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

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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!

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+)

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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
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Select the kind of platform you wish to add.

Add Channel
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Enter domain info:

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

Brave payment WordPress plugin
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  • 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
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Adding YouTube Channel to Brave
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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.

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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. Is there Any specific amount for payment in uphold like in Adsense minimum payment is $100 ?

    Thanks For sharing.

  2. My website is fully manual, that means I created it myself based on PHP, HTML, I can’t use the wp plugin. So can I use it

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Flywithpro
      That’s true.. However it hardly take any effort and as usage of Brave browser grows, we can expect to earn more.

  3. Brave verification process requires only websites having HTTPS not those which run on HTTP.This should be solved for better engagement of more users to this program.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Mritunjay
      HTTPS has become new standard and everyone should be using it, else they might become irrelevant.

  4. hina mehmood

    waoo this is very intresting its very helpful for me i will share it with my friends and i have bookmark this page also thanku sir

  5. Wow that’s something great, I would love to add this browser to my Pc
    Thanks for info ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  6. Great Answer

    Brave is an open-source free web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine. I will surely implement for my own website.
    Thank you,

  7. Thanks for sharing this.
    This is wholly new to me. Not clear how they are benefited from this. Is it completely about promoting the browser?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Bharajith
      Brave is privacy focused browser and they have ad blocker inbuilt.
      That’s why they have come up with this system to reward the publishers.

      1. Yep, I realized that after installing the browser. Publishers lost all ad related income since the browser blocks ads and cookies by default. That’s why Brave itself reward publishers.
        Thanks.

  8. Thank you! for this article, i made an account on it, So uphold doesn’t support India they should have included us, Can i choose to send me directly in a bank account?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Shakir
      Yah, India is not on the list for now.
      However, you can withdraw funds using Bitcoin.

  9. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for this beautiful tutorial and tips to make money from a browser. I have just signed up and verified my both uphold and brave payments account. I want to know that is there any minimum threshold to withdraw the funds?

  10. Hello Harsh thanks for sharing such a beautiful piece, but am not happy with your earnings from this Braves publisher as it took you a whole 1.5 yrs to earn $100, that’s a whole lifetime you know. Lastly a $5 give away for anyone who uses their browser, Harsh dont you think something is fishing here, just my opinion. many of this bitcoin programm developers are very clever and can you really certify that this guy’s are in any way different from similar program that existed before.
    What am trying to say here is that i have known all this bitcoin program developer to always use up the maximum hashing power of your website user device but will only pay you 30% of what is earned and keep 70%.
    Please correct me if am wrong. Am only sharing from my past experience

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Kelvin
      Your apprehension is not wrong here but this is not the same thing.
      This one existed for years and it has nothing to do with mining or what so ever. It’s a privacy-focused browser and later on Adopted crypto when it became a way to raise fund.

      The amount is less, but the only question one should ask is:

      What all works one needs to do for this?

      Since Brave browser blocks ads by default, using BAT token they are rewarding the publishers for their effort.

  11. Is it legal to use ? Banks are now spamming regarding not using crypto-currency related transactions ?

  12. Abhishek Bamotra

    Wow! I read this earning method for the very first time and it looks simple and easy to work for some extra bucks. Thanks for posting Harsh.

  13. rovin singh chauhan

    harsh sir what is the minimum requirement for monetize youtube channel plzz suggest me.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Rovin,

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

  14. Never heard of the Brave browser but looks interesting. Especially that you don’t have to do anything other than setup.

    Great share Harsh.

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