It seems like everybody's got a decent side hustle these days, so it's only natural to wonder how you make money on Twitter. It turns out rolling in the social media dough isn't limited to people with huge followings and blue checkmarks anymore — Booked, a program by Webfluential, helps you use your tweets to advertise for brands and make money on Twitter. And the best part? Using the service is completely free.
To get started, you'll first have to apply to be an Influencer on Webfluential's platform. Once you get there, you'll see a fairly intuitive set of instructions to connect your social media platforms, set your prices, and make yourself available for bookings. But before you do any of that, there's probably one pressing question on your mind: just how much can you make from a single tweet from your profile? Webfluential recently created an "Influence Estimator" calculator that uses your current following to give you a rough idea of how much you should be able to charge per tweet on their platform. All you do is type in your username, and boom — suddenly all your followers are monetized, and you're basically the Bill Gates of Twitter.
SWAG, guys. That's enough to buy, like, one and a half Chipotle burritos. For context, I have somewhere around 1,600 followers on the platform, and it seems that you need a minimum of 500 to monetize your tweets in any way. As a fun and slightly creepy bonus, you can also type in friends' or celebrities' Twitter handles and see just how much dough they could rake in, too. The more the merrier!
If you decide it's worth it, the process of signing up is pretty simple. First you apply to become an influencer on Webfluential. Once you're all logged in, you'll be directed to edit your profile page, where you'll link up all your social media outlets and give each of them a monetary value. (That's where the calculator from before comes in handy.) It will also prompt you to pick three different markets you're interested in tweeting about, as well as the age groups you want to target.
Once you're finished, it should look shiny like this — except you, unlike my delinquent self, should definitely write something about yourself in your bio. And maybe not be drinking wine out of a straw. Oh, Millennials.
After that you can set up your "booking form" or build your media kit within the site. This will showcase any past work you've done and give the prospective marketers a chance to get to know you and your ~brand~. Once you install the plugins across your social media platforms, you'll be able to work with brands on various campaigns and start monetizing your tweets like a boss.
This video will help guide you through it as well:
As the ancient proverb of our ancestors goes, "Get money, get paid."