If the title doesn’t make much sense, you probably have not seen the latest Trident Gum commercial yet where people are happy to be paid in Trident Gum instead of money. Well, not sure how that’ll play out in the real world but somebody thought of a better idea. Why not pay and get paid in Tweets?
PayWithaTweet is a new web service that encourages transactions in tweets. As the service explains, sometimes a tweet can generate so much buzz about your product that it is worth more than the money you’ll get selling 1 unit of that product. This can be specially true if what you are selling is virtual like an article, a song, an e-book or any other creative thing where getting paid in tweets won’t cost you anything but instead work as a marketing strategy. To sell your stuff for tweets, you can use PayWithaTweet to generate a “Pay With a Tweet” button that will allow users to download your content once they have tweeted about it. Furthermore, you can specify the text of the tweet and include a short URL with it.
For buyers, it wouldn’t hurt getting something for free if all you have to do is tweet about it. For sellers, it can be a really good tool to market your product for free and you always have the option to replace the “Pay With a Tweet” button with “Pay With $$$” button once you realize you have generated enough buzz about your product. As of yet, PayWithaTweet offers a very simple tool for a very powerful idea that can be developed into a more comprehensive marketing model over time. For example, if a business is able to filter out people who’s tweets would not help much, they would eliminate the risk of giving free products to people who won’t generate enough buzz. On the other hand, if you are a user with lots of followers and high Twitter reputation, you can get lots of free products like e-books, movie tickets and even gadgets and gizmos.