Do you pay your writers?
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Do you pay your writers?

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HackerNoon does not pay individual writers directly. We are a publishing platform to facilitate the exchange of value between writer to reader, and writer to editor. Most HackerNoon contributing writers are here for story distribution, editorial support, and internet validation. People who write on HackerNoon generally also write on many other places around the web like Dzone, Forbes, LinkedIn Publisher, and of course, their own sites.

However, there are multiple ways a contributing writer can earn money from publishing stories on HackerNoon.

Get paid via HackerNoon Writing Contests!

Okay, yes, being validated and heard by a lot of people is super cool, but let’s get down to business. When you publish with #contest-tags on your Hacker Noon stories, you are entered to win monthly prizes from our wonderful sponsors. You read that right! Our contests have awarded our writers handsomely based on the quality of their work.

Monetize HackerNoon stories via Coil

First, via our partnership with Coil, any writer can add a Web Monetization meta tag to their stories on HackerNoon. Once enabled, Coil automatically streams micropayments to the writer’s wallet based on the amount of time Coil Members spend reading.

Follow these steps by steps to monetize your HackerNoon stories:

Set up a Digital Wallet and Get a payment pointer (we recommend Uphold)
Sign in to HackerNoon, and navigate to the Rewards Page
Add your payment pointer to the payment pointer field
Hit Save
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Protip: Adding a web monetization meta tag also works on your personal blog. Check out Richard's guide to learn more.

Get Paid via Video Calls with HackerNoon Experts Program

Furthermore, top HackerNoon writers can also list themselves for paid video calls via HackerNoon’s new Meet Tech Experts Program (beta).

If interested in receiving leads for paid video calls, please fill out this Google Form. We’ll review the information and then if sufficient send over an invite to the HackerNoon network via Superpeer within a week. This program is a revenue share with 75% of the earnings going to the writer, 20% going to HackerNoon, and 5% for Superpeer transaction fee. Writers set their own rate and availability for all video calls. We've seen people set anywhere between $0 (free) and $6,180‼️ per call. See some of the example profiles here, here, and here.

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