Web Monetization is a proposed W3 standard that allows creators to receive micropayments from consumers based on time spent on a URL. An hour pays out $0.36—far more than ads. Creators can offer ad-free experiences or perks for paying customers. Imgur offers special features for Web Monetized customers. The standard preserves privacy and allows for rewarding creators without establishing a recurring billing agreement with them. Less for creators to manage as well.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.