We offer special integrations with YouTube and Cinnamon, so they're treated a bit differently. These integrations allow you to receive payments from Coil Members as they watch your videos through the YouTube and Cinnamon websites. Videos on other hosting platforms must be embedded in a Coil article.
To receive payment for videos that aren't on Cinnamon or a monetized YouTube channel, the video must be embedded into a Coil article.
Remember, it's the article's page that's monetized, not the video itself. Coil articles are always automatically monetized. There's no additional setup needed.
Click + New Post and select Article.
In the body text, click the (+) menu.
Select the video embed option, NOT the URL link option.
The URL link option will open your video in a new window. If a member clicks your video and leaves Coil, the Coil extension will stop paying.
Paste the URL of your video into the input field and press Enter.
Link posts require the page you link to be web monetized. As far as videos go, this means you can only link to a Cinnamon video, a video on YouTube that belongs to a monetized channel, or a personal monetized webpage that the video is embedded in.
Click + New Post and select Link.
Add a title and URL, then click Post.
If you try to post a link to a video hosted on Vimeo, for example, you'll receive an error that the page is not web monetized. The error says to make sure the page includes a
<meta> tag, but you can't add the tag unless you have developer access to the page's HTML.
If your video is on a page on your personal website and you do have access to the HTML, you can add the
<meta> tag yourself. Once that's added, you can post the link to Coil.