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Get a Free Creator Account

Overview

As a creator, you can monetize your YouTube channel, personal website, and more. Monetizing your content allows you to receive payments from Coil as Coil Members actively view your content.

Some creators need a free Coil account to receive payments, but most do not. 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.

Do I need a free Coil Creator account?

What do you want to monetize?Need a Creator account?
YouTube channelYes
Personal website or a third-party siteNo
WordPress siteNo

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.

Note

Before you sign up for a Coil account, you should 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. Click Sign up on Coil's homepage.
  2. Click Sign up to monetize.

  3. Select to create a Coil account by signing in with Google or by entering an email address and password.

    create account screen

  4. Click Setup beneath your chosen wallet provider.

    table of supported wallet providers

  5. Enter your payment pointer, then click Finish.

    Setup your payout wallet screen with payment pointer field

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Need help with your payment pointer?

  • Find your GateHub payment pointer
  • Find your Uphold payment pointer
  1. Your account is created. Click Settings in the upper-right corner of the Coil site to go directly to your Publisher dashboard.

    payout wallet details, meta tag, and option to monetize youtube channel within publisher dashboard

Existing Coil account

Follow these steps if you already have a Coil membership.

Note

Before setting yourself up with a Coil Creator account, you should 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 setup page at https://coil.com/blogs/creator-setup.
  3. Enter a username and optionally upload a profile image, then click Continue.

    Upload profile image and enter nickname

  4. Click Setup beneath your chosen wallet provider.

    Table of supported wallet providers

  5. Enter your payment pointer, then click Finish.

    Setup your payout wallet screen with payment pointer field

info

Need help with your payment pointer?

  • Find your GateHub payment pointer
  • Find your Uphold payment pointer
  1. Your account is set up. Click Settings in the upper-right corner of the Coil site to go directly to your Publisher dashboard.

    payout wallet details, meta tag, and option to monetize youtube channel within publisher dashboard

FAQs

Payments

How much do you pay out to creators?

The payout rate starts at $0.36 USD an hour. Once Coil has streamed a total of $4.50 on behalf of a member for the month, the amount tapers to a lower rate until their subscription 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.

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.