Did you know you can monetize your DEV posts and get a drip of micropayments from some of your traffic?
It’s something we enabled on Forem about a year and a half ago, and while this continues to be an experiment which will need adoption to impact your bottom line, it is maturing and finding new and interesting use cases. Today, I’m excited to share that there’s a Forem dedicated to going deeper in this technology.
First, more info about “monetizing your DEV posts” if that confused you:
You can now web-monetize your DEV posts! (But don't get your hopes up too quickly)
Ben Halpern for The DEV Team ・ Jun 10 '20 ・ 1 min read
Meet the Web Monetization Community
Along the themes of why any Forem should exist alongside DEV, Web Monetization Community allows folks to go deeper with this particular technology which is not mainstream yet. This community is a Grant for the Web initiative — so if you are curious, you should definitely consider the opportunity to apply for a grant and work with this technology in that capacity.
Intrigued?Join this Forem now and poke around.
One last thing. You’ll notice "Sign up with Forem" as an option alongside GitHub and email. This is a service we now offer to most seamlessly navigate the ecosystem and manage your identity. We want you to be able to bring your full self without having to bring your full data, so making this distributed ecosystem as straightforward as possible in the long run is really important. Create a Forem account and connect it with your DEV account via your settings. 🙂
Top comments (2)
This is a seriously great community with an awesome mission. They're creating tools that help content creators get paid for their creations. 🙌
This community is also run by some super friendly, cool folks! If you're interested in web monetization, I highly recommend giving their Forem a visit and joining the community.
Have you ever thought to add some donation buttons like GitHub?