I know some people say the have either paid for having their site or service tweeted, or even participated in getting paid to tweet. Some have had great results, and some do not?
If you use Twitter, have you noticed sponsored tweets from some of your followers? If so, have you thought of them as spam, ignored them, or actually clicked on them?
If you use a sponsored tweet service or use your own service, do you normally have a decent click through ratio, have problems with people complaining, or generally they are accepted by your followered? And if so, are you tweeting any opportunity or are you picky?
For myself, I do participate in sponsored tweeting on occasion. It is not too often as I am not much for spamming. I like to connect and anything that comes across as a paid tweet is always something I am interested in.
Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of abuse of getting paid to tweet. Advertisers cannot benefit from someone who spams, nor tweets to a following that has not interest in their product. That is why quantity is not always the best idea. Your quality in following should reflect your interests. Of course, most people have a lot of interests, but obviously, you or I are not going to tweet about all of them, especially if you have a few guilty pleasures that could turn a lot of followers away.
Tweet responsibly always comes in mind when it comes to sponsored tweet opportunities. Your followers will report you if you are excessively tweeting ads. Or they may stay a follower, but they are more than likely to completely skim over your tweet.
While you are trying to make money, if you are not keeping your followers in mind, you are missing the point. The tweets being seen by thing should have some relevancy, right? That is the purpose of why advertisers want to hire you to tweet. They hope that you engage enough with your followers that they are influenced by what you say and will hopefully take at least an honest minute look at their product.
So, for the next time you either see a #ad or #spon hashtag, or actually take a sponsored tweet opportunity, think about who are you reaching who you should, or are you spamming? Are they paying attention? Are you paying attention?