"Suddenly, it seems as though all the world’s a-twitter."
12 ways for Irish businesses to make money using Twitter by Shane O’Donovan.
The most obvious tool to have caught the online users attention and imagination with its scale and huge growth in popularity is ‘Twitter’.
‘Twitter’ is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected online through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: ‘What are you doing?’.
Twitter is a valuable tool in the arsenal of the online business community and has even yet to be fully understood and utilised fully. The main question that mst online businesses are trying to find out is how to generate some revenue from the use of Twitter and apply it to their own business model.
Twitter is a very modern and up to the minute app and allows a shorter version of an email for users to highlight their own website or business by a short text. Business are now waking up to the fact that there is money to be made from a marketing point of view through locating users who are talking about their product and trying to apply there any model to serve their need.
Some obvious ideas to make money from Twitter in Ireland that come to mind are;
1)registering with Twitter and commenting on certain comments with keywords to do with your business.
2)following relevant trends on your own interest by registering on Twitter Trends.
3)look at chat comments on search.twitter.com to find people who are talking about your product-add value by suggesting alternative solutions and other businesses that are more relevant to their specific need. This may encourage some user loyalty and trust as well as the bonus traffic driven to our site.
4)add more value by searching for a speciifc query and then locating helpful contact details for that other user, or a location by map.
5)giving something for nothing-for example a free virtual cartoon or contact avatar onto the users email address.
6) advertisers could potentially approach you if you have a large tweet following ie Mulley, so that they can ask them if they want a specific tweet made for a certain amount of money. you could also charge them for extra tweets over a period.
7)create/or get their sales/marketing team to work alongside creative advertsing team to create custom tweeter designs as a background and pitch to a client.
8)have a specialized twitter accout builder or social media consultant/specialist.
9)create an alfiliate account.
10) they could offer twitter only deals
11)they could create a twitter related link to show twiiter user trends and demographics for investors.
12) become a reputation monitor online.
‘Ag Tweet’ is another more recent twitter application that lets the user enter their Irish mobile number enabling you to update twitter by text. It is a very useful application that fits a niche gap in the ever expanding Twitter market. AgTweet was created by Irish entrepreneur James Kennedy, creator of piehole.ie. Further benefits include personal information that is confidential wont be shared by anyone, and ‘Ag Tweet ‘ don’t spam or charge the user for the service. Further updates on ‘Ag Tweet’ can be found on @AgTweet.