How to verify and earn money on X (Formerly Known as Twitter)

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    Social media creators and influencers in Nigeria have begun to benefit financially from ‘X’, previously known as Twitter, thanks to its advertising revenue-sharing program.

    Verified users across Nigeria and the globe who have reached the necessary criteria and impression counts on their content have started to see payments.

    The blue Verified badge on ‘X’ is a symbol that an account of public interest is genuine.

    For an account to earn the blue badge, it must be authentic, noteworthy, and actively used.

    The presence of the blue checkmark indicates that the user has an active Twitter Blue subscription and fulfills the eligibility criteria set by ‘X’.

    Once verified, creators need to accumulate at least 500 followers and achieve over 15 million impressions across their posts in the last three months to start earning revenue.

    Here are eligibility criterias for the blue checkmark

    Only accounts actively subscribed to Twitter Blue are eligible to receive the blue checkmark.

    ‘X’ team uses eligibility criteria on when the checkmark is given to ensure it maintains the integrity of the platform.

    Your account must meet the following criteria to receive or retain the blue checkmark:

    1. Complete: Your account must have a display name and profile photo

    2. Active use: Your account must be active in the past 30 days to subscribe to Twitter Blue

    3. Security: Your account must be older than 30 days upon subscription and have a confirmed phone number

    4. Non-Deceptive:

    5. Your account must have no recent changes to your profile photo, display name, or username (@handle)

    6. Your account must have no signs of being misleading or deceptive

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    7. Your account must have no signs of engaging in platform manipulation and spam

    Pro tip: Verify your phone number before you sign up

    How to apply for Verification

    *Navigate to more icon in the main menu.

    *Select Settings and Support.

    * Select Settings and Privacy.

    *Select Your account.

    *Select Account information. Enter in your password to continue.

    * Under Verified, select Request Verification.  Then Start request.

    *The checkmark will appear once ‘X’ team reviews your Twitter Blue subscribed account and if it meets our requirements.

    Categories for Verification


    *News organizations, individuals in news & journalists

    *Companies, brands & organizations


    *Sports & gaming

    *Activists & organizers

    *Content creators & influential individuals

    Ineligible accounts

    *Certain accounts are ineligible for the blue badge, regardless of satisfying the requirements (authentic, notable, and active), including:

    *Parody, newsfeed, commentary, and unofficial fan accounts.

    *Pets and fictional characters.

    *Accounts engaged in severe violations of ‘X’ Platform manipulation and spam policy, such as the buying and selling of followers and engagement.

    *Accounts of individuals or groups associated with coordinated harmful activity.

    *Accounts that routinely post content that harasses, shames, or insults any individual or group.

    *Accounts promoting sale of the Verification badge itself or offering unauthorized assistance with the application process.

    How to qualify for Ads Revenue Sharing

    Ads revenue sharing lets you share revenue from verified user’s organic 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.

    Creators who meet ‘X’ eligibility requirements will be able to set up Ads Revenue Sharing and Creator Subscriptions independently.

    How you can become eligible

    *To be considered eligible for creator ads revenue sharing you must:

    *Be subscribed to X Premium or Verified Organizations.

    *Have at least 15M organic impressions on your cumulative posts within the last 3 months.

    *Have at least 500 followers

    What you’ll need once you are eligible

    A Stripe account. ‘X’ works with Stripe, its payment processor, for payouts.

    Eligible users will be able to join and set up payments from within the Monetization section of the app. This is found in the side menu on iOS and Android, and the overflow menu on the web.

    Once you click “Join and setup payouts” you will be redirected to “X’payment processor, Stripe, to setup an account to receive your share.

    This Stripe account will be where you will be able to transfer funds to your external bank account.

    Once you opt in, you will receive payouts at a regular cadence, so long as you have generated more than $50 USD.


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