As a creator, you can monetize your video pages, personal websites, Coil articles, and more. Monetizing your content allows you to receive payment streams from Coil Members as they actively view your content.
Most creators need a free Coil account to receive payments from Coil Members. You don't need to pay for a Coil Membership to monetize your content and receive payments. You only need a membership if you want to browse members-only content and support other creators.
What do you want to do?
Do you need a free Coil creator account?
Create and post monetized articles to our Explore page
Post links to monetized webpages on our Explore page
Post videos to Cinnamon
Monetize your YouTube channel
Monetize videos that aren't hosted on Cinnamon or YouTube
Monetize your Twitch stream
Monetize your personal website
You don't need a Coil creator account to monetize your personal website unless you want to post links to your site on Coil's Explore page.
You must sign up with a digital wallet provider that supports the Interledger protocol (ILP). ILP is what we use to send streaming payments to your wallet. Supported providers and their payout methods are:
Stronghold - USD
XRP Tip Bot - XRP
GateHub XRP - Defaults to XRP but can be exchanged for any currency supported by GateHub
Your provider assigns you a payment pointer when you set up your account. The payment pointer is an address that tells us where to send your payments. As part of signing up for a creator account, you're asked for the payment pointer your wallet provider gave you. You don't need multiple payment pointers to monetize multiple things.
More information can be found here:
On the Coil homepage, click Get started.
Enter your full name, email address, and a password. Your password must be at least eight characters.
Agree to our Terms of Service and click Sign Up.
Check your email to confirm your account.
Back on the Coil site, click your profile icon in the upper-right and select Start Creating.
Upload an optional profile image and enter a username. Your username can be from 3 to 16 characters.
Select the digital wallet you signed up with and click Setup.
Enter your wallet's payment pointer and click Finish.
Now you're ready to monetize your content! Check out these pages for details.
Log in to your Coil account.
Click your profile icon and select Settings.
Under the Account section, enter your password and click Delete Account. You'll receive a confirmation email containing the last step for deleting your account.
Stay logged in to your Coil account. Then, click the link in the confirmation email. You're taken back to coil.com. You'll receive another confirmation email stating your account was successfully deleted.
Our goal is to help ensure that we fairly compensate the creators who are publishing exceptional content and fostering fan bases. To help achieve this, we are experimenting with different boosting methods. The introduction of the boosting pilot means that payout amounts may change over time. Creators who receive boosts to their payout will get an email notification.
For additional information see:
No, Coil determines the pay rate. It starts at .36 cents an hour and tapers to a lower rate on a per-member basis once the member has streamed $4.50 for the given month.