Can You Earn Money Directly Through Twitter?
So, Twitter has announced a new way to monetize your account. They have introduced the Twitter Tip Jar, which allows users to receive tips from their followers, and surprisingly they will not take any percentage of the money.
The service will allow Twitter users to send money or a "tip" directly to an account through the likes of PayPal.
If an account is eligible to receive tips, there will be a Tip Jar next to the Follow button on their home page. However, there are some limitations. Only accounts in English will be eligible, and it is only open to journalists, non-profits, “experts” and creators.
And who knows what the criteria are to be classed under any of these categories? Twitter is not being very specific about this.
So, can you benefit from this? To check if you are eligible, go to your Twitter profile, and click the Edit Button. If you see the option to enable the Tip Jar and add your payment information, then congratulations!
Unfortunately, I am not among the lucky few, and to be honest, I haven't seen it on any accounts yet. Let me know if you qualify or if you see it anywhere!