How to Earn Money on Twitter

There are tons of ways to make money, even doing the simplest of tings, including publishing a tweet on your favorite social media platform, Twitter. Yes, you can actually make some money on Twitter, and many people are doing so. You don’t have to work for some large corporation and do it full time either.

There are tons of different things you can do to earn money on Twitter, from selling products to using sponsored tweets. And the coolest thing about all these ways is that you can use as many as you want, you can use all your favorites, and not use any you dislike.

Some people won’t agree with you that what you are doing is fine, and some may call it immoral, which is what we will be discussing first.

Is This Considered “Selling Out”?

I would definitely argue that it isn’t. By definition, a sell out is someone that gives up, or disregards, hence the term ‘sells’ – someone or something – for some other thing, and in this case, selling the trust of your followers for more extra money. That is not what you are doing, you are just helping a company get their product out to more people (in this case, your followers).

When they were first introduced, people who were found making money on their account were met with a huge backlash and disgust from many in the Twitter community. It was said that they were diluting the stream with these irrelevant and unneeded posts. However, these days no one really cares.

Anyone who used to be offended by someone who was doing this unfollowed them and moved on, which I find to be really cool. If you don’t care for what someone is doing / saying, they are gone in a click of a button. Today, people aren’t even really bothered by it anymore and may not even notice. As long as you are doing it tastefully, you are doing nothing immoral.

With that said, let’s get into the first way to make money on Twitter.

Sell Products on Twittersell products

You can promote your own products in your tweets, so you need to create a Twitter account for your brand. Make sure to add images, fill out your bio and follow the process of signing up. Once you are all set up, you will want to have an assortment of product links, blog links, quotes, etc. to help build your audience.

When tweeting product links, you will want to add your own image of the product, try not to use a stock photo. Avoid taking your picture on a white background, just make it look cool and like something you would use. When you are done, add relevant hashtags, which will allow you to attract more potential customers, therefore increasing chances of a sale.

Create Sponsored Tweets

Did you know you could charge businesses for your tweets? To sponsor tweets, you just need to find sponsors who will pay you to tweet about their products for a negotiated fee. Just make sure to watch what you tweet on the side. There are a large amount of people who have been fired for what they tweet, and the same goes for a relationship with a sponsor.

Preform a Twitter Related Service

Remember, your audience is on Twitter, which means you know they are using it in their free time. Take advantage of this by creating a Twitter product that those people will want.

Here is an example: a lot of Twitter users would love to use an app that lets them generate relevant hashtags automatically, based on popularity. That definitely exists out there somewhere, but if you can develop a better product, your followers will love you for it.

You could also try using a website such as Fiverr to charge people for building their Twitter fan base. You can do this very easily by helping people generate Twitter followers, for a fee of $5 for like 100 real followers. If you want to learn more about Fiverr, Click Here to read my post about making money on Fiverr.


To crowdsource is to practice soliciting ideas and contributions from a large group / community. It has been doing great in recent years, especially when it comes to social media. With Twitter, crowdsourcing is a very effective way of bringing in contributions from your followers and turning them into funds for your business or idea.

Crowdsourcing can make you tons of money, but only if it is done correctly. For best results, read up on plenty of successful case studies before attempting to start your first project.

Seek Customers

Twitter has a very handy search engine tool that can be used to seek out potential customers based on their bios and what they have been tweeting. Let’s say you sell paintings. You can find new leads by searching terms like “Game room wall art” or “Landscape paintings”, and seeing who is searching for that.

From there, you can tweet at the individual and let them know that you are doing a promotion on your paintings, and could even offer them a coupon code if they are interested.

Make Your own YouTube Videosmake youtube videos

This isn’t for everyone, but if you like the idea of making videos, this idea is great for you. Consider making Twitter related tutorials to help people that are seeking help. With AdSense, you can monetize your YouTube videos and make a lot of money based on your knowledge of Twitter. For more information on using YouTube to make you money, Click Here to read my post about making money on YouTube.

Tweet On!

With all that said, you should have some ideas on how you will go about making some money on Twitter. You won’t see profit right away, but just remember, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, this is actually a legitimate way of making money, and it can be done very easily. Just keep tweeting, and you will achieve your dream of success on Twitter.

This post was just to give you some ideas on how to make some money on Twitter. I didn’t go too in-depth into any ideas, so if you have any questions about anything explained, leave a comment down below, and I will be sure to answer it as soon as I can.

2 thoughts on “How to Earn Money on Twitter

  1. What’s up Jeremy, I’m a freelance writer and I’m interested in this idea, because my WA website has a page there and I could benefit from something like this…

    When you get a chance, shoot me an e-mail or leave a comment on my site, for possible networking ideas.


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