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Discussion on: Web Monetization like I'm 5

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olajide joshua

Great article! But my question here is, Let's say for example I am a content writer and I have a blog post and I have already signed up for coil (A way to monetize my premium articles and the likes) How do I get paid even though the user viewing the content hasn't signed up on coil but Just viewing the content. Will I be paid based on the number of readers or the time spent on the platform (monetized)?

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As a creator, you can decide if you want only people with a monetization subscription to view your content or everyone in general. Coil calculates how much micropayment to send to you as a creator based on user interaction with our article. If the users viewing your article are not on a coil subscription, you don't receive micropayments to your payment pointer attached. Example: devcareer.io is monetized, if users on a coil subscription visit the website, I get micropayments, if users without a coil subscription visit, I don't get anything. I can easily set it that only people with coil extensions should be able to view it if I want.. It's all depends on me.

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Ayodeji Oladimeji

I'm sorry for disturbing sir, can you please enlist the advantages of being a Creator.

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Majorly, as a creator, it's a simple way to get revenge.. A micropayment is another word for money. And due to the use of interledger you don't have to worry about your location or the location of your users.

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Ayodeji Oladimeji

Such a nice response,
Now I have the Idea.

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☞ Desigan Chinniah ☜ • Edited

For further insight into some of the thinking between Web Monetization provider (Coil et al) members and non-members viewing content do see 100+20 Content Rule. This is just a baseline start for this thinking and we totally expect that things like the DEV Hackathon, the initial early 2020 Grant for the Web CFP and many other upcoming activities will bring out even more creativity here.

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