Expanding the subscription program, Discord will allow creators to monetize with their own servers🇧🇷 In particular, it will be possible charge a subscription for access to special content and other benefits.
“Starting today, we are launching the server subscription format, allowing creators to earn money directly on their server,” announced Derek Yang, Creator Products Lead, on the platform’s official blog.
Influencer Marques Brownlee will be one of the first creators to have special signatures.Source: Discord/Disclosure
Discord subscription has some rules. In the USA, servers that can be monetized must have a creator over 18 years old with a regular account, including verified email and phones, and active two-factor authentication.
Unlike other platforms, there will be no minimum community size or number of active users for the server to have monetization option🇧🇷 Something that can benefit creators who are building an audience.
On the other side, server subscribers must be over 18 years old, have a regular account and agree to the site’s terms and conditions. A rule that perhaps hinders creators who work with younger audiences.
Another differential of Discord is the division of revenueon what the platform will only charge a 10% fee🇧🇷 In a comparison, Twitch offers a 50/50 split on creator earnings.
On the other hand, the monetization terms reveal a longer term of 30 days for payments. For example, values referring to January subscriptions will only be released in March.
For more, creators need to get at least $100 for their first monthly payment. In the following months, it is necessary to have earnings of at least R$ 25 to receive the monthly Discord deposit.
Monetization with rules
Discord has also created an official page to help creators.Source: Discord/Disclosure
For greater control, the Discord revealed which content is not eligible for monetization🇧🇷 Materials that promote illegal drugs, dangerous weapons, gambling, explicit sexual themes on the servers or other platforms are prohibited.
Despite creating an official page to guide creators, the platform did not say when the subscription format will reach other countries🇧🇷 However, the expectation is that this will happen in the coming months.