How to use Twitter Super Follows to earn money

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Co-Founder and CEO of Square, speaks during the Bitcoin 2021 Convention cryptocurrency conference at the Mana Convention Center in Miami, Florida on June 4, 2021.

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Twitter on Wednesday launched Super Follows, a feature that allows selected users to charge others for accessing content only for subscribers.

This new feature will finally allow the company’s most popular users to start generating revenue from their followers, but access to Super Follows is limited.

Here’s how you can qualify and apply for access to set up your Super Follows account.

How to qualify for Super Follows

Not everyone can set up Super Follows on accounts. It is only available to users who:

  • Have at least 10,000 followers. If you haven’t reached this milestone yet, you’ll still need to tweet for free.
  • Have tweeted at least 25 times in the last 30 days. If you’re not creating regular content, move aside.
  • Are based in the United States
  • Are at least 18 years old.

How to apply

Applying is easy if you meet the requirements.

Open the Twitter app and swipe the screen right to bring up a menu. At the bottom of this menu you will see “Monetization”.

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Since I have more than 10,000 followers, I am allowed to set up a subscription Super Followers account.

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Tap that, then tap Super Follows.

This will take you to a screen that explains how Super Follows works and how much you could make by monetizing your Twitter account.

For example, I could make almost $ 900 per month on Twitter if I had my Super Follows priced at $ 4.99 per month and subscribed to 2% of my nearly 13,000 followers, according to Twitter. (This is purely hypothetical as CNBC doesn’t allow reporters to make money this way.)

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Tap “Check Eligibility” at the bottom of the screen and you will be taken to a screen indicating if you qualify. In this case, you can tap the “Apply” button.

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Twitter will ask you to confirm that you are 18 years or older and ask you to complete your profile and enable two-factor authentication for your account.

After that, Twitter asks you what category of content you are going to create, e.g. B. Art, Comedy or Games. It will also ask you what other platforms you are on, including Twitch, Facebook, and OnlyFans.

Finally, the application will ask you to describe how you would like to use Super Follows. Applicants can also fill out an “About You” description, including their gender and ethnicity, although this is not required. After completing the form, users click on “Submit application”.

After applying

It’s unclear how long users will have to wait to be accepted after submitting their application, but in its announcement, Twitter said that users who apply for Super Follows will be added to the waiting list.

Users whose applications are accepted can set their subscription price at $ 2.99, $ 4.99, or $ 9.99.

Once you have a Super Follows account, you can set each tweet for either regular followers or only paying followers:

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Your followers can sign up by clicking a purple icon with a human and a star next to the Follow button on your profile.

That’s it! Now you can finally make some money from your Twitter habit.

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