TWITTER YOUR WAY TO MEGA BUCKS – There’s a storm in a tea cup raging over celebrities earning money from their twitter activities; and it’s not a small amount either, we are talking mega bucks.
News that is circulating is accusing celebrities, such as Kim Kardashian, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and plenty of others from profiting from their vast amount of Twitter followers.
The rues is quite simplistic and highly lucrative; you simply create a huge following of fans, Kim Kardashian currently has 18 million, and then garner a couple of sponsors who are willing to pay you substantial sums of money to mention them in a Tweet.
So we’re talking mega bucks but exactly how much? According to the reports Kim Kardashian makes approximately $11,000 per Tweet. Yep, for just typing 140 characters (or less) and mentioning one of her sponsors provides for a very lucrative payment.
Twitter, like most other websites, allows for commercial interaction. Sometimes this interaction is subtle or even subliminal and yet the high profile Twitters like Kim Kardashian are able to command lucrative deals just by providing a subtle piece of advertising.
Fame is often financially rewarding but of course with fame comes the inevitable loss of privacy and when it comes to social networking the celebrity set needs to keep in constant touch with their followers; no matter how trivial a Tweet or Facebook message might appear it is a vital element in to creating an illusion to the fans that they are of vital importance and will therefore take note of what information is provided.
As someone who writes a blog the social networks provide a vital role to the existence of meebal.com. Rarely do I bother or care about Google Rankings as these often come naturally as the fan base is established and grows which is achieved by what I write and then becomes shared among these fans and their friends.
Most of us, in some way or another, rely on our social networks, such as Twitter, Google + and Facebook to keep in touch; not just with our friends and family but also aspects of interest that fuel our desire to know what is going on, where, when and how.
While I don’t monetize meebal.com; well not in a commercial sense, it is apparent that there is an advertising market for those who have a vast amount of followers and there is little question that if you are able to produce such a following then advertisers will pay large sums for your endorsement.
It has to be an effective advertising channel as no company would pay such a fee for something that does not produce a result. Maybe I should become a follower of Kim Kardashian and ask her if she’ll provide a start-up with some much needed promotion for free…. Yeah in my dreams.
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