When you’re new to the social media scene, whether you are using it for marketing your business or for monetization, there are a lot of “tips and tricks” that will be thrown at you. And, being newer to the scene, you may try all of them. Why don’t you try to take some time off of your efforts? Here are some techniques that you should completely avoid or forget about when trying to monetize or market using your Twitter.
Avoid Anything that you Have to Pay For
If you have to pay in order to advertise for a company or to get cash per Tweet, it is most likely a scam, and should definitely be avoided. If a company or website is trying to make you pay, that is the money that they are using to stuff in their pockets and/or that is what they are using to pay other people who are doing the same things that you do. They are almost never legitimate and you will lose more money than you will actually make.
Avoid anything that is contrary to what you think, feel, or believe
If you look at a monetization opportunity and it makes you feel uncomfortable for any reason, then you should probably avoid it. Many people will sell their soul in order to try and make some money, but if the ads or the products you are being asked to promote are against the values that you hold, then it may be a good idea to avoid that monetization technique. It’s not selfish or naïve; it’s actually a question that many business owners will ask themselves as well.
Obviously, this article telling you specific companies or websites that you should be avoiding. Instead, it’s meant to be a guide that can help you discern whether or not a monetization program is worth your time and energy.