How to Make Money on Twitter: 10 NEW Strategies [2022]

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Twitter is like a double-edged sword.

You can either use it to argue with random strangers, or you can use it to get smarter, healthier, and wealthier.

In fact, since joining Twitter in May 2020, I’ve gained over 148,000 followers:

Fiona The Millennial Money Woman Twitter Profile

And made $21,672.97 (in passive income) from selling my Gumroad products on Twitter in the last 12 months:

Gumroad Sales

So if you want to learn how to make money on Twitter, then this will be your go-to guide.

Let’s get started.

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10 Ways to Make Money on Twitter


You can make some serious money on Twitter as long as you are consistent and committed to building your account.

With that said, here are the 10 proven ways to make money on Twitter:

  1. Affiliate Marketing
  2. Build Your Email List
  3. Become a Ghostwriter
  4. Promote Your Business
  5. Post Sponsored Tweets
  6. Super Follows
  7. Use Ticketed Spaces
  8. Start a Community
  9. Sell Your Products/Services
  10. Get Clients

Bonus: How to Increase Your Chances of Making Money on Twitter

1. Affiliate Marketing


Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money on Twitter.

Affiliates make sales by getting people to click on their affiliate link.

Any time someone clicks on your affiliate link (and makes a purchase), you’ll receive a commission.

Here’s an example:

Affiliate Tweet Link Example

The image above shows one of the most common strategies used by affiliate marketers.

Here’s a breakdown of the strategy:

  1. Create a high-engagement tweet
  2. Wait to get a reasonable engagement rate
  3. Plug your 2nd tweet with your affiliate link below

To see results as an affiliate marketer, you’ll have to be consistent with your efforts.

How to do it


Affiliate marketing builds momentum over the long run – and you can make some serious money with it (we’re talking over $5,000+ per month).

Here’s the process:

  1. Purchase a product or service that is in your niche
  2. Use the product or service
  3. Learn about the product/service and start getting (and documenting) results
  4. Request an affiliate link from the creator of the product/service
  5. Download Twitter Affiliate Mastery
  6. Implement the strategies in the course
  7. Continue building your Twitter audience
  8. Subtly promote your affiliated products/services
  9. Always be authentic when you sell

If you are serious about making $1,000’s per month, then consider getting the Twitter Affiliate Mastery course 👇

Within the first 24 hours of finishing this course, I implemented one of the strategies and made 2 sales.

And it gets better: Out of 245 ratings, 100% give this course a 5-star rating.

That’s because the strategies here work, regardless of your number of followers.

To understand the product/service’s most direct and most important benefit, it’s critical to have experience with the product.

2. Build Your Email List


One of the best places to collect email subscribers is on Twitter.

Here’s an example:

Newsletter Tweet

The image above shows a simple strategy that has helped me build my email list to over 10,000 subscribers.

Now you might be wondering, what’s so important about building an email list?

Here’s the deal:

An email list can easily be your most important asset.

Every time you create a piece of content and press the send button, your readers get an email from you in their inbox.

You can either sell your own product/services or someone else’s.

It’s a simple way to make $1,000s per month.

How to do it


Ready to start building your email list and making money?

Here’s the process:

  1. Download Write Once, Sell Twice
  2. Subscribe to an email service provider such as MailChimp or MailerLite (what I use)
  3. Design an email landing page
  4. Incorporate your email landing page on your Twitter profile
  5. Use the strategies in the email course to get your first 100 subscribers
  6. Follow the simple process in the email course to start making money from your emails
  7. Continue to build your email list

As you can see, you can become a master in email marketing without a college or university degree.

All you need is a long-term vision, consistency, and the discipline to commit.

3. Become a Ghostwriter


A Twitter ghostwriter is someone who writes content in the form of tweets and threads for another person or company.

In exchange, the ghostwriter earns money for the writing they provide.

It’s a proven idea that can quickly become a 6-figure business.

For example, one of my good Twitter friends was recently paid $12.5k by 1 client for his ghostwriting services.

