We are in the age of social media, with many websites offering paid membership with which you can support your favorite content creators. Twitch, YouTube, Patreon, you name it. For a relatively small monthly fee, you can show (monetary) support and keep the content rolling. Discord has recently jumped on this trend, and if you are based in the US of A, you will probably be eligible to monetize your Discord channel. See, Mom and Dad? Having thousands of members on my Discord “Chat Room” might pay off!
How to Make Money With Your Discord Server? – Explained
The answer to the above question is, of course, a positive one. Discord has enabled server owners to monetize their servers by offering paid channel subscriptions which grant the supporters special emojis and perks (which are to be defined by the Discord server owner).
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Currently, this feature is restricted to USA-based people only (so no, having a USA bank account is not sufficient according to a tweet made by Discord Team), but the Discord Team vows to add support for International users as well in the nearest future.
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There is an official Discord Creators page that will provide you with all of the relevant information for this feature. On this page, you will have the option to audit the Discord server that you wish to monetize. The system will determine if you are eligible and, if this is the case, will guide you through the remainder of the process. Just answer some quiz questions and follow further instructions on your screen.
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Is this a step in the right direction? Possibly. We will see how this develops and hope that Discord, at its core, remains free to use for those who do not wish to pay for membership.