Discord announced the official launch of server subscriptions for servers in the US on December 1st.
After testing various ways Discord community leaders and creators can make money on the platform over the past year, the brand has revealed details of their pricing requirements and perks. Subscriptions can be set anywhere from $3 to $200, giving server owners and community leaders a fair amount of creative freedom, which they can offer followers for a monthly fee.
This may include unique roles, perks, and benefits. Discord noted that server owners can offer multiple pricing tiers, for example. The higher the tier, the higher the cost, but the more perks subscribers can get.
After deducting the applicable fees, server owners receive 90% profit from their earnings.
The requirements to activate server subscriptions are also quite simple at the moment and include:
- The server owner must be based in the US
- The server must be in good standing on Discord and not in violation of any current Terms of Service or Community Guidelines.
- You must agree to our updated Monetization Terms and Server Subscriptions Policy.
There is currently no word on if or when Discord plans to expand monetization to markets outside of the US
To activate server subscriptions, all you need is access Server Settings > Server Subscriptions in the Monetization of category settings.
Discord is a traditionally free chat platform with similar video and voice aspects to Slack and Skype. The popular program has gained a total of 250 million users and 14 million people sign up daily. It’s mostly popular with gamers, but it’s also become something of a public forum for all kinds of special interests.
In addition to its new server subscriptions, Discord now offers a new Creator Portal that server owners and community leaders can use to find inspiration for their newly monetized servers. The Creator Portal features a variety of resources including case studies, articles, quizzes, promo page tips, and Lightning lessons taught by fellow creators like Marques Brownlee, HannahxxRose, and ChefPK.