Guess Post: Harris Fellman
He is by no means a Social Media Purist, but still he teaches what he considers the "right way" to interact on Twitter & other Social Media platforms (hint: it ain't by spamming people your offers). Harris has a number of years of success in the internet marketing realm and I feel very honored to have him as a guest author today.
With that ... here's Harris' blog post entitled "Make Money with Twitter":
So, once again, here's a quick recap of how you can stage your own Peaceful (or Hostile) Take Over using Twitter.
- First get a good network of followers going
- Build relationships with your network
- Get your followers to click on your links & tell others about you by retweeting your messages
- Make Money with Twitter
In previous posts, I've shared with you simple ways to do steps 1 through 3. In the last post I even added a dimension to step #3 which showed you how to put all that retweeting on HYPERDRIVE by providing things of value to your growing list of followers. But by now, you must be thinking that something is missing. Especially if you’re in business you may, at this point, be wondering if this is just a lot of wheel spinning and wasting your time talking to people.
You're asking "But, Harris, HOW do I make money?"
Which of course brings me to today’s post. If you take the actions that I've been telling you about throughout this process you’ll certainly create a growing list of followers... most likely into the thousands and beyond but up till now we haven’t talked about how to tie it all together and start making some money with this new found connectedness.
Here’s the thing. You CAN make money using Twitter and you WILL. But it’s got to be a carefully planned process because you can easily ruin your entire pot of soup you’ve been so lovingly stirring and adding ingredients to all this time. If you just start throwing tons of pepper into the pot now, you’ll just ruin all your efforts.
So, let’s unwrap this a bit. What is Twitter?
Twitter is really a free-for-all, information gathering, networking, and socializing all going on at the same time, real time, all the time. It’s kind of like being in the middle of a crowded street in New York at rush hour.
People are streaming in all directions with a phone in one ear, a blackberry in their hand AND trying to hail a cab with the other. It’s HARD to get and keep people’s attention, and if you smack them in the head with a bowl of soup from your cart when they’re not looking they’re going to disengage... just like that. Poof. Relationship damaged. Do it a couple more times and Kablooey. Relationship vanished.
Not only that, they’ll probably be pissed you spilled soup on them.
There's a couple things to consider here, but the main idea is NOT to try and make money ON Twitter directly. It doesn’t really work. Nothing will get people to unfollow you faster. What you want to do is have a ratio of no more than 5-10% of your tweets even trying to promote anything (whether it's your product or a product you're promoting as an affiliate.
What we’ve been doing over the past couple of posts is gently stirring that pot of soup. Building relationships, getting people to click, getting people to retweet. Letting those aromas fill the kitchen and start making your followers hungry for more. You’ve got them retweeting your messages, clicking your links and now you’re going to want to entice them even more by dropping a few breadcrumbs that lead them to your steaming bowl of luscious soup.
The key is to start interspersing all this great value with things of your own. Links that lead your hungry followers to even MORE good value and FREE content that you provide, luring them off of Twitter and onto your own site. If you don't have you own site yet, there are certainly plenty of affiliate products you can promote. But I still don't recommend sending people straight to a sales page. You have to lull your followers away from the noisy street and into your tasty cafe. The content can be many things: teleseminars, webinars even a live Ustream show... the possibilities are truly endless as long as you think "VALUE FIRST".
Once you get their attention directed at you and you alone THEN it’s time to show them your real wares and convince them to buy your soup, so to speak. You can even give them a taste of your soup to really get them hooked before asking them to buy the entire bowl. By that time they’re hungry and they’re not distracted by all the noise going on around them.
So, that’s the big Twitter secret. To make money on Twitter, you have to get people AWAY from Twitter!
There’s plenty more *soup* for you when you join Coup De Twitter! ! Members are given an pre-installed "Base of Operations" site that act as an easy place for you to place these 'things of value' that I'm referencing above. You'll also get 7 easy tactics for making money on Twitter and even more advanced tactics like the ones I've mentioned in this post. All shown in simple step-by-step videos that walk you through the entire process. Go ahead and check out the FREE Video for more information right now.
I look forward to helping you with your very own Twitter takeover.
Sayanora Future Twinjas,