I found Pay With A Tweet online about a week ago and thought it was really cool. The basic premise is you have something to give away (guide, report, free app, etc) that you would normally require name and email address to download (classic list building method). Rather than require that though, the download link is hidden behind a Twitter Tweet or Facebook Like button, so in order to get to the download, a user must tweet a link to the landing page on their account and then they’ll gain access to the download page. Then, anyone who follows that Twitter user or is friends on Facebook who is also interested in gaining access to the download must click the link in the tweet/link, which has the Tweet button on it as well, and they must then tweet to all of their followers.
Depending on the niche, something like this could work REALLY WELL. Any tech savvy niches, like SEO, social media, affiliate, etc (really, any niche where people have Twitter or Facebook accounts) can create a big rush of traffic because of the exponential growth potential. Sounds really hyped up, but it seems like a sound principal.
Since I’ve just started using Twitter again and am working on growing my follower count to increase my reach on it, I think I’ll try a few tests of this system soon to see how effective it is. An ideal setup for me would be: Tweet the link, go to download page, subscribe to blog, receive download link. Seems like a really solid way to increase my feed subscriber base as well as increase the brand of the blog.
I’ll post some updates soon of ideas I want to test this system out with.