You want to introduce someone to web monetization. First you try to explain what it is... then they want to use it so they can understand it better.
You tell them to subscribe on coil.com, but they are not comfortable giving coil their card info since they don't know what it is.
What do you do? Or what's a better (easy and/or least effort) way to let them try web monetization?
How do you currently introduce people to web monetization?
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I often suggest they start by Web Monetizing their own work, by signing up on Coil as a Creator - coil.com/creator. This way they can try it out themselves first, at no cost to them, and then suggest that if they are enjoying it and see the value in it, that they give back and support the community by purchasing a membership themselves.
But I think that's easier to do with more technical creators who can manage their own website/blog/etc. My target community are artists, so I assume they don't know what a
metatag is. I think it's best if I could abstract most of the technical details from them and let them have a more visual experience.
The best solution for my community would be to let them explore webmonetization by seeing what it does. Unfortunately, coil doesn't have a free trial... It would be hard for people to blindly trust Coil with their card info and invest $5 to something they don't know.
Of course we could give them a blog post. But reading takes effort xD
Is there a good webmonetization simulation that doesn't need a coil subscription to try?
Oh, interesting, I hadn't thought about managing a website as technical for an artist, rather as a necessity in this day and age in the creative arts.
This is why we need @gfam to be active again, as it would have allowed artists to experiment with this via a Coil Creator account, without having to host their own website with. Having said that though, an artist can also use Cinnamon to experiment with a Coil Creator account in this way. Mind you, videos are alway a bigger time investment.
In case it is useful to your community, Artist Rescue has a series of training modules in Web Monetization for artists: artistrescue.org/training-modules/
niceee those training modules could be a good start!
You are most welcome. I am starting to compile Web Monetization Tutorials here: storytogo.ca/web-monetization-stan... Artist Rescue's modules are currently the most applicable tutorial there for your community. I am also building a Web Monetization Course which would be good for those that wish a deeper dive. Currently the first Unit is done. It can be found here: storytogo.ca/classroom/course/web-...
We took your question and a similar one from @ericahargreave and created our weekly discussion post here: community.interledger.org/grantfor...
It's definitely hard. We've been trying to introduce people who have had very little exposure to blockchain into web monetization... and it's tough.... once people get it though, they love it.
I think a good first step is the explainer video embedded at the front page of : mg.social/
That video is really good!!
This has been my biggest struggle so far. Most people don't seem to understand what it is; not to mention web monetization is a fairly confusing term because most people think it just means "any form of micro-transactions on the web".
So far, I've had the best luck referring to it as the "Spotify payment model for the web". Where I explain that you pay a set subscription to Coil per month, and in turn Coil pays the creators based on how long you use their site. It's not completely accurate, but it clears up the confusion for most people.