How to Earn Money on Twitter as a Creator: You’ve amassed a following on Twitter, and now you want to make money, huh?
People on Twitter can use subscriptions to get a monthly income from the content they provide. You may receive a piece of the revenue that Twitter makes from subscriptions that provide your most devoted fans greater access and extra material.
The Subscriptions program is open to residents of the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, EU, UK, and EEA who match the eligibility requirements. Purchasing subscriptions on Twitter is currently possible worldwide on iOS, Android, and the web.
How do Subscriptions work?
If you are selected to participate in the Subscriptions program, people on the platform can pay Twitter to Subscribe to you. They’ll receive access to perks you include in your offering, such as bonus content and direct interactions with you. When Subscribers reply to you, you’ll see a badge next to their name so it’s easier to identify and connect with them.
You may get paid a share of revenue Twitter earns from people who pay to Subscribe to you. Read our Subscriptions Creator Terms to learn more about revenue potential.
What features are available in Subscriptions?
People who have a Subscriptions offering can share Subscribers-only Tweets with their Subscribers.
Subscribers will stand out with badges next to their name whenever they reply to the person they’ve Subscribed to. These badges are public.
Subscriptions creators (on iOS only) can now find a tab in their Notifications timeline that’s dedicated to Subscriber activity.
Subscriptions creators (on web) can edit their Subscriptions introduction and description to change their offerings.
A dedicated link to your Subscription page lets you share information about your Subscription offering on and off Twitter so you can grow your audience.
Subscriptions creators will gain access to the official Subscriptions Creators Feedback Community on Twitter where they can connect with each other. Creators who want to participate in the Ccommunity are able to request to join.
Subscriptions creators can host live subscriber-only conversations when they start a Space and select “Only Subscribers can join.” Read more about how to use Spaces.
As we roll out further, we hope to include newsletters and other Twitter features as potential bonus content.
What’s the eligibility criteria to participate in Subscriptions?
To be eligible for Subscriptions, you must meet our minimum application requirements:
- Be 18 years or older
- Have at least 500 followers
- Active in the past 30 days
To see the complete list of eligibility criteria, please read our Subscriptions policy.
Note:Accepted Subscriptions participants must also maintain a minimum of 25 Tweets every 30 days.
Who can sign up to participate in Subscriptions?
At this time, Subscriptions Creators can sign up in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan who meet the minimum eligibility criteria. If you are eligible to apply, submit an application from the main menu of your Twitter app. If you’re eligible, but not selected, we’ll add you to our waitlist.
Where can I find the Subscriptions application?
- Navigate to the main menu.
- Select Monetization.
- Select Subscriptions.
How will I know the status of my Subscription application?
If you meet the minimum requirements, and you’re approved to have a Subscription offer, you’ll see your status change where you found your Subscription application. You’ll need to agree to the Subscriptions Creator Terms to apply.
To check if the status of your application changes, navigate to the main menu, select Monetization, then select Subscriptions.
What content will I be expected to offer?
Ultimately, the content you create is up to you. Here are some types of content you might offer Subscribers in Tweets made just for them:
- Share unscripted thoughts.
- Ask for ideas and opinions with extra Tweets.
- Give personal replies only your Subscribers can see.
Will non-Subscribers see my content?
Non-Subscribers will see your regular public Tweets, but they won’t see your Subscription Tweets. They also won’t see any of your Subscription Tweets sent via link or in a Direct Message.
Subscribers can Quote Tweet or Retweet your Subscription Tweets, but when they do, non-Subscribers only see additional comments on them. They won’t see Retweets of your Subscription Tweets at all. Instead, they’ll need to Subscribe to you in order to see your Subscription Tweets.
Are Subscriptions available on iOS, Android, and web?
Subscriptions are available for purchase globally on iOS and Android, and web.
What if I decide I don’t want to participate in Subscriptions anymore?
If you’re approved to have a Subscriptions offering and decide to stop participating, you’ll be able to deactivate your account from twitter.com and Android devices.
Note: It isn’t currently possible to deactivate your account from an iOS device. We recommend Subscriptions Creators on iOS to deactivate their account from the web.
Deactivating your Subscriptions account will notify your Subscribers and remove the Subscriptions button from your profile.
I deactivated my Subscriptions offering, but want to start it again. What should I do?
Once you deactivate your Subscriptions offering, your application will be deleted. If at a later time you’d like to have a Subscriptions offering, please apply again.
In which countries are Creator Subscriptions available?
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Who sets the price of Subscriptions?
A creator sets the monthly price of their Subscription offering by choosing from one of the price points made available by Twitter.
*Note: The price point you choose during setup establishes the price Twitter charges for your Subscription offering.
What if I want to change the subscription price Twitter charges for my Subscription offering?
At this point, it isn’t possible to change the price point you chose when you set up your Subscription offering.
In the future, one might have the ability to change Subscription prices.
How much revenue can I earn?
You’ll be eligible to get paid up to 97%* of the revenue Twitter has earned from selling access to your Subscriptions, after in-app purchase fees, until you reach $50,000 in lifetime earnings from Twitter across all Twitter monetization products. See a sample revenue breakdown.