2 Feb 2018
Writers Wanted: Inquire Within
BindleSnitch is a brand new, collectively owned publishing platform operating on a cooperative, profit-sharing business model where 100 percent of the net profits are distributed to BindleSnitch contributors on the basis of the number of views their articles earn month.
The rationale behind the BindleSnitch model
By combining your creative output of articles with the output from other members of the BindleSnitch community, you cross-pollinate your audiences. Your followers see their articles, and their followers see yours. This only works if you do your part, which includes reading and commenting on each other’s articles, posting links to your articles on social media, posting links to each other’s articles on social media, and by using you personal mailing lists to promote your work and the website. The result will be a constantly expanding audience of readers. It also means that visitors spend more time on the site and that also increases advertising revenues.
About the structure of our website
BindleSnitch is designed to accomplish one objective: get more reads for your articles. We do this by offering readers an interactive environment that is easy to understand and use. Readers can choose between five different home page layouts to view the most recent posts, the most popular posts, the editors’ picks, the most recent or most popular posts in any one of the 12 content categories or a random assortment of recently published articles. Each of these pages offers a minimum of 60 articles in a single view. This means that visitors are always going to see the most recent articles on the landing page and the most popular articles as a user-selected option. As an author, you also get your own landing page, where visitors can see all of your articles, and members can establish friend and follower relationships and communicate in real-time.
BindleSnitch is a bootstrap project
We have not accepted – and will not accept – any funding from the venture vultures and therefore we have no investors sticking their beaks into the jar. Because we are organized as a partnership, rather than a corporation, we are not obligated to pay dividends to shareholders. This means that there aren’t any freeloaders who get paid without working to earn their due. Our goal is to pay good writers well enough to keep them writing.
BindleSnitch is an advertising supported website
BindleSnitch earns money on in-house flat-rate advertising contracts, third-party pay per view and third-party pay-per-click advertising. This means that our income is dependent upon the traffic we generate. However, we do not allow rude, obnoxious, or misleading advertising on BindleSnitch. (No pop-ups allowed.) We have our own proprietary system that prevents ad blockers from blocking our in-house advertising. About Ad Blockers
How you earn money on BindleSnitch
Each month, the editors will publish a cash-flow report that will document the gross receipts and the net profit after itemized operating and overhead costs have been deducted. We will then divide the net profits by the total number of views the site earned during that month to determine the pay-per-view rate. We multiply the total number of views your articles have received during that month by the pay-per-view rate to determine your compensation. You will be paid as a 1099 Independent Contractor. All disbursements will be made by paper checks only. More about our pay per view system
Early adopters have a chance to earn a seat at the table
We have set aside 48% of the ownership of BindleSnitch.com to create 98 proportionate partnerships of one-half percent ownership for the first 98 BindleSnitch members who achieve certain specific milestones. These include the publication of an average of four articles a week over a 52 week period (which works out to 208 articles over 12 months), no instances of copyright violation, and no sustained challenges for violations of the Community Guidelines. Terms and Conditions
BindleSnitch is free for all
There are no membership fees, no pay walls, no extra charges to get access to “premium” content.
BindleSnitch is a public platform
You don’t have to be a member of BindleSnitch to read all of our content. This means that contributors can promote their articles to their personal followings without them having to join BindleSnitch if they don’t want to. (You do have to be a member to submit articles or comments.)
Everyone sees everything on BindleSnitch
Other social media and publishing platforms filter their content on the basis of member preferences, previous reading histories, browser searches and other mechanisms that segregate the contributors. On BindleSnitch, everyone sees everything, which means that the readers can choose what they read instead of having content spoon fed to them. If you don’t want to read an article, just skip it and go on to the next one. How this works
BindleSnitch is an open forum
Articles are published in real-time without editorial review. We do have system under which members can challenge articles that do not live up to our community standards. Members who choose to do so can vote on questionable articles to determine whether they should be removed.
BindleSnitch is a place for original content
We never said this was going to be easy. We are looking for original content. Articles must be at least 500 words long and should not exceed 2,000 words. Each article must be accompanied by a royalty-free featured image, and must include links to the sources quoted in your articles. You can submit previously published articles as long as they are your own original work, but you must submit the article through the editorial system. You cannot “re-post” articles in BindleSnitch posts by inserting a hyperlink. Be warned: We automatically check every article for copyright infringements. More about article length
BindleSnitch is completely copy protected
The entire BindleSnitch website is copy protected so that no one can easily plagiarise your articles or steal your original art work simply by copying and pasting from our site. (This works by blocking the pop-up menu on our pages.)
BindleSnitch does not claim copyright privileges over your work
BindleSnitch is copyrighted on a daily basis but we do that to protect your copyright, not to take it away from you. You are free to republish anything you have published on BindleSnitch, but we do ask that you credit BindleSnitch as the original publisher of the article. We want you to post links to your BindleSnitch articles on your social media accounts.
BindleSnitch offers members more high-quality feedback
We all need attention. With attention, we thrive. Without attention, we wither. Basic fact of life. We also need good, high-quality feedback because that’s how we get better at what we do, but it is very hard to get good quality feedback. In order for feedback to be valuable, you have to get a lot of feedback from a lot of different, consistent sources, and that’s not easy to do, so we have built a private, members-only system that enables members to give each other feedback about their articles, in addition to the feedback that authors receive from the comments that are made on their articles.
Have your cake and eat it too
At BindleSnitch, you can have your cake and eat it too by posting links to the stuff you are putting on BindleSnitch on your social media accounts, which helps generate more traffic for your articles on BindleSnitch.
There is much more to BindleSnitch than meets the eye. We’ve been working on this thing for five months, but we are open to criticism and feedback. When you talk to us, you’re talking to the actual developers of the website. We started off building a website for ourselves, but we’re inviting you to climb aboard and make BindleSnitch your home on the internet. Early birds get worms.
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