How Does MagPie Work?
You simply tell MagPie how frequent you want it to send out tweets, etc. and what content your Twitter Profile is about. That’s it, they do the rest.
The end of Twitter?
I feel that this doesn’t mean the end of Twitter. Advertising never stopped the end of MySpace or Facebook. In fact, these advertising campaigns are welcomed by the community as long as they are tasteful and relative to the content you’ve subscribed to. I do a Music Lesson Show, so if I teach a Show on How to Read Music, then those who are watching would absolutely welcome it if I promoted a book on How to Read Music within that Blog post or Video Podcast for further learning. I do feel that it may be the end of your Twitter Profile. Maybe…
How Much Money can I make with MagPie?
Apparently, I can make up to $200 dollars a month using this service. But the ‘Up To’ part has me a little skeptical. There are just too many variations when it comes to Ad Campaigns, so I probably wouldn’t see all that money.
I currently have over 1,050 Twitter Followers
So I did some searches to see how much money some of the Most Prominent Twitterers could make :)
KevinRose of www.kevinrose.com = $17,000
StephenTColbert of www.colbertnation.com = $250
ijustine of www.ijustine.com = $7,000
MCHammer of www.dancejam.com = $3,000
Chris Brogan of www.chrisbrogan.com = $20,000
Leo Laporte of www.leoville.com = $4,000
Barack Obama of www.barackobama.com = $5,000
John McCain of www.johnmccain.com = $100
UstreamTV of www.ustream.tv = $2,500
TechCrunch = $14,000
You see, the community that you take so long to build day in and day out would feel rejected and ‘cheated’ on if you began to monetize your Twitter Feed, rather than connect with them. Besides, if you had that many twitter followers you could easily monetize your feed by simply negotiating with companies on your own time, and for more money. It may be good to get some extra cash, but ultimately, is it worth the price? Is that extra money really worth putting your community at risk and going for the quick ‘short-term’ profit?
So would YOU do it? Let me know!