No doubt you have been hearing about Sponsored Tweets all over Twitter. Danny Brown event ponders whether this is the future of Twitter. Maybe it’s just me who is because I stalk Ted Murphy and anything said about him and IZEA using TweetDeck. I kid, not about the stalking, I’ve seen talk of Sponsored Tweets everywhere. It kicked off big time about a month ago when the story came out well before the site was ready and before anyone was using the service. Since that time I’ve had the privilege of being one of the first people to use Sponsored Tweets.

As with PayPerPost v4.0 (link is #spon) it is a really stripped down stream lined process. Tweeters sign in to Sponsored Tweets and they are authenticated by Oauth so you don’t need to leave your twitter ID and password.

When a Tweeter sets up their account they have a few choices to make.

What will they charge per tweet or per click. Will you write your own Twitter or will the advertiser? How do I wanted to be notified, via e-mail or a DM on Twitter. And what type of content will I tweet content suitable for Everyone, for Mature Audiences or Adult. I’m not thrilled with the adult option on this or PayPerPost v4.0. The Tweeter must also choose their category and provide some keywords to help advertisers pick the correct people for their messages. The screen looks like this.

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So you can see that the interface is pretty simple and it should be. You want to be able to go in, update your information and see what opportunities you have available. This now brings us to the second tab and that is the Opportunities tab. This is where you see the opportunities that advertisers have for you. You can see what ones are being offered, which ones are pending and the ones that you have completed. I completed two opportunities from advertiser IZEA.

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Now, I don’t know the exact date when this is going to be available to the general public but it is going to be soon so you want to be ready. To make sure that you know as soon as the doors open you need to sign up at http://app.sponsoredtweets.com.

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13 Responses to “IZEA Insider: First Look at Sponsored Tweets”

  1. Kelly says:

    Great post as always.

    It’s a great thing that the IZEA crew is finally doing this and it will be interesting to see what kind of ‘news’ this makes.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli =-.

  2. Great write up Drew… we’re working hard to get this out ASAP. Can’t wait to show you the release version :)

  3. Drew says:

    Kelly,
    I wish I had some Alpha Keys to give to my crew. So far the news is already being made. I wonder what’ll happen when this goes live.

  4. Drew says:

    Daniel,
    It looks great right now, can’t imagine the changes that need to be made. Good job on this.

  5. Anna says:

    I signed up! Sounds great.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Looking at the Sky on Friday – 21 =-.

  6. Nice job of explaining how the new site works, Drew. I LOVE that it is SIMPLE to sign up and to take an opp!!!
    .-= Heather in Beautiful BC´s last blog ..Sunshine Coast Beautiful British Columbia =-.

  7. Drew says:

    Anna,
    I’m looking forward to being able to use it more.

  8. Drew says:

    Heather,
    And that was just from me not even being able to see Ted do the demo, just from my use of the site itself.

  9. Baba says:

    Very excited about this. Sign up really is easy and I can’t wait to see it go! Great post Drew!
    .-= Baba´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

  10. Drew says:

    Baba,
    Glad you liked the signup. You’re gonna love the program.

  11. Has anyone had any paid sponsored tweet’s yet, or are we all in wait mode?
    .-= Look at what Dragon Blogger wrote blog ..Digital Clutter Reigns Supreme =-.

  12. Drew says:

    Dragon Blogger,
    I’ve been paid for a couple of tweets, there are a few people playing with the system in earnest for now. Then there will be a full on floodgate open on July 20th.