Who wouldn’t have heard of Bitcoin, the digital gold!
Bitcoin featured in every conversation a couple of months back when it hit a whopping $20000.
Anyway, this post is not about Bitcoin, but about the technology on which Bitcoin is built – Blockchain. In case you wish to learn more about Bitcoin, you can read about it in our earlier guide that we published in 2013.
The blockchain is the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, and it is said to be changing the way our data is stored. Just like the way internet disrupted the whole ecosystem of the financial world, blockchain is supposed to have a much broader impact. Be it finance, supply chain, real estate, or any other industry.
The blockchain is supposed to remove, or at least minimize the middleman or centralized authority while increasing the trust and security of data. A lot of new projects are built on the blockchain, including some for bloggers and publishers, that you should know about and ride the wave before it’s too late.
At the time of writing this, I have two projects related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies on my radar.
Brave offers a publisher program which is available for any website owner, YouTuber or Twitcher. The process of getting started with Brave attention token publisher program is fast and easy.
For those who use WordPress, can use their WordPress plugin for quick verification. Other platform users can take advantage of DNS-based verification. YouTube verification is as easy as a click.
The best part about this program is:
You will automatically earn BAT token when qualified users will browse your site on the Brave browser. You can see the current pricing of BAT token here.
This accumulated BAT token can be withdrawn to your Uphold account (A PayPal alternative for sending receiving payment). I have written more about the Uphold process in a later section of this detailed tutorial.
Overall, this is a setup and forget kind of system and something everyone with a website, YouTube channel or Twitch channel should use. I have earned 500+ BAT token which is worth $100.
Here is a screenshot; notice two things :
It took about a year and a half, but the key here is; after the initial setup, I never had to log in to my Brave publisher account.
Isn’t it cool to have multiple revenue sources, especially when you don’t have to do anything?
You can also increase this earning by recommending your readers to use Brave as their main web-browser. They are running a promo where they are offering $5 for every qualified user who installs and starts using the Brave browser on your recommendation. You can activate and grab this deal as well from your Brave publisher dashboard.
I believe by now you have enough details on how this works and rest of it you will be able to figure out once you start following this tutorial.
With this, let’s earn free money from our existing YouTube channel, websites or Twitch channel.
Here is how to get started.
Let’s get started by adding a site. For this tutorial, I’m adding my Technology blog ShoutMeTech.
Select the kind of platform you wish to add.
Enter domain info:
Depending upon the platform you use:
Since I use the WordPress platform, I used their WordPress plugin for verification. Here are the steps I followed:
Your website will now be added to the Brave publisher panel, and you will earn BAT tokens when someone browses your site using the Brave browser.
How about YouTube?
If you have a YouTube channel, follow these steps and you will be good to go.
Click on allow. Once done, whenever someone watches your YouTube channel on the Brave browser; you will start earning BAT tokens.
In case you have multiple YouTube channels or sites, repeat the process and add all your web properties.
Since it hardly takes a minute to get your website or YouTube channel verified, it’s completely worth it. The next step is crucial for you to claim your BAT token.
To withdraw all the crypto coinsoins that you earn from the Brave publisher program, you need an Uphold account.
Just for reference, this is how the Uphold dashboard looks like:
Once your Uphold account is ready, head back to the Brave publisher dashboard; at the top, you will see the option to connect your Brave publisher account to Uphold. (As shown in the screenshot below).
Once your account is connected, you can configure deposit currency. In my case, I selected BTC (Bitcoin) as I would like to HODL bitcoins for a longer term as a store of value. (More on this in future articles).
Depending on the country you are in, you can select USD, INR, EUR or any other currency of your choice. You can also withdraw currencies directly to your bank account. Here is the list of countries that Uphold offers bank account funding and withdrawal.
If you are in a country which is not supported by Uphold, you can take advantage of Payoneer to withdraw funds. Payoneer is a global banking service that let you have virtual bank address for USA, Europe, China, Japan and a few more countries. In my case, I have configured Uphold using Payoneer.
For the record, here are the things that one can do with Uphold.
I practically like the point where you can transfer funds from one user to another. It could well be a PayPal alternative (if Uphold becomes popular in the days to come).
Overall, the process is down to these basic steps:
Since this is a one-time plug and play sort of thing where you don’t need to do any optimization, or monitor the dashboard regularly, this is indeed free money for every blogger, website owner, YouTube channel owner and Twitcher.
With Brave’s popularity increasing, you can expect more earning with time. Also, if you have not started using the Brave browser, you should try it out now.
On my Android device, it’s my primary browser as it saves me from the trackers and increases privacy, especially when you are in the habit of clicking links from Twitter or similar social platform.
If you know of any YouTuber or Website owner, do share this article with them and let them know about this cool way to monetize their property. They will thank you and ShoutMeLoud for letting them know something beneficial.
Also, I have talked about another project called Bit.tube in the earlier section of this guide. If you would like to know about that, watch the video below. You can check the ShoutMeLoud Channel on Bit.tube here.
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