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ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet

Posted By Darren Rowse 1st of April 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Press Release: For Immediate Release
Contact: Darren Rowse
1 April 2008

ProBlogger Launches PayPerTweet

Get paid to Tweet

Over the last two years Twitter has grown exponentially in its use by tens of millions of people around the world. Even ProBlogger’s founder Darren Rowse is Tweeting Here.

With millions now using Twitter on a daily basis its only natural that companies and individuals would wish to have a presence on Twitter. We’re already seeing companies start their own Twitter accounts but increasingly we’ve been approaches by companies and individuals looking to be mentioned in Twitter streams in return for compensation.

Along side this an increasing number of Twitter users have become frustrated that despite having accumulated tens of thousands of followers on Twitter that they’ve so far had little success at monetizing their ‘followership’.

Enter ProBlogger’s ‘PayPerTweet’ service.


Establish a Twitter Presence in no time.

PayPerTweet delivers online word of mouth marketing, brand building and traffic generation through one of the world’s largest consumer generated advertising community and marketplace.

Twitter Users

Monetize Your Tweets.

Get paid for tweeting. Write about web sites, products, services, and companies and earn cash for providing your opinion and valuable feedback to advertisers. Disclosure not required – (but we might change this later).

Earn Extra Cash by ReTweeting

Opportunities will exist in the coming weeks for our ‘ReTweet’ program whereby Twitter users help messages to go viral for advertisers by joining together to ReTweet the paid Tweets of others. This of course adds value for advertisers but also earns gets you more Buck for your Tweet.

Already we have secured the cooperation of 50 prominent Twitter users with a combined followership of 250,000. This group is willing to tweet about you, your site or your product for cash.

Payment is on a CPMF basis – (Cost Per Thousand Follower). Please enquire for prices.

For more details email us at [email protected]. Also keep up to date with all the latest on PPT at ProBlogger’s Twitter account.

Of course, this post went up on April Fools Day. You can read more about the back story of this post here.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Even if a joke…I learned the proper way to construct a press release.

    The Masked Millionaire

  2. Oh Darren. You NUT.

  3. Darren must have been up a bit too late….

  4. Would like some information in this!

  5. Well, it’s still the day before April Fools Day for me and this was pretty dang clever.

  6. Kids on Spring Break – under the influence of cold meds and totally schnookered with the tweet before I viewed the post. I’ve been had! Kudos — the first time in several years. Good one Darren. I was preparing my “oh so sleezy” rant.

  7. I’ll be monetizing my daily runs. For $20 a pop, i can place bumber stickers all over MY BODY, and as i run i will be your billboard, to promote your company or blog.

    Atleast 50- 100 people watch me run daily. Get seen today!

    Just paypal the money to: [email protected]

  8. That is hilarious… I love it. More power to you, hope it goes over well, can’t wait to hear a progress report on the project.

  9. It’s its.

  10. Dang it! You had me there, till I remembered you Aussie’s are a day ahead.

  11. nah, seems too real to be an april fools.


  12. I am way ahead of you with my Pay Per Poke system, where I have 40,000 Facebook users ready to poke someone to death at any time.

    Beware. We are everywhere…

  13. I’d so use this program!

  14. What more SPAM! HAAA you got me Happy April Fools!

  15. My thoughts – http://pravdam.com/2008/03/31/problogger-luanching-pay-per-tweet-sad/

    This is the saddest thing I’ve heard in the community for a long time.

  16. Love it. Will you send out the first cheques on April 1, 2009?

  17. This is so unfair for us in the States. I’m not even through with March AND it’s Monday…….. But, it is a good one! :)

  18. great release. sign me up!

    happy april fools to ya

  19. Lol, at first I forgot about the time difference and thought that this would be the new hot craze driving people to sign up with Twitter.

  20. Good one Darren. If you did not knew fish-skin can improve planes efficiency, check my blog tomorrow (8PM CET)…

  21. That was pretty good. That time difference had me going…

  22. Shweta Gupta says: 04/01/2008 at 4:33 am

    That was a really good one !!!! I was looking for gags and my friend just forwarded me this link :)

  23. i read the whole post in awe! when i read the first comment, its the only time i figured i’d been had! lol

  24. What a wonderful program! By sheer coincidence, my new line of Blogging Pajamas go on sale tomorrow (NYC Times). Perfect for those stay-at-home, tweeting bloggers and blogging tweeters and bleating twoggers and whatever else!
    Bill Dyszel

  25. Darren Sir,

    I know this is trap to fool us.. ;-)
    Nice one anyway… lolz…


  26. I wanna get paid to tweet! lol… and it’s not April Fools yet to pull jokes! ;)

  27. Oh I’m all atwitter with the possibilities. Happy April 1!

  28. I was wonderful why everyone was saying this wans’t true… it’s not April 1st yet here in the States — it’s still March 31st… *=)

  29. One of the first April Fools Post, I saw this year. Before I started reading the comments, I was really thrilled with this new concept.. hmm

  30. Damnit, if it only was true :P

  31. Darren,

    I have emailed you at the provided address and have yet to receive a response. Please get back to me because I’m very interested in the price breakdown.

    I have had great success for my latest product on PayPerPost and this could be just as good, if not better. I’m willing to start with a full-network run so that could mean lots of money and a good testimonial for your service!


  32. LOL – Good one! Took me a second for it to sink in, since it’s still March in the US. I saw your tweets, though, so this makes sense now, lol.

    Genius email address, too! :)

  33. Damn. I was alllll for it.

  34. Cracking idea for an April Fools joke :)

  35. Darren I was born today ! at 8:10 am 27 years ago

    Can’t fool me… even though i wish you ware the CEO of tweeter!

  36. What I want to know is this: How can I monetize my family? I have all these cousins, and I’m unclear on the ROI. http://twitter.com/amandafrench/statuses/780343134

  37. Well damn. I retweeted before I read the comments OR noticed the email address. I’m an April Fool and it’s still March in California.

    I just hope you don’t give the real idiots any “smart” ideas.

  38. Wow, I totally sent an email, of course it didn’t work. LOL! Totally had me… of course he couldn’t start a new business, he went bankrupt:

  39. Darren you are SO NAUGHTY (and I am SO GULLIBLE).

    Beautifully done, hats off.

  40. You almost had me until I realized it is the 31st of March (already). You’re going to generate a lot of tweets with this one. Good work!

  41. this is great. i’d be joining right now so i can pay for my chemotherapy.

  42. Almost got me… but only because people *have* already posited this idea for real
    http://twitter.pbwiki.com/Apps – search for ‘twitcash’

    The good news is that you’d be hard pressed to find “50 top twitterers” who would be willing to lose their reps for something like this heh.

    Great April Fools joke tho! :)

  43. It’s against Twitter’s TOS to take compensation for posting advertisements or material on twitter. You are NOT allowed to monetize messages on Twitter, don’t believe me – read the Terms of Service and EULA.

    This little operation could be sued, and your account closed. Plus Twitterers aren’t dumb – they’re going to be able to tell what’s an ad and what’s genuine. Not to sound bitchy, love the blog, but this is a really really bad idea. Almost as bad as Skinner’s idea for ‘Timmy and the T-Rex’ movie.

  44. ok I’m stupid, I naturally assumed the post date was Mar 31st – but you wrote April 1st (so this is a post from the future eh?).

    my bad :O

  45. Damn. And there was me thinking it was still November. ;)

    Excellently done.

  46. I would have thought people wouldn’t fall for this after it was done last year as well.

    http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/04/getting_paid_to.html if curious

  47. Haha, good one Darren.

  48. …got me.

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