Most people use Twitter to keep in touch with friends and acquaintances, follow their favorite celebrities or sports stars, or simply be entertained and informed by the most up to the minute links to interesting articles and blogs.
But there are actually many ways to make money using your Twitter account and other social media you have. One of the most effective ways is to drive traffic from your Twitter posts to free Cost-Per-Action (CPA) or opt-in pages. There also are paid offers you can promote, but why spend money when you don’t have to?
The Value of Twitter
Twitter is one of the best social media platforms to use for CPA promotion because it doesn’t have any advertising on it, unlike Facebook or Google+. That means that Twitter isn’t getting spammed incessantly, so people are more trusting when it comes to Tweets than they are with Facebook status updates and other types of social media posts.
So you usually can get a massive amount of clicks and conversions from your Twitter pages in ways that you couldn’t with your other social media accounts.
This system is unique from other social media-based programs you may have heard about. That’s because Twitter is free to use. So you usually can afford to make a small investment to get traffic so you don’t have to passively wait for people to come to you.
The most important thing is to get your program up and running as quickly as possible.
Where to Send Your Traffic
The first thing you want to do is to figure out where you are going to send the traffic you will be getting from Twitter.
What you want are CPA offers or opt-in pages that are going to cost the end user nothing. You also can send them to your squeeze page in which you promote products in popular “evergreen” niches so that you can capture their email address and use it to promote future offers later.
The reality is that you can use this system to send this inexpensive traffic anywhere you want, but your best plan is to send people either to a freebie email/zip code submit CPA offer or to a squeeze page – either your own or somebody else’s.
Best CPA Providers
If you don’t have a CPA account yet, check out these places where you can look for offers:
While you may have one CPA network that you use more frequently than others, it’s usually a good idea to have multiple CPA networks. That’s because using multiple CPA networks lets you have a bigger variety of offers to choose from.
You don’t want to always deal in one type of offer – such as a credit card application or real estate leads – because then your Twitter followers will always expect that from you. Instead, use different CPA networks to have a variety of different offers. This not only keeps your Twitter followers on their toes, but it gives you a broader opportunity to make money using Twitter.
Building Your Reputation
When you sign up with a network, you want to make sure you give the impression that you are a professional media buyer who buys traffic from Google and other big advertising networks, otherwise your application may be rejected.
It’s very common for people to pad their resumes a little and tell CPA networks what they want to hear so they will let you in their network. Just don’t go overboard and tell obvious whoppers because your reputation is all you have. And in the CPA business, it really is a small world after all. Word spreads quickly.