Facebook or we should call it Meta now, has been testing out the Facebook Stars feature for a long time now. It enables creators to earn money and people to support their favorite creators by donating stars.
But what does it mean? How do creators earn money with Facebook stars? How can you buy and donate Facebook Stars? We’ll know everything in this blog post.
What are Facebook Stars?
Facebook Stars are like a donation token that people can buy and donate to support their favorite creators on Facebook.
Viewers can send Facebook Stars while someone is streaming or on a live video or even on a pre-published video.
You can also choose to donate virtual gifts instead for an equivalent stars value and it will appear on the video stream of the creator.
For every star you donate, the creator gets $0.01 in the monetary value that they can redeem.
It’s an easy and amazing way to appreciate your favorite Facebook creators and support their work.
How much does it cost to buy Stars on Facebook?
You can buy 45 Stars for as low as $0.99 and get 35 stars as a bonus or as many as 6400 stars for $99.99 dollars and get 3600 stars as a bonus.
Later you can donate these stars in any number you want or choose an animated virtual gift for a particular stars amount and donate it on the stream or on-demand video.
Stars are only available in a few countries for now so if you can’t find the option, chances are it is not available in your country yet.
You can check out the list of countries here where this feature is not available yet.
How to buy Facebook stars?
You can buy stars on any stars-enabled video using this shortcut.
- Go to comments and type (!) in the comments field.
- After that, type the amount of stars you want to send (For example !25 will send 25 stars to the creator)
- Pay for the total amount of stars and it will send that many stars to your favorite content creator.
You can also buy stars in bulk and send them to your favorite creators in small denominations.
How many followers do you need to get Facebook stars?
To start receiving stars, you need to have at least 100 active followers on your page.
Once you have 100 followers, you can go to creator studio > monetization tab on left and enable stars for your videos and live stream there.
Now every time you go live or upload a video, you will start receiving stars from your followers.
You can also set up a custom message for your followers to support you by sending stars.
How to claim earnings from Facebook stars?
For every star you get, Facebook will pay you $0.01.
At the end of the billing cycle, all your earnings from stars and other revenue streams on Facebook like In-stream ads, Branded Content, Fan Subscriptions, Paid Online events, will be settled to your added payout methods if it crosses the payment threshold.
The minimum payment threshold is $100. That means once you earn $100 or more on Facebook, that amount will automatically be settled in your payment account.
To set up your preferred payout method, go to the FB Payout settings page and add your payment account.
You can choose Bank Account or PayPal as your default payout option to receive payments from Facebook.
What are the other ways to earn money on Facebook?
Facebook provides different monetization options for creators using which they can earn money on Facebook.
A few options to earn money on Facebook are:
- In-stream ads
- Branded Content
- Fan Subscription
- Paid online events
- Facebook Stars
There are certain conditions you need to fulfill before you can start earning money on Facebook. For example, to enable In-stream ads, you should have:
- At least 10,000 active followers on your Facebook page.
- Have 600,000 total eligible minutes of video views in the last 60 days.
- You should have at least 5 active videos on your page.
- Your page must pass and remain compliant with Partner Monetization Policies.
- You must be 18 years or older.
Once you meet the minimum requirements, Facebook will ask you if you would like to enable the In-stream ads for your uploaded videos or live streams.
After that, you can start earning money on Facebook.
You might also like to read how to get sponsored brand deals as an Instagram influencer
Facebook is becoming more creator-friendly by enabling them to earn money on their platform and supporting them at every step.
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