Get started with Reader Revenue Manager

Reader Revenue Manager helps publishers without an existing membership model incorporate a subscription or contribution model onto their desktop and mobile web pages.

You can also use Reader Revenue Manager to help increase reader engagement and retention through features like newsletter sign-up, surveys, and reader registration.

Reader Revenue Manager can help you:

  • Stay connected to readers: Readers stay signed in everywhere they're logged into their Google Accounts.
  • Connect directly with your audience: Readers can share their email addresses.
  • Convert readers: Readers can subscribe easily with a faster, more secure checkout.
  • Launch with minimal tech skills: You can manage payments and improve the reader experience without needing to code.
  • Collect payments with low transaction fees: It’s just 5% per transaction, including credit card fees.

What you need

  • Login info for your Google Account

To add a paywall or a contributions request, you also need:

  • Your personal or business info

    • For individuals: Proof of identity
    • For businesses: Proof of organization details
  • Your publication’s logo
    • File format: .png (recommended) or .jpeg
    • Dimensions: 1000x1000 pixels recommended, 512x512 minimum

Set up Reader Revenue Manager

Before you set up Reader Revenue Manager, you must add a publication in Publisher Center. Learn how to set up your publication.

After you add your publication:

  1. Go to Publisher Center.
  2. Select the publication.
  3. Click Reader Revenue Manager.
  4. Select a method to monetize or gate access to your content:
    • Subscriptions: Readers can access your gated content with continuous payment plans.
      • Offers vary based on factors like the length of the subscription.
      • After setup, you can also add extra features like metered paywalls and reader registration.
    • Contributions: Readers can access your publication with a one-time or recurring contribution.
      • Contributions are voluntary for your readers, and they can dismiss the contribution prompt.
      • After setup, you can also add extra features like newsletter sign-up.
    • Surveys: Readers will be prompted to answer a series of short survey questions in order to access your content.

Learn more about content access prompts.

Tip: To add more than one content access prompt, first select one of the options. You can add the other prompts later. After your selection, proceed with the one-time instructions in Publisher Center.

Learn how to manage your payments profile.

Learn how to add the code snippet.

If you need assistance with any of the steps, you can contact our support team.

Get set up to receive payments

To receive payments from Reader Revenue Manager, you must create or add a payments profile to your Publisher Center account. Learn how to manage your payments profile.

Important: After setup is complete, make sure to add your bank account details to your payments profile. Without your bank account info, you can’t receive payments from Google.

To add bank details:

  1. Under “More options,” click Go to your bank details.
  2. Select How you get paid.
  3. Complete the required fields.
  4. Click Save.

Need help? Contact our support team.

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