Ghostwriting Service Payment

Most business owners don’t have time to think about:

  • How to create a tweet
  • The optimal time to send it out
  • Engaging with their Twitter audience 

…And that’s where someone like a Twitter ghostwriter would come into play.

How to do it


Want to make money as a Twitter ghostwriter?

Here’s the proven formula to get your first ghostwriting client:

  1. Download Bow & Arrow
  2. Implement the proven methods in the course
  3. Keep writing, learning, and building your Twitter brand
  4. Reach out to people who are looking to sell products or services
  5. Book a call/interview with your potential client

Once your prospect has shown some interest in your ghostwriting, the next step might be to request a call with them and ask pinpointed questions such as:

  • What do you teach? 
  • What are your goals? 
  • Who is in your network? 
  • What are your expectations?
  • What’s a cool fact about you?
  • What is your target audience? 
  • Which Twitter accounts do you look up to?
  • What are some commonly asked questions you get? 

Once you have answers to these questions, you can start crafting your tweets (and potentially even Twitter threads).

And that’s why I recommend you first start your ghostwriting journey by learning the strategies provided in Bow and Arrow.

It will take time to build your brand on Twitter and it will require lots of hard work (and long hours) on your part to prove to other Twitter accounts that your work – your Tweets – does drive traffic and engagement.

4. Promote Your Business


Thanks to social media platforms like Twitter, you can promote your business online and reach millions of people for free.

And it gets better:

There are successful influencers that share all of their:

  • Proven strategies to grow your network
  • Proven tactics to accelerate your income
  • Proven frameworks to build social media accounts

So instead of reinventing the wheel and wasting hours of your precious time, you can simply learn from the best.

How to do it


Ready to promote your business and increase your income?

Here’s exactly what you have to do:

  1. Join Traffic & Offers Club
  2. Implement the proven frameworks
  3. Create engaging and valuable content
  4. Become involved in Twitter communities
  5. Participate in Twitter Spaces programs
  6. Engage with your audience on your tweets
  7. Engage with your audience using direct messages

The key here is to only promote your business where it’s appropriate – never sound spammy.

5. Post Sponsored Tweets


One of the most common ways to make money on Twitter is by posting sponsored tweets from your Twitter account.

The goal, of course, would be to sell the products/services promoted in your sponsored tweet.

Here’s an example:

Sponsored Tweet Example

Even if you don’t have a following of 1,000+ followers, you could still make money by finding brands that will pay you to promote their business.

The good news is that there are many platforms that can connect you with businesses looking to promote their tweets on your Twitter profile. 

The amount of money you can earn really depends on your contract – some may pay you by: 

  • The number of clicks your post produces
  • The number of Twitter followers you have
  • The number of e-mail leads from your post
  • The number of conversions your post generates

How to do it


Promoting sponsored tweets is a pretty straightforward process.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Create a professional Twitter profile
  2. Download Create 24/7 and learn how to build your audience
  3. Engage with and grow your follower base
  4. Find companies looking for Twitter influencers who will promote their product/service

Just keep in mind that you’ll probably have more success in finding companies that are willing to pay you for sponsored content if you have more legit followers.

6. Earn Monthly Revenue with Super Follows


Twitter Super Follows was first rolled out to select Twitter users in September of 2021, so this feature is still relatively new.

The Super Follows feature is enabled for those with 10,000+ Twitter followers.

Here’s an example of a Twitter account with Super Followers enabled:

Twitter Super Follow Badge

Twitter content creators can charge a monthly subscription fee of up to $9.99 for their Super Followers to access exclusive content tailored just for them.

How to do it


Want to start earning monthly revenue by sharing subscriber-only content with your Twitter followers?

Here’s the process:

  1. Create a professional Twitter profile
  2. Download Create 24/7 and learn how to grow your audience
  3. Build your Twitting following to over 10,000+ legit followers
  4. Follow requirements such as: Be 18+ years old, live in the US, tweet 25+ times in the past 30 days, etc.
  5. Navigate to your Twitter main menu
  6. Click on the Monetization button
  7. Click on the Super Follows button
  8. Complete the Super Follows application

Keep in mind that because the Super Follows feature is still in its testing phase, you may not receive access to the Super Follows function.

