Creator monetization platforms let users charge subscriptions or accept tips from their followers for the content they make. This allows regular people make money off of content they’d otherwise be posting for free, while the platforms take a small cut.
So far, all we know is that Super Follows will let users charge their followers for access to bonus content, like more tweets, a newsletter subscription, or a badge showing support, per The Verge. It’s unclear when Super Follows would roll out or how much it might cost.
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Patreon lets followers support their favorite podcasts, bands, artists, and more. Content can be priced per post, or by monthly subscription. Creators pay the platform 5%, 8,%, or 12% of their monthly earnings, plus processing fees, depending on their membership level.
This live streaming platform allows qualified Affiliates to earn money from subscribers, ads, and Bits, aka tips. Subscription tiers are $4.99, $9.99 and $24.99, and the platform takes 50% of subscription costs. Payouts are every 15 days.
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This platform allows writers to charge readers for their content (mostly newsletters). Though writers can publish for free, Substack takes 10% of paid subscriptions ($5 to $50 per month). Payouts are within 48 hours of transactions.