I'm looking through Twitter and other websites that are identical, like Naymze. As I look, I'm not seeing any advertising or any paid services, or any other revenue streams. Also, there is not enough Tweeters that use the SMS services enough to generate income through cell phone calls.
How is it that they pay for their servers and employees, or even make the site profitable for the initial developer and owner?
Thanks in advance
Answer by m-avi at 8:26 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
When Twitter gets to scale here are the very obvious, and wildly lucrative, business models:
1. In feed advertising Imagine if every 10th, 20th, or 100th tweet was an advertisement. Would that be so horrible? No, not at all. “your free Twitter account is brought to you by Apple’s iPhone” would be perfectly acceptable to users and advertisers on the web. These ads will get solid click through if targeted well…. also they could be display/visual ads that really “pop” off the page since Twitter pages are text based (as opposed to say Flickr where the graphical ads would compete with the photos).
2. SMS Advertising Users would be perfectly fine if every 100-200 or so SMS Tweets they got an advertisement. If/when Twitter
Answer by workin4mhomemom at 11:21 PM on Aug. 22, 2009