With things getting more expensive, it would be great if replit offered plans for people who can’t afford to buy the plans they need for their projects.
Replit could offer cycles for watching ads, this could allow those who can’t afford to buy features to gain enough cycles to get the features they need.
This could also be a revenue source for replit, as replit could take 20% or so of the total money gained from watching the ad and give the rest as cycles.
Adding this would not only help people on replit, but it would help replit.
I feel like ads wouldn’t work well for Replit. People need to be able to see the code space with little to no interruption (And we all saw how the UI changes got reacted to). People might get annoyed by this, then angry if the ads don’t stop. This could leave to people leaving Replit and generating less income.
One of the things you might be able to do is to toggle ads. There are websites like monkey type that you can do that. There is also brave browser for example which you can get virtual currency for enabling ads. I think there should be an option for that but also you can select where the ads would be.
The ads would be a separate page you click on. There would be a nicely formatted button in the cycles tab saying “Watch an ad to earn cycles”, and it would redirect you to a page where it shows you an ad and you get cycles.
What about a system that rewards you when you complete tasks or interact with the community. An example for a task could be: Create your first python project or Publish your first project. And you could earn cycles when you interact with the community like posting comments or replying to one (This would have a cap to prevent abuse).
Thats not a bad idea but Replit wont be giving away free money (even though it cant be cashed out people could spend money on it). And the one with comments isent good since it would probably increase the load us moderators have