Get a Free Creator Account

Overview

As a creator, you can monetize your video pages, personal websites, Coil blog posts, and more. Monetizing your content allows you to receive payment streams as Coil Members actively view your content.

Many 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 support other creators of web monetized content.

Do I need a free Creator account?

What do you want to do?Need a Creator account?
Post to our Blogs pageYes
Post links to monetized sites/pages on our Blogs pageYes
Post videos to CinnamonYes
Monetize your YouTube channelYes
Monetize your Twitch streamNo
Monetize your personal website or a third-party siteNo*
Monetize your WordPress siteNo*
* You don't need a free Coil account to monetize your site. You only need a free account if you want to post links to your site on Coil's Blogs page.

New Coil Creator account

Follow these steps if you don't have a Coil account. If you're a paying Coil Member, follow the steps for an Existing Coil account.

Before signing up for a free account, you must have an account with a supported digital wallet. Your wallet provider will assign you a payment pointer which you must have to complete the steps below.

  1. Go to the Creator Sign Up page and click Start monetizing. It's free!Select creator from top nav and click start monetizing. it's free.
  2. Enter your email address and a password.
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    You must choose a strong password with at least 8 characters. You'll receive a message if your password isn't strong enough. To estimate password strength, we look for common names, repeating and sequential characters (e.g., 1111, abcd), keyboard patterns (e.g, qwerty) and a few other things.

  3. Agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then click Next.
  4. Enter the confirmation code sent to your email.

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  5. Click Setup beneath your wallet provider, then enter your payment pointer and click Finish.Enter payment pointer screen
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Can't remember your payment pointer? Select your wallet provider to find it.

Existing Coil account

Follow these steps if you are an existing Coil Member and would like to become a Coil Creator.

Before signing up for a free Creator account, you must have an account with a supported digital wallet. Your wallet provider will assign you a payment pointer which you must have to complete the steps below.

  1. Sign in to your Coil account.
  2. Go to the Creator Sign Up page and click Start monetizing. It's free!
  3. Enter a username and optionally upload a profile image. Then, click Continue.
  4. Click Setup beneath the wallet you signed up with.
  5. Enter the payment pointer assigned to you by your wallet provider, then click Finish.
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Can't remember your payment pointer? Select your wallet provider to find it.

FAQs

Missing Monetize Content and Payouts in Dashboard

Why don't I see the Monetize Content or Payouts options in the Coil Dashboard?

This usually happens if you leave the sign up flow before selecting a wallet provider and entering your payment pointer. Go to https://coil.com/creator-setup to finish signing up.

Payments

How much do you pay out to creators?

The payout rate starts at $0.36 USD an hour per Coil Member. After a Coil Member has streamed $4.50 of their membership fee, the amount tapers to a lower rate to stretch the remaining $0.50 until their membership renews. The renewal date each for each Coil Member depends on their sign up date. If a member signed up on October 17, their membership will renew on November 17. Even if a Coil Member streams $5 USD before their membership renews, we continue paying out at the lowered rate.

Some digital wallets support exchanging payments to different currencies, like XRP or Euros. The final amount you receive could then depend on the exchange rate at the time of conversion.

Can I specify the price of a piece of content or a minimum pay rate?

No, not at this time.

Boosting Pilot

What happened to the boosting pilot?

As of November 02, 2020, we're no longer accepting new submissions, but we're continuously working on new ways to nurture and grow the Coil community and Web Monetization ecosystem.