KACHINGLE, CROWDFUNDING & MICROPAYMENTS
– Kachingle is an effortless way to support your favorite sites, online publications, and blogs just by visiting those sites after becoming a Kachingler.
– Kachingle is simple, user-centric and user-controlled alternative to cumbersome subscriptions, paywalls, and pay-per-article plans some media outlets are considering forcing upon their readers.
– Kachingling requires virtually no effort on the part of the Kachingler вЂ” just click the Medallion on sites you want to support. No credit cards, passwords, etc.
– As a Kachingler, you choose the sites you want to support. When you surf the Web click on any Kachingle Medallion on a site you want to support вЂ” just once вЂ” and Kachingle will keep track of your visits.
– At the end of each month, your monthly Pay-In to Kachingle ($5 to start, but other options will be available soon) will be distributed proportionally among your chosen sites based on your visits.
REASONS FOR BECOMING A KACHINGLER
– Help support journalism’s future online.
– Help support a site whose writers are underpaid or have been working as a labor of love.
– Help support a specialized reporting that takes time and money to produce (e.g. highly localized news or investigative reporting).
– Help support sites that provide a free service.
– If enough readers become Kachinglers for your site, their support will help the site grow and improve.
– Share your support with colleagues, friends, and family (and soon Twitter followers and others), and turn them on to the sites you visit.
– Kachingle provided an opportunity to get recognition for supporting your favorite sites and sharing that support through social networking вЂ” every Medallion includes a “See who’s kachingling this site” link that displays all the site’s kachinglers.
– Build an online persona around your Kachingle contributions.
– For each site you support, you can choose how your name will appear, for example, if you have a nickname on that site you’d like to use. (You can also kachingle anonymously if you choose.)
– And do all this on your own terms, and without having to have to support each site though separate means.