Twitter Affiliate Marketing Guide for 2023: Market Yourself Effectively!

Disclosure (full version- Some of the links you’ll encounter are affiliate links. If you click and buy something, I may get a commission. Thank you! 

Twitter Affiliate marketing… it is really possible?

In this post on my incredibly awesome website 😀 you will learn:

  • how to promote affiliate links on Twitter;
  • what to do;
  • what not to do;
  • and much more.

Come  a newbie- leave a pro;

let’s go!

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Twitter affiliate marketing guide
Learn how to effectively promote affiliate links on Twitter!

Table of Contents

Before Anything Else, Does Twitter Allow Affiliate Links on Their Platform?

Yes, Twitter allows affiliate links on their platform.

There’s no specific rule that forbids adding affiliate links to your tweets.

So you can use affiliate links on your Twitter posts and you won’t encounter any problem from the platform itself.

As for the people…

Well, there are ways to effectively promote affiliate links on Twitter.

And there are ways to completely destroy your affiliate marketer’s reputation on Twitter.

Everything is covered right below

This is how You Do Affiliate Marketing on Twitter the Right Way!

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#1- Promote Your Regular Content on Twitter

It’s an amateur blogging mistake to only and aggressively promote affiliate links directly on Twitter.

So, instead of aggressively promoting raw or cloaked affiliate links, promote links that lead to your articles on your affiliate website.

This can be really effective strategy, but for it to work, your posts need to:

  • be relevant to the audience you’re promoting them to on Twitter;
  • be helpful;
  • solve a specific problem;

And each post will have links for the products you love and use to run your online business.

That is not the faster way to get affiliate income from Twitter, but it is by far the best way to make affiliate commissions from Twitter.

For example, here’s a tweet Missinglettr automatically posted on my Twitter profile. The post contains a clearly visible link to my affiliate link. People who click it will land on my page which will pitch them my SEMrush free trial offer.

Twitter post promoting my affiliate offer


Pro tip- Use Twitter Advanced Search

Twitter advanced search is this wonderful feature that let’ you measure the pulse of the public near-instantly You can discover hot topics (before they become hot on Google) so you can rank for them easily with no competitors to be found in your way.

Here’s how (for example “toothbrush”)

Step #1– go to Twitter and search for “toothbrush”

Step #2– click on “advanced search”

Twitter advanced search for keyword ideas

Step #3– Add data:

Two important fields are:

  • This exact phrase
  • These hashtags

Twitter advanced search data

Step #4– search for anything that is a question or that can be turned into one.

keywords from twitter

Step #5– record these keyword ideas in a Google spreadsheet.

Spreadsheet for keywords from Twitter

Step #6– go through them one by one, create corresponding articles and then promote them.


Here’s ‘s an example spreadsheet I made just for this post

  • Twitter Keyword Research Example Spreadsheet ( Nikola Roza

I set it to  “view only” so you won’t be able to make changes, but If you want a copy simply go:

  1. File
  2. Make a copy
  3. Save to Drive

#2- Add Relevant Hashtags

You must have seen in that spreadsheet above that there’s a hashtag field. That’s because these are important.

You want to know the hashtags people use so that when you promote your articles you use them as well.

Hashtags give you instant higher exposure for your hyper-relevant content.

For example, take a look at how I promoted my Writesonic lifetime deal on Twitter. Notice the hashtags? Not too many, but still enough to make a distance in traffic flowing from that Twitter post.

Hashtags in Twitter posts promoting affiliate offers

#3- Build a Loyal Twitter Following

I know, I know; this sound like cheap and cliché advice, but hear me out!

I will give you 4 things to work on so that Twitter starts working for you passively while you sleep.

Sounds good?

Step #1- Have an Awesome Twitter Bio

Your Twitter bio is precious real estate for you. Treat it as such and make it the best as it can be.

Here are three examples of excellent Twitter bios.

FIRST is from Michael Hyatt:
Michael Hyatt Twitter bio
SECOND is from Lisa Sicard:

Lisa Sicard Twitter Bio

Note: Lisa is a Twitter expert. She even wrote an e-book on the topic.

THIRD is Agora Pulse, a social media automation tool I recently fell in love with.

