Sponsored Tweets, an Izea brand to help Twitter users make a little cash while tweeting posts has tweaked their suggested prices. For those who have been in Sponsored Tweets from the beginning, may have seen a big change.
This could be based on what advertisers are willing to spend, how much clicking is actually done on links tweeted out there in Twitterville, and trying to find some way for Izea to make money too.
However, for those who have been in the game for awhile, getting paid to tweet has not really been on the up and up with bloggers and social networking enthusiasts. In fact, based on seeing two and four cent CPC opportunities pop up like crazy, and a lack on actual hard core offers, it makes me think that:
1, The advertisers were not happy with their results despite the fact their tweet may have been seen by thousands, but only clicked about a dozen times (they do run that risk)
2, Izea is not making money and needs to set prices for recession (listed a bit cheekily)
3, More advertisers are investing in the cheap CPC (even as little as $50, and splitting it to the two and four cent opportunities I mentioned) to pay for Tweets.
I get paid more from Adbrite, Text Ad Links, and Google Adsense per click than I get for a Tweet! Kind of said.
Here is a screenshot of the list of tweets in my dashboard for the CPC program. (Note: I would not even touch these or the ones I clicked to hide.)
When Sponsored Tweets began, the suggested price feature was something new for them to try out and hopefully try to follow on how much a Twitter user’s tweet is actually worth. For the most part, the price would fluctuate very little and seemed fair, maybe even a little more fair than Be A Magpie and TwtMob (other Paid to Tweet competitors.) With this tweak, some of those prices have fallen, even for celebrities. Mine has fallen too!
I still think this tweak needs extra looking in, as most of the opportunities there I cannot take because they are ridiculous, and somehow even after putting my exact interests, I am getting bad opportunities. Even some of my colleagues with a follower count and similar Klout score are not getting what they use to.
I ask – What gives Sponsored Tweets?
Do you use Sponsored Tweets? How has it worked for you? If you have used Sponsored Tweets for quite some time, what are your suggested to improve the service? Your complaints about it?