Earn Extra, Free Money From Your Blog & YouTube Channel With The Brave Browser [Income Proof]


Brave Browser
  • Save

Who wouldn’t have heard of Bitcoin, the digital gold!

Bitcoin featured in every conversation a couple of months back when it hit a whopping $20000.

Anyway, this post is not about Bitcoin, but about the technology on which Bitcoin is built – Blockchain. In case you wish to learn more about Bitcoin, you can read about it in our earlier guide that we published in 2013.

The blockchain is the underlying technology that powers bitcoin, and it is said to be changing the way our data is stored. Just like the way the internet disrupted the whole ecosystem of the financial world, blockchain is supposed to have a much broader impact. Be it finance, supply chain, real estate, or any other industry.

The blockchain is supposed to remove, or at least minimize the middleman or centralized authority while increasing the trust and security of data. A lot of new projects are built on the blockchain, including some for bloggers and publishers, that you should know about and ride the wave before it’s too late.

At the time of writing this, I have two projects related to blockchain and cryptocurrencies on my radar.

  • Brave browser: This is a popular browser among users who value their security and privacy. This browser is available on all the platform including Android and iOS. Brave works on a reward system which can be used by any website owner or YouTube creator to earn the BAT token. You can, later on, sell this BAT token for bitcoin or fiat money. In this tutorial, I’m sharing everything about how you can earn BAT token with your Web site YouTube or Twitch channel.

Brave Publisher Program: Everything You Need to Know

Brave offers a publisher program which is available for any website owner, YouTuber or Twitcher. The process of getting started with Brave attention token publisher program is fast and easy.

That’s it!

Subscribe on YouTube

For those who use WordPress, can use their WordPress plugin for quick verification. Other platform users can take advantage of DNS-based verification. YouTube verification is as easy as a click.

The best part about this program is:

  • You need to set up once and forget about it
  • You can add multiple websites, Twitch channel and YouTube channel that you own

You will automatically earn BAT token when qualified users will browse your site on the Brave browser. You can see the current pricing of BAT token here.

This accumulated BAT token can be withdrawn to your Uphold account (A PayPal alternative for sending receiving payment). I have written more about the Uphold process in a later section of this detailed tutorial.

Overall, this is a setup and forget kind of system and something everyone with a website, YouTube channel or Twitch channel should use. I have earned 500+ BAT token which is worth $100.

Here is a screenshot; notice two things :

  • Added my website to Brave Publisher program on- December 2016
  • Earning until now: 526.80 BAT ($100+)

BAT token
  • Save


It took about a year and a half, but the key here is; after the initial setup, I never had to log in to my Brave publisher account.

Isn’t it cool to have multiple revenue sources, especially when you don’t have to do anything?

You can also increase this earning by recommending your readers to use Brave as their main web-browser. They are running a promo where they are offering $5 for every qualified user who installs and starts using the Brave browser on your recommendation. You can activate and grab this deal as well from your Brave publisher dashboard.

I believe by now you have enough details on how this works and rest of it you will be able to figure out once you start following this tutorial.

With this, let’s earn free money from our existing YouTube channel, websites or Twitch channel.

The Complete Guide to Setup Brave Publisher account & Earn BAT Crypto Token

Here is how to get started.

  • Head over to Brave publisher page and create an account
  • With a single account, you can add and manage your multiple websites, Twitch channel and YouTube channel

Let’s get started by adding a site. For this tutorial, I’m adding my Technology blog ShoutMeTech.

Setup Brave Publisher account
  • Save

Select the kind of platform you wish to add.

Add Channel
  • Save

Enter domain info:

Enter domain info
  • Save

Depending upon the platform you use:

  • You can verify using DNS record.
  • If you use WordPress, you can authenticate using Brave payments verification plugin.

Brave payments verification plugin
  • Save

Since I use the WordPress platform, I used their WordPress plugin for verification. Here are the steps I followed:

Brave payment WordPress plugin
  • Save

  • Clear your WordPress cache and also Cloudflare cache (if you use Cloudflare).
  • Click on verify on the Brave verification page and that’s it.

Your website will now be added to the Brave publisher panel, and you will earn BAT tokens when someone browses your site using the Brave browser.

How about YouTube?

Adding YouTube Channel to Brave Publisher program for making money

If you have a YouTube channel, follow these steps and you will be good to go.

Adding YouTube Channel to Brave Publisher program
  • Save

Adding YouTube Channel to Brave
  • Save

Click on allow. Once done, whenever someone watches your YouTube channel on the Brave browser; you will start earning BAT tokens.