7. Use Ticketed Spaces


In November of 2020, Twitter launched what is known as Twitter Spaces.

The popularity of Twitter Spaces grew quite substantially (and trust me, you can learn a lot by joining one of these spaces!).

You can access Twitter Spaces from your phone, and here’s what it will look like:

Twitter Space

Source: Twitter

Because of the Twitter Spaces popularity, Twitter decided to offer an upgrade to what is now known as Ticketed Spaces.

Especially if you’re in the educational niche or other industry that promotes learning, a Ticketed Space might be the right Twitter monetization move for you.

How to do it


You can charge as little as $1 to $999 per listener per Ticketed Space.

Here’s the process:

  1. Click on the Monetization tab of your Twitter account
  2. Click on the Ticketed Spaces icon
  3. Ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria (for example, 18+ years old, must have a complete Twitter profile, verified email address, etc.)
  4. Submit the Ticketed Spaces application
  5. Agree to Ticketed Spaces terms and conditions
  6. Complete the onboarding process
  7. Open and link your Stripe account with your Twitter/Ticketed Spaces account

If you enjoy sharing information and speaking with other, engaged users, the Ticketed Spaces feature may be a great place to start earning extra cash.

8. Start a Community


You can build a community around virtually anything and use Twitter to recruit new members.

And here’s the best part about starting an online community:

You can earn monthly recurring income from your memberships.

Think about it:

  • 100 members
  • $5 per monthly membership
  • Gross monthly passive income: $500

Not only do communities help you earn passive income but you can also extend your network!

Talk about a win-win.

How to do it


Building an online community takes a lot of work, but it can be highly rewarding.

Here’s the process:

  1. Choose your online community platform (examples include Telegram, Discord, etc.)
  2. Consider your online community’s niche (fitness, Twitter engagement, etc.)
  3. Determine your community monthly membership fee 
  4. Build a landing page promoting your online community (you can use platforms like Gumroad)
  5. Promote your online community across your network

It might take some time to build your community’s membership, but it will be worth your time and effort.

9. Sell Your Products and/or Services


Twitter is an excellent platform to sell your products and/or services.

For example, I use Twitter to sell my eBook:

eBook Tweet Promotion Example

Believe me, using Twitter to sell your goods/services works.

How to do it


Selling your products or service is much easier and cheaper than you think.

Thanks to Twitter, it’s actually free.

Here’s how you can start selling now:

  1. Determine which platform you want to sell your product/service on (examples include Gumroad, Amazon, Etsy, etc.)
  2. Determine how much you want to charge
  3. Add a link to your products/services in your profile Twitter landing page
  4. Promote your products/services by adding a “plug” to high-performing tweets & threads
  5. Connect with your audience by sending targeted, customized, and high-quality direct messages
  6. Consider promoting your products/services in your emails

In reality, there are so many different ways to start selling your products and services.

If you’re serious about making money, then I’d suggest subscribing to the Traffic and Offers Club, because this entire community is designed around helping entrepreneurs like yourself earn money on Twitter.

10. Get Clients


Finding and locking in clients can be daunting.

Thankfully, Twitter offers such a great community to connect and engage with clients.

But before you jump in any further, you have to ask yourself:

How much do you want to land your first few clients?

If you’ve answered anything other than “I don’t care,” you need to become comfortable with the idea that to make a lot of money, you need to spend some money.

But, only spend money on proven strategies.

How to do it


Finding clients on Twitter can be hard work – especially if you don’t know where to start.

Here’s the process to close a client in 30 days:

  1. Download Bow & Arrow
  2. Implement the methods provided in the course
  3. Develop valuable and engaging content ideas
  4. Consistently engage with your audience both via tweets and direct messages (DM’s are typically one of the best ways to connect with prospects)
  5. Expose yourself to more publicity by regularly joining Twitter Spaces, offer a free gift (ebook, step-by-step guide, etc.) to draw in your prospects
  6. Consider offering free webinars to your Twitter audience, introducing yourself and your products/services

Getting a client on Twitter can be hard or easy.

