Magpie a Tweet or Adjix it For Cash

There are a number of ways of making money via Twitter with one of the more obvious ways being sending out tweets with affiliate and other related links. A more direct method of making money via Twitter is by getting paid to place ads directly into your tweets. There are a couple of services out there through which you can make money by advertising on Twitter; Magpie and Adjix.

Be a magpie – convert your tweets into bling-blingMagpie is a service that embeds its own magpie-tweets at a frequency determined by you for example, one magpie-tweet for every 5 of your tweets. You are rewarded in cash for every successfully delivered magpie-tweet and the amount is dependent on the number of followers you have, the popularity of the tweet topic and the compensation model for a particular campaign. The compensation models offered are Pay-per-view, Pay-per-click, Pay-per-lead and Pay-per-sale. As a publisher you have to pre-approve what magpie-tweets show up on your timeline. This gives you total control over what you show and your preferred compensation model.

Before you sign up, you can do a rough estimation as to how much you could potentially earn per month. My estimate only came up to €1.48/month. Out of curiosity, I took a look to see what some of the people I follow would get if they were using Magpie and the highest estimate I came across (without naming them) was about €450.00/month. You can cash out your earnings (via PayPal) once your balance reaches €50.

Adjix - Short Links. Tiny Ads. Big Payoff.Next is Adjix2Twitter Embed Ads by Adjix, a relatively new way through which Twitter users who embed ads at the end of their tweets can get paid. The ad format places an optional ad directly into a tweet.

The amount you earn per ad depends on the price an advertiser is willing to pay as well as the number of followers you have. As per the Adjix example, an Advertiser who sets their ad’s price at $0.001/Twitter-follower ($1 CPM) would pay $5 each time a Twitter user, with 5,000 followers, tweeted their ad. Advertisers get to see the contents of each tweet when their ad is embedded.

Payments are paid out via cheque at the end of each month Linkers with an account balance greater than $25.

Here is a short video on how it works:

Adjix2Twitter Embed Ad 2 from Adjix on Vimeo.

Note: Adjix is only available in the US at present but they do have plans to eventually go global.

As a word of warning, you do have to be wary when it comes to placing ads (and affiliate links) in your tweets. A lot of Twitter users are not fond of ads and if you are a person who constantly has ads in their tweets, you could end up losing followers which in turn will mean a reduction in revenue. So, even though you could make a few extra dollars you need to think about the effect placing ads in your tweets may have.

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2 Responses to Magpie a Tweet or Adjix it For Cash

  1. Joe Moreno April 12, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    Thanks for this accurate write up on Adjix.

    Your closing “word of warning” makes a great point. Your friends may not like receiving ads from you (but, some won’t care just like most people don’t care when there’s an ad at the end of their Yahoo or AOL e-mail).

    Many businesses (especially news outlets, which are strictly commercial in nature) are a perfect fit since they use Twitter to inform and have a conversation with their customers.

    Joe Moreno

  2. Gerri April 13, 2009 at 10:49 am #

    @ Joe,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. You make a good point that some people won’t care given that there are ads at the end of emails from certain providers. You are probably correct in saying that it would be a good fit for a number of businesses, especially those that are commercial in nature.

    Good luck with all your ventures.

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