Twitter is still one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Anyone can use it not just to get in touch with other people, but also make extra money during the time you spend on the platform. According to omicoreagency.com, at the end of October 2018, there were 326 million active users on Twitter.
During that same time frame, 500 million tweets are sent every single day, and 80% of the users use Twitter on mobile. What’s even more interesting is that 79% of the users are US-based citizens, with 62% of them being users between the ages of 18-49.
Given the numbers above, Twitter is not just a social media platform, but also a platform where you can advertise your online business for free. With that being said, let’s talk about three legitimate ways to make money online by using Twitter.
1. Drop shipping
If you are a communicative person and would like to sell products online, drop shipping could be something appropriate for you. It’s a relatively new trend that started to gain traction a few years ago. Drop shipping means that you are selling products that you do not own, on your personal online shop.
It basically implies that you need to find a supplier, which produces, packages and ships the products, and you are taking care of the marketing and customer support. AliExpress and Alibaba seem to be among the top suppliers since they offer low-priced and quality products.
Since Twitter has most of its users based in the US, you could use it to build up a nice audience (also known as “followers” on Twitter) and then advertise your online store. By doing this, you will generate free traffic to your store and potentially, hot leads and sales.
2. Affiliate marketing
In the case of affiliate marketing, you don’t actually need an online store at all. You can advertise pages that sell products and services, and for each sale, you can get a commission. Companies such as Clickbank and Rakuten Marketing Affiliates are among the top in this field.
As you can see, online marketing is at the core of most of the internet-based businesses. Platforms such as Clicksdealer.com, Amazon, eBay, and many others have invested and still invest a lot in the online world, so that’s where you want to build your business.
3. Blog advertising
A blog without an audience it just a waste of time and energy. Somewhere out there, you can find people that have the same interests as you and would like to read what you are writing. Building an audience on Twitter with similar tastes like you and advertising your blog on Twitter could be a healthy source of organic traffic.
Also, the blog can be used for advertising campaigns, banner advertising, and other commercial purposes, which in turn can generate revenue over the long-term.
Follow these tips closely and you CAN definitely turn a profit off Jack Dorsey’s brainchild.