We can’t all be Kim Kardashian, but it seems like sponsored Tweets are actually a good way to bring in a bit of income on the side, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Celebrities with follower levels in the millions are the ones reaping most of the benefits of sponsored Tweets, wherein an advertiser or broker pays a Twitterer to write a message promoting a product or service (supposed to be marked with the #ad hashtag, too). But tech blogger Chris Pirillo, the Chronicle reports, earns 74 cents per click on the sponsored Tweets he sends out. He says he’s earned about “four figures” in pay-per Tweet income. “That helped get me through Christmas,” Pirillo told the Chronicle.
It’s not a huge amount, sure, but we’re betting that Pirillo’s getting a better per-click rate than Adsense. And it could be a nice side stream of income for anyone who’s a Zen master of the 140-character ad.