How to get Sponsored on Twitter with Izea formerly Sponsored Tweets

How to Get Sponsored on Twitter with Izea

how to get sponsored on TwitterYou may remember several posts I did on Sponsored Tweets a while back. Sponsored Tweets performed pretty well for me over the years as I grew my Twitter following. Some months there were no offers but other months several came in and I received more dollars for each one as my Twitter following grew. A nice way to make a little extra money for your blog or online ventures.

Before you learn how to get sponsored on Twitter you should have an engaging Twitter account with at least 1,000 followers. The more the better as you can get more money per tweet. I went from $2 to $8 per tweet over time.

Izea Sponosored Markplace is More Than Sponsored Tweets

You can still use tweets to get paid for promoting a company but you can also write a Tumblr post, a WordPress blog post or an Instagram post. This expands your opportunity to make more money than before. You also get paid for referrals just like the old platform. The more influencial a social networker the person is, the more you will be paid out. So there are many ways to make money with this new Izea Sponsored Markeplace.

Izea – How to Use the New Platform

Using the new platform didn’t come quite that easily to me. I kept going into my login and see this screenshot below and not finding my offers. Their support team answered me within 24 hours on how to see my offers on their new dashboard.

Izea marketplace

In order to find your offers you must click on the little “x” on the upper right hand side. There you will find all your offers from various advertisers.

Izea Offers

You then click on Bid if you want to bid on an offer. You see near my name above the only place to get sponsored for this one is Tumblr.  Some offer both Tumblr and Twitter and others offer other networks like Instagram or on your own blog with a blog post. Once your bid is accepted you will see it under actions required on your dashboard. I got my first one this morning as I opened my dashboard. I’ve also noticed getting many more new offers with this Izea update vs. the old Sponsored Tweets program. That really got me excited!

3 Izea Marketplace Programs on How to Get Sponsored on Twitter

  1. FREE – The Free Plan.  You pay nothing and can bid on 3 items at a time during a one month period. There is a $100 cash out threshold.
  2. $1 per month – The Standard Plan. This one lets you get unlimited bidding options. There is a $50 cash out threshold. (This is the plan I’m starting out with but may upgrade to the $5 shortly. ) You may remember it was $2 per month with the Pro Account for the old Sponsored Tweets program.
  3. $5 per month – The Pro Plan. This plan also gives you unlimited bidding options. The cash out threshold is just $25 on this Pro plan.  You also will get priority support and a Pro Account banner.

You can join this Izea Sponsorship Marketplace to get sponsored on Twitter too. What have you got to lose?

Have you used Sponsored Tweets? Have you visited the new Izea Sponsorship Marketplace yet?

Are you ready to make some money via your blog or social networking accounts? 

I’d love to hear from you in the comments on this one! 

Update May 6, 2015 – This plateform is NOT working as well as the old one – I still use it and will share more in time with you!

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Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Content Marketing with Social Media, Blogging and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 20+ years experience in marketing/advertising with 7 years experience in content marketing, social media, blogging and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "Learn to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

33 comments On How to get Sponsored on Twitter with Izea formerly Sponsored Tweets

  • HI Lisa,,

    I was a committed Sponsored Tweets gal. I made good money on it monthly. I am now part of the Marketplace and seem to not be getting that many hits…not sure why. I think I need to be more persistent at trying to get it going more. I have had a few jobs each month but on Sponsored tweets I had about 11 jobs a week. I know, I know like you told Cori, I need to be patient. LOL

    Have a great weekend.

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  • Hi Lisa

    I haven’t used Sponsored Tweets since they moved everything over to the Izea platform. I logged on once and couldn’t work out where everything had gone so it’s good to know about how to find the offers.

    I had other accounts with Izea and when I log on, I don’t see my Twitter account. I still have to log on to Sponsored Tweets. I wish they had just consolidated everything into one account!

