Earn Coins to unlock Paid Stories

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Get Coins to unlock Paid Stories and support writers.

You help writers earn money for their work when you redeem Coins to read Paid Stories. Now you can get Coins in two ways: purchase Coins through your Apple or Google Play account in the Coin Shop, or earn Coins through watching videos.

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Q: How do I earn Coins?

A: You can earn Coins by watching video ads. To earn Coins visit the Earn tab in the Coin shop.

Tap the wallet on your profile to open the wallet. You can select a Coin pack from the Coin Shop or tap the Earn tab to watch videos and get Coins to unlock Paid Stories. When you earn Coins the balance in your wallet will be updated and you can use Coins to unlock Paid Stories wherever you use Wattpad.

You can watch up to 3 ads a day to put towards unlocking exclusive stories on the platform.When you unlock Paid Stories, you’re helping writers earn money for their work.

Q: How can I purchase Coins if I would like to unlock more chapters at one time?

A: You can purchase Coins to unlock multiple chapters or full stories in the Coin Shop. Learn more about how to purchase and unlock Paid Stories here.

Q: Why did Wattpad add Coins?

A: Coins are used to unlock Paid Stories. Wattpad Paid Stories is a program that makes it possible for writers to earn money for their work, while providing readers with a way to monetarily support writers on Wattpad.

Readers can purchase or earn Coins that can then be used to unlock chapters or full stories that are part of the program.

Q: What can I use Coins for?

A: Coins are used to unlock Paid Stories. You can learn more about Paid Stories here.

Q: Why is there a limit on Coins I can earn?

A: We would like all Wattpadders to have access to Paid Stories. Earning Coins is a way for the entire community to participate. A daily personal allowance makes it possible for all Wattpadders to earn Coins equally.

Q: Why am I seeing a message that ads are unavailable?

A: Ads could be unavailable for several reasons. You must be connected to WiFi or data to watch ads and receive Coins. If you are receiving this message make sure your mobile device has reception.

If you are connected to WiFi and data and continue to receive a message that ads are unavailable it’s possible that there is an issue connecting with the ad provider. Please check back later to earn your Coins for the day.

Q: Do writers still make money when I use Coins I earn to unlock Paid Stories?

A: Absolutely! The goal of the Paid Stories program is for writers to earn money for their work.

When you watch ads you are earning money to share with writers.

Q: Why is this feature not available in all countries?

A: Readers in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, The Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland can earn Coins by watching video ads.

We’ve introduced this to a small group of countries to understand how our community interacts with the new feature, which will help us determine the best way to build this feature for the broader Wattpad community. We’ll be introducing the feature to additional countries slowly to ensure readers and writers can benefit.

Also, the legal requirements for advertisements are different for each country and we are working to ensure we meet all requirements for the countries we introduce this feature to.

Q: Do I still earn Coins if I watch a portion of the ad?

A: No. In order to earn Coins you need to watch the entire duration of the video ad.

Q: I see that I have reached my daily limit of earned Coins. When is the day reset?

A: You can earn up to 3 Coins a day. Everyday at 00:00 UTC the Coin Shop is reset and you are able to start earning Coins again.

This means the time your wallet resets changes based on the city you live in. So if you live in New York you’ll be able to start earning Coins at 8:00PM, or 1:00AM in London, and 10:00AM in Sydney.

Q: Do Coins expire?

A: Yes, earned Coins expire after 3 months. Once you earn Coins you can spend them to unlock any story you wish within the 3 month period. After you unlock a chapter you will have full access to it going forward.

Q: Can I earn Coins on all platforms?

A: You can earn Coins on the Wattpad app on your Apple or Android device. Once you earn Coins you can use them to unlock Paid Stories wherever you use Wattpad, this includes mobile apps and on a web browser.