So 6 months ago I created a Discord community server for a speedrunning community for a game I moderate on speedrun.com. While it hasn't been doing that well, I am trying to plan ahead and am trying to find ways to monetize my community when it does start to see some growth.
I have not been able to find a whole lot of specifics on the monetization of Discord servers.
I am aware of Discord monetization for servers, which have the requirements of having 2FA enabled, no policy violations, and the server not primarily being 18+, in turn giving the ability to earn income by selling digital goods/experiences, being able to reward and create a home for super supporters, and 90% revenue share.
As far as I'm aware, monetization rewards might be only for the server owner, but I don't really know the specifics aside from that, as that's the only info Discord gives about server monetization.
I am aware of incorporating ads (I don't know how), but this sounds like something that would be really hard to implement.
However, my question is, are there any other ways to monetize a Discord community server that I am not aware of?