    I’m going to have a look at this later today! Thanks for the heads up.
    Tim Bonner recently posted..6 Tips for a Successful Email Marketing CampaignMy Profile

    • Hi Tim, it’s all on one platform now, the Izea platform. It does take time to figure out which is why I showed some visuals on the post. If you have any dollars left in Sponsored Tweets they will let you cash out no matter what the amount is. I did! Once you get used to it, it is easier and this platform gives you more options than just tweets which i really like. Thanks for coming by and I hope your daughter is doing better today!
      Lisa recently posted..8 Ways to Save Time on Social Media MarketingMy Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    I remember your post on sponsored tweets some time back. I never followed through on it but hey you have my attention now.

    Great that you are having success with it. I am about to move house so limited time but will put it on my check out later list. Thanks for sharing.

    Sue Price recently posted..Empower Network Turns 3My Profile

    • Hi Sue, yes I did several on Sponsored Tweets and used them for about 3 years. I do love the new format with more offers and options. Good luck with the move, that’s a big undertaking. Thanks for coming by Sue.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I am little bit surprised to know about it.
    I mean why company provide dollars just to promote them? They can do it their own. But still its an opportunity for Twitter users who want to make some money by getting sponsored by IZea.
    I have never thought about this way of making money. But may be it will help me in the future.
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Hope you are having fun this weekend.:)


    • Hi Ravi, some businesses prefer having others like endorse them. It’s like friends recommending products or good old fashioned word of mouth. You pick and choose which offers to promote. You can check it out for free Ravi. Hope you are having a good week. Thanks for coming by.

  • Hi Lisa,

    Never heard of sponsored tweets. Sounds like a way to get some consistent extra income. I’ll be reaching out to you to get more information. Really want to learn more. Sent you an IM on Facebook.

    Talk soon.
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    • Hi Barbara, sorry so long to respond. Haven’t been on my laptop or much online due to health issue. I will be in touch soon. You could sign up for free version to check it out. That’s what I did before I upgraded. Thanks for coming by and your patience 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,

    I never tried SponsoredTweets, but I have thought about a way to actually earn some money on Twitter. I use Twitter more than any other social network, so it should be a way to earn some money directly from using it. The only thing I’ve been worried about when it comes to sending out tweets that I get paid for, is that I need them to be relevant to my community (but that’s something I have control over, if I’m right). I have also thought about testing sending out “ads” via Twitter, so this might be a good option for me.

    Thanks Lisa.


    • Hi Jens, yes. You do have control over the tweets or I would not be participating. You choose which offers to accept. I choose some pet offers as I know many of my readers have and love pets. Others are more relevant to my blog. Thanks for coming by Jens and hope your week is going well.

  • Hey Lisa,

    So is this one in place of Sponsored Tweets now or is that one still a separate site? I’m glad you were having some good luck with it, I never tried it myself, just never enough time to check everything out that people recommend.

    Besides sharing a post on Twitter I’m not sure this one would do well for me. I’m not on Instagram or Tumblr so all I would have left is to write a post on my blog. I don’t mind doing that if I’ve used the product so I’m sure they don’t get a lot of those. Or do they!

    Interesting and glad you’re having some luck with this one too. Or just starting out so I’m sure it will do as well as Sponsored Tweets.

    Have a great week Lisa.

    Adrienne recently posted..Unleash Up To 53% More Social Shares With Visual ContentMy Profile

    • Hi Adrienne, this one replaces the Old Sponsored Tweets. They are letting people cash out with no minimum too. I like the new format with more options and offers.
      Sorry took so long to respond – been under the weather.
      I hope you are well and are having a good week.

  • Hello Lisa,

    As the days pass, making money online just got better and even juicier! More encouraging is the fact of doing what we love and getting paid for it …things we’d we doing anyway – even if no one was paying!

    I love the fact that you share such unique opportunities here. I’ll hop over and take a look. Who know, my monthly check may just be some dollars more (which doesn’t hurt at all) 😀

    Be certain to make the day great.


  • I wouldn’t stress on this type of earning. I better use Twitter for other marketing strategies when I have a nice number of followers. I’m glad is working for you. Just shared this on G+.
    I. C. Daniel recently posted..Best Alternatives for BuySellAds?My Profile

  • Thanks, Lisa, for another great post.

    I’m still trying to figure out Twitter — how to get those clicks on links. It’s creating the perfect balance — just saying something intriguing enough to spark interest. It’s a real art…like headline writing. I won’t sign up for Sponsored Tweets until I have mastered the art of the Tweet.

