Discord introduces a new way for creators to monetize

Discord’s looking for content creators to join its Discord Partner Program. This program will give members new features and a new way to monetize content.

Currently, details about the program are slim to none. Seemingly similar to YouTube’s Partner Program, those that want to join the program will receive early access to new Discord features, get expedited support and score exclusive Partner badges. Other perks include a custom invite splash, VIP voice servers, and an exclusive Discord hoodie. Some creators will even be paid for their premium status.

What kind of creators is Discord looking for

First off, there is an application process. To become a Discord Partner, you have to apply and be accepted first. Not everyone will be approved. Who are Discord looking for exactly? Discord says that they’re looking for anyone who considers themselves “a leader” in their community. Discord then lists some examples of what they’re looking for: liver-streamers, content creators, LAN and Tournament organizers, guild leaders and organizations, and game publishers and developers.

“Really, we look for growing communities and content creators that show an authentic enthusiasm for Discord (which means you’re already using Discord for your community). We want to support communities that support us. Acceptance into the program is extremely qualitative and will vary from one candidate to the next,” Discord writes.

Who will be accepted?

To be accepted, certain creators have to have a certain number of followers:

  • Twitch broadcasters: you need around 10,000 followers, 100 concurrent viewers, and be streaming at least 4 times per week
  • Mixer broadcasters: you need around 10,000 followers, 50 concurrent viewers, and be streaming at least 4 times per week
  • For YouTube channels: you need at least 100,000 subscribers, 10,00 average views per video, and upload 2-3 videos per week
  • Reddit communities: Discord is looking for subreddits with at least 8,000 subscribers
  • Also, if you’re a non-profit, you can send in an application with the EIN that matches your non-profit.

Above all, you must have an active community on Discord and to be engaging that community. Otherwise, you will not be accepted into the partner program.

More on what creators will get

Discord says that those that are accepted with get rewarded: “The toppest of the croppest of our partners will be promoted to premium status and get paid hard skrilla $$$.” So those in the program may have a new way to get paid.

They’ll also get free access to the growing Discord Nitro library of “critically acclaimed games worth over $1,000.”

You can learn more about the program at discordapp.com.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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