Kim Kardashian gets paid an estimated $10,000 per tweet. No, that isn’t a typo. It is a number one followed by four zeros. I’d be satisfied if I could get paid just $10 bucks to tweet! Then again I am nowhere near famous and my going shopping with my mother is apparently not as interesting as Kim shopping with mom Kris.
Kardashian is not alone. Former Playboy Playmate and girlfriend to Hugh Hefner Kendra Wilkinson is paid $11,700 per tweet, Dr. Drew is paid $10,000 per tweet and Lindsay Lohan is paid $3,500 per tweet.
What do these celebrities, among numerous others, have in common? They are used as a marketing ploy to drive traffic to a particular product. For example, Kardashian has a contract with the advertising company Ad.ly and last December she tweeted, “Heading 2 the gym! Got my @Reebok EasyTones on! LOVE THESE! Go get ‘em @Dickssportcmo.” That’s a $10,000 dollar paycheck for just 71 characters. Love her or hate her, Kardashian gets paid millions to be herself, a job we are all very capable of doing, which causes the utmost jealously among many. Perhaps if we regular folks got paid to tweet, we wouldn’t feel so bad.
Well, maybe we can!
Basically these Sites are for people who already have a high Twitter following and will therefore drive more traffic toward their Site. No advertiser is going to pay you to tweet if you have 3 followers who include your mom, brother and best friend. Once a high following is established, your Twitter account become more attracted to advertisers. If you sign up for one of these sites and have what advertisers are looking for, you will receive offers from them who will in turn pay you money.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I don’t know if I am completely sold on the idea just yet, but if you are interested, definitely check these Websites out…and let me know if they wind up working for you!
About Vanessa Canner
Vanessa Canner is a freelance writer for Patch.com and other Long Island publications. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Adelphi University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Communications/Journalism and a minor in English.