sponsorship http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/2707/all en-US How to Make Money Tweeting http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-tweeting-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-make-money-tweeting-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3231178720_5e2c1c45a8.jpg" alt="Twitter cloud" title="Twitter Cloud" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="179" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you use Twitter? Are you popular? Like, really popular? Do you have a whole bunch of followers? Well, if you&rsquo;re nodding rapidly to all of these questions, you could make money some extra money by tweeting. It&rsquo;s called sponsored tweeting, or <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/paypertweeting">pay per tweet</a>.</p> <p>Paid endorsements are nothing new. The advertising world, which I am steeped in on a daily basis, is always looking for new ways to reach an audience. In the past, getting paid to recommend products and services was the domain of celebrities. After all, they had access to media outlets that let the advertiser&rsquo;s message get out to the masses.</p> <p>But we don&rsquo;t live in the past. We live in a society that gives us all the opportunity to reach a mass-market crowd every single day. The internet brought us Facebook, blogs, and then Twitter. The cell phone made tweeting instant, and let us all broadcast our daily lives to whoever wanted to follow us.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve got interesting things to say, you get more followers. And the more followers you have, the more interesting you become to a business looking to spread the word about a product or service. Which in turn means that your tweets become valuable commodities.</p> <p>In a nutshell, if you&rsquo;re tweeting to a crowd, you can get cash for <a href="https://app.sponsoredtweets.com/tweeters">sponsored tweets</a>.</p> <p>How much cash? Well, that obviously depends on how many people follow you, and of course, if your fame extends beyond your immediate friends and family.</p> <p>For instance, Khloe Kardashian, who has over two million followers, is currently accepting $2,941.25 to do a sponsored tweet. Her sister Kim...well, that price isn&rsquo;t even listed. But like I said at the beginning, you don&rsquo;t need to be a celebrity at all. You just need reach.</p> <p>Have you heard of Wendy Piersall? She&rsquo;s an entrepreneur who runs <a href="http://www.woojr.com/">Woo! Jr.</a> and is considered one of the 16 most influential moms online. Wendy charges $400 per tweet.</p> <p>OK, well, Wendy still had some moderate fame. But how about someone who just does some occasional blogging?</p> <p>Tyler Rogers is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a household name. I had never heard of him until I started researching this article. But he has over 2,300 followers on Twitter, and that makes his tweets, and his product endorsements, valuable. Not in the same league as Khloe or Wendy, but $50 per tweet is not exactly peanuts. With the minimum wage currently set at $7.25/hour, and the average hourly U.S. wage being <a href="http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000">between $15-$20</a>, getting $50 for doing something that takes less than one minute is, well, obscene. And if someone is willing to pay you $50 or more for tweeting that you think some product is worth checking out, then good for you.</p> <p>Of course, this can&rsquo;t last. Product endorsements don&rsquo;t carry a whole lot of weight if you start endorsing everything, all the time. But for the occasional wad of cash here and there, especially for a product or service you believe in, it&rsquo;s a win-win situation.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-money-tweeting-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-earn-extra-income-with-twitter">How to Earn Extra Income With Twitter</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-social-media-stars-who-earn-way-more-than-you">5 Social Media Stars Who Earn Way More Than You</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-social-media-can-save-you-money">6 Ways Social Media Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/social-media-an-easy-source-of-coupons">Social Media: An Easy Source of Coupons</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-twitter-updates-that-are-making-you-look-dumb">6 Twitter Updates That Are Making You Look Dumb</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Extra Income Technology extra cash social media sponsorship twitter Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:00:07 +0000 Paul Michael 347977 at http://www.wisebread.com Sensible Ways to Raise Cash for a Wedding http://www.wisebread.com/sensible-ways-to-raise-cash-for-a-wedding <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sensible-ways-to-raise-cash-for-a-wedding" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/cake.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="280" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before I got married last year, I wrote a post <a href="http://baglady.dreamhosters.com/2007/07/25/the-frivolity-of-a-modern-wedding/">ranting about how my wedding would cost more than my college education</a> . There is no doubt that a wedding is an extremely expensive affair, and recently I read that many people are taking out loans to pay for their weddings. I also heard of an extremely egregious story of a woman who took nearly $200,000 out of the equity of her home to pay for her dream wedding in a castle in France. Since many of my friends are getting married this year, I felt that I should write an article about how to raise cash for a wedding if your parents are not footing the bill.</p> <p><strong>Start Saving and Planning Early</strong> - When my husband and I visited venues for our wedding, I overheard a couple say that they saved for six months to get enough cash for a deposit on the venue. Then they booked a wedding date two years in the future so that they could save for the rest. This is a venue that charged $1500 for a deposit and about $7000 for the entire event. I think this young couple definitely had the right idea. They knew that it took them six months to save $1500, and they could save the rest in two years and pay it off on their wedding date. They are also wise in booking their venue early because this year the venue they chose raised prices by 16%, but they were able to lock into the lower price last year.