Since the world is busy this week with holiday stuff and I can’t get shit done business wise I thought I would rant a bit.
When Twitter first came out I didn’t get it….
Then I made a shitton of money with twitter… Sometimes as much as 5 grand from one tweet (WTF?)
But now Twitter has become MySpace. It has become over run with shit. and I dont mean shit like a lot of stuff… I mean shit literally.
Its like someone emailed all •*¨¨*•-:¦:-•*MySpAcE UsErS AnD tOlD ThEm ThEy CaN AnNoy PeOpLe In ReAl TiMe•*¨¨*•-:¦:-•*
I think Twitter will be awesome for the former MySpace users. For advertisers its too bad they are broke.
I have over 100,000 followers and I am willing to bet 99% of them are bots.
Lets talk about money and ROI
I still make about $600 a week from sponsored tweets. All my stats are publicly available in sponsored tweets and its obvious (to me) that its not a “good deal”, but advertisers keep coming. Maybe its a branding play… whatever…
Twitter is THE WORST ROI that I have ever experienced. Without going into too much detail I will tell you I have received FREE money to spend on twitter advertising networks. I have done sponsored tweets with accounts that have millions of followers. It backs out to pennies on the dollar.
So how do I use twitter now?
I pretty much only use twitter now to post links from my latest blog post, things I am currently reading, or paid advertisements.
If you follow me now on twitter its because you must like to read the same things that I like to read, like to see what I am whoring myself out for, or are a bot.
The real deal is that almost everyone I know is using twitter the same way that I am (well most without the ads).
As far as following people
I don’t. Its more of a link roll of friends.
As far as checking out who @shoemoney’s me
I rarely look at anyone who @mentions me because its usually:
- A plea for me to re-tweet about a charity or someone in need.
- Some retarded DJ who wants me to re-tweet about how awesome his song is.
- Some anonymous weasel talking smack.
- A plea for me to re-tweet about their latest dumb youtube video.
Maybe I am just spoiled by the quality of Facebook.