How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads – By ‘Ibrahim Dahey’.

Twitter is one of the most used social media sites today; it has large audience across practically all niches.

According to Pew Research Study, Twitter overtakes Facebook on the number of users aged between 18-29 and also according to the same study Twitter ranks higher than Facebook for the number of wealthy users (income $75K).

All this data proves that Twitter is a perfect media to use for your affiliate marketing efforts.

 

Overview of Twitter

Twitter basically a place where you can post tweet updates of maximum 140 characters, you can also post an image or video (hosted somewhere else).

People who see those tweets can re-tweet them to their followers or like those tweets or even reply to them.

 

Is Your Affiliate Niche Good for Twitter

Some niches will be a great for affiliate marketing on twitter than others. That’s because twitter users usually use it to post updates/news or just talk about what they are doing or what they want.

You need to first test if your target audience is on twitter or not by doing a simple twitter search.

For example, if you are selling a weight loss product than you can search twitter for keywords related to that niche:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

You can see from the above image that there are many people on twitter that express their desire to lose weight, giving that they tweet about it more than once every minute (2 users in the past 18 minutes as shown in the above image).

If you also check out the followers of weight loss related accounts, you will see that there is a substantial market on twitter for this niche.

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

This tells us that this niche is highly popular on twitter, so we are going to use Twitter ads to target them and sell our affiliate products.

 

Start Twitter Ad Campaign

Now that we established that our niche is a perfect fit with twitter and we have large niche audience there, it is time to do some promotion to earn affiliate sales.

 

Login to your Twitter account and then visit http://ads.twitter.com/ to start creating your twitter ad campaign.

There are 6 campaigns types, each achieve a certain marketing goal:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

I recommend that you start with the first campaign type “Tweet Engagements” as this will allow you to create a tweet and have it appear on other people accounts.

Now you need to give Twitter more details on who your target audience are.

For my niche I would like to target people in the USA and UK (you can type the name of the country you are targeting)

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

This is even better if your affiliate product is targeted for people in certain countries only. That’s the case if you are a CPA affiliate marketer or an affiliate for a company that provides local services.

You can also select the target gender,language,devices for your ad campaign:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

Setting the gender or language or even devices (mobile,pc..etc) depends totally on the type of affiliate product you are promoting. For example if you are an affiliate for a Spanish language course then excluding Spanish language sounds like a right decision.

Twitter gives you more and detailed control on who to target your ads to. And another way you can choose where your ads appear is to keyword targeting.

If you want your ad to appear on users accounts that mention a certain keyword then you can do it here:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

Your ad will also appear in the search results when people search for any of your keywords.

So if someone tweeted “I want to lose weight”, your ad will appear in his timeline. Or if someone did a twitter search for the same keyword, your ad will also show.

As an affiliate marketer you need to target money keywords which for example in our weight loss niche could be brand names. Because if someone wrote a brand name or searched for it on twitter then he most likely will be interested to buy your affiliate product.

Another unique way of targeting that Twitter created is to tell twitter to find accounts similar to a certain account you set, then twitter will put your ad on those found accounts.

For example in our weight loss niche, I want to find people who are interested about losing weight.

So the way I do it is to do Twitter search for my keyword, and then get the top 5 accounts and paste them in my twitter campaign:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

This tells twitter to put my ad on accounts that are similar to the accounts I set in my campaign.

 

If you are more established affiliate marketer and have your own list of subscribers, then you can import your subscribers’ emails right into your twitter campaign.

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

When you upload your subscribers’ emails, Twitter will find the owners of these emails and post your ad on their accounts.

To highlight the importance of this for you as an affiliate marketer, imagine this.

If you are selling a product A, a good idea is to generate some hype around that product and give it more brand awareness before you send an email to your subscribers and telling them to buy your product.

So by doing your Twitter ad campaign exclusively to your subscribers, they will become more familiar with the product name. And when you finally decide to send them your selling email, you can expect an increase in sales conversion.

And finally you set your daily budget and your maximum budget for your ad campaign:

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

I usually set my daily spending limit to $10 and a maximum of $100 per ad campaign, because this way I can test if my targeting worked or not.

If I didn’t generate enough affiliate sales to cover my investment and generate profits, then I tweak my targeting until I’ve created the perfect twitter ad campaign.

Then you try to write an appealing tweet, because this tweet will be your Ad

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads

If you created a video to better sell your product, then you can include it (or any video, image) in your tweet ad. This will certainly help boost your affiliate sales conversion.

Becoming an affiliate marketer means you should be engaging on multiple social media platforms with the goal of finding the one that generates you the most profits.

That quest can cost you some time and in some cases some investment, but once you find that perfect social media strategy that suites your marketing style, then you can start improving on it and scale up your profits.

Many marketers who offer ‘affiliate marketing training’ i.e. “affset.com” will teach you various paid advertisement techniques (PPC), mostly focusing on Google Adwords or Facebook ads. But Twitter ads are new and they are exciting. You should certainly try to see if it will help you generate more sales.

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How To Make Money With Affiliate Marketing Using Twitter Ads – Created By ‘Ibrahim Dahey’.

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