Since Elon Musk entered Twitter, there are many changes that this social network has gone through. One of the Tesla magnate’s priorities was to make more money with the social network and, for this, he saw viable charge for blue check check and cut its workforce as much as possible, also in Europe.
The layoffs have been massive and this can be seen in certain system problems such as the enormous increase in spam or the lack of regulation systems. Verification, or Twitter Blue, was initially chaotic, after haggling over the price of this system, but it has now stabilized and there are many users paying for their official verification.
New income plans: collect
Now two new plans to get money from users have just been announced. One, according to leaked internal information (it is not confirmed, but it has been published by sources such as The Information or Matt Navarra, who in all the Twitter drama have shown they have very good internal informants of the news) would be to charge $1,000 a month to those who want to have a golden verification.
Twitter is reportedly emailing businesses offering gold check mark verification for $1000 PER MONTH!
And affiliate account verification for $50 each per month pic.twitter.com/hohTPKLKdi
—Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) February 3, 2023
Another plan is to give revenue information to creators of content, but charging.
From the information that has been known so far about Gold, it is not seen that there is a specific date to bring the news or that it is a 100% insured plan. Rather an idea that arises.
We must remember that Twitter is already going to charging for something that has always been free. A few days ago it was known that “as of February 9”, as the official account explained from Twitter’s development division, “We will stop offering free access to the Twitter API, both in its v2 and in v1.1. Instead, a basic paid level will be available“.
What is Twitter Gold?
Twitter has not officially announced anything new. In your blog post dedicated to Twitter Verification for Organizations, a few days ago it said that “as a subscriber, an organization can link any number of people, companies and affiliated brands to their account”. when they do, affiliated accounts will get a small badge of their parent company’s profile picture next to its blue or gold mark”.
The gold check mark indicates that the account is an official business account in Twitter Verification for Organizations is the little information you can find regarding this idea of the golden badge, in Spanish. There will also be the gray check mark to indicate that an account belongs to a government institution or official, or a multilateral organization.
Another way to earn money and this one has been announced by Elon Musk is that “as of today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in your reply threads.” Of course, to opt for that advantage, to be “eligible”, she explained, the account must be subscribed to Twitter Blue Verifiedservice that is paid.
Starting today, Twitter will share ad revenue with creators for ads that appear in their reply threads.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 3, 2023
This is not something entirely new. It had begun to develop on Twitter in 2021, when the service was officially presented. Musk’s arrival at the head of the company last fall marked a turning point in his development. Now it is resumed but only with those content creators who have paid for their blue check subscription.
After the arrival of Musk. there were large advertisers, such as General Motors (GM) or Audio, who decided to pause their investments in the network while waiting to see the drift of their new stage. The Information has said that the company’s daily revenue had dropped 40% if compared to a year ago because, according to his information, 500 major advertisers have stopped investing in his ads.