Twitter To Let Creators Keep 97% Of Revenues From Super Follows, Ticketed Spaces — Until They Surpass $50,000

By 06/23/2021
Twitter To Let Creators Keep 97% Of Revenues From Super Follows, Ticketed Spaces — Until They Surpass $50,000

Twitter has opened up applications for two recently-unveiled monetization tools: Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces.

Super Follows enable creators to sell Patreon-like subscriptions with special perks, while Ticketed Spaces refer to the platform’s Clubhouse clone, Spaces, whereby creators can vend tickets to live audio events. Users who apply for early access will become part of a small test group, Variety reports, before both features are rolled out more broadly.

To apply, creators can navigate to the sidebar and tap ‘Monetization’ to learn more and see whether they’re eligible.

To be eligible for Ticketed Spaces, creators must have at least 1,000 followers and have hosted three Spaces within the past 30 days, among other criteria. To be eligible for Super Follows, creators must have at least 10,000 followers and have Tweeted at least 25 times in the past 30 days, among other requirements.

Twitter says it will only take 3% of revenues generated by creators from Super Follows or Ticketed Spaces — though that doesn’t take into account the 30% fee charged by both the Apple App and Google Play stores, Variety notes. Furthermore, once a creator has made $50,000, the company will begin to take a 20% cut from that point forward.

“We want to ensure that emerging voices are able to earn money, which is why they’ll be eligible to earn a larger share starting out,” Twitter exec Esther Crawford wrote of the company’s rev share plans in a thread. “Why $50,000? Earning $50,000 from Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces shows that you’re getting value from these features and that they’re helping you make real money.”

Applications for Super Follows — which allow creators to set their monthly subscriptions to $3, $5, or $10 — are only available for iOS users, though Ticketed Spaces — which can be priced from $1 to $999 — are available on both iOS and Android. Right now, both tests are only available to users in the U.S.