revenue report on money made from flattr clicks

Flattr Appreciation During Jan/Feb 2015 (6.65E/2.44E)

We have noticed a steady trend of declining support through flattr, especially compared to a year ago when there was a significant drop of support. Last month we received our lowest amount so far with 2.44 Euros from four unique supporters. This level is below our monthly cost for web hosting and would become a significant problem if it continued. We noticed that there has been technical problems for some linux users trying to flattr us, hopefully it will be solved and we also hope that more of the persons that supported us in the past will find back to us again. Thanks to those people who continue to support our work!

On the positive side we enabled Bitcoin donations about a 6 weeks ago. Shortly after we announced it we received 0.661 Bitcoins (172.15 Euro) from five transactions in January. The majority came from one generous supporter giving us 0.5 Bitcoins. February resulted in no donations through Bitcoin which may show that it’s a harder channel to get a steady stream of donations through.

Over the last two months we refilled 20 Euros for future web hosting costs. We also decided to pay the transportation costs for one of our team-members to travel by train to Brussels and establish more contact with Julia Reda’s office (not a cost incurred yet but money, ~40E, has been reserved for it).  We also have a significant cost for our translation software that needs to be payed to continue receiving updates.

Flattr is a microdonation service that allows you to give a small amount of money each month to content you would like to give support. It can be compared to a “Facebook super-like” with money attached. Users act like patrons of work and  ”many small streams” adds up to something larger. The flattr button can be found at the bottom of each of our articles or you can support us directly on our flattr profile.

In January 2015 we had 30 things flattred by 7 unique users. In total we were flattred 42 times last month and received 6.65 Euro in support for our work.

January: Clicks: Revenue:
Flattr Appreciation During July 2014, Euro 5.94 1 3.333
PPI blocked from becoming observer members of WIPO 2 0.845
Pirate_Times on Flattr 4 0.704
Pirate Times – 2014 in Review 3 0.556
Young Pirates Surveil Government Officials at Security Conference 2 0.117
Exclusive: A Sneak Peek At CISPA 2015 2 0.117
PPI Takes Help from PPAU to Arrange Online GA 2 0.117
Primer Ministro Sueco Cancela las Elecciones Previstas Para Marzo 2 0.117
About Us 2 0.117
The Team 2 0.117
A report from the Argentinian Pirate Party GA 1 0.065
Pirate Visions: A new series of Guest Articles 1 0.065
Exclusive: Illinois Law Allows Schools to Spy on Students & What Fox News Got Wrong 1 0.065
Christian Engström: Political Activism [Pirate Visions] 1 0.065
Gustav Nipe: Facing Technological Change [Pirate Visions] 1 0.065
This is our Last Chance to Reform PPI 1 0.065
Let a Thousand Pirate Bays Blossom 1 0.065
An Interview from Brazil featuring Lexi Alexander 1 0.065
Flattr Appreciation During Dec 2014 (10.41E) 1 0.065
Why PP-GR is not running for the elections 1 0.065
How Sweden Found an Effective Way of Broadening their Politics 1 0.065
Birgitta Jónsdottir will advocate for Freedom of Internet in Prague 1 0.065
Goals for Pirate Times in 2015 – World Domination 1 0.065
A Spanish Pirate in Argentina 1 0.065
Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor! 1 0.065
Two Years of Pirate Times – Help Us Continue 1 0.052
The Transphobic Trials of Chelsea Manning 1 0.052
Swedish Prime Minister Calls Off March Snap Election 1 0.052
Pirate Parties Worldwide 1 0.052
Chelsea Manning’s First Birthday in Prison 1 0.052
Flattr fee – 0.739
Total sum for 30 things flattred by 7 unique users 6.65

In February 2015 we had 12 things flattred by 4 unique users. In total we were flattred 18 times last month and received 2.44 Euro in support for our work.

February: Clicks: Revenue:
Pirate_Times on Flattr 4 0.930
About Us 2 0.233
The Team 2 0.233
Internet Freedom Weekend – Glenn Greenwald to Sweden 2 0.233
Jerry Weyer: From Activists to Politicians [Pirate Visions] 1 0.153
Winning Discussions: No True Scotsman (Effective Pirating) 1 0.153
Correction: PPI has a Bank Account 1 0.153
PPI blocked from becoming observer members of WIPO 1 0.153
Alex Arnold Becomes the First Elected Pirate Mayor! 1 0.153
How Sweden Found an Effective Way of Broadening their Politics 1 0.153
Online GA back on as Parties Leave PPI [Poll] 1 0.080
The Transphobic Trials of Chelsea Manning 1 0.080
Flattr fee – 0.271
Total sum for 12 things flattred by 4 unique users 2.44

You can see more statistics broken down by year: 2012, 2013, 2014

Josef Ohlsson Collentine

About Josef Ohlsson Collentine

I'm a dual citizen (American/Swede) and try to integrate my reflections from a more global perspective if possible. I'm the organizational leader for Pirate Times and work actively to strengthen the pirate movement through this work as well as being the international contact for Piratpartiet (PPSE). Elected board member of PPSE for 2015-2018. If you would like to ask me something I speak English, Swedish and Spanish. Find me on the links below