Influencer shares how he made ₦220k from Twitter (now X)

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August 8, 2023
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2 min read

The takeaways:

  • X (formerly Twitter) users in Nigeria have posted their earnings as Blue subscribers on the platform.
  • These earnings are part of the ads revenue-sharing programme Elon Musk shared in February 2023.
  • Twitter Blue has been trending in Nigeria with over 500,000 posts.

Today, August 8, 2023, Nigerian X influencer, Abazz posted an alert of  ₦220,345 he made from X's ads-sharing revenue programme.

Abazz is not the only X user who has shared their payout from X.

Harrison also shared the caption, "Thank you, Elon," when he shared a screenshot of a ₦430,960 alert of someone who had gotten a payout.

Elon Musk announced the ads revenue-sharing programme in February 2023 in a bid to get more people to subscribe to Blue, formerly Twitter Blue.

By July 2023, Twitter Blue subscribers in the US had started sharing payouts they got from the ads revenue-sharing programme. One user received $24,000 in payouts.

As expected, Twitter Blue is currently trending in Nigeria, with over 500,000 posts as of press time.

Techpoint Africa caught up with Abazz, and he shared how Nigerians can make money from the X ads revenue-sharing programme.

How to make money from ads revenue sharing programme

The ads revenue-sharing programme was announced in February 2023 as a way for Blue subscribers or verified organisations to share revenue X makes from ads placed in replies to their posts.

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This means that if you're a Blue subscriber or verified organisation, you will make money on the impressions gotten from other Blue subscribers who see ads in the replies to your post.

How to become eligible to make money from X

The first step to making money from X or becoming eligible for the ad revenue sharing programme is to become a Blue subscriber for $8 or ₦6,000 monthly.

You must also have more than 500 followers and at least 15 million organic impressions on your cumulative posts within the last 3 months.

Once you're eligible for X's ad revenue-sharing programme, you must create a Stripe account to receive your payment. Abazz mentioned that X works with Stripe, so creating an account is easy.

How to rack up impressions

According to Abazz, he racked up a total of 58 million impressions in July which translated to his ₦220,345 payout.

Build a strong following

Abazz has 68,500 followers on X, a feat that took him a year and six months to achieve. He said it took posting consistently and engaging in other people's posts to get that level of following.  


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