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Fountain 0.4.9 - Earnings, Referrals & Comments
Introducing a new earnings system to replace Flow, plus an improved referrals system that means you will be stacking sats in your sleep!
Since we introduced the Flow concept to earnings in Fountain 0.4.6, we’ve been looking closely at the data and gathering lots of useful feedback from users on the new system.
Here are some of the key learnings:
The average user is earning less than before when listening to podcasts
It is unclear exactly how supporting podcasts, creating clips and referring friends affects your Flow
It is counter-intuitive that users must give away earnings in order to earn more
It is unfair that your Flow (and your earning rate) deteriorate with ongoing use
Clearly the Flow system has not been working. This is why we are launching a new earning system that is more simple, intuitive and transparent. Most importantly, it will allow users to earn more over time!
Here’s how the new earning system works:
You now get paid by Fountain for your first hour of daily podcast listening
The earning rate changes every day for each user and it’s completely random. Some days you might earn a little, but if it’s your lucky day you could earn a lot!
You no longer need to support podcasts or create clips in order to continue earning or to earn more
There are no changes to the way that promotions and clips work
To learn more about how earning on Fountain work, read our FAQs.
We are also introducing a new and improved referral system that means you will be stacking sats in your sleep! Introduce your friends to Fountain and you will earn a small commission every time they support a podcast.
Here’s how the new referral system works:
Share your referral code with friends who love podcasts
Get them to download Fountain and redeem your code
You’ll earn 50% of their transaction fees for a year
If you have already referred friends to Fountain, you will start earning a percentage of their transaction fees as soon as you upgrade to Fountain 0.4.9.
You can refer and earn referral fees from as many people as you want. However, if you have redeemed multiple codes, your fees will only go to the owner of the last code you redeemed. You will only earn referral fees if you have been active on Fountain in the last 30 days
To learn more about how referrals on Fountain work, read our FAQs.
We know how much Fountain users love reading and responding to boost messages on the episode pages. That’s why we decided to enable comments on podcasts that aren’t already on the Lightning Network.
If a podcast is already Lightning-enabled, you will see the option to boost on the player and the episode page. If it’s not, you will see the option to comment. Comments work just like boosts except Fountain charges a flat fee of 10 sats.
If you would like to share your feedback or report any issues on the new update, you can do this through the menu in the app or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your support,