So, you’ve built up a following on Twitter and are now looking to cash in, huh?
Unfortunately, you’ve picked the wrong social network. Unlike YouTube, Facebook, and even TikTok, Twitter does not have a program where it pays creators for content. There’s no monetizing videos and getting a cut of the ad revenue on Twitter (unless you’re a big publisher, that is.)
However, lucky for you, Twitter is working to change that. While there still isn’t a revenue share model on the platform — besides a specific video monetization program reserved for big, partnered publishers called Amplify Publisher Program — there are a few new features that will allow content creators to make money on the platform. These features currently all involve creators getting paid directly by other Twitter users instead of the company and its advertisers, but it’s a monetization model nonetheless.
Interested? Let me walk you through how you can utilize them. But, heads up! This article will not look at the various ways you can make money on Twitter through third-party websites such as via sponsored tweets or affiliate links. We’re going to focus on official revenue paths implemented by Twitter. And keep in mind that many of these features are still rolling out, and may not be available to all users.
The quickest way to monetize your Twitter account is to set up Tip Jar.
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Tip Jar is basically a way for your followers to monetarily “tip” you via some of the most popular payment platforms online. It essentially works like popular bio link tools like Linktree, except it’s built right into Twitter.
Simply tap “Edit profile” on your Twitter profile page. If the feature is available to you, you’ll be able to turn on Tip Jar right in that menu. From there, you would set up the payment options for those who’d like to throw you a tip. Tip Jar currently works with Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Patreon, and Bandcamp.
After Tip Jar is all set up, anyone who lands on your profile can just click the little Tip Jar icon, choose the payment option of their choice, and be taken directly to your personal link where they can send you money on that platform.
Do you have at least 10,000 Twitter followers, tweet at least 25 times per month, and live in the U.S.?
Yes? Well, then Super Follows may be available to you!
Super Follows is Twitter’s version of a membership or subscription monetization model. Creators who have Super Follows activated can charge users a …….