If you know what a crypto faucet is, chances are you also know how tedious it is to earn any amount of crypto worth while from them.
If you're like me, you would have ignored them altogether.
However, one way of getting more profit out of faucets is surely to run your own! Let your users do the donkey work while you sit back, rake in some advertising royalties whilst paying out tiny amounts of BTC.
As long as one does the maths right and brings in the traffic, what can go wrong?
I recently came across a free faucet plugin on wordpress.org and tipped my imaginary hat to the creator for not charging anything for it.
Of course, there is the 'premium' version you can pay for.
If you're as in to Wordpress as I am, you'll know that these days companies and individuals charge for all sorts of basic plugins, fancy looking 'themes' and pretty much anything they can. It's refreshing and encouraging to see good, free content that doesn't have a paywall or 'free trial period.
According to the creator the plugin allows:
'owner exchanging traffic to small rewards, re-capitalizing on the banner impressions'.
Let's hope his coding is better than his english!
You can see Trofimov's 'demo' here to get a feel of the possibilities and try it out for yourself. This version doens't pay out however (or does it?)
The plugin was last updated 3 months ago and currently boasts more than 300 active installations, which isn't bad. If that was 300 downloads I'd be less convinced but 'active installs' is a positive indicator.
Dozens of faucets are based on this plugin and you can see a list of some of them here.
The template Trofimov has created looks reasonably customisable with pallet options and areas to add extra code (adverts most likely!)
I'd like to make it clear I haven't tested this plugin myself so understand that if you do so, and send bitcoin to the places Trofimov to fund the faucet, you do so at your own risk.
Saying that, if you do give it a go, hit me up in the comments with a link and I'd love to have a look.
For more information about hosting and website with Wordpress and integrating crypto in to the mix, please read my other post on Making an online shop accepting Bitcoin.
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