Reddit introduced right now that it’s going to start paying main contributors in gold. The platform is new Contributor Program It permits editors who meet sure necessities to obtain actual cash (distributed month-to-month) for the content material given to them. The corporate can also be revamping how posting/commenting rewards work by eradicating Reddit cash (and all related rewards) in favor of all gold on a regular basis.
The Contributor Program is open to Redditors who’re over 18, in an eligible location (US solely initially), have an account in “good standing” and meet the minimal karma threshold. Reddit will grant “Customary Contributor” standing (incomes 90 cents per gold awarded) to those that have a minimum of 10 gold and who’ve earned between 100 and 4,999 karma within the final 12 months. Moreover, “High Contributors” (who get $1 per gold awarded) will want a minimum of 10 gold and greater than 5,000 Karma from the earlier 12 months. Redditors beneath these thresholds is not going to be eligible for actual payouts till they attain the objectives.
You possibly can verify your eligibility by going to this system web page through your profile menu. If you happen to can be a part of, the “Get Verified to Begin Incomes” button will probably be highlighted and clickable/clickable.
Reddit has additionally made some modifications to the interface to match the brand new give attention to gold. Gilded posts and feedback will now show a gold upvote icon as an alternative of the usual icon. The platform now additionally means that you can award and purchase gold immediately from a submit: now you can long-press the upvote icon for a submit or remark within the Reddit cellular app (or, ultimately, transfer your cursor over the icon on the net) to decide on between awarding 1 gold and 25 prize. One gold will value customers $2, whereas they will pay as much as $49 for 25 of them. The brand new Gold system is now out there on cellular and will probably be rolled out to net customers “later this yr.”
Adjustments to Reddit’s API since earlier this yr make it troublesome for third events to trace interplay on the platform. Nonetheless, with anecdotal experiences of engagement declining following the API protests, right now’s strikes may very well be seen as a carrot to draw/retain prolific contributors who will assist the platform construct engagement — just like the X, YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram Creator Applications.