Can you make MoneyDo you have any money?
During the age of web commerce and self-help mentors, it's difficult to rely on what you actually see on-line, especially when it comes to making money. Authors of the affiliate program receive a monthly fee depending on how members deal with storytelling. A few things are the amount of reader hours (how long members stay to hear a story) and the amount of clapping.
In general, the more gossip you get, the more money you earn. Every readers is restricted to 50 gossips per item (without overall gossip limits for all items he reads). What is bewildering about this system is that your payout per claim will vary with a weight based number. Given that claim fees are a small portion of a user's $5 per monthly sign-up charge, very frequent clapping customers have lower pay claims than frequent clapping customers.
That means a gossip will range from $0.01 to $5, according to who is looking at your item and gossiping. Prerequisite for this is that the gossiping individual is a paid member (non-paying reader can open a free gossiping and gossiping accounts, but these gossips do not take into consideration your revenue). Each Wednesday, your Partner Dashboard is refreshed with what you earn up to the preceding Sunday.
Shall I block my items and make them available to members only? It is a decision that every author must make on the basis of his or her objectives of retention. Items that are not "locked" and are free for everyone to view may however have more opinions but are not financially viable.
So, if you are a new writer, it's probably a good idea to at least experiment with "unlocking" a certain number of items to increase your exposures. Affiliate program storylines are awarded by readership who believe authors should be honored for the excellence of their idea, not for the publicity they generate for marketers, or for their previously released writer credentials.