Agora Pulse awesome twitter profile
Learn from these awesome examples!

Here are the essential elements of a superb Twitter bio:

  • 160 characters or less
  • It tells who you are and what you do
  • It has at least one link to your website

Step #2- Use 20:1 Method to Expand Your Twitter Fandom

This is something I picked up from Michael Hyatt

He says that Twitter is the platform for connecting and a place where you give abundantly and take moderately.

He likens it to a bank where you have to deposit some cash twenty times in a row before you can withdraw one time.

In Twitter lingo- tweet 20 times the work of others before you tweet one of your posts.

Step #3- Schedule Your Posts in Advance

Twitter is probably never going to be the main part of growing your business which means that you will have to resort to automation to get the workflow and results you need.

However, there is dumb automation done with some free WordPress plugins (most of them outdated at this point);

and there is smart automation done with some awesome tools.

Let’s be smart about it, shall we?

You will need three social media tools to help you get the job done:

  • First is Hootsuite (helps you automate your promotion of others)
  • Second is Missinglettr (helps you promote yourself in a subtle and intelligent way)

Hootsuite social media automation

Hootsuite is a full-blown social media scheduling platform.

With it, you can schedule posts for:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram
  • etc

We’ll use it to schedule tweets and we’ll use the free version of the tool, which is more than enough when you’re first starting out.

So go and sign up (pro tip: sign up with your Twitter account and you will immediately connect Hootsuite and Twitter.)

Click on “new post”

Hootsuite create new post

Add your tweet and schedule it for later.

For demonstration purposes, I added my HostGator Black Friday article to be tweeted at a later date.

HostGator Black Friday example shared on Twitter

And that is that. Really simple and easy.

I suggest you spend 15 m every day in the morning doing this and pretty soon you will see the growth you want in your Twitter following.


Missinglettr smart automation

Missinglettr is a social media scheduler that intelligent affiliate marketers use to funnel people back to their properties.

Missinglettr is quite an innovative tool on the market. They implement NLP and smart A.I. to scan your articles and extract valuable snippets of text from them to be used as your tweets.

Basically, the tool does the work and you reap the rewards and that is what makes it so unique and valuable.

True social media automation at its finest!

I will not talk about Missinglettr here, because it’s a tool too good to Miss (see what I did there 😎 ) and I have a whole review (Missinglettr review) dedicated to it.

Check it out!

Social Champ

The final tool I want to cover is Social Champ. Social Champ is included here because of two awesome features.

First, they have a free plan which allows you to schedule unlimited social posts.

Second, Social Champ allows you to repeat a certain post as much as you want, thus making this tool an extreme time saver as you can just repeat one tweet over and over.

Here’s how.

First,  log into the SC dashboard and create your tweet. The process is very similar to Hootsuite and as an example, I will use my SEMrush free trial guide.

SEMrush is a tool I love and promote and my SEMrush free trial offer is my number #1 money maker when it comes to promoting SEMrush.

Promoting my SEMrush free trial post with Social Champ

Second, set the option to repeat the post to “yes” and determine how often should a post be repeated.

SEMrush free trial guide repromotion with Social Champ

Third, just hit schedule and Social Champ will post your affiliate post on Twitter for you.

Pro tip:

when using the “repeat post” function in Social Champ, you need to e careful not to overtax your post so as not to appear like a spammer. This is especially true when tagging brands for whom you’re an affiliate.

For example, when promoting my SEMrush annual cost guide with Social Champ, I did not add the #semrush hashtag, because I set that post to be repeated 10 times and I don’t want to bother SEMrush affiliate team and get on their bad side.

Promoting my SEMrush pricing guide in Social Champ

#4- (Bonus) Natural Followers Growth

This is a bonus because it happens over time.

As your profile grows and you keep an active profile, Twitter will start to show your profile more and more on other people’s profile sidebars

Like this:

twitter follow suggestions in the sidebar

And many of them will follow you.

Note: that’s why it’s crucial to have an awesome bio. It’s literally the first thing they see of you.

Keeping a natural cadence of posts and a consistent tone will really help grow your Twitter followers.