The choice is yours.

How to Increase Your Chances of Making Money on Twitter


During the past 2 years, I’ve found that you can’t expect to make money with Twitter if: 

  • You don’t show up consistently
  • You don’t have high-quality followers
  • You aren’t trusted among your followers

With that said, here are 4 tips that will help increase your chances of making money on Twitter:

1. Create a Professional Twitter Profile


If you’re wondering how to earn money from Twitter, then you’ll want to make sure that your Twitter profile looks professional.

Just as if you were introducing yourself in the real world to real people, you want to make sure you appear buttoned-up, professional, and personable.

There are several things to pay close attention to as you craft your profile:

  • Select a high-quality profile picture
  • Include your website URL (if you have one)
  • Carefully word your BIO (160 character maximum)
  • Develop an easy to remember Twitter handle & name
  • Design a clean and professional profile background picture

Take a look at my profile on Twitter. 

I’m not saying my Twitter profile is perfect, but it seems to do at least part of the trick, since I’ve been getting some traction on Twitter.

One thing I’ve noticed is that the more aesthetically pleasing your profile, the more likely you’ll have people reading about what it is that you advertise.

The next section is your Twitter handle (using the @ mention) and your Twitter name.

If you want to make a sale on your profile, then you probably don’t want to have a Twitter name or handle like @qwerty123.

Make your name appealing – and add an emoji after your Twitter name if you want.

the millennial money woman twitter profile 2

Check out some thoughts behind my Twitter name and Twitter handle:

  • My Twitter handle is short and to the point
  • My Twitter name is in line with my website – I’m easily identifiable
  • My stack of cash emoji helps people identify I have something to do with money

Next, carefully word your BIO. 

Here are some tips I used:

  • Be direct
  • Be personable
  • Be professional

Here’s my BIO:

the millennial money woman twitter bio

With my BIO, you can tell the following:

  • My name
  • What I do
  • My credibility
  • How you can benefit from my services

And the last part I want you to focus on is linking to your website, product, affiliate link, etc. 

Twitter has a spot for your “location” on your profile.

Instead of sharing my location (Miami, USA) I decided to add something a little more creative as my location and connect it with my website title.

the millennial money woman twitter location

Once again, you immediately understand that my website will be about finance.

How long did it take me to design and adjust my finished Twitter profile?

It probably took me 6 months to figure out what works and what doesn’t work.

The software I use to design my graphics is Canva Pro.

Trust me, it’s going to take some time to design the “perfect” Twitter profile, and chances are, you’ll constantly be making edits and changes (just like me).

2. Create Consistent Content that Adds Value


The next step is probably the hardest: Creating consistent content.

The keyword is consistent.

You can create amazing content, even have your tweet go viral, but if you are not consistently adding content, then you’ll probably lose traction on Twitter. Fast.

As you can tell, Twitter can easily become a full-time job, if you are trying to build up your audience. 

Here are my rules:

  • If you want to build an audience, you have to add value 
  • To add value to your audience, you have to create content

How can you create consistent, valuable content?

With my secret weapon: Create 24/7.

Below are the statistics of my monthly gained followers since I took the create 24/7 course:

the millennial money woman monthly twitter followers gained analytics

If you truly commit to the content-building strategies within the course then you’ll notice your Twitter audience grow.

fiona smith the millennial money woman

The Bottom Line:

If you want to build your credibility with your audience, then you have to provide valuable content.

3. Engage with Your Audience


Now that you have established:

  • A killer Twitter profile
  • A solid plan to create consistent content

It’s time to begin connecting and engaging with your Twitter audience.

I am a HUGE advocate for engaging and connecting with your audience – on as many levels as possible.

For example:

  • Direct Messages
  • Comment on others’ posts
  • Reply to comments on your posts
  • Ask genuine questions to get to know your audience

By showing that you are genuinely interested and by showing that you care about them, your audience will slowly trust you. 

