How to Get Started as a Creator

Answers to frequently asked questions by creators on X.


We know that creators drive conversation, shape culture, and are some of X's most engaging voices, and we’re so glad that you’re here. Whether you’re just getting started on X or you’re a seasoned expert with specific questions, this guide will help you navigate your journey as a creator on X.


Getting started on X

Learn the rules: 

  • Familiarize yourself with the X Rules and policies. These are the requirements that apply to everyone on X. If you have any questions, reach out to your partner manager with any questions. 
  • Make sure you understand X’s copyright policy and how X responds to copyright complaints under the policy.


Understand your safety and support resources: 

  • Learn about X's safety tools that let you control what you see and who you interact with.
  • Understand what type of account support is available to you and what you should do if you find yourself in need of help. The Help Center includes information on what to do if you’ve lost access, your account was hacked, you’re being impersonated, or you’ve been suspended — the TL;DR is start by filing a ticket. You can also file a ticket for more sensitive issues, like leaked personal information or harassment.


Customize your timeline: 

  • Use Lists to organize the people you follow and customize your Home timeline.
  • Join Communities to find other people who care about the same things you care about.


And subscribe to Premium to unlock features for creators, such as long form posts, long videos, rich text, prioritized replies, and more. 


X for creators

Resources for all creators:  


  • New around here? Read up on the X Basics for publishers to learn how to post media, how to create threads, and more.
  • Take it to the next level with our X pro tips for creators.
  • If you’re a video creator or photographer, make sure you brush up on how to use Media Studio. Media Studio is an easy-to-use platform for managing, measuring, and monetizing your media-rich content on X.
  • Learn how to measure your impact on the platform and ground your content strategy in data with X Analytics.

Optimize for your skill set

Are you a podcaster? 
Make sure you read up on our various resources for podcasters, including how to best make your podcast standout on the timeline.


Is video your bread and butter? 
Take a look at our X video best practices for creators.


Live to go live? 
We have tips for going live on X and more info on how to launch professionally produced live broadcasts with Producer in Media Studio.


Making money on X

  • Looking to build a following of paid monthly supporters? Sign up for Creator Subscriptions and post exclusive content for your subscribers. 
  • Interested in earning money for your posts? Sign up for Ad Revenue Sharing
  • Are you a video creator looking to monetize on X? Learn about our Amplify Pre-roll Program
  • Not all video is eligible for monetization within Amplify Pre-roll. Make sure you learn and follow our Brand Safety Content Guidelines to avoid getting your videos demonetized. We host regular Brand Safety Webinars — reach out to your X partner manager to get more information on how to attend.


Have a specific question about something not listed above? Reach out to your partner manager.

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