Although it is more about donations, some creators in Europe are building a reliable financial base for their creative work.
It is easy to use:
2. pay in some money via paypal or credit card (for example 2€/month),
3. click on a Flattr button if you see one and determine a donation.
4. At the end of the month, your monthly limited donation will be split though all the clicks you have made. And the creator will receive the donation.
I use Flattr because I was told by some creators that it is a good possibility to give away some money If I like a specific content.
Being not a big fan of “everything must be free” I like clicking on a Flattr Button instead of only liking or +ing something in my favorite social network.
This could make the world a bit better. And it is a fraction of the answer to the actual copyright discussion.
You can explore recently flattred content. As you can see, there is also a section of flattred photos. So there is a place for photographers in Flattr. Imagine a social payment system in Google+, where a +1 means a few cents.
I believe in systems like Flattr! That’s why I am supporting it.
Feel invited to implement the Flattr system in your blog or your Twitter account. It is really easy. (And let me know so I can possibly follow and flattr your creative work)
But don’t think Flattr is a system of income. I guess you will be disappointed. It is a payment system! It is more likely you will get rid of some money than earning it.
But you will make a statement using it:
“Good content has a value and I believe in the value of free creative work!”
I was told that Flattr is not very popular outside Europe. But I think it starts growing there too. For example 5by5 implements Flattr to their network.
I will contact some photographers in the next months to spread the idea of Flattr outside of Europe. I hope it will be heard.
What do you think about Flattr? Please write a comment!