Twitter bounties are extremely common in the cryptocurrency bounty campaign space. If you are new to bounties, check out the post on “How to Invest in Cryptocurrencies with $0 using Bounties”. Projects have Twitter bounties because of the publicity it can provide. One person can send out a Tweet that reaches tens of thousands of people.
The Twitter bounties also have a pretty low barrier to entry. Some projects can be picky, but I find that around 80% are relaxed on their guidelines. I will go over some ways to stay ahead of the guidelines and make sure you can earn the most for your time!
Typical Twitter Guidelines
While every campaign will have different guidelines, there are a few that tend to re-appear a lot. The guidelines are pretty easy, so effort will be minimal. I will go over the most common below.
- Followers – Minimum number of followers required. I have seen everything from 100 to 1,500+, with most being around 200. Start following everyone in the space. Set aside 30min a day for a week, or do 1 big session, and a lot will follow you back. Quickly gets you to this follower limit. Also put Blockchain or Cryptocurrency in your name/description to attract people quickly.
- Twitter Audit – DO NOT BUY TWITTER FOLLOWERS! A lot of bounty campaigns will require you to submit a Twitter Audit link and you typically need more than 80% to come back as real followers.
- Account age – Minimum age of your Twitter account. Not as common, but most are around 3-4months.
- Follow them – Follow their Twitter account.
- BitcoinTalk Rank – Minimum rank of your BitcoinTalk account. Not as common, but I have seen a few that will not accept people with less than a jr. member rank.
- Inactivity – Do not miss a single week! I’m not sure if they follow through with this, but a lot say they will disqualify you if 1 week of activity is missed.
Activity based guidelines vary too much to try and really give specifics around them. All I will say though is that you should read them very carefully. They will generally give a min and max for number of tweets/re-tweets. There are also specifications of what hashtags, or other information, must be included in your tweets.
Reporting Twitter Activity
The reporting of your activity tends to come in 3 different varieties.
- Very Manual – Report activity on BitcoinTalk in the bounty thread of the campaign you are participating in.
- Manual – Use a custom bounty portal the project has created to upload work.
- Automated – Don’t report anything. The project is using an automated method to collect your activity.
Reporting in BitcoinTalk can be the worst because it is cumbersome to have to dig all your stuff up and post. The wonderful thing is that these posts on BitcoinTalk will go towards raising your member level. Lucky for you, I have some pro-tips that I will share to help take some of the pain away.
3 Pro-Tips for Efficiency
Efficiency is the key to the game. While 1 bounty campaign might net you a few bucks, imagine being able to partake in 30, 40, or 50 campaigns at once. The following tips have saved me a lot of time and allow me to participate in multiple bounties simultaneously.
- Setup an Excel workbook (or Google sheet) to track everything!
1a. Links of your Tweets/Re-tweets. This allows you to copy and paste when it is time to report activity. It’s much quicker than digging through your Twitter history. Here is a screenshot so you can see what info I find important:
1b. Mark tweets/re-tweets and color code for due dates. If you join a bunch of bounties, it can be hard to keep track of. Having them all laid out helps tremendously. Note that Orange means submitted, and Red means not submitted in the screenshot below. I use yellow if there is a due date, but I don’t have to manually submit my activity.
1c. Create a tab for links to the BitcoinTalk bounty thread and the tracking workbook the bounty manager uses. This just saves time for when you need to find the thread to post your activity, or when you want to check and make sure the bounty manager updated your participation.
- Use Tweet Deck to manage your actual Twitter activity. It even allows you to sign in with multiple accounts, so you can really be efficient here. It makes the process a lot easier for many other reasons, so try it out and you will see what I mean. Here is a screenshot to give you an idea of the layout:
- Pre-write Tweets for a bounty. If a bounty requires custom tweets each week, write some in advance. This way you can just copy/paste and tweet. Make them good quality too because some bounties will reject anything like “GOOD PROJECT! MUCH SUCCESS!”. Once you write a few good ones just replace some words to be able to re-use them.
These tips will allow you to be very efficient in the actual Twitter activity, as well as reporting it. I am still refining this and will eventually release my master workbook, so be sure to subscribe to the newsletter so you know when it comes out!
Twitter bounties are a fantastic way to get involved in cryptocurrency bounty campaigns. A lot of people already have a Twitter and can just start using that. Even if you don’t have one, follow my tips for followers above and you should be participating in no time. If you need an exchange to sell your bounty tokens, check out my Binance review and Kucoin review posts!