My Personal Experiences Of Marketing On Twitter
Years ago, there was a big campaign on Twitter marketing tools. It was believed that Twitter was one of the most effective ways to grow a list and to get folks to buy the products you are advertising. Still, how much of a bang for your buck do you get from any of these tools that were pushed at us to improve our gross sales? In this article, we are going to be talking about Twitter marketing and if it is even worth it for you to use it.
Like many of you, when all the tools came out to help people build a big Twitter following that you could promote to, I decided to look into it. I enlisted in programs that promised to get me followers on Twitter and paid for software tools to help advertise my products. By the time I was done, I'd invested in something like eight programs to do some of the grunt work involved in Twitter marketing.
One of these software tools was an automatic 'people follower' on Twitter with the objective that some of those people would follow me back. If someone was not following me, I had another program that would automatically take them off my to-follow list. Getting rid of non-followers meant I could devote my attention on those who might be persuaded to follow me. Amongst other tools I got hold of, there was one program which automatically tweeted a blog post just as soon as it was posted to my blog. I must say that the combined effect of using all these programs together generated superb results because each program did as advertised. Nonetheless, my excitement was quickly crushed when I realized that I wasn't making any money. My tactic was to post several blog entries each day and each of them was then sent straight to show on Twitter. Assuming that more posts would increase my blog traffic, I arranged for my daily blog posts to be made automatically both to my blog and to Twitter too.
The results of my attempts are: After three years utilizing these methods, I had amassed almost 10,000 Twitter followers. And though you may think that is fantastic, wait 'til you hear the whole story. Also in the past three years I have had more than fifteen thousand of my blog posts that were promoting affiliate products posted to my Twitter account. My blog posts appearing on Twitter was the only form of advertising for that blog I did and to determine the effectiveness of Twitter I did not even ping new posts as they were published. Just how 'good' it was quickly became obvious: after 3 years only two affiliate sales generated $46.74 plus a whopping $9.10 for Adsense. With just 2 - 4 visits per day coming from Twitter, perhaps this is not surprising.
Despite me using software to make the job easier and achieving nearly 10,000 followers on Twitter, I still could not turn a realistic profit using Twitter marketing for my blog. At the end of the day I'm now out of money for the Twitter marketing tools I paid for because my dollar return was so dismal. Last, I cannot personally recommend using automatic software tools as a profitable method of advertising your products on Twitter.