Keep the conversation going.

twitter conversation example

Building trust is a slow process – it takes a lot of time.

That’s why, to be successful selling products, for instance, on platforms like Twitter, it will likely take some time (at minimum several months) before your reputation and trust has been built up with your followers.

4. Build Relationships with “Mentor” Accounts


The next and last step to building your Twitter account before monetizing it is to build relationships with accounts that I call “mentor accounts.”

When I started taking Twitter seriously, I classified Twitter mentor accounts into 3 categories:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Here’s what I mean by these classifications:

Twitter Account Sizes

Small

1,000 to 5,000

Medium

5,000 to 10,000

Large

10,000+

Now some may argue that “large” sized accounts should be more around the 100,000+ follower range – but think about it:

If you want to connect with a Twitter account and learn from them, chances are, a 100,000+ sized Twitter account won’t have the time or won’t take the time to connect with you personally. 

Learn from your mentor accounts by asking questions.

Some questions could include:

  • What made you start your Twitter journey?
  • How do you best interact with your audience?
  • What are some Twitter obstacles you’ve run into?
  • What’s a trick to staying consistent and motivated?

I’ve been in touch with some accounts that are close to 400,000, and these guys do take time to chat with me. 

However, it took months to build that relationship up, because I had to find a way to stand out from the other 400,000 followers. 

How do I connect with larger “mentor” accounts?

I message them.

Your Twitter platform is one thing.

Your direct messages have a completely different – and arguably more effective – power by building lasting relationships.

Monetizing Twitter: FAQs

Yes, you can earn $1,000’s per month from your Twitter account. For example, you could post sponsored tweets, ghostwrite for business owners, promote affiliated products, or sell your own services.

You can make money on Twitter with less than 100 followers. What matters is the quality of your followers. The more quality followers you have, the more money you will make.

How to Make Money on Twitter: The Bottom Line


If your goal is to get paid on Twitter, you have to make sure that you dedicate your time to making money, and not mindlessly scrolling through Twitter.

Here are a few tips to use as you grow on your Twitter journey:

  • Add value
  • Be authentic
  • Engage regularly
  • Post consistently

Now I’d like to hear from you:

Which monetization strategy are you going to try first?

Will it be ghostwriting for future clients? Or maybe becoming an affiliate and promoting other people’s products?

Either way, let me know by posting in the comments section below.

Fiona Smith
Fiona Smith
Fiona Smith is the founder of The Millennial Money Woman. She holds her Master of Science Degree in Personal Financial Planning, has advised decamillionaires for 6 years in the corporate wealth management sector and has co-founded a local non-profit community teaching financial literacy. She is the author of the personal finance book How to Get Rich from Nothing and her work is featured on Forbes and FinCon.

44 thoughts on “How to Make Money on Twitter: 10 NEW Strategies [2022]”

  1. Jose Alvarez de Lara Sanchez

    ¿Podría ser mi propia producto una idea? Se trataría de un concepto filosófico que haga alusión a la vida y a la alegría de vivirla y disfrutarla con honestidad. Y esta idea sería la esencia de mi blog. Una constante reflexión sobre trabajo, el esfuerzo y la ilusión por vivir feliz. De hecho este sería el discurso en mis ghostwrites porque está sería mi audiencia.

      1. James Kemakolam

        I’m grateful you took the time to write this down, this is very encouraging and I know it will be very helpful.

        1. Hi James,

          Thank you so much for your kind words!
          I’m so glad to hear that this post helped 🙂
          Monetizing your Twitter account certainly is no easy task – and it often takes weeks if not months to see a difference. As long as you are consistent with your efforts, keep learning, and stay focused on the long-term, chances are, you’ll probably see a positive difference.

          Good luck on your journey!

          Cheers,

          Fiona

    1. Hi Alex! I’m so glad this post brought you value 🙂 Increasing engagement on Twitter is definitely difficult. What I found worked best for me was consistent interaction. It’s a long game. Good luck!

