Friday, December 30, 2011

Monetizing A Blog with Bitcoin

If Louis C.K. proved anything this month, it's that you can provide DRM-free content to users for a small fee and still receive substantial compensation for your work without depending on corporations to produce your content. Today, we're going to take that one step further and handle our own payment processing as well.

With Bitcoin and some nifty code from StrongCoin, it's fairly straight-forward to sell any digital good or service that you have to offer. In this case, it will be a password to some hidden content on this page.

After a small payment, I will guide you through how you can monetize your own content. All proceeds will go to the Bitcoin Faucet.

There have already been payments!

Click this link to make your payment. A pop-up window will appear, so you may have to disable your pop-up blocker to see it work. Once your payment is made, click the "show encrypted text" link, below, and enter the password that you received in the text file that was sent to you.

4 comments:

  1. Indeed well worth the 0.02 BTC. I was in particular impressed that the payment instantly takes place. Great blog by the way (tip is on the way).

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    1. ^^ Years later...I wonder if it was still worth the .02 BTC

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  2. Thanks, a browser extension would be much more user friendly. All those copy&paste is a pain in the neck.

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