Make money online! Twitter, here’s how

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  • September 29, 2009
Rishi Lakhani

Rishi Lakhani

Dear Twitter,

RE: Making Money to Support your £1Billion Valuation

I have money. Not a lot of it. And I don’t want to give it all away. But I do have some. I would like to reach out from my pocket and give you a few quid if it makes a difference. However, unlike you, I don’t want to give anything away free, so please find below some things I want to pay you for.

OK, I want to pay for the use of my account. It has made huge difference to the way I work and mix with my community. And because of twitter, I feel valued amongst my peers. So I would pay you a fee of £5 a month for the use of my a/c. It’s not a lot, but like I said I have money, but not a lot of it. If you don’t want to charge me, I still want to give it to you to show my appreciation for a great service. Please let me know where I can send you the £60 a year.

I am a marketer. I love data. I am also very nosy. So I will pay you a further £2 a month to find out:

  1. A time line of my followers and when the started following me.
  2. Who left my followers count (I used Qwitter but it doesn’t work properly anymore. Anyway I want the data in a dashboard please.)
  3. I would like to know who blocks me.

I am willing to pay you an extra £10 a month to show me some real stats. Something like Google Analytics. Some of the stuff I would love to track:

  1. Number of clicks on tweet links I send out.
  2. Retweet numbers
  3. Who retweeted and who clicked on my links. (yeah I KNOW you are tracking clicks – just share that data with me, please)
  4. People who clicked on my profile link.
  5. Incoming links to my profile from other sites.
  6. Number of visitors coming through my profile from other sites and search engines.
  7. What keywords people used to find my links.
  8. I want it all in ONE place.

So as a simple user, I am willing to part with £17 a month for the above. I know you have an analytics service coming out for businesses, but I am not that rich. And I know there are third party tools that can give me a lot of this data. But they aren’t very reliable, and I don’t want to pay them, I want to pay YOU. So you can improve the service better. So I can show you my appreciation.


Rishi Lakhani

p.s I asked a few people whether they would like the service…

p.p.s Of the millions of users you have, even at a ceiling of £10 a month, and say 50,000 users buy the service, then you get £500,000 a month = £6M a year. Not a billion quid, but better than you are getting now right? Plus I am a cheapskate, I wouldn’t pay more, although the hundreds of small / medium sized businesses may pay much more.

p.p.p.s Can I get a cut of that action?

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