  2. Excellent blog post Fiona, as usual.

    As you’ve stressed, consistency on Twitter is imperative to build an engaging audience. I tried to be consistent to build my profile a while ago but I lacked a clear roadmap on how I would monetize, so I eventually lost motivation for it 🙁

    Keep it up, your blog is a great source of inspiration to me.

    Salut! 😉

    1. Hi Tony!

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
      It’s definitely easy to lose motivation on Twitter – it’s not straightforward and there are so many moving parts (trust me, I’ve been there too).
      It’s always nice to connect with you – good luck on your journey!

      Cheers,

      Fiona

    1. You’re absolutely right. Education can certainly open doors for you. And once you start learning how Twitter works, as long as you are consistent with your efforts, you can start seeing a positive difference. Good luck on your journey!

  3. @IghodaloLucky

    Thanks for this information!
    Please I need a direct help from you, I want to start making good money with my twitter account. I’m working on getting 1k followers soon!

    1. It’s my pleasure!
      I’d say that my biggest take away from Twitter is that you really have to be consistent with your actions. I mean, every single day you need to work on your Twitter account if you want to start making money. Trust me, it’s not easy – especially when you don’t see results immediately – but if you look 12 months or even 24 months ahead, your efforts today will make a difference.

      Consistency really is the greatest key, in my opinion.

      Hopefully this helps – and good luck!

      Fiona

  4. I new on Twitter and l don’t really feel like l am embarrassed when l don’t see a like or even a new followers on my account
    I am really happy and have learnt something
    Thanks so much

    1. Hey there!

      That’s wonderful news 🙂
      I’m so glad to hear this post helped teach you something new and valuable.
      Building a large – and high quality – Twitter audience is certainly no easy task. It takes a lot of time (and patience), so don’t be discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. It typically takes a lot of time to see a difference, but as long as you consistently put in the work and keep learning, you’ll probably start seeing some changes for the better.

      Good luck!

      Fiona

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂
      I’m so glad to hear this post added value for you!

      Managing and building a Twitter account is certainly no easy task – it took me a lot of time (and many trials and errors) before finding a rhythm.
      If I could give you one piece of advice from my time spent on building my Twitter account, it’s to simply stay consistent even when the results may not show your efforts. In the long term, you’ll start seeing a difference as long as you keep working toward your goals.

      Good luck on your Twitter journey!

      Fiona

  5. Waw this was really helpful, and I will try put everything into action because actions speaks than thoughts

    1. Hi Agbaje,

      I’m so glad to hear this was helpful!

      There is definitely so much money out there – it’s just up to us to learn and implement.

      Good luck on your Twitter money making journey 🙂

      Fiona

  6. Good job on this article! I really like how you presented your facts and how you made it interesting and easy to understand. Thank you.

  7. Everything you said is a mind-blowing idea But I’m African I have been doing so much reach research on how to make money online.
    That was how I found myself on your page.
    But do you think Africans have such a huge opportunity of making money through social media like Twitter as you said here? Please I need your opinion.
    Best regards

    1. Hi Genesis,

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I think you ask a fantastic question – whether people in different countries have the same opportunity to making money on Twitter as others.

      With that being said, I have several friends on Twitter who are located in countries such as India, South Africa, Guatemala, Nigeria, and Turkey. Based on my interactions with them, it sounds like they have the same opportunity and access to making money on Twitter as those of us who live on the North American continent, for example.

      Some limitations may apply, however, such as access to wifi, a computer, and electricity.

      Otherwise, however, I’ve seen folks from around the world make money on Twitter.

      Hopefully this answers your question – and good luck!

      Fiona

  8. Wow… I wasn’t aware of most opportunities here.

    Didn’t know one could make money by hosting spaces and with content restrictions

    Thank you for the enlightenment, Fiona.

    1. Hey Winner,

      Thanks so much for your kind words!

      There are SO many opportunities out there – probably ones that I still have yet to find as well – but I’m so glad to hear this list helped you move in the right direction! 🙂

      Good luck on your journey!

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