Becoming a Piano Go Publisher
Welcome! We can’t wait to help you improve or create your content business…
At Piano, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to start collecting support from the people who love your content. But because we’re talking about real cash here, there are a few rules we’ve put in place to protect you, your customers, and ourselves.
We are thrilled by your interest and eager to support your business. If you’re unclear about getting your business approved, you can contact our business development team at sales@Piano.io.
We are not currently accepting new signups into Piano Go
Getting started in Trial Mode
When you first create a publisher account, your account will automatically enter Trial Mode. This means that you can start charging real money right away, but there are limits on the number of transactions you can do, and the total value of each transaction.
Trial mode is limited to three transactions, and the maximum value of each transaction is $5.00. That will let you experiment without running too many risks.
Submitting your application
When you’re ready to start using Piano to make money on your site, you’ll need to fill in the section titled “Edit Business”. The application is simple, but you’ll need to be as descriptive as possible about your business. In other words, if your business URL is “facebook.com” and your business description is “blah,” we will not approve you.
- 1. First make sure your Business name and Website URL are correct. Your Business name lets customers know who they’re purchasing content from and will identify your offering in all communication to your users. The website URL should be set to the domain where you plan to use Piano. We will inspect this website in the approval process.
- 2. Then please add short and clear description of your business and what you’re selling. This will help us to approve your application faster!
- 3. You will also have to upload your business logo. This logo will appear next to your business name at all times and will visually identify your business to your users.
Do not forget to save your settings! Then simply submit your application for approval by clicking on “Submit for review” button on Dashboard’s homepage.
Approval usually takes less than 24 hours. Depending on the information you supply, we may inform you that your approval to conduct business using Piano has specific limits. We may also ask you for more information, either now or in the future. We reserve the right to reject your application at any time.
A few ground rules
We mentioned that we often reject applications for insufficient information; in addition, there are several things you can’t sell with Piano:
- Porn, and anything like porn — We have been told that there is a thing on the Internet called “pornography.” We currently can’t accept sites that sell pornography, and we have to reject you if that’s your business model. We also have to make difficult decisions about what is pornography and what is not, and we apologize in advance if our definition differs from yours. If you’re interested in a version of Piano that can work with you, let us know about your interest at support@Piano.io.
- Intellectual property of third-parties — You can’t use Piano to sell things that belong to other people.
- False promises and long up-front subscriptions — We’re wary of anything that could put users at risk. For example, if you’ve been in business for two weeks, and you’re selling ten-year subscriptions, we may have to put limits on what you can charge or collect up front. Similarly, if you make promises we feel may be hard for you to keep regarding the potency of your content, you may run afoul of our standards.
- Physical stuff — We are focused on helping you monetize your digital content, and are not currently set up to let you sell physical goods with Piano. There are many other great software packages that are better suited for that purpose.
In short, if you have a legitimate content business, you shouldn’t have any trouble being approved by Piano. And if you feel you’ve been unfairly rejected, let us know, and we’ll be happy to talk you through our decision.
Like we said, don’t worry ; )
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