</p> <p><strong>Consider Asking for Cash Gifts</strong> - In a previous <a href="/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money" target="_blank">article about Chinese culture </a> I mentioned that we prefer to give cash gifts. On our wedding invitations to friends and family we gave information for our gift registry and also said that red envelopes are welcome. As a result we received quite a good amount of cash gifts which we appreciated very much. Depending on the size of your wedding and the generosity of your guests, sometimes it is possible to fund an entire wedding just by cash gifts. In China most weddings are paid for upfront by a groom&#39;s family, but the hosts are generally able to recover their expenses from the guests they invite.</p> <p><strong>Get Corporate Sponsorship</strong> - I heard about this idea a couple years ago. Some brides and grooms are &quot;selling out&quot; their weddings to corporate sponsorship. For example, some brides have invitations sponsored by paper companies and indicate the company&#39;s names in the invitations. Others turned their wedding into a <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Story?id=2179991&amp;page=1" target="_blank">giant marketing event in a ballpark</a> to reduce the costs. This may seem tacky, but you could have a large event on a small budget because many things are paid for by sponsors. It still takes time and effort to find willing sponsors if you are willing to go this route. It basically turns your special day into a giant marketing event.</p> <p>The bottom line is that starting a married life together with wedding debt is probably not the best idea. It may take years to pay off a debt incurred in one day, and that may make that wedding day not such a sweet memory. If a big expensive wedding is absolutely necessary then there are sensible ways to save and raise money for the event besides taking out a loan or maxing out high interest credit cards. Of course, before you raise cash for your wedding, you should consider cutting down on your budget as much as possible. Here on Wise Bread we have quite a few great articles on how to have weddings on the cheap:</p> <p><a href="/55-ways-i-saved-or-considered-saving-time-and-money-planning-my-wedding">55 Ways I Saved (or Considered Saving) Time and Money Planning my Wedding</a></p> <p><a href="/classy-weddings-on-the-cheap">Classy Weddings on the Cheap</a> </p> <p><a href="/green-wedding-tips-for-real-people">Green Wedding Tips for Real People</a> </p> <p>Congratulations to all of you who are tying the knot!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/xin-lu">Xin Lu</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/sensible-ways-to-raise-cash-for-a-wedding">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/chinese-money-habits-how-my-culture-influences-my-attitudes-toward-money">Chinese Money Habits - How My Culture Influences My Attitudes Toward Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/when-should-you-say-no-to-those-who-want-to-borrow-money-from-you">When Should You Say No to Those Who Want to Borrow Money from You?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/47-simple-ways-to-waste-money">47 Simple Ways To Waste Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ow-do-you-deal-with-family-members-who-are-bad-at-managing-money">How Do You Deal With Family Members Who Are Bad At Managing Money?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ten-tenets-for-arranging-your-rich-part-1-rich-is-relative">Ten Tenets for &quot;Arranging Your Rich&quot; - Part 1: Rich is Relative</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Personal Finance General Tips Lifestyle cash money sponsorship wedding Mon, 19 May 2008 23:21:38 +0000 Xin Lu 2104 at http://www.wisebread.com Drive across America for FREE. http://www.wisebread.com/drive-across-america-for-free <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/wisebread_imce/24840_bosnia.jpg" alt="car trip" title="car trip" width="300" height="225" /> </p> <p>How would you like to see everything that America has to offer, with all your friends, and not pay one cent for it? Well, it&#39;s not as far-fetched as you may think. </p> <p>David, Dima and Tara are three friends who wanted to take a huge road trip across the USA, but did not have the funds to pay for a sight-seeing vacation of this magnitude. To really see all of America would take big bucks. For some folks, that would be a problem. But for these guys, it was just a solution waiting to happen. The solution is called <a href="http://www.cashroadtripusa.com/">cashroadtripusa.com</a> .</p> <p>The idea is simple (the best ones are). As we all know, cars and vans can be traveling advertisements these days. And what better place to put your ad than on a car going all across America? So, the gang decided to set up a website that sells blocks of ad space on their van. One block = $100 (it&#39;s similar in concept to the clever student who sold 1 pixel for $1 on his million dollar website).</p> <p>It&#39;s not only the van you can buy space on. The folks themselves are also for sale, via t-shirt sponsorship, jackets, pants, that kind of thing. No surprise that getting a full day of advertising on the pretty girl in the trio is the most expensive space to buy. This is the world we live in. </p> <p>But the plan itself is well worth a mention here on Wisebread because it epitomizes the very essence of our philosophy - living large on a small budget. To travel across the whole of America and see so many great sights is definitely living large. And getting advertisers to foot the bill, that&#39;s not even a small budget. That&#39;s no budget. </p> <p>They plan to start the trip this year, if they raise enough money. At roughly 4400 paces for $100 each, plus the high-end ad spaces on themselves, it looks like they could be setting off with over $500,000 in the kitty. That&#39;s going to be one hell of a vacation! </p> <object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1PwnxaJSMeY" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1PwnxaJSMeY" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/drive-across-america-for-free">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/become-a-frequent-flyer-master-and-earn-a-free-flight-every-year">Become a Frequent Flyer Master and Earn a Free Flight Every Year</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-dirt-on-travel-insurance">The Dirt on Travel Insurance</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/if-its-not-sunny-in-philadelphia-its-free">If It’s Not Sunny In Philadelphia, It’s Free!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-travel-in-style-for-free">How to Travel in Style...For Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/getting-around-the-guidebook-techniques-for-researching-your-trip-without-spending-a-fortune">Getting Around the Guidebook: Techniques for Researching your Trip Without Spending a Fortune</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Art and Leisure car ads cashroadtripusa.com free gas. free travel free vacation road trip sponsorship Thu, 29 Mar 2007 02:55:46 +0000 Paul Michael 412 at http://www.wisebread.com