Wattpad Next Beta with Nick: US Rollout


#1061

YouTube pay their content creators with ads not with the consumers money. That is why YouTube is successful when it comes to a paid platform.


#1062

I don’t think we can compare Wattpad to YouTube because reading something is different from watching a video. Also, YouTube has a far larger audience and is more mainstream in society.


#1063

I think we could compare the two.


#1064

Wait, wasn’t Wattpad already paying people through ads before Next started up???


#1065

How so? I think it’s like apples and oranges.


#1066

I think you’re talking about the Futures program.


#1067

https://www.wattpad.com/writers/opportunities/futures/


#1068

Many people use ad blockers to bypass. (I don’t. I’m on the app and I just zone out while they’re on.) Whereas if you gave people a coin per ad or three, people would probably interact more, I think.


#1069

I bought Premium because there’s no adblocker for Iphone. But when I find one, I’ll drop Premium.


#1070

I wanted to read before bed without stressful advertisements. XD


#1071

I don’t have an ad blocker. Alas. I read about two chapters and get another ad. ;D


#1072

I have adblocker for my laptop, so most of my reading is done on here after I write a little first.


#1073

Pretty sure the ads are universal now, which is fine. Wattpad has to fund their system somehow. I’m cool with it. Futures also go towards the authors, I think?


#1074
  • That’s like saying Instagram and Snapchat can’t be compared, but they are both social media platforms.

  • Apples and Oranges that’s still a fruit.

In my opinion

  • Books or Videos that’s still content.

  • Ads: Wattpad introduced ads to pay the writers in the Future program. Youtube also has ads to pay their content creators. (Idk what happened to the Future program .)

  • They have the same demographic. Preteens, Teenagers and Young Adults. These are the demographic that makes a platform, especially a paid platform. (A youtube type platform)

  • Wattpad is also well known.


#1075

Not sure. Maybe both ways?


#1076

Unless it’s pleased to delighted, which is comparing apples to apples. XD


#1077


#1078

Not all of the writers in the Next program are Futures writers. I don’t get a cut of the ads, for instance.


#1079

Yeah, the futures program! That program was REALLY flawed! I mean, every book was getting the same ads but only some authors were picked to get paid for them? I didn’t like it at all :woman_shrugging:


#1080

I think the Futures program got shut down… Didn’t it??