6 Quick Reasons Why Unethically Promoting Affiliate Links on Twitter is a Very Bad Idea

#1- You Will Become Just Another Spammer

Twitter is a place to encounter new people and new ideas. It is not a place to pitch products and services. This has been a go-to place for people who also want to express their emotions and ideas, and where out of the 353.1 million people who use Twitter globally, 68 million are based from the U.S

Pitching your affiliate offer makes you look like a spammer even though it’s technically not against Twitter guidelines for affiliate marketing.

#2- You Will Lose Friends and Followers

If you’ve already built up a following on Twitter, I’m willing to bet you didn’t do it by pitching products non-stop; no, you did it by sending out valuable tweets into the stratosphere, and by retweeting other people’s content generously.

You also participated in quite a few Twitter chats and were more than keen to respond to other people’s comments on your tweets.

Yes, you’ve dug deep and dug out a strong Twitter foothold, a following.

Well, you can lose all of that brand trust 100X faster by being a self-absorbed, self-serving douchebag.

#3- You Will Look Self-Absorbed and Like You’re Taking Advantage of People

Your affiliate links benefit you and only you.

When you post them on Twitter you stand to benefit yourself, and not anyone else.

And while it’s ok to do it on your blog or website, (because they’re yours); it’s not ok on Twitter as Twitter is a platform and community we all share.

#4- You Appear to Be Desperate

Even total novices to internet marketing can notice something really important about tweets- they disappear FAST!

The average shelf life for a tweet is 18m and then it’s gone, never to be seen again.

So you reek of desperation when you add affiliate links to your Twitter posts and it’s really easy to imagine you counting the seconds that someone has not clicked and giving off a disappointed groan when you realize no one ever will.

This makes you give out a desperation vibe and successful people will want to stay away from you.

#5- People on Twitter Don’t Buy; They Read, Learn and Engage

It’s a mentality thing really.

Folks who come on Twitter aren’t there to purchase anything. They have Amazon and Google to buy stuff from.

Instead, they’re there to engage with their friends, discover new content, or just chill and have some fun.

So your affiliate link has virtually no chance of getting hits.

#6- But I Can Disguise My Affiliate Links!

Yeah, you can.

Here’s what my affiliate link to Missinglettr looks like.


And here’s the cloaked version:


See the difference?

Yes, you could cloak your affiliate links and place them as regular ones but if someone does click and then they recognize they’re been duped (because they’re suddenly on a sales or landing page) they will know your game and will start to hate your guts and with passion too.

Do it often and you will build a whole tribe of haters ready to throw rocks at you.

Do you really want that to happen to your brand?

Frequently Asked Questions about Promoting Affiliate Offers on Twitter

a) What is the Best and Easiest Way to Promote Affiliate Links on Twitter?

The best, easiest and free way to do affiliate marketing on Twitter is to not do it at all, at least directly

Instead create valuable articles on your blog and host affiliate links there. That way your reputation as a marketer stays intact and you stand a chance of people clicking and buying down the line

How is this method free?

You won’t piss off anyone 😛

b) How to Promote Amazon and Fiverr Affiliate Links on Twitter?

See the answer above. It’s the same thing.

c) How to Promote Affiliate Links With YouTube Videos on Twitter?

Embed a YouTube video with a nice-looking YouTube banner (it’s easy to create a YouTube banner online) in your tweet.

Since many people like watching videos and shopping directly from YouTube and not on Twitter, they will click the link to take them to video directly.

Once there, they will watch the video and maybe read video description.

And video description is the place for you to have affiliate links.

For example:

Geekdom 101 regularly posts his video on Twitter, and they all have affiliate links in their description.

affiliate link in YouTube video description

Note: this method will never bring in any significant revenue for you, simply because video description CTR is abysmal (<1%)

d) Can I Buy Twitter Followers for My Account?

You can, but you shouldn’t

If you think that having 50k followers gives you legitimacy- you’re dead wrong.


Because when you post something and your tweet gets 2 likes and 0 shares, that reeks of fakeness.

It’s simple- when you buy “followers” you’re actually buying fake accounts and bots.

That said, there are legitimate social media agencies that can get you legit Twitter profiles who’ll genuinely be interested in what you’re posting.

#5- Have You Had Success With Affiliate Marketing on Twitter?

I’ve had lots of success with affiliate marketing on Twitter. I’m specially good at promoting my SEMrush tutorials and my gold and silver IRA guides.

