9 SOCIAL MEDIA APPS THAT PAY YOU FOR YOUR CONTENT
A lot of people are now making money on social media through their contents. Social media isn’t meant for show off and just entertainment alone.
Some platforms like facebook, instagram, tit tok, snapchat, youtube, twitter, clubhouse, pinterest and linkedn.
Before we go into details on 9 SOCIAL MEDIA APPS THAT PAY YOU FOR YOUR CONTENT, let’s see some Myths about Social Media;
∆ Once you hit 100,000 followers or 1 million followers on Facebook or Instagram you will get paid (FALSE). Some people have lots of followers but have not been monetised due to so many different reasons. You have to be approved for monetisation and you have to put yourself in a position to be monetised.
∆ You can only be monetised if you Are Using A FACEBOOK page and not your personal Facebook account (Very True). As long as you are generating crazy views on a personal Facebook account, you cannot be monetised. The only way you can generate income in that case is to work with Brands to promote their products/ services.
∆ Instagram has begun monetising videos. It started in 2020 in USA then Now in UK and other countries. insta accounts in Africa hadn’t been monetised yet but IGTV videos will soon be monetised in Africa if they haven’t started already. (True)
∆ Here are how you can tell that a Person has been monetised and are making money on on Facebook or Instagram or TikTok-
– Whenever you play their videos- there are in-steam ads that play at the beginning, middle or at the end of their videos.
– When they do Lives and there is an option to buy stars or badges – they’ve been monetised.
∆ Another way to make money on social media is by COLLABORATING with Brands. They use you to promote their products. According to Google, Famous Content Creators like USA Jackie Aina can get paid $4000-$10,000 usd per (POST) to promote a brand.
∆ Another way to make money on Social Media is by selling your own products.
Imagine having a hair product that costs $12 usd and you have a following of 250,000, if 5000 people buy your product that means you have made at least $60,000 usd.
∆ Facebook Groups are now being monetised, as long as your group is operating according to the guidelines set by Facebook, you and your admins will start earning money.
Content creators are being recognized and rewarded for their efforts. You now have the opportunity to earn money from your content directly from the channel it is shared on.
Even if you don’t make social media your full-time job, you can use the income you get to reinvest in your content and have even more fun. So, get creating and sharing across the social media platforms we’ve listed above and begin earning directly from the source!
Now, let’s go into details on 9 SOCIAL MEDIA APPS THAT PAY YOU FOR YOUR CONTENT
Content creators on Instagram can now be paid by purchasing badges during live videos. This will allow the content creators’ fans to show their support while participating in their live streams.
Also, Instagram has long been a great social media platform if you’re into earning money via affiliate marketing and sponsored posts. Still, the badges feature allows you to earn based purely on your content.
These badges appear next to the username throughout the video, so viewers can contribute at any time.
Once someone purchases a badge, they will stand out in the comments section and gain access to additional features. These include placement on a creator’s list of badge holders, along with a special heart feature.
Facebook is helping content creators diversify revenue by offering tools and support to those who build communities on the app. There are several ways to earn money from Facebook, from in-stream ads to branded content, as well as fan subscriptions and groups.
Monetization on Facebook is available for those with a business page, though the content must adhere to the company’s monetization rules. Earnings are determined based on the advertiser, the video view count, and subscription funding.
Here is how content creators can monetize content on Facebook:
In-stream ads help content creators earn money by including short ads before, during or after their videos.
Facebook will automatically identify natural breaks in content to place creator’s ads, or the creator can choose placements.
Creator’s earnings are determined by the number of video views and who the advertisers are.
Fan subscriptions allow the creator’s audience that cares most about their Page to directly fund it through monthly, recurring payments that the creator sets.
The creator can identify supporters by the special badge the platform provides them in comments.
Facebook’s recommendation to keep the fans engaged is to reward them with perks such as exclusive content and discounts.
Facebook helps creators generate revenue by publishing content that features or is influenced by a business partner.
Brands want to work with content creators and their audiences.
To make this easier, safer and more impactful for both parties, Facebook created the Brand Collabs Manager, a tool which enables the creator to find and connect with brands.
Subscription groups empower group admins to sustain themselves through subscriptions, thus enabling them to further invest in their communities.
We’re especially focused on short-form video monetization. In the coming weeks, we’ll begin testing the ability for content creators to monetize their Facebook Stories with ads that look like stickers and receive a portion of the resulting revenue.
