Posting my Fractal Flames and Fractal Composite images
on social media websites has been my usual daily activity for some time now.
I not only post my Fractal Flames and Fractal Composite Art on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, but look for new places to share my art.
The Big Problem
There is a problem I have with doing that!
That is, you post your content and like, share and comment on other people’s posts.
Then just like all other social sites, they surround your post with advertisements to a varying degree.
But those famous sites listed above, all “Keep The Money“, they keep all of the revenue generated from advertising that is surrounding your content.
The Failure of Tsū
Tsū tried the model of paying out to the content posting users 90% of advertising revenue and keeping only 10% of the total revenue to pay bills with.
They only lasted about two years, then went dark. Shutting the door on any further posting on their site and leaving users without the minimum amount of $100 in the Tsū bank without the money that they had earned being paid to them, unfortunately I was one of them!
They explained later that the whole project was an experiment. Leaving most users with quite a sour taste in their mouths.
So, we users were left out on a limb, looking for a new home to share our art and commentary to.
Some found a couple other places similar to the Tsū model, paying users an extremely small amount of revenue from their ad revenue.
Never Going Back!
Some users were fed up completely and were sworn off ever trying anything similar again and so returned to the same big giants that pay you nothing from the massive revenue that is generated from your work, as previously mentioned.
I’m sure that they are very happy to have you back! But now there is a new player emerging that is similar in some ways to the Tsū.co framework.
Enter a new player into this pay for content model, they are similar to others in that they pay for your content being used to show advertising, but they pay quite a substantial amount per view as compared to the others mentioned. There is a system of points generated each time some action is taken that is considered participating in the experience of the website.
Virily.com is the new kid on the block and for just posting, sharing and commenting on posts on this site for less than two weeks, my revenue is higher now compared to what I earned on Tsū for more than four months!
Plus, you do not have to earn loads of money to be in a position to get a payment from Virily. Having $10.00 in credit on your account is enough to receive a payment. Unlike the almost unreachable amount on other sites before qualifying for a payment!
The company behind the website is trading out of Estonia and it looks as if they have found a balance which makes all involved happy.
Early Days – Anything Can Happen
It is of course early days and anything is possible, it could just end up being another flash in the pan site which will tend to dishearten even more users or it could end up being the test that we all want it to be.
After all, without trying new things we are doomed to stagnation.
I will be revisiting this subject with updates whenever they develop. As for now, this new platform “Virily” appears to be the one to watch and learn from.
Join Me and Get Paid
Please take a minute to pop over and visit me and my friends on Virily to see for yourself what the fuss is about, after all, I am not writing great articles about Facebook or Twitter am I?
I will be posting most days there and probably have newer images on my profile there for you to see and comment on.
We would be happy to have you involved in the making of a new model of social website, where we are all making money! Having more people get involved is what brings in the advertiser’s who are spending the money that gets paid to the users of the website, which in turn, makes it more popular and will continue to cycle in the user/advertiser dynamic.
So, in other words, the more users the better for everyone!
You saw how much growth the big social sites experienced over the past ten years, with that growth came advertising, it always follows the eyeballs, if your eyes are on Virily, then the advertiser’s will be there too, spending money that pays you!
I hope to see you there.