Let;s do SEMrush first.

SEMrush is an SEO tool that sells by itself. It’s a huge, well-known brand, and marketers and bloggers simply flock to buy it. Users don’t care they’re being reminded of SEMrush on Twitter of all places.

My best performing SEMrush posts in regard to Twitter sales are:

And other SEMrush posts are picking up steam too.

As for my gold IRA guides, I don’t post affiliate links directly on Twitter.


Because investing in gold and silver is a serious matter that can affect someone’s future. So they’re not going to be clicking affiliate links without educating themselves first.

So I promote my silver IRA guides instead of straining up promoting affiliate links.

Here is an example of me promoting my guide on gold investment companies:

Tweet promoting gold and silver companies
Tweet promoting gold and silver companies


#6- How Can I Write Tweets Faster So I Promote on Twitter Better?

You can use AI paraphrasing tools to create an unlimited number of winner tweets.

Here’s how:

First, create a series of tweets promoting your best affiliate products. These will be your tweet templates.

Second, use a paraphrasing tool like Quillbot (read my Quillbot review here) to create many versions of each tweet. Quillbot has 6 modes of rewriting so make sure you use them all.

If you started with a base of 20 tweets, you will now have 140 (20 original + 120 variations) and then you can also modify these for an unlimited number of tweets to post on Twitter.

That’s the power of AI paraphrasers and you can learn more by reading my guide on the best online paraphrasing tools.

Alternatively, you can use AI writing tool like Jasper AI. I recommend Jasper AI specifically because Jasper has a tweet template that you can use to create a ton of new tweets with a push of button.

To learn more about Jasper AI, read my Jasper AI review.

Then proceed to read my guides to Jasper AI coupon code, Jasper AI pricing, and Jasper AI free trial next.

#7- Can I Use Google Bard to Write Tweets Based on My Content?

You can use Google Bard to write tweets based on your content.

In the example below I asked Google Bard to create 10 attractive tweets based on my Google Bard statistics post.

And it did.

The tweets are not perfect and you’d need to manually insert your affiliate links. But it is faster.

Google Bard can generate tweets for you

#8- Can I Use Anthropic Claude to Write Tweets Based on My Content?

You can’t use Anthropic Claude to write tweets based on your content.

Claude is not connected to the internet and that’s why it can’t read your content and generate tweets from it.

Anthropic Claude can't generate tweets from URL's

Learn about Anthropic Claude by reading my Anthropic Claude statistics and Anthropic statistics guides next.

#9- Can I Use OpenAI ChatGPT to Write Tweets Based on My Content?

You can’t use ChatGPT to write tweets based on your content.

ChatGPT is not connected to the internet and that’s why it can’t read your content and generate tweets from it.

ChatGPT can't generate tweets from URL's

Learn more about OpenAI and ChatGPT by reading my OpenAI statistics GPT-4 statistics and ChatGPT statistics guides next.

#10- Can I Use Microsoft Bing Chat to Write Tweets Based on My Content?

You can use Microsoft Bing to write tweets based on your content.

I asked Bing Chat In the example below to create 10 attractive tweets based on my Microsoft Bing statistics post.

And it did.

The tweets are not perfect and you’d need to manually insert your affiliate links. But it is faster.

Microsoft Bing Chat can't generate tweets from URL's

Learn about Bing AI Chat from Microsoft Bing by reading my Bing Chat stats guide next.

Twitter Affiliate Marketing (Conclusion)

The SECRET is that you don’t.

Instead, you create valuable content on your site. Then you go out and engage people on Twitter and get them curious about you and your brand.

Then they visit; subscribe and down the line… buy

And you’ve made yet another affiliate commission and this one came from Twitter no less.

Nothing more to say except- keep them coming!

And leave me a comment below;

Thanks 😛

Nikola Roza

Nikola Roza is an affiliate marketer and blogger behind Nikola Roza- SEO for the Poor and Determined. He writes for bloggers who don't have huge marketing budgets and who still want to carve out a niche online and a better life for themselves. He's also passionate about precious metals IRAs and how to invest in gold and silver for a safer financial future. Learn about Nikola here, or read his blog posts and guides here.


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