Like Youtube, your posts generate ad revenue based on pageviews. Nalu takes no cut; you get it all. You may be wondering how we can sustain this. It's because Nalu is uniquely positioned to be both a wiki and content platform.
When the community helps maintain the wiki, they indirectly support content creators.
Revenue generated from the wiki portion of the site pays for the servers and the core development team. We don't have any institutional investors or VCs, so Nalu is free to take the most creator-friendly path possible. We firmly believe if creators are taken care of, Nalu will make it in the long-term, which is what we care about most - establishing a platform to provide a lasting positive impact.
You own all of your content and intellectual property. Nalu aims to earn your trust as the home of your content. This means maintaining an acceptable ad experience, continuing to improve the platform, and building new features. You're also free to export your content and move it elsewhere whenever you like.
Nalu will be open-sourced to keep the project accountable and ensure its longevity. We are currently figuring out the logistics of maintaining an open-source codebase; if you're a developer that wants to help with this process, please reach out.
Having been creators ourselves, we wanted to implement the most creator-friendly model possible.
Over the past decade, the written content creation experience has remained relatively the same. Even newer platforms like Substack focus more on the model than the creation tools themselves. While the quality of the content matters most, the structure also plays a significant role.
Written content can be more than just paragraphs and images. Sometimes it means utilizing structures such as tables, grids, and custom layouts. Implementing these types of designs can be difficult, so we've built an editor to help lower the barrier to entry. We call it flow; you can learn more about it here (link to flow article).
Since Nalu is both a wiki and content platform, we can do some pretty cool things...
In-line links work too.
Use a "widget" to embed a wiki section into your content.
Use the tier list maker to insert a tier list into your post.
These examples are just a glimpse of what flow can do. If you're a Markdown, HTML, or CSS guru, you can continue to mold your content however you like; the sky's the limit.
Sometimes structuring content may not be your thing, and you'd rather focus your efforts on the content itself. In these instances, you can utilize a pre-generated or community-submitted template instead of starting from scratch.
Nalu has a platform responsibility to bring as many eyeballs to your content as possible. Your content should also be easy to find. Because Nalu is also a wiki, we can categorize your content under wiki pages.
Users who discover the wiki page through a Google search will see a list of accompanying guides/content related to that wiki entry. Vice versa, content discovered through search will expose the fully-featured accompanying wiki.
Unlike Reddit, where a lot of content gets lost in the feed, Nalu can better archive exceptional content for the long term.