Adds are annoying, isn’t it? What if the browser starts paying money for viewing ads? Isn’t it awesome? Brave is a startup browser that is comparatively new to the browser industry. With their upcoming 1.0 update after almost 3 years of serving the users, they have decided to provide 70% of their revenue from ads to the viewer. Which means you are not the “product” anymore. Using the browser, you will get paid for viewing privacy respecting ads from different advertisers.
Based on the reports there are more than 5 million monthly users on the browser. It’s not even close to the industry-dominating browsers such as Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But such an idea of paying the users for viewing ads might increase the users drastically. On an interview help by CNET, the company CEO said that “We think we can make advertising great,” that clearly states their plans towards the new form of advertising that might interest the users as well.
As per the officials, the initial versions of the Brave won’t pay you anything. They will start sharing the ad revenues after the release of the Brave 1.0. As soon as the version gets released, you will be getting paid for viewing ads and even more for clicking on them. We are not so sure if this would work out. Because many users would be clicking on ads unnecessarily that might not be favorable for the advertisers. Unless there is a system that limits repeated ad-clicks and impressions, it might be a difficult time for the advertisers.
So, how much would you earn from this browser? and how? As per the company officials, you could earn upto $5 for viewing almost 120 ads on your Brave browser. But not the way you think. Brave works based on a Crypto model. You will be rewarded with BAT (Basic Attention Tokens) which can be used to either tip your favorite content creators. But as per the company, you can withdraw it using the upcoming premium versions to make some real bucks. Doesn’t seem much of a big reward, but still, you are getting it for just browsing the internet. “We aim higher,” they added. They are working with many ad networks including BuySellAds, TAP Network, AirSwap, Fluidity, Uphold, etc. to bring ads to the browser. So, Brave may change the way users think about ads. Let’s wait and watch.