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So you have a website, and you want to make money from it. But how? Here’s a great place to get started.
Chances are you have run into a paywall somewhere before, and you were probably frustrated because you filled out 12 blocks of information before even getting to the payment. Well, ours is simpler and more beautiful. Using the Piano paywall, you can choose which sections of your site are restricted or not restricted and give your users a metered preview period. Use paywall if you would like users to have to pay to see something on your site. Its that simple. Check out the Paywall article for all the features and customizations you’ll be able to use.
Piano Downloads allows you to easily upload individual files and present them for sale using the Piano API or a simple, Piano-hosted, sale page. Uploaded files are stored on a high-availability storage server (file size limit of 250 megabytes, please) and access is controlled by the easy-to-use Piano system you’re already familiar with.
Want to see it in action before you start? Click here to see a demo page we’ve set up. The price says $1.50, but you’ll be able to download it for free since we’re using Sandbox mode.
You can charge for video with most video hosting platforms – Brightcove, Wistia, Ooyala, Vimeo, and more! Piano can protect your videos and live-stream broadcast content and help you charge for access in several ways, from VOD to PPV, channel subscriptions, and more, outlined here.
Our partnership with Brightcove allows you to sell videos hosted with them right from your site, or on a landing page that we provide you! Brightcove is a paid service for media companies starting at $499 per month, and you can take advantage of their 30-day free trial by signing up here.
If you are looking for financial support from your audience, but don’t want to restrict access to any part of your site, then check out Piano applause. It behaves exactly like Paywall, but your audience will always be able to close the curtain that asks them to contribute. This product is a great way to remind your fans that you need their support, and you can even change the site experience for those that have donated. Learn more here.