Monetize your direct messages. Allow fans followers clients customers seekers to send you VIP messages after paying.
VIP chat room fans followers clients customers seekers
Are your direct messages getting flooded?
Too many emails?
Your audience will pay to chat with you.
Sell direct messaging plans at your own rate e.g. $10 for 5 messages. Your audience will purchase a package to send you messages...it could lead to more but at least it will be a purifying and productive filtering process!