One of the hottest new technologies available online today is Twitter. It is an amazing piece of software that has adults socializing like teenagers and creating quite a stir in offices, and around water coolers worldwide. Simply put, Twitter is a social networking tool that can be access from a PC, a PDA, or Internet-ready cellphone twenty four hours a day. Of course, network marketers have joined in the fun too, looking for ways to make money with twitter.
If you are like me, and you have found yourself on the mailing list of several marketing gurus, you would have received at least one e-mail encouraging you to become a twitter follower. If you want to have people know your every move, twitter is the place to go. This tiny blog that only allows 140 characters of posting, can send out quick messages to thousands of people. And as you know, where there are people with the technology to use Twitter, there is an opportunity to make money from it.
Twitter is really a blog. It allows you to keep in touch with your friends and customers online, and to keep up with them! When you send out a message to your followers, it is known as a "tweet". You can "tweet" by logging into your account and sending a quick message to everyone who is following you. Your "tweets" will be sent out immediately. Let us say that you are a photographer and you just won a prize for your photos in National Geographic. You can alert your 10,000 followers immediately. Who knows. You could have flowers, or other gifts waiting for you at office or home. It is that fast! You can also set up twitter on your mobile phone.
But how do you make money with twitter? Savvy marketers have found several ways to cash in on this "tweeting" phenomenon. Here are several things you can do to monetize your twittering activities and start making some cash today.
1. Create your own tools to customize twitter. This is very cool. You can either do this yourself or hire a programmer to do it. Just like they do on mySpace and Facebook, people want to be different. Get them that unique add-on application and they will buy it from you. You in turn make money from twitter in an indirect way.
2. Find tools that are already in use, and further customize them! You can make quite a bit of cash by piggy-backing on technology that is already in place. Even if someone has a customized application for twitter, you can still do something they did not think of. You can create an application for a particular phone that is popular, or some other device. The thing is to be creative in what you are doing and you will make money from twitter.
3. You can also make money by becoming an affiliate for people who have already created tools and services for twitter. This is by far the most popular way to make money with twitter. Some of these tools are available at Clickbank. You can simply get a free account there, and start selling these tools as an affiliate. The commissions are usually good, and it takes less than 5 minutes to get set up for this. Just remember to buy the product for yourself first. See how it works. Use it for a while. You can enjoy the best of both worlds; a good product to enhance your twitter experience, and commissions for sharing that experience with others.