The BTCPayWall offers publishers the opportunity to offer high-quality content to readers willing to pay per single newspaper article.
BTCPayWall is a WordPress plugin for publishers to offer individual blog posts for a small fee.
Readers don’t want to sign up for a long-term subscription if you spontaneously want to read a certain article on the internet.
Readers are quite willing to pay for high-quality content if it can be done quickly, anonymously and without logging in or registering.
The BTCPayWall is a Bitcoin paywall that can be used to charge for blog posts on WordPress sites.
The publisher creates his blog article on WordPress as usual. From a freely chosen point, further reading is only possible after a successful payment.
The reader gets a PaymentWall displayed after the free preview. This PaymentWall is unlocked by a Bitcoin or Lightning payment and the full post is displayed.
The reader does not have to sign up or register beforehand, nor does he have to take out a subscription. Using the pay-per-post method, the reader only pays for the content that interests him.
Payment per article vs. subscription
Publishers mainly offer their digital content as a monthly subscription. What is a good solution for regular readers does not meet the needs of spontaneous Internet readers who are specifically interested in a particular article.
Instead of discouraging these readers with a free trial subscription including a complicated sign-up and registration process, it makes sense to supplement the monthly subscription with a payment per newspaper article.
In addition to generating additional revenue, this also offers the opportunity to convert these spontaneous individual buyers into long-term subscription customers.
The subscription department wants extensive personal data from its trial readers through the trial subscription, but this contradicts the changed reading needs of Internet readers.
The Internet reader is prepared to pay for a single, high-quality article without having to make an immediate subscription commitment.
Advantages for the publisher
Instead of offering its content for free and relying on advertising revenue from banner ads and Google, the WordPress BTCPayWall offers publishers a real alternative.
The BTCPayWall offers publishers the opportunity to offer high-quality content to readers willing to pay per newspaper article. It offers an alternative for readers on the Internet who do not want to subscribe, but are willing to pay for a single and high-quality article.
Publishers can become more independent from banner ads, Google and clickbait content and focus more on high quality content that readers are willing to pay for.
With the help of BTCPayWall, any WordPress site can be turned into a revenue stream in no time.
Try it out for yourself: Pay-per-post example page
Advantages for the publisher
- Generate revenue for high-quality content and make yourself less dependent on banner ads.
- With BTCPayWall you can generate revenue from spontaneous internet readers who are interested in a single post and do not want to subscribe.
- Offer free posts and charge a small one-time fee for high-quality content.
- Offer a free preview and from a freely selected area the article becomes chargeable.
- Prices per post can be set globally or individually for each post
- Availability period of the paid article can be set individually
- Free design of the PaymentWall.
- Integration of the BTCPayWall in the blog post via shortcode or as a widget at the most important website builders like: Gutenberg, WPBakery, and Elementor.
Sample application for selling individual newspaper articles or blog post.
Here is the demo post.
Now follows the paywall with the corresponding information for the reader.