I'm contacting a small group of authors on Smack Jeeves to find out if you'd be interested in a small beta program we're hoping to launch called the Smack Jeeves Ad Revenue Sharing Beta.
We've recently begun working with a new advertising group, and if things go well (i.e. the ad $$ rates are good and we're able to track ad revenue on individual comics), it would mean this program would be a go. This program would allow you to place ad tags on your comic, provided by us, and allow you to earn money from the ads. The terms will be, tentatively, 70% to the comic author and 30% to Smack Jeeves, so for every $1 your comic earns through advertising you'd keep $0.70 and we'd keep $0.30.
Keep in mind, you're already free to place ads on your comic and keep 100% of the revenue. The benefit to this program is that, hopefully, we're able to provide higher rates than you may be able to achieve on your own, and simplify the process, and also help you out with ad placement.
This would very much be a beta, and #1 it's not ready yet and #2 when it is ready, we won't be able to provide on-demand revenue reporting right away. Initially, we need to determine if the program even has a chance of being successful before building those kind of tools, so reporting will be probably at the end of each month initially, and payments Net-45 (payment within 45 days after the end of the month in which the ad revenue was earned).
These are the requirements for your comic to be able to participate:
- No pornographic content whatsoever
- All IP including art, characters and story must be original or covered by fair use
- Your comic must be on the smackjeeves.com domain
- You're okay with being paid via PayPal (just a $1 fee would apply)
I've already pre-screened all of your comics and from what I can tell you're all eligible, but if I missed any of these, unfortunately your comic would not be eligible for the program.
Finally, and importantly, this is not public information, nor is it entirely official. I'm just gauging interest at this point, so keeping this program private for now would be appreciated.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! Please let me know whether or not you'd be interested in participating."
To which I answered
Thank you for your offering, but no, of course i don`t want to participate.
Don`t take any offense, but this is nonsense. I, as almost every other supporter pay the donator or premium fee just to NOT have any Ads that bothers our readers.
What`s the point of paying the fee to not have ads and then put voluntarily ads so we can get money to keep on paying the fee to not have ads?
Eatatau is supported entirely by the fans through Patreon, the shop and the commissions you order, and so far I don`t want nor need ads thanks to you.
Thank you for your support, people. You make it worth the time and the effort.