Your happiness is our happiness, therefore we’re planning to highlight the Flattr revenue data of our users every month. I plunged myself into Twitter and Google to find people who share* their results and the joy of earning some extra money for their “free” work. Unfortunately and surprisingly I could not find too much for the last month, and not even for this year so far. So I decided to write a very motivating post to make you to share how much you earned with Flattr each month.
First, I’ll be a bit practical: As more people know and use Flattr, the more chance for you to get flattred. Spread the word and hopefully that will bring something for you too!
And now to affect your emotions, I’ll show you some examples from the earlier days of Flattr until now, and how we and all the supportive users have brought happiness into each other’s lives.
Tante’s blog started a discussion about this topic at an early (Flattr) stage and revealed some interesting questions regarding how people use Flattr, and how this new concept of paying for online content made it easier to pay for online content. While I don’t agree with him in every aspect, I like his interest and we’d be happy if he continues his experimenting.
I don’t think it’s hard to decide what to spend your money on, but here’s a good example where your extra revenue can be useful: Sdteffen earns enough money to finance web hosting costs and to renew his Antivirus software subscription. @youdaz was a bit more visual. Here is what he could buy:
Cocoanetics.com discusses 10 methods to show your appreciation to any content provider on the net. He finds that flattring is a good way to support somebody’s work (as we all do, here), and also publishes his dashboard for February.
Now here comes the German section: Germany seems very active in button clicking, and many of them proudly shared their monthly data at the closed beta phase. They are also very kind, as scatterd.de made my job easy and collected some success stories of Flattr users in Germany. One of the highest earners was taz.de at that time (143,55 Euro in the first 12 days), and while they experienced some slipping in February this year, now we can see how much they’ve improved during the last few months: blogs.taz.de. In turn February was a successful month for allesblog.de, who’s earned 210% of his January revenue. Also as kulturflattrate.squarespace.com estimates, the number of all Flattr subscriptions has increased with 50% as well (since Dec 2010).
After all these exhaustive reports here are some Twitter folks who simply rejoiced into the air:
@torservers: You guys are SO GREAT! Thanks for understanding the importance of Tor! #Flattr revenue Feb: 93.44€
1:37 AM Mar 1st
@SkaveRat: #Flattr Revenue (incl. Donations): 4,77€ – thx whoever donated! :D
1:43 AM Mar 1st
@stopsatgreen: I’ve earned €2.85 from Flattr & 91p from Amazon Associates. Who says you can’t make money from blogging?
2:49 AM Mar 3rd
@marcoboelling: earned €0,09 with flattr ;)
3:53 PM Feb 28th
@OSMBlogde: Das OSMBlog ist im Februar mit 24,51€ von #flattr bedacht worden. Danke.
5:27 AM Mar 1st
@Paul_Da_Silva: #Flattr : J’ai gagné 17.75€ce mois-ci – ça baisse ^^ (The point is clear! – editor)
8:15 AM Mar 1st
And as a conclusion, never give up: stefansundin.com
February [Publicly Shared] Flattr Revenue Table