-down box beside the box where you create your tweet so you can choose your method of disclosure.You can either have it say #ad at the end, sponsored at the end, and so on. I usually choose #ad because it gives me more room to type. This disclosure also applies when you take the open opportunities that I mentioned above. Once you have created your tweet, just tweet it out (through the Sponsored Tweets website – you don’t have to go to Twitter to do it). You can set some of your tweets up to tweet at certain times, or you can re-tweet some things again.
Does Sponsored Tweets allow people outside the United States to create accounts?
There’s nothing that I can find on their website saying that they either do or don’t. Their terms and conditions do state that all tweeters must be at least 18 years old, and all tweets must be in English. I think they most likely do accept international users … they pay with Paypal, and as long as a person in another country can get a Paypal account, he could be paid. It would not be a bad idea to contact Sponsored Tweets to find out for sure before signing up, though. If someone has the answer to this, I would greatly appreciate a comment.
Does Sponsored Tweets have a referral program?
Yes, they do. You can get 10 percent of revenue from tweets off friends you refer. Please note that this extra amount is NOT detracted from your friend’s money – it’s just a bonus Sponsored Tweets adds in for you. If you have a blog or website, you can make use of some of their colorful banners and badges to help yourself get referrals.
My Personal Experience With Sponsored Tweets
As mentioned above, I signed up and occasionally take the open opportunities. It’s a small part of my morning routine, along with some of the other reward sites I’m involved with for extra money. I always log in to Sponsored Tweets to see if there are any open opps I could take and tweet out. These are approved 99 percent of the time and I am always paid. However, I still don’t have enough money to cash out because most of these opps only earn me maybe .05 or .10 cents per day. As mentioned above, an advertiser did request a tweet from me once, and the money went into my account.
Final Thoughts on Sponsored Tweets
I think Sponsored Tweets is a great idea, but I don’t think anyone could make something even close to income by doing this unless they had a TON of Twitter followers. I do know that celebrities participate in this, too, and make a lot (go figure). If you don’t have a lot of followers, it’s pretty much either just extra change or maybe extra money, depending on how many followers you do have. I have read some reviews with people who have 25K followers and still just earn a little extra from it. My advice on this one – sign up for some extra money through Twitter, but don’t expect to earn an income. I think this would be something good to add to the mix if you are trying to build up many small multiple streams of income.
Here’s proof of a small payment I received from Sponsored Tweets (owned by IZEA) in April 2011: