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A Practical Reference to Calculate Your Opera News Hub Revenue in Ghana

In the past in other countries Opera News Hub operation practice, calculating your Opera News Hub monthly revenue was as simple as multiplying the number of clicks you generate in the month by the value of a click. We soon realised that this system led to the growth of many bad practices that promoted a focus on quantity over quality and ultimately resulted in dissatisfaction among Opera News app readers and low income for creators who submit original quality articles.

To ensure satisfaction for our readers and our authors who create quality stories, we introduced a points system for account quality, article originality and reading time when calculating a creator’s monthly earning. Here’s how to calculate your Opera News Hub revenue.

First we begin with the simple formula;

Monthly Revenue = Total Valid Clicks x Total Reading Time Points x Account Quality Points x Article Originality Points 

Before discussing the application of formulas, let’s break down the terms: Please note that the reward points given here are for reference purposes and may change from time to time depending on a number of economic factors as we tune the formula to promote quality.

Now that we’ve defined the terms, let’s take a look at the application of the formula in the case studies below.

Case Study 1 – Creator “A” (Let’s call him Tolu

Number of published articles in June = 15  

Total Clicks in June = 250,000 clicks 

Before processing payment, we did an audit of Tolu’s clicks and discovered the following

  •  Concerning Valid Clicks: Out of Tolu’s 250k clicks only 230k clicks stayed open for more than 5 secs. This means the 20k clicks which did not stay open for more than 5 seconds are invalid and will not be counted. The value of the valid clicks for Tolu will be,

 Calculating Total Value of Valid Clicks For Tolu = 230,000 divided by 5,000 x GHC 5.4 = GHC 248.4

  •  Concerning Reading Time Points: Among the 230k valid clicks.
  •  150k clicks had a reading time of 6 – 20 seconds (0.4 points x 150,000) = 64,000 points
  • 60k clicks had a reading time of 21 – 90 seconds (1.0 points x 60,000) = 60,000
  • 20k clicks had a reading time of over 90 seconds (1.4 points x 20,000) = 28,000

Calculating Total Average Reading Time Points For Tolu = Total points/total clicks = (64,000 + 60000 + 28,000)/230,000 = 0.66

  • Concerning Article Originality Points: Out of Tolu’s 15 articles only 5 articles (33.33%) are original, the other ten articles (66.67%) are copied from other creators or news sites. This means Tolu falls under the partly original/partly plagiarized group.

Tolu’s Originality points will be valued at 0.2 points 

  • Concerning Account Quality Points: If out of Tolu’s 5 original articles only 3 were of good quality. It means that out of a total 15 submitted articles only 20% is of good quality. Meaning that Tolu has a low quality account 

Low Quality Account value = 0.5

Now let’s calculate Tolu’s payment for the month using the earlier stated formula

Monthly Revenue = Total Valid Clicks x Reading Time Points x Article Originality Points x Account Quality Points

Where:

Total Valid Clicks = GHC 248.4

Reading Time Points = 0.66

Article Originality Points = 0.2

Account Quality Points = 0.5

Tolu’s Revenue for the month = 248.4 x 0.66 x 0.5 x 0.2 = GHC 16.39

Now let’s consider another example, but this time for another account with a better quality rating. 

Case Study 2 – Creator “B” (Let’s Call Her Nene)

Number of published articles in June = 15

 Total Clicks in June = 250,000 clicks

After auditing Nene’s account, we discovered the following 

  • Nene’s Valid Clicks = 230,000 clicks (for articles above 5 seconds reading time) = 230,000 divided by 5,000 multiplied by GHC 5.4 = GHC 248.4
  • Nene’s Reading Time Average – 1.4 points (all her articles were read over 90 secs)
  • Nene’s Article Originality Points – 1 point (none of her articles were copied from another news site or creator)
  • Nene Account Quality Points – 3 points (very high quality submissions, very little grammatical errors, very little rejections)

Remember the formula: 

Monthly Revenue = Total Valid Clicks x Reading Time Points x Article Originality Points x Account Quality Points

Nene’s Revenue For June = GHC 248.4 x 1.4 x 1 x 3 = GHC 1043.28

Note that: 

  • Both Tolu and Nene had the same total number of valid clicks (230,000 clicks) 
  • Both Tolu and Nene earned the same value for their valid clicks (GHC 248.4)

However:

  • Nene also had a higher article originality point (1 vs 0.2) because none of her articles were copied from another news site or creator
  • And finally Nene had a higher account quality point (3 vs 0.5) because she had many high quality submissions, very little grammatical errors and very little rejections. 

As a result, Nene’s total earning for the month of June is GHC 1043.28 compared to Tolu’s GHC 16.39

The reward points given here are for reference purposes and may change from time to time depending on a number of economic factors as we tune the formula to promote quality.

Quick Tips: 

Attracting More Valid Clicks

  • A simple way to increase your total valid clicks is to make your title and cover image more attractive and publish more often.  
  • Grow the number of followers on your WeMedia account. This will increase your impressions and ultimately increase your clicks. Easiest way to grow your followers is to build credibility and interest with quality articles. 

Improving Your Reading Time Points

  • Well written interesting articles increase your reading time points. Long but boring articles don’t increase your reading time, good stories do. 
  •  Keep your articles interesting by adding a good mix of pictures that are related to your article. 
  • Always preview before publishing to ensure your content has a good format and layout. Well formatted articles enjoy longer reading time. 
  • Articles with many interesting comments get more reading time. Learn to structure your writing in a way that pulls your audience to share their opinion after they read your content.  

Improving Your Quality Points

  • Well researched articles that demonstrate expertise increase your quality points. 
  • Proofreading and spell checking your articles increase your account quality points 
  • Avoiding plagiarism increases your article originality points

In Conclusion

While you grow your clicks, we recommend you build a strategy that equally pays attention to publishing interesting original articles, eliminating grammatical errors from your submissions and keeping your rejecting rate low. 

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