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Short term Pro account for submitting instructables

This is what I expected by registering. Why can`t I get a single full instructable if I share my own with everyone?
I think this is not fair. Now I`m in doubt if I should publish here my little invention just for your profit..
Users should get say a Pro account for a week or perhaps ability to get a limited number of full instructions for each thing they share.
Don`t you agree?


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Kiteman6 years ago
Are you asking to earn pro-membership for posting projects?

That already happens: if you publish a project of high enough quality to be featured on the front page, you are rewarded with a 3-month pro account.

It would not be sensible to offer pro-ness just for posting an Instructable - people would post loads of rubbish, just to earn pro-ness, and Instructables would end up like ehow.

"Now I`m in doubt if I should publish here my little invention just for your profit."

I bet you're quite happy to carry on reading other peoples' projects for free...


Are coupon codes time-sensitive?
They should not be.
Sorry, I don't know.
dudenas (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
It`s nice you reward the front-pagers. Publishing quality takes time (usually more than to earn a few bucks), and here the submitters have to consider if it is reasonable to take effort without knowing the criteria or competition. Solving problems in a fun DIY way is what I seek, much more than "publicity and profit". And yes, I`m quite happy to get inspirations here, even if they don`t work as actual instructions anyway. So yes, you do it well, and yes, you could be better. Thanks for your replies. Let us do our best.
lemonie6 years ago

You're getting a free publishing-service, which will make your stuff searchable across the internet. How much would it cost you to do it yourself with your own web-site, and could you turn a profit?)
If the site makes money from page-hits it's is being blogged / referred from all over the internet - you get worldwide publicity.
If you include a video that pays (YouTube do for high-hitters, I believe Metacafe do?) then you too can earn off the free service the site provides.
(see also Kiteman)

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