From the first days of Exposure, we took the stand to never put ads on the platform and instead, focus on building the best product we can that storyteller will love and pay for.
Thankfully that worked and now, thanks to our amazing customers we can start to explore the next part of the journey: Getting our members paid for their amazing stories.
From today you can now use Web Monetization technology to do just that with your site and stories.
Web Monetization is an open technology that allows someone viewing a webpage to stream very small payments (micropayments) to the creator in real-time.
Now, visitors who have a Coil.com membership can stream small payments to you as they spend time on your Exposure sites and stories.
This is a new and exciting technology for the web and is picking up wider adoption by the day. As adoption grows the amounts you could possibly earn will increase as will the community supporting the open web.
As Coil puts it:
"Our monetization model offers an alternative to the status quo of paid advertisements and selling the public’s attention to the highest bidders – A solution that will serve the people who aren’t being served well today."
We have many more plans for monetization and future versions of this feature so stay tuned. If you have any feedback or questions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org ✌️