Twitter aims to boost revenue in 2010

Twitter is hiring engineers and specialists to help create revenue-generating services of the microblogging site.

Twitter is hiring engineers and specialists to help create revenue-generating services of the microblogging site.

Some 15% of jobs on offer by Twitter are devoted to "monetisation" and two out of 26 jobs list striking licensing deals as a key responsibility, according to Reuters.

The job specs are another indication that Twitter is looking to make more money in 2010 after striking the first revenue-generating deals in October 2009 with Google and Microsoft.

Despite being one of the fastest growing social media sites, Twitter has struggled to come up with a viable business model to help sustain the company.

Speculation over where revenue will come from has ranged from paid-for business accounts to advertising revenue.

Twitter executives have said in the past that the company is interested in offering premium services such as analytic tools and that the company is exploring ways to integrate advertising into Twitter.

If Twitter manages to fill the advertised positions, 2010 could see the emergence of the first value-added services on the microblogging site.

Twitter's US site attracted 19.4 million unique visitors in November 2009, according to web metrics firm comScore.

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