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How to make money on X

07:48 AM August 01, 2023

The social media website formerly known as Twitter recently launched its X Ads Revenue Sharing Program. As the name suggests, it enables users to earn income using Elon Musk’s social network. The program promises regular payouts, but content creators must generate at least $50.

This ad revenue program could be your chance to be like the most popular content creators like MrBeast. It will enable you to earn money by posting your thoughts and content on the platform. Also, the program is a great additional passive income source for long-time content creators with millions of followers.

This article will discuss how you can join the X Ads Revenue Sharing Program. Then, I will cover the other ways you can generate more income on this online platform.


The 5 ways to make money on X (formerly Twitter)

  1. Join the X Ads Revenue Sharing Program
  2. Launch Creator Subscriptions
  3. Become an affiliate marketer
  4. Sell products and services
  5. Divert followers to your other social media

1. Join the X Ads Revenue Sharing Program


The X Ads Revenue Sharing Program is the newest way to make money on the social network formerly known as Twitter. The website explains how it works:

“Ads revenue sharing lets you share revenue from verified users’ impressions of ads displayed in replies to content you post on X. This is part of our effort to help people earn a living directly on X.”

In other words, you earn more money as more people respond to your X messages or tweets. However, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Subscribe to Twitter Blue or Verified Organizations.
  2. Have at least 15 million impressions on your cumulative within the last three months.
  3. Also, you need at least 500 followers.
  4. You must have a Stripe account, an online payment app similar to PayPal.
  5. Moreover, you must follow the Ads Revenue Share Terms, which include the X Rules and Creator Monetization Standards.

As mentioned above, the program offers regular payments as long as you generate $50 consistently. Follow these instructions to make money on X:

  1. Enter the X app’s Monetization section.
  2. Click or tap the Join and setup payouts option.
  3. Next, enter your Stripe account details.

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Eventually, you will receive payouts depending on your online traffic. Believe it or not, people have been making thousands of dollars from this program!


For example, writer Brian Krassenstein allegedly earned $24,305. Moreover, a writer from the joke news website Babylon Bee, Ashley St. Clair, said she made $7,153.

2. Launch Creator Subscriptions

Launch Creator Subscriptions - Monetize your creativity with subscriber-exclusive content.

X provides another way to make money called Creator Subscriptions. It lets you provide exclusive tweets and other content to paying subscribers. Like the Ads Revenue Sharing Program, it has eligibility requirements:

  1. You must be 18 years or older.
  2. Moreover, you should have at least 500 followers.
  3. Your account should be active in the past 30 days.

Meet these criteria, and the app will let you register via the Subscriptions section. It’s under the Monetization tab of the main menu. Once X approves your application, you can charge $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99 monthly to provide the following types of exclusive content:

  1. Exclusive tweets only your subscribers can see.
  2. Subscriber badges let your members show they are your members.
  3. Subscriber Tab helps you monitor content and members, but it is only available on iOS.
  4. Subscription links allow you to invite more subscribers conveniently.
  5. Subscriber-only Spaces are live conversations for paying followers only.

3. Become an affiliate marketer

Become an Affiliate Marketer - Start earning commissions by promoting products you love.

Companies host affiliate marketing programs to have small content creators promote their brands. In turn, these people earn money from these businesses.

It usually involves social media users registering for a company’s affiliate program. Then, they encourage others to purchase products and services using a special link.

Others provide a unique code reducing the prices on select products. Consequently, affiliate marketers register more people to their quota to earn a specific amount.

Of course, becoming an affiliate marketer requires great effort and creativity. For example, some promote products with funny skits so that more people use their links or code.

4. Sell products and services

Sell Products and Services - Open your online store and reach a wider audience.

Entrepreneurs can use X as an extension of their online marketing campaigns. For example, they could create a profile for their brand to connect with more potential customers.

That page could promote your latest goods and services. Also, you must encourage your online audience to share your brand content with others.

Eventually, you could get more customers as more spread your branded content. However, your promotional material should be appealing enough to encourage people to share your content.

5. Divert followers to your other social media

Divert Followers to Your Other Social Media - Strengthen your online presence across platforms.

Prominent online creators like MrBeast usually become popular on a single platform. For example, most know Jimmy Donaldson for his extravagant YouTube content.

However, MrBeast doesn’t only exist on Google’s video-sharing platform because he has a Twitter page. Successful online influencers exist on numerous platforms.

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They use social media apps like Facebook and X to reach more people. More importantly, these websites drive online traffic to their main channels, boosting their monthly income.

For example, you can focus on YouTube and post videos. Then, have an X account that links to your YouTube channel so that you gain more viewers from that platform.


You can make money on X (formerly Twitter) by joining the Ads Revenue Sharing Program and launching a subscription service. Also, the platform can boost income and engagement for businesspeople and content creators.

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However, you must focus on providing value for your online viewers before you can make money on the Internet. Income follows engaging content.

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Frequently asked questions about making money on X

How do I deactivate my X payouts?

You can modify or cancel the Ads Revenue Sharing Program anytime by contacting X Paid Support. Also, the company says you can do it for “business, financial, or legal reasons.” However, the company “reserves the right to accept or revoke your participation in this ads revenue share program in its sole discretion.”

Can I make money on X without Ads Revenue Sharing?

You can earn income on X by becoming an affiliate marketer, making money as people use your code to buy products and services. Moreover, you can start a business and sell products and services with this website. Content creators can gain more viewers from social media to boost online income.

Where is X Ads Revenue Sharing available?

X says the Ads Revenue Sharing Program is available worldwide. It lists numerous countries, like the Philippines, where people can register for this service. The website works with Stripe, so you should be in a country that allows that payment system. Check the Stripe and X websites to learn more details.

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