Now that X, the platform formerly generally known as Twitter, has managed to repeatedly send out its ad revenue sharing payments on time with none last-minute delays, engineer Eric Farraro is answering questions from users who still aren’t getting the payments they expect. Reasons include: 1) X users only earn ad revenue from other paying X users, 2) advertisers aren’t paying much to succeed in the demographic that the creator attracts, 3) the posts didn’t get a whole lot of replies, or 4) their content will not be suitable for ads.
Ads are shown, however the audience will not be Verified. Revenue is simply earned for ads shown to Verified users. This is one in all some ways we mitigate attempts to control this system.
“The two biggest questions I get are: (1) I didn’t get a payment (2) My payment was low.”
X only issues payments to individuals who pay for a subscription via X Premium or Verified Organizations (and have a big enough audience to qualify). But also, any money paid to those people (from the cash that advertisers pay X to point out their ads) relies only on views from other people who also pay for a premium or verified account.
For a creator who posts on X, it takes three separate incoming payments, including the cash a creator pays for their very own verified account, to create the potential for one outgoing payment from X back to the creator. What those funding sources might seem like when laid out as a polygonal shape is between you and your relationship with geometry.
You can buy a Premium X subscription for as little as $7.99 per thirty days for those who’re still interested, and payouts are promised to reach at a daily cadence for those who can generate greater than $10.