“We have seen growth in our overall number
of article reads thanks to the ease of
purchasing.”

“We see Feather as the best and honest solution for our
writers and platform to monetise the effort we put in.
In such a way that everyone who participated benefits.”

What is Feather?

Feather is an easy to install, frictionless plugin developed for you to easily monetise your content while writing just as you’re used to.

Define your price-per-article (in €) or subscription options for full access to your premium content, while you can accept donations from your readers. Once you publish your article, your audience now uploads money to their wallets in a few simple steps, and can pay to read your articles and donate on all websites using the Feather plugin.

But wait! There is more! Although the cross-platform spending of money by your readers increases your readership, but Feather allows your content to be republished by our partner platforms. The Feather technology ensures that when your article is republished and read on our partner platforms you will get paid. If you like to understand more, read our blog here.

You can install Feather on any website for free! WordPress users can download our plugin, while other websites can easily integrate the plugin through our API.

Control your own finances

Price your content and get paid by your readers securely.

Increase your readership

Reach a larger audience by sharing your content with our partner platforms and earn more.

Track your content

Analyse the consumption of your content real-time.

So how does it work?

Design your paywall / donations

For a paywall, design your subscription prices and set a default price for pay-per-article access. For donations, set up some amounts you’d like displayed to readers!

Choose payment for your article

Before publishing your article, you can select how you’d like readers to pay for it. If price = 0, readers can be given the option to donate at the end of the article!

Your article is behind the Feather wallet

Huray! Your article is online and can be bought by readers with their Feather wallet. To make a wallet, readers fill in their email ID and add credits to their Feather wallets!

Cash-out your earnings

Once you’ve generated revenue from publishing your content,
cash-out your earnings whenever you want at no additional
costs above €10 directly to your bank account.

Analyse your performance

As the article’s owner, you can analyse the no. of reads,
time of reads, income and more! Readers receive access to
their own dashboard as well to overview their expenditure.

How do I start?

This depends on where you run your website.

If you use WordPress, option A is the way to go. You can install the plugin via WordPress, which is the fastest, or you can download the plugin from the WordPress store and upload it in your admin settings.

If your website runs on something other than WordPress, option B is for you. You can set Feather up by easily integrating our API onto your website, with clear documentation ready to have you up-and-running in a jiffy.

Whatever option you may choose, we’re here to help you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about setting up the plugin.

Our plugin is compatible with WordPress 4.7x and up.

Install via WordPress

Quick and easy.

Install via WordPress

Integrate Feather API

Easy integration & clear documentation.

Install via API

What does it cost?

Essential

Free

Get paid for your content (pay-per-article, subscriptions & donations)

Enable automatically renewing subscriptions for readers

Disable banner ads on your platform

Sign-up or log-in in a flash with Google Login for readers

Cash-out your earnings whenever you want

Content republishing on partners platforms

Create immutable timestamped articles that prove you originated the content

Easy-to-use content wallet for readers

View your readership analytics through a dashboard (# of reads, time & more)

Pay-per-article

20% transaction fee

Subscriptions

10% transaction fee + payment provider costs

Donations

5% transaction fee + payment provider costs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Feather is an easy to use plugin that you can install on your WordPress website to monetise your content. Your readers just need an email ID (no password etc.) to make an account, where they own a wallet.

With Feather you’re able to offer your content paywalled to the reader. You can allow readers to access your content with a subscription or be bought “a-la carte” through our pay-per-article feature. The reader will only be able to access the full article once they have paid your desired price for it.

Don’t want to paywall your content? Feather allows you to receive donations as well, by placing the wallet where the article ends.

Although we are an all-in-one software that enables your readers to contribute to you while allowing your platform to continue its best practices, our mission goes further than that:

  • Your readers don’t need to make a new account with every site they consume from. Each platform that uses Feather is accessible with 1 account.
  • Any article that you publish (while using Feather) gets registered on our system with a timestamp, storing the ownership of your content.
  • Other platforms who also use Feather can re-publish your articles and adequately pay you when read. You set your own rules for this!

Why is this important? Because of changes in EU Copyright Regulation (Articles 15 & 17) and GDPR, content platforms have to place high priority on storing their ownership of content, protecting themselves against copyright infringement and managing their consumer data.

The reader will be able to access your articles securely through iDeal, Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Maestro, Giropay and Bancontact payments.

We have a step-by-step manual to help you out when setting Feather up! If it is not set up properly, you can try uninstalling the plugin on https://{yourwebsitename}.com/wp-admin and then re-installing it. Have a look at different ways to install Feather on WordPress. Lastly, if the problem persists further we are available to support you here.

We work hard every day to connect journalists and readers. When a journalist or publisher uses our plugin to publish their content, an agreement between us called a smart contract is stored on the blockchain. This agreement states that every time a transaction takes place (i.e. reader purchases an article), a part goes to the journalist and (possibly) a part goes to the platform / publisher, while we take a certain price depending on the transaction. Click here for our pricing!

No, you can cash out any amount, at any balance, at any point of time. However, we charge a small fee for amounts below 10 euros; any amount above is at no extra charge.

Feather is powered by Katalysis. Katalysis is a company based in Amsterdam developing software solutions to help the publishing industry thrive online. Our mission is to make the ownership and real-time consumption of content transparent across the entire value chain, leveraging blockchain technology. If you would like to know more about us, have a look at our company webpage.

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About us

We are a team based in Amsterdam’s curated tech hub TQ,
currently set out to democratise the value of online content.
Read more about us here.

Eveline Klumpers

Alex Tran Qui

Ilya Karpuk

Phoenix Bajaj

Richard Kraaijenhagen

Start earning money with your blog right now

We make it easy for the writer to monetise content, while enabling the readers with quick access to articles by providing a swift, secure and transparent payment system.

Get Feather now — It’s free