I run routinehub.co, and I’m toying with the idea of using the web monetization API (possibly via Coil) to support the site and also content creators. The only problem is, I don’t want to reward content creators for time spent on their page, I want to reward them for each legitimate link hit. If I were to reward based on time, content creators might just create huge pages in order to keep people there, or make their content (in this case iOS Shortcuts) intentionally complicated so that they have to visit their page on RoutineHub for longer periods of time.
I was thinking of using Coil and limiting the amount of time that they are able to monetize from a visitor. But I’m not sure if that would be helpful or not. I also thought about distributing funds at the end of each month based on download counts (Spotify-style), but I don’t want to encourage content creators to find ways of gaming the system in order to earn more.