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    Lightbulb What Is A Twitter Account Worth?

    Hi guys, I've been thinking about the idea of selling twitter accounts that have thousands of targeted followers. Anyone who uses Twitter knows how time consuming it can be to increase followers. So how cool would it be to buy an account that already has followers that you can promote to. This would be great for marketers of most niches.

    So what are your thoughts guys? What would an account be worth? Per follower?

    Looking forward to your input!

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    Honestly...I think anyone who buys an Twitter account (or any free account) is a moron <insert respectable word>. But that is just my opinion. Start spamming a Twitter group with advertisement, guess what is going to happen? All the followers are going to go *poof* now stuck with a low ROI.
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    How much are you intending to pay people for taking these accounts off your hands?
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    Indeed, unless you can take over successfully, it's like taking over a site - you have to treat it at the same lever or better to maintain it.

    If you're interested only in advertising, perhaps you should see be-a-magpie.com. I haven't tried that, just happen to have heard of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by logic_earth View Post
    Honestly...I think anyone who buys an Twitter account (or any free account) is a moron <insert respectable word>. But that is just my opinion. Start spamming a Twitter group with advertisement, guess what is going to happen? All the followers are going to go *poof* now stuck with a low ROI.
    ditto.


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    Will your followers disappear once you sell the account? What if they do? They will make the twitter account worthless after the sale.

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    If you build the followers with your personality and then sell it off and another personality takes over, it will only be a matter of weeks for that twitter account to be useless. About 70% of Tweeters are Internet marketers, marketers or network marketers. They would see right through your attempt. I know I would.

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    I'm to running some magpie ads the earnings are not bad, They are not good either, I would like to Know what my twitter a/c is worth. Does people but twitter a/c's Its a new news for me.

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    Thanks for the input. It was just an idea anyway. Judging from some of your responses many of you see it as a bad idea. I was thinking it would appeal to marketers who have a product they wish to promote and don't yet have many followers (subscribers). It would save them time (thus money) to have an account ready to go. I've been having great success using twitter for promoting, I guess many people still see it as just a social tool, but it can make money as well - at least it has for me.

    Thanks again guys!

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    As I understood it, Twitter has a policy of banning account users for selling accounts.

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    That seems kind of sketchy to me.

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    I would be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubmitMyBlog View Post
    I would be interested.
    What in getting an account banned because of its being sold?
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    the OP is exactly the reason I stay the hell away from following marketing types, businesses etc. on twitter and stick mostly to normal people.

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    You don't have to "sell" your account, you are just letting someone use it (for ads).

    It's the same as selling "links". You still control the site and determine who you let on and what they can do. If they act 'badly', dump 'em.

    Google does NOT like link sales. I don't know how they view the twitter ad sales.

    I suppose it all depends upon if they buy twitter and those other 'sales' interfere with their own 'sales.

    Anyway, my sig contains two references to signing up for those "twitter sales" site
    ( gawd, I hope that not too much self promotion).


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    hey thnks for the links..n ya dont worry its nt TOO MUCH SELF PROMOTION

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkin99 View Post
    As I understood it, Twitter has a policy of banning account users for selling accounts.
    BTW, here's the official policy Twitter has on squatting accounts

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    It's worth whatever someone is willing to pay. If the twitter account covers a profiitable niche then I suppose it has more value. I'm not sure that twitter would be keen on members selling accounts though, and I'm also not convinced that those following the previous owner, would be keen on it being transfered to new owners.


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