    I’ve also haven’t used Tumblr much. I honestly don’t know how to use it. The same with Instagram.
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  • Hi Lisa,

    Earlier this year I’ve signed up for a similar program SocialLinkMart, but I was disappointed. No offers (7-8 offers, don’t remember exactly) and that was all. Besides that, most of the offers were not appropriate to my type of following. The payment was done on time and that was OK. However the customer support sucks (2 weeks needed for a reply saying that the feature x doesn’t actually work anymore)

    I’ve noticed in the past your banners for Sponsored Tweets but I didn’t want to waste my time once again.

    If you don’t mind, I have some questions…

    – is the amount paid for a tweet based on the number of followers, or is it based on Klout or Kred scores?
    – are there offers appropriate to an IM audience?
    – is there a decent number of offers appropriate to an IM audience?
    – are the banners updated to show the new brand?

    Thank you in advance 🙂
    Adrian Jock recently posted..5 Reasons Why Not to Retweet Using Twitter’s Native ButtonMy Profile

    • Hi Adrian, I never heard of that one. 2 weeks for an answer? Izea answers within 24 hours. Love their support! Amount is paid by number of followers. IM? Internet marketers I believe you mean. Some, some are techy, some are about IM but like I mentioned to Ryan I know I have a lot of pet lovers that follow me and I have a cat. I don’t blog about cats but I do share those pet tweets. The same with some other brands/products. Cell phones are another one I do. Some are related to sports. So think about other things your audience likes and talks about.
      Yes, I have one on my blog sidebar here.
      I do recommend the $1 to $5 per month plan, unlimited offers! Get one and it’s paid for.
      You are welcome Adrian. Have a great weekend!
      Lisa recently posted..How to get Sponsored on Twitter with Izea formerly Sponsored TweetsMy Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    I used sponsored tweets in the past but didn’t see much success with it. My tweets were all over and I didn’t seem to be aligned with it. So happy you’re seeing success with it. If you engage, have followers and tweet a persistent message it seems like you’ll land more than a few sponsored tweets, and in time you’ll reach the cash threshold that you have based on your account plan. As with anything online don’t give up; with persistence and intelligent work comes success.

    Thanks Lisa, tweeting.

    Ryan Biddulph recently posted..13 Bloggers Who Have Helped Me Blog from Paradise (Plus Delicious Fiji Pictures) – Part 1My Profile

    • Hi Ryan, I’m surprised by that. Oh yes, you have to pick and choose which tweets you want to sponsor too. It’s not good if they are nothing your community/followers would care about. I do have a lot of pet followers so I do those though I don’t blog about pets.
      Yes, consistency is really key indeed. It’s important in all things in life I believe.
      Thank you for coming by Ryan and hope things are going great on the island!
      Lisa recently posted..How to get Sponsored on Twitter with Izea formerly Sponsored TweetsMy Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    It was through your post that I signed up to Sponsored Tweets and I also signed up with their new platform. I’m getting a lot of bids but they’re not coming through just yet but it’s worth waiting on because once they come in it’s good.

    Thanks for sharing this. You’re right there is nothing to lose when you sign up :).

    Have a great day Lisa! I hope you’re doing well hun!
    Corina Ramos recently posted..Work-from-Home Job Spotlight: Coca-Cola RefreshmentsMy Profile

  • Hi Lisa,

    I remember your post on sponsored tweets long time back and now another new one 🙂

    No, I’ve never heard of Izea Sponsorship Marketplace and it sounds something nice and different. I’d be bookmarking the post and come back to it later when I have a little time away from the new blog community and forum that’re taking a LOT of my time presently.

    Thanks for sharing this with us though. Have a nice, rest of the week 🙂
    Harleena Singh recently posted..How to Write a Book And Get it Published: A Beginner’s GuideMy Profile

  • Great post Lisa!

    I wondered what happened to Sponsored Tweets as I stopped receiving offers. Was that part of the merger? I see they transferred my account so I’m definitely heading over later to see what kind of goodies are there for me. One thing I noticed, it doesn’t allow me to login via Twitter anymore. 🙁

    Oh well, guess I can’t have everything, right? Definitely passing this along!
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