Twitter advice please? Not making any sales
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:37:18 AM
Hi, I started a new Twitter account almost a month ago. Instead of just being a generalized account, because I couldn't figure out how to promote my stuff that way, I decided to focus on a niche: horror movies & news.

It's been much more effective than my first account; I'm up to over 250 followers, I'm getting either likes, retweets or replies on just about every single tweet now. I'm also going to others' pages and making sure to interact with them.

When I post products to affiliate, they are often my more popular tweets. However, I still have yet to make a single affiliate sale. Am I still doing something wrong?

My Twitter account is:
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 12:22:57 PM
Hey Birthdaygifts, your twitter page looks great! Its a great niche to go with especially with the new trending movie IT... and from the looks of it you are doing really well in building up your account Smile I'm also building up a twitter account, and have definitely seen an increase in traffic to my blog and stores since reviving it.

I think its worth noting that these past few months are generally slow months for Zazzle & other PODs so that may be why you haven't been seeing sales. Halloween & christmas are approaching however so it might start to pick up for you soon, especially with so many people retweeting your stuff!

Also I clicked a few of your affiliate links in your tweets to see if they are working, and I do see your affiliate code or share-a-sale pop up so I think your affiliate links are good and working too.

To boost visibility you could try using a social media app like crowdfire to schedule your posts - it schedules your posts based on the best times to share, so your stuff gets seen by the most people.

I'm also learning all this as I go, so I hope this is helpful Smile
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 1:21:14 PM
Thank you for checking out my Twitter account, and verifying that the links worked correctly. I appreciate it.

I was honestly very disappointed that the IT Movie related t-shirts got so much positive attention and yet no sales.
Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:14:38 AM
birthdaygifts wrote:
Thank you for checking out my Twitter account, and verifying that the links worked correctly. I appreciate it.

I was honestly very disappointed that the IT Movie related t-shirts got so much positive attention and yet no sales.

No problem!
I'd stay positive about the IT movie related products. There hasn't been a horror movie that has done this well in the box office and also is getting amazing reviews for a long time - its going to be one of those movies that horror fans will need in their collection (with memorabilia & gifts respectively)
Posted: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:53:25 PM
You have to realize that social platforms are not selling platforms.

You need to engage your followers with content that is going to get them to go to your website or blog where they will find more content and side pitches to you products.

On test that were conducted by a team of advertisers on Twitter back in 2015 or 2016 showed that advertising conversion rates were about 0.2 to 0.3 percent; which means that for non advertisers they are going to be much lower.

In order to generate volumes of sales you are going to need a lot more followers in a specific niche or the niche needs to be tight enough and you offerings need to be very unique to get sales from a small group of people.

This doesn't mean it's not possible; because I have heard of people that drive lots of sales from their Twitter accounts.

What you may want to investigate is Twitter influencers. These are people that are very popular in a niche and for a price will post your product links to their account for a specific time.

This works better I understand on instagram since it is an image oriented site and I'm told you can negotiate for a twelve hour post $25 to $50. The trick here as with any advertising is having a product that people are hungry to buy.

Also not that what works in one platform may not work in another platform.

On Twitter when you make your post make sure to include relevant hashtags and ask you followers to retweet and comment or feedback. Hit up Pinterest with you product keywords or hashtag to see the popularity of similar items.

It takes lots research when looking to drive traffic; whether it be free or paid.

Another thing you may want to consider is setting up accounts with free sites like Wanelo, Polyvore, Fancy to post your products too. As these are social shopping sites that will directly link to your products on Zazzle and open up another potential avenue for sales, as people here are looking to but products; especial fashion products.

I myself have generated a very very small number of sales through social networks and I have thousands of followers. Most of my sales come from SEO and through third party referrals.

Though some people frown upon third party referrals as they have to pay a portion of their commission to them; I do not as it's sale that i would not have made otherwise. So let people know that if they have a blog or website or a very active following on a social network platform that they could earn commissions promoting your products to their visitors.

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