Sell your articles on your own website and publish them in Blendle? It’s now possible, with the Blendle plugin for Wordpress developed bij Reporters Online.
With over 600,000 readers in the Netherlands and a US launch coming up, Blendle is developing into the most important platform for paid online quality journalism worldwide. It’s readers can use Blendle itself, and also a growing number of sites where they can pay with their Blendle account. They can buy any article that they like, on any site that uses Blendle. With one click. Without having to jump through seventeen digital hoops.
A number of larger publishers now use this ‘Blendle Button’ payment system. At Reporters Online, a cooperation that was founded to help freelance journalist to sell their articles online, we think that anybody that has interesting stuff to offer should be able to use this service: sell your articles directly to your readers, on your own website.
And as of now, you can! Reporters Online launches a (free) WordPress plugin that allows you to install one-click payments on your site or sites. Made by Gyurka Jansen, with a little help from Blendle. As Blendle-founder Marten Blankesteijn says: ‘The difficulties of paying for online journalism have irritated me for a long time. A subscription to a newspaper is much more work than a subscription to Spotify or Netflix. And readers who don’t want to subscribe but just read one interesting article, can only use Blendle. That’s why we have made our payment technology – including the famous money-back guarantee – available to anyone who wants to earn money online with journalism. Our payment system allows readers to pay for articles with just one click; soon we will also offer subscriptions. To traditional media, but also to freelance journalists who sell their products directly to readers, without the intervention of a publisher. We think that many more people will spend money on quality journalism when we make it easy for them to pay.’
How does it work?