Q: What is Spinwhiz Comics?
A: Spinwhiz Comics is a discovery and distribution platform which was specifically designed to allow content creators to share their content, build their brands and start to gain revenue through multiple avenues. It was also created to give readers a daily stream of new comics and webcomics they may not have noticed otherwise with all of the competitive noise in the marketplace.
Q: Does Spinwhiz Comics own the content once it's posted?
A: No, we don't need it and don't want it. Every content creator keeps their intellectual property (IP) but Spinwhiz Comics is allowed to use the content in advertising or in marketing for the site.
Q: Is it free to publish/distribute on Spinwhiz Comics?
A: Yup, it won't cost you a penny out of your own pocket as long as you own the content.
Q: Can anyone publish content?
A: Yes, as long as you are at least 13 years of age and your content follows the theater guidelines of G, PG, PG-13 or R and stated clearly (we use A = All Ages, T = Teen, P = Parental Awareness and M = Mature). Anything rated R/Mature will be put behind an approval gate which people must agree to in order to view. Pornography or copyrighted work will be immediately taken down and legal action can be taken.
Q: What type of content is popular?
A: Amazingly enough, the most popular pieces of content are All Ages/G and T/PG due to that allowing for the widest range of viewers.
Q: Can I build my own page?
A: Mostly, yes. We do not allow people to change the HTML code of our platform but we've made it unbelievably easy for you to change pretty much every piece of your publisher or title page. No prior experience is necessary and takