Writers: Earning Money on Wattpad?

Wattpad Futures gives the platform’s more than 2.3 million writers a chance to earn income in-story.  “In-story ads are placed strategically in chapter breaks of some of the most popular stories on the platform.”
Kind of Affiliate Program.
Through the Wattpad Futures program, writers can choose to insert ads between chapters of their Wattpad story; every time a reader views an ad, the writer earns money.
Porter Anderson of Publishing Perspectives explains: “ When an ad is available between chapters of a work on the platform, what the reader sees is an invitation to view it.  Writers are paid according to views. 90 percent of readers are engaging on mobile.  The Toronto, Canada, based Wattpad Stars is a stable of particularly popular writers on the platform.  More than $1 million was paid out to them last year, company officials say, for their abilities to draw traffic to their writings.”

“Readers have always encouraged their favorite storytellers with messages, comments, and votes.  Now, they can support Wattpad writers in a way that increases the writer’s income, without having to pay out of pocket.”

About Wattpad – if You Are Not a Member Yet…
Wattpad was established in 2006.  Today it has more than 45 million members spending an average 30 minutes on the platform per visit.  There are more than 130,000 signups daily.  The service is offered in English, Spanish, Danish, Polish, Italian, Swedish, German, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Catalan, a total of more than 50 languages.

Wattpad Stars, an Accelerator for Top Writers.
The program helps writers take their skills to the next level, and provides brands and publishers with an opportunity to tap into Wattpad’s roster of talented digital influencers.
Wattpad describes their program that improves writers careers: “Wattpad Stars” are commissioned by top brands to write stories that entertain and engage audiences and some even see their work in print or as screen adaptations.  They also receive marketing and support from Wattpad to increase their presence and advance their careers.  A few notable writers whose writing careers have skyrocketed thanks to Wattpad include:

Anna Todd:
Anna turned her love for Harry Styles into one of the biggest social media phenomenon of 2014.  After receiving one billion reads on Wattpad, the company helped her land a six figure publishing deal and film deal with Paramount.
Rebecca Sky:
Commissioned to write for the Athenos campaign and featured in the New York Times.
Apryl Baker:
Commissioned by Universal Pictures to write for the Ouija and Unfriended film promotions.
Edward Mullen:
Commissioned by USA Network and A&E to write for the launch of the television series DIG and The Returned.

See also our article 15 Million Reads Before Her Book Was Even Published & Available.

Wattpad writers who’ve built their online presence, with a knack for creating fun, serial stories, now have direct route to the Wattpad team to jumpstart their careers.


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