There are dozens of ways for creators to earn more money, from paid memberships to brand deals, paid collabs, merchandise and more.
The best creator monetization model for you depends on your talents, social platform, industry, audience size, etc.
It also depends on your personal preferences -- what's enjoyable for you? You want something that's sustainable, so you don't burn out. For example, do you want to:
When starting out you may focus on one monetization method, but as you grow, you'll want to utilize multiple monetization methods. Not only does this keep things fresh to reduce burnout, but to also diversify your revenue streams.
One of the main challenges for creators is deciding what to do and where to focus. There are millions of other aspiring creators, so how do you stand out?
You must focus on what you're uniquely good at to differentiate. For example, you might be only above average (far from world class) at four skills, like teaching, an instrument, vocals, and composition. But when you combine those four skills you're world class at the combination of those skills.
Differentiate by pulling multiple skills together in creative ways, which technology and social networks are making easier now than ever before to find your audience.
At the end of the day, you will succeed when you find your unique set of skills you can combine to do something that 1) you enjoy, 2) you're good at and 3) the world is willing to pay for (e.g. you can make money from).
This is such an exciting time for creators with more opportunities than ever to earn a living from your talents and the following you’ve built.
We’ve collected all the creator monetization opportunities we’ve come across and we’re adding more all the time. Check them out below!