Elon Musk made the announcement today that content producers on Twitter would soon have the opportunity to earn advertising money from the site. Despite the fact that this is really exciting news, there is a little caveat, and that is that users who wish to make income will be required to join in Twitter Blue, which is the platform’s premium membership service.
Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in their reply threads
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2023
If you are a creator who is interested in knowing how this will function, Musk has revealed that creators will make money from advertisements that show in their comment threads. If we accept Musk’s tweet at its value, this indicates that the amount of ad money a creator may get is directly proportional to the amount of interaction a tweet receives. When it comes to Twitter Blue, you can anticipate paying at the very least $8 a month, but if you subscribe through the iOS app, you will pay quite a bit more at $11 per month. The minimum cost for Twitter Blue is $8 per month.
If you pay for the whole year at once, you may save yourself $1 every month by taking advantage of a discount that is always available to you. It seems to reason that there is more to it than just joining up for Twitter Blue and maintaining a high level of interaction. It is hoped that the platform will soon produce a support website that will assist in explaining the ins and outs. In addition to the revelation that it would be sharing a portion of its money, the platform disclosed earlier in the week that it will start charging users to use its application programming interfaces (APIs).
The CoTweets element of the platform was also discontinued, despite the fact that it had not yet been made available to the general public. In addition, many users and developers have been affected over the last month as a result of revisions to the platform’s developer agreements that killed out third-party Twitter clients, a typeface change that was designed to provide users a better method to recognize imposters, and a new level of Twitter Blue that would eliminate adverts altogether. Others have already moved on and cancelled their accounts, while others will remain active until the very end.