I used to be making just enough to be able to withdraw once a month (so on average, $25/month). This was during a time when I only finished one chapter a month. I now do a chapter every 1-2 weeks, with more readers than I had back then, and I'm not even making half that amount each month. I think I'm able to withdraw once every like, 4 months nowadays.
Then, everything changed when the app was released
I'm not an ad master or anything, I've only dabbled in Google Ads and I used to use Project Wonderful years ago when I still ran my own site (before I joined Tapastic, and when I did, this was back when it still had its PRIME program... and PRIME was literally just being able to run ads lol they weren't paid like Premium comics today). So I don't know what Tapas actually can do - I just want something to be done. That's probably the most ignorant statement I could make here lol
I feel like giving creators even a little more control over ad boxes, in the form of places like Project Wonderful/Google/etc. just so that they can get back to where things were before the crash would be nice (in the ways you've implied/suggested)
I think it's just sad that people who used to be making decent pocket money a few years ago are now making barely pennies every day, when they're still updating and improving their readership compared to the past. It's like, the better you do, the more you lose.
just in case twitter is about to catch wind of this and turn it into a dramashow
fuck i hate twitter man lol I just straight up don't use it, it's such an echo chamber. There are artists out there I've lost a lot of respect for on account of their bitching through Twitter. Aside from that, I refuse to use the same platform that the POTUS uses to threaten entire countries.
Buuuut I digress.