In case you have multiple YouTube channels or sites, repeat the process and add all your web properties.

Since it hardly takes a minute to get your website or YouTube channel verified, it’s completely worth it. The next step is crucial for you to claim your BAT token.

Connecting Uphold To Brave Publisher account: Important step

To withdraw all the crypto coins that you earn from the Brave publisher program, you need an Uphold account.

Create an account on Uphold

Just for reference, this is how the Uphold dashboard looks like:

Connecting Uphold To Brave Publisher account
  • Save

Once your Uphold account is ready, head back to the Brave publisher dashboard; at the top, you will see the option to connect your Brave publisher account to Uphold. (As shown in the screenshot below).

Brave publisher dashboard
  • Save

Once your account is connected, you can configure deposit currency. In my case, I selected BTC (Bitcoin) as I would like to HODL bitcoins for a longer term as a store of value. (More on this in future articles).

Uphold wallet
  • Save

Depending on the country you are in, you can select USD, INR, EUR or any other currency of your choice. You can also withdraw currencies directly to your bank account. Here is the list of countries that Uphold offers bank account funding and withdrawal.

If you are in a country which is not supported by Uphold, you can take advantage of Payoneer to withdraw funds. Payoneer is a global banking service that let you have virtual bank address for USA, Europe, China, Japan and a few more countries. In my case, I have configured Uphold using Payoneer.

For the record, here are the things that one can do with Uphold.

Use Funds
  • Save

I practically like the point where you can transfer funds from one user to another. It could well be a PayPal alternative (if Uphold becomes popular in the days to come).

Overall, the process is down to these basic steps:

  • Create a Brave Publisher account
  • Add your website, twitch or YouTube channel
  • Connect to Uphold to withdraw funds

Conclusion: Brave Publisher program is free money

Since this is a one-time plug and play sort of thing where you don’t need to do any optimization, or monitor the dashboard regularly, this is indeed free money for every blogger, website owner, YouTube channel owner, Twitter account and Twitcher.

With Brave’s popularity increasing, you can expect more earning with time. Also, if you have not started using the Brave browser, you should try it out now.

On my Android device, it’s my primary browser as it saves me from the trackers and increases privacy, especially when you are in the habit of clicking links from Twitter or similar social platform.

Download Brave browser || Visit Brave Publisher program page || Create an Uphold account

If you know of any YouTuber or Website owner, do share this article with them and let them know about this cool way to monetize their property. They will thank you and ShoutMeLoud for letting them know something beneficial.

Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!
  • Save
Authored By
A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

38 thoughts on “Earn Extra, Free Money From Your Blog & YouTube Channel With The Brave Browser [Income Proof]”

  1. Praveen G

    Brave has changed its rewards process.
    Starting October 1st, 2019, the Indian Region will get $1 worth BAT only. (previously it was $5).
    Now I don’t want to lose my affiliate income, so I stopped the brave referral campaign.

  2. onlinewrestling.us

    Hey Rovin,

    Creators must have 4,000 hours of overall watch time on their channel within the past 12 months and have at least 1,0000 subscribers………

  3. Gaurav Pandey

    Harsh Sir, this is a great information but there are some questions. The money which YouTube is giving us. Will there be a bad effect on that income?

  4. Akshay

    I am a noob in this department, thanx for sharing dude

  5. NetHustler

    This is very interesting Harsh, I know and use Brave for over a year now but I never paid attention to this lol.

    I mean I still wouldn’t add my sites to it, since I think that the profits are too low to bother, but I can certainly see the potential, and those $ can be very helpful for someone that is new and just starting out.

    For people saying that $100 is too low in 1.5 years, well yeah I agree, it is low, but think about it, Harsh didn’t have to do anything for that extra $100, and if you could add more properties such as youtube channels extra websites etc, you can probably double or triple that amount.

    You have to remember that Brave was not made for this, their purpose was to provide you with an awesome privacy focused browser, that you can use… sure the pay is low, but it might increase if more and more people will start using it, especially after all the GDPR fiasco.

    I’m curious to see how all the browsers will evolve in the future, after all the GDPR and privacy-related issues.


  6. Jatin

    I never heard of this browser before but now i think i should try it. You setup guide looks really very easy and explained in details. Will try it๐Ÿ˜€
    Thanks harsh

  7. Jose

    It’s nice to see coverage of the Brave browser on this website. It’s worth noting that the founder of the project is Brendan Eich, who created JavaScript and cofounded Mozilla. This browser will open up great possibilities for allowing ordinary people to benefit from blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top