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TikTok could soon let creators charge $1 or more for video access

It’s also working on an upgrade to its Creator Fund.

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TikTok is reportedly working on a new way for creators to monetize their content by charging $1 or more for people to access their videos.

Sources familiar with the company recently spoke with The Information on TikTok’s new monetization ideas. The platform is hoping to attract new users by incentivizing creators.

Those sources say that TikTok is looking to grow its audience of older users. The app is popular among teens, but far fewer adults use the platform regularly.

The idea is that by providing more monetization avenues, TikTok can attract more professional creators. In turn, the video quality on the platform will rise and attract more older users.

“We’re committed to exploring new ways to create a valuable and rewarding experience for the TikTok creator community,” said a company spokesperson to Business Insider. The company declined to comment on specific features.

“On TikTok, anyone can be a creator and everyone can enjoy entertainment from our inspiring creators, and we aim to continue innovating this experience so people can express themselves, find their community, and be rewarded for their creativity,” said a company spokesperson to Business Insider.

Additionally, the platform is reportedly working on Creator Fund 2.0. Creator Fund 2.0 is a follow-up to the original Creator Fund and looks to pay creators with more than 100,000 followers on the platform.

TikTok saw incredible growth over the course of the pandemic as the relatively new app burst onto the scene. But that growth has slowed in the last year, and the app is looking to regain that traction.

These monetization efforts supposedly aim to draw more creators to the platform and, in turn, help generate more traffic.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at

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