The need for educating others about the Web Monetization Standard has been a common realisation among Grant for the Web grantees as they have begun to share their Web Monetization projects, and turned their focus to encouraging others to adopt Web Monetization. It has surprised many at what a big and important job education is in fostering understanding and adoption of Web Monetization.
To help the Web Monetization Community, and past, present and future Web Monetization projects, we looked to the Web Monetization Community to both identify the pain / confusion points in educating others about Web Monetization, and to discover what is working for others in educating their communities about Web Monetization. In this series of posts, we share our findings.
Below you will find a number of the Web Monetization Pain and Confusion Points that our community has identified as they've worked to educate their communities about Web Monetization. Our hope is that through the community tips shared later in this series, that you will find solutions to addressing these Pain and Confusion Points in educating your community about Web Monetization.
Sadly with the internet full of scams, many in our community have been met with fear and skepticism that Web Monetization is too good to be true, especially when needing to set up personal data systems of digital wallets to access.
In an age where we are all wanting for more time, is setting up Web Monetization a worthwhile investment of my time?
With so many other things on our 'To Do' lists, why don't I hold off until Web Monetization is more popular.
I can already access many things on the web for free, so why should I spend $5 USD / month for a membership?
There are many steps to integrating Web Monetization, requiring multiple sites, making it easy to put off.
Outside of more technical savvy internet users, many people are unaware of browser extensions and have not used them. Nor do they understand the benefits to adding a new browser to their mobile devices.
Limited technology literacy is a hurdle for many in setting up Web Monetization on their work. Even if they are familiar with adding plugins to their sites, digital wallets are new and daunting to them, lending to the query, is this safe?
Tell us about them in the comments below.
Stay tuned for future posts in this series as we share Community Tips on Educating Others About Web Monetization!