WARNING: This thread isn’t for those who agree with the program. This thread is for those who disagree with the program and would like to voice their opinions.
This thread will not tolerate any hate speech towards wattpad or other peoples opinions.
Please act civilize.
Helluuurrr!! How you doing? My name is Haesel. You might know me from the “messy” thread, but if you don’t here is the link to that thread: WattpadNext Beta
A little bit about me:
I am not a messy person at all. I am a nice person, I’m down to earth, I’m friendly and I can be very opinionated.
My life motto is: Voice your opinion even if you stand alone.
Your OPINION MATTERS.
This is how this thread is going to work:
- If you disagree, state why you disagree and give your solution that will benefit both reader and writer.
2.If you disagree and there is someone’s solution you agree with please state why you agree with their solution.
Thread Motto: Feel some type of way- Rich Homie Quan
I’ll go first (OBVIOUSLY)
FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY
When I first found out about this program, I was in between agreeing and disagreeing. I saw both sides of the playing field. I wanted monetization for writers because they work hard and most are dedicated to their craft and accomplishing their goals, but I also looked at it from the reader’s point of view. Not only am I a writer but I’m also a reader and I understand not wanting to pay for a number of reasons. In some countries, a dollar isn’t equalivant to 1 U.S.DOLLAR. In countries like Trinidad and Tobago 1 U.S D = 7 in T.T MONEY, In Jamaica 1 U.S.D = $134. 56 in Jamaican Money and in the Philippines 1 U.S.D = 53.78 Philippines piso. To you a dollar isn’t much but to some people a dollar goes a long way. I believe most readers will found somewhere else to go like Amazon Kindle. E-books are reasonable, better quality and most readers will still be supporting a self-publish author.
FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY.
I believe wattpad should move in the direction of YouTube. It will be beneficial to readers, writers, and Wattpad. As we all know, Youtube is a billion dollar company while wattpad is a million dollar company. In the coming years, I can see it reaching billion dollar status with the right move. I believe the ad revenues will work for everyone across Wattpad platform if they were tweak.
For example: Many complained that writers weren’t making enough money from the ads. I believe if Wattpad implemented a dollar for every 1k read plus the ads a lot of writers will be making money. With this system, there will be a requirement and a vast majority of writers will be able to monetize their work. Let’s say 10k reads on a book is the starting requirement in order to have ads ran through that particular book.
A problem that could arise is ad-blocker. I don’t believe this will be a major problem on wattpad because I’ve seen comments on books telling the author that they watched every single ad. I think the problem came when readers found out not every writer was getting paid and it was only a select view. Again that was poor communication from the company.
With this solution, I can see more writers staying and alot joining and the readers will be happy and content.
So let’s get the discusion started…