There are plans in the pipeline to introduce monetization opportunities to the Stories feature. This would include ads that include stickers, and creators would get a portion of the resulting revenue.
This might come as a shock to some, but even Twitter pays creators who use their social media app. The feature is called, ‘Twitter Tip Jar’.
The Twitter Tip Jar feature allows Twitter users to send and receive tips through Android and Apple phones.
It is most beneficial for journalists, nonprofit organizations looking to collect funds; however, popular creators can also benefit from the program.
Twitter Tip Jar is currently only available for users who use the app in the English language. But, they plan on expanding to make this app accessible to other language users as well.
Technically speaking, Twitter doesn’t pay users but allows users to collect funds by posting interesting content. If users like what you post, they may choose to ‘tip’ you. This option opens new avenues as users with very interesting or valuable content can choose to have a private profile and push people to ‘tip’ in order to get access to tweets.
When enabled, a Tip Jar icon will appear on your profile. Twitter does not currently handle any of the payment processing on the platform. It works with third-party platforms including Bandcamp, PayPal, Cash App, Patreon, Venmo, and PayPal. Rumors are that the company may soon support digital coins as well.
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YouTube is undoubtedly and unarguably one of the oldest and most lucrative platforms for content creators.
YouTube monetization is all about creating and launching a channel, uploads videos, then get paid each time a viewer engages with those videos. The number of subscribers and how many views the videos receive determine how much revenue a channel earns.
YouTube’s Partner Program is the control center for creators. If you want to earn money on the platform, you must apply and:
Follow all of the YouTube Channel Monetization Policies
Live in a country/region where the program is available
Not having any Community Guidelines strikes
Log more than 4,000 watch hours in the past year
Have more than 1,000 subscribers to your channel
Have an active, linked Google AdSense account
Creators can launch channel memberships after being accepted into the Partner Program so that their subscribers can pay a membership fee to receive exclusive premium content, including live chat, badges, and other goodies.
TikTok is all about entertaining and inspiring your audience with short videos. By so doing, TikTok supports and rewards these individuals for their efforts.
To be eligible to participate, you need to meet specific demographic requirements and post original videos in line with the app’s Community Guidelines. You’ll also need to have a minimum of 10,000 authentic followers and 100,000 genuine video views in the last 30 days.
If you meet the above requirements you can apply by clicking on Creator tools in your settings on the app. The funds are calculated by combining several elements, including views and engagement.
Snapchat debuted Spotlight in November 2020 and thousands of video creators on this platform are already making money from this.
People (Snapchat Users) on snapchat are invited to submit their top videos to Spotlight and if the snaps or videos go viral, the company is paying the creators a lot of money.
Snapchat is willing to pay million a day for good content from creators on its platform.
Snapchatter Cam Casey, a TikTok star with over seven million followers, has been paid nearly $3 million by the company for content that went viral.
Pinterest hosted an event in April 2020. An event which focused on its creator community. At this event, Pinterest announced the launch of a $500,000 Creator Fund.
The fund is specifically focused on elevating creators from underrepresented communities in the United States. It will offer a combination of creative strategy consulting and compensation for content creation and budget for ad credits.
Creator Inclusion Lead Alexandra Nikolajev said the company worked with eight emerging creators across fashion, photography, food and travel, and will be identifying 10 more creators in the next few months for the next cohort.
Clubhouse pays users with the Creator First accelerator program.
In April 2021, Clubhouse began rolling out Payments—the platform’s first monetization feature for creators on Clubhouse. All users will be able to send payments and 100% of the payment will go to the creator, Clubhouse will take nothing.
This will be the first of many features that allow creators to get paid directly on Clubhouse. We are excited to see how people use it, and to continue working hard to help the amazing members of the Clubhouse community grow and thrive.
All users can send payments, and the app will pay the full amount to the creator—without taking a cut.
Clubhouse plans to roll out more monetization options in the future, each of which aims to further reward creators for their efforts and creative ideas. Keep an eye out for developments!
9) LINKEDIN – Creator Program
In May 2021, Daniel Roth, VP and Editor in Chief at LinkedIn announced a program to support creators around the world, enabling them to have an even bigger impact and better experience on the platform.
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No details were further disclosed and also we have no information whether or not this program will pay LinkedIn Creators.
Lesson; While you call it entertainment/ social media drama, skits or just videos or advertisements, people are making thousand of dollars on social media. Imagine being monetised on all platforms, that’s almost a whopping $1,000 – $20,000 usd per month.
Quit playing with Social Media. Start working to create your own content and start making lots of money.