PayMeTweets: First Micro-Promotional Tool for Twitter

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PayMeTweets is an elegant and simple-to-use Twitter app that makes it easy to earn a little money micro-blogging on Twitter. It also is an effective and affordable tool for Twitterers to promote Twitter-relevant content with Twitter.

If bloggers can get paid for blogging why can't Twitterers get micro-paid for micro-blogging?

It pays a tad to RT.

Says PayMeTweets creator, Pete Wingard, "If bloggers can get paid for blogging why can't Twitterers get micro-paid for micro-blogging?" PayMeTweets is the first "Micro-Promotional" tool made for Twitterers to help do just that.

PayMeTweets (http://paymetweets.com) is a simple and straightforward web-based Twitter application to use. Twitterers follow @paymetweets (http://twitter.com/paymetweets) on Twitter and when they see a tweet they like they can RT it for a little money. How much money made depends upon the different value of each Twitterer's influence or their Twitter popularity. PayMeTweets calculates this value when users login by accessing Twitter's database. With this information, PayMeTweets then tells each different user exactly how much PayMeTweets will pay on any RT they make. Payment is made to the user's account as soon as the RT is made and completed once the RT is verified a few hours later.

PayMeTweets is easy to use to promote content too. Twitterers login to the PayMeTweets web page and add funds to their PayMeTweets account using PayPal. Listed tweets are then added to the PayMeTweets Twitter stream where following Twitterers can RT.

Promoters can start with as little as $5 in their account. Prepayment is necessary since payment is made as soon as the RT is made. Buyers can close their accounts at anytime and be refunded any unused funds minus any RTs made and the initial transaction fee. The buyer only pays if an RT is made and since PayMeTweets pays according to each Twitterer's influence, the buyer pays according to the RT's value. PayMeTweets strives very hard to ensure that very low or zero payment is made on worthless RTs. Once an account is empty, all listed tweets are deleted making it easy to budget expenditures.

PayMeTweet has built in protections to help minimize spammers, too, so users can retain their hard-earned credibility. Each RT is also clearly marked PRT@username_of_tweet_buyer (PRT stands for Paid RT) so that readers will know it is a Paid RT and who paid for it.

Fairness and value: RTing Twitterers make 90% of the money paid for their RTs, no ad agencies, no search engines. RT buyers get real value, too, with preliminary figures showing an average cost of $0.04 CPM. This is approximately 20 times lower than traditional ads on popular web sites.

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