How are they monetizing?

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If any of you have a personal twitter account, I know you see these accounts:

https://twitter.com/chloeonvine

https://twitter.com/The90sLife

https://twitter.com/EsuranceGiveway (this one was especially clever, blowing up because of the Super Bowl)

There are tons of these accounts, and after doing a ton of research it comes down to a circle of friends on twitter who are clearly making a lot of money doing this. What exactly are they doing to monetize this? I see they are clearly trying to built a following by RT'ing their own accounts to get more and more followers, and posting affiliate links, but how?
#monetizing
  • Profile picture of the author yoangov
    I see thy are not linking to any websites. Which means it might be people doing it for fun. Not everybody is an internet marketer nowadays
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    • Profile picture of the author mcgrathcullin
      Originally Posted by yoangov View Post

      I see thy are not linking to any websites. Which means it might be people doing it for fun. Not everybody is an internet marketer nowadays
      They are DEFINITELY doing it for money. Perhaps not the90slife, though, that was just a guess.

      EDIT: Look at this account, https://twitter.com/ColIegeStudent
      on the surface it looks like someone just doing it for fun, however if you dig through the tweets its about 80% content and 20% advertising. Look at this tweet: https://twitter.com/ColIegeStudent/s...94851389259776 it is disguised to look like a picture with a fake twitter looking domain, so people click it and it goes to another website. They're probably getting paid by clicks. But how?
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  • Profile picture of the author HQscripts
    They have registered the domain: twittter.com.co so it is easy to create links as they did: pic.twittter.com.co/college
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    • Profile picture of the author mcgrathcullin
      Originally Posted by HQscripts View Post

      They have registered the domain: twittter.com.co so it is easy to create links as they did: pic.twittter.com.co/college
      Yeah, I got that. But are they in contact with these websites they are redirecting to? How are they getting paid that much for this? Is it just the sheer amount of accounts they may have?
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  • Profile picture of the author HQscripts
    The link where it is redirecting is probably their own website, so they are getting traffic for the website, that account have 398,939 Followers
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  • Profile picture of the author AJMontoya
    A lot of these accounts change the names and Twitter handles after getting a massive audiences and sell off the accounts. Others are switched to niches that can be monetized through CPA offers or even promoted tweets.
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    • Profile picture of the author mcgrathcullin
      Originally Posted by xismfofx22 View Post

      A lot of these accounts change the names and Twitter handles after getting a massive audiences and sell off the accounts. Others are switched to niches that can be monetized through CPA offers or even promoted tweets.
      That makes much more sense, the esurance one is a gold mine (a lot of Retweets and comments) but it would be much easier to profit off of a weight loss or something more directed.


      Originally Posted by rmacklyn View Post

      I don't think so they will be earning something out of this activity. By the way what exactly is RT'íng?
      Retweeting! Essentially, just reposting it onto your own twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmacklyn
    I don't think so they will be earning something out of this activity. By the way what exactly is RT'íng?
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