How an 18-Year-Old Made $35K for Tweeting Parody Accounts

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If there was a How to Make Money On Twitter for Dummies, Jon King would be its best-selling author.

In the last four months, King has earned more than $35,000 by tweeting sponsored messages on the microblogging platform. Not too shabby for an 18-year-old high school student.

“I’m always on Twitter, it seems like; so I figured, why not try to make a little money off of it?” King told the Daily Dot. “You have you good weeks. And you have your bad weeks, but it’s a pretty well-paying job.”

In short, King operates six popular parody accounts, the first of which, Condescending Wonka (@WilllllyWonka), was inspired by the Condescending/Creepy Wonka meme and boasts 376,000 followers. All together, his accounts — including @_ShitMenSay_, @willlllywonka and his personal favorite, @AntiJokeJamal — have more than 1 million followers.

King spends about two hours each night saving 10 tweets per account to send out the next day, a combination of original content, recycled jokes and old tweets. He casually works sponsored messages — in his case, tweets that contain links to contract-free affiliate program ChaCha — into the mix. The more people click, the more he gets paid.

The Daily Dot caught up with King to find out more about his secrets to success.

1. Find What’s Trending Right Now

“Go with what’s popular. Movie and TV campaigns have a lot of hype on all these websites. If it’s already well known, like the movie Ted, try to jump on the bandwagon.”

Case in point: Since the film Ted was released in theaters on June 29, the foul-mouthed stuffed bear, for which the film is named, has inspired more than 20 different parody accounts, some boasting more than 100,000 followers.

2. Find Your Voice

“The best thing to do when you first get going is to start with basic facts. Facts are just everywhere. Start tweeting things you would see underneath a Snapple cap. Be original. Make sure you like what you are tweeting about.”

3. Get People’s Attention

“If you have a little money, buy shoutouts from bigger Twitter accounts. Depends on the number of followers an account has, between $50 to $75 is the amount you want to pay per shoutout.”

“You should tweet once every hour between 11 a.m. and 1 a.m. for the first two weeks. If there are events or trending topics, tweet those too. Try to get a top tweet. Most of the time these trending topics are from big parody accounts anyway. A lot of people check trending topics. Also, don’t promote your parody account on Facebook. I’ve tried. It doesn’t work.”

4. Respect Your Followers and the Game

“Don’t take days off. You want your audience on your Twitter every day. Treat your parody account like a full-time job. When you’re ready to start tweeting advertisements, I would just tell your fans and followers that running the account is time consuming, and you’re going to start posting some sponsored ads that pertain to the audience.”

5. Don’t Get Greedy

“I wouldn’t rush into tweeting out ads until you have 50,000 followers. People will do it before having that many but it just ruins the page. People hate advertisements, pretty much.”

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/08/09/how-to-make-money-on-twitter/

All I Want For Christmas Is You Covered In 20 Different Style

All I Want For Christmas Is You Covered In 20 Different Style

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs is well known online for his schizophrenic pop music covers in which he recreates a song with countless different music styles and voices. In honor of the holiday season, Anthony remade the Mariah Carey modern classic All I Want For Christmas Is You in 20 different styles, genres, and famous voices.  

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/12/03/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-you-covered-in-20-different-style/

SNL: Manolo Blahnik Shoes (Video)

SNL‘s ‘Manolo Blahnik’ skit with Cecily Strong and Vanessa Bayer as ex-porn stars trying to sell the famous shoe brand.

RelatedSNL: Hermes Handbags (Video)

via SNL

A Scene Of La La Land From The Perspective Of A Pregnant Lady

Kyle Helf sent me a hint to his new parody video showing us a different perspective to the opening scene of the musical movie hit “La La Land”. No worries, you won’t get spoilerd (or so I think, haven’t seen it yet…).

“Apparently not everyone was on board with that opening number.”

Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2017/02/23/scene-la-la-land-perspective-pregnant-lady/

Fruit Ninja In Real Life With Dubstep

Fruit Ninja was one of the first smart phone games to truly go viral. So it’s only fitting this fantastic in-real-life parody would go viral as well. 

Movie maker Scott DW actually teamed up with Halfbrick Studios, the creators of Fruit Ninja, to make this short film spoof. He even produced his own Dubstep track to add the cherry on top of the video. 

 

Thanks Dallin!

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/12/18/fruit-ninja-in-real-life/

This Irish Guy Is Running For Student Body President And He Made An Epic “Wolf Of Wall Street” Campaign Video

It might have nothing to do with being student body president, but it’s f*@king awesome.

1. The University of Limerick must be a magical place…

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=PuG2pUR7z7E. youtube.com

2. VOTE FOR TOMMY!

 

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/maycie/this-irish-student-is-running-for-student-union-and-he-made

An Honest New Year’s Eve Party

After ASAP Science’s prediction of your New Year’s going to suck, College Humor presents us an honest New Year’s Eve party. This freshly uploaded clip is going viral right now with already over 300,000 views. Hopefully you’ll have a great party!

“It’s almost as if New Year’s Eve consistently fails to live up to our collective expectations.”

via: likecool

Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2016/12/30/honest-new-years-eve-party/

I Have Timeline Facebook Herpes Commercials Parody

For weeks now, Facebook has been toying with its users. They first offered their new Timeline profiles for users who wanted to check out what was seemingly inevitable. 

But now they keep delaying the official launch for everyone, apparently because of the backlash to Timeline. That’s fine and all for the people who didn’t sign up, but what about those who are now stuck with Timeline?

Que herpes style commercial spoof: I Have Timeline. The video published by  is featured on Mashable, StuffIStole, and HuffingtonPost

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/05/28/i-have-timeline-facebook-herpes-commercials-parody/