The Support-A-Creator program is a way for creators to earn money from supporters.
Creators earn money when supporters buy things in the Epic Games store or spend V-Bucks in the Fortnite item shop.
It is really the Epic Games Support-A-Creator program because it’s not limited to Fortnite.
But since Fortnite is a very popular game and it’s the way a lot of creators monetize, the support a creator program has become mostly associated with Fortnite.
Are you looking to learn how to support creators or how to get your own code?
Then read on because in this post I’m going to by explaining everything you need to know about the Support-A-Creator program.
How to support a creator
As you know, creators can earn money from purchases via the Epic Games store or in Fortnite.
For games on the Epic Games store, creators can share links (usually found within their content) or promote their creator tag. Supporters can either follow the creator links or enter the creator tag during checkout on the Epic Games store.
In Fortnite you can support a creator in-game by entering the creator tag in-game. You can find the “Support a Creator” button in the bottom right corner of the Item Shop in Battle Royale, or the Loot tab in Save the World.
Also for Fortnite, you can choose to support a different creator at any time.
But for a maximum of 14 days.
Once you’ve chosen a creator, the tag will last for 14 days (unless another creator is picked). After 14 days, the tag will reset and you can re-select the same creator or enter a new one.
Note that not all creators and streamers are currently a part of the program.
How much do creators earn?
The Epic Games store and Fortnite work slightly different for the Support A Creator Program. So let me explain both.
For the Epic Games store, each game has a different revenue share set by the developer. But the minimum rate is 5%.
In other words, when supporters follow creator links or enter the creator tag at checkout, creators earn $5 (basic rate) on a checkout purchase of $100.
Now in Fortnite, creators will get $5 USD (or the local currency equivalent) for every 10,000 V-Bucks spent by players who support them. This applies to free V-Bucks players have earned as well as any purchased V-Bucks.
For example, when supporters spend 50,000 V-Bucks in Fortnite, creators would earn $25 USD.
Because 50,000 V-Bucks are worth roughly $500, creators earn about 5%. So the earning rate in Fortnite is in line with Epic Games store purchases.
Could the support a creator program make you rich?
On the official Support a Creator website, here is what Epic Games says: “Please expect modest results. The amount you earn scales with the number of players who choose to support you.”
How to join the support a creator program
Are you a creator looking to earn money from your content?
Well, I’m about to walk you through step by step how to sign up to the support a creator program.
But first, you need to check if you meet the eligibility requirements. Because Epic Games do not allow just anyone to join the Support a Creator program.
The program is not available to residents in China, Iran, North Korea, or any other country disallowed by US law or as otherwise prohibited by the Affiliate Agreement or Fortnite EULA.
Moreover, Epic will reject applications from Creators who engage in toxic, discriminatory, illegal, pornographic, or fraudulent behavior, or who promote gambling, spam, or harassment.
Also, you need to have 1,000+ followers on at least one major social platform. Here are the social platforms Epic Games accepts for the program:
Do you meet the 1,000 follower requirements?
Great. Now visit the Epic Games affiliate page and click “Apply Now”. You’ll get prompted to log in to your existing Epic Games account or create one.
Once you’ve signed into your Epic Games account you can start filling out the application form. Make sure you read the whole page and fill out each section.
You will need to specify your channel and provide the URL. This is important because a code will be created and associated with your account.
And you will need to place the code somewhere on your channel to confirm you’re the owner of the account.
After you submit the application, you will get your unique code.
Before Epic Games can approve your application, you need to prove you’re the owner of the channel you submitted.
You can do this by pasting your code in one of the following places:
- YouTube: At the bottom of your “About” page
- Twitch: In a panel below your stream titled “Epic Creator Code”
- Mixer: At the bottom of your public channel description
- Twitter/Instagram: At the bottom of your profile bio
- Facebook/VK: At the bottom of your page’s about section
Then you need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to any of the above.
Following your email, someone from the Epic Games will check your link to verify you’re the owner of the channel.
And you’ll get an email once your application has been approved.
How to get more supporters to use your code
When your application has been approved and you’re officially a part of the Support A Creator Program, it’s natural to want to get more of your followers to use your creator code.
So you can make more money from your content.
Does this mean you should make clickbait content and mention your creator code as often as possible?
No. The guidelines on the Epic Games affiliate page suggest you be authentic and that the most successful creators build audiences over the long term by being genuine and entertaining.
And results from the launch of the Fortnite Support a Creator program has proven this.
But your followers aren’t going to use your code unless you ask them to. So you should ensure you make your code prominent on your profile and mentioning it in the description section of your content.
You can also insert snippets in your videos asking viewers to use your code as a call-to-action. Be careful not to overdo it, however, because it could annoy and dissuade potential supporters.
Of course, the best way to get more people to use your code and become supporters is to grow your audience on your particular channel. Of course, that is beyond the scope of this guide.
The best way to get more people to use your creator code is to grow your audience on your particular channel. Of course, that is beyond the scope and purpose of this guide.
I hope this post has helped you learn more about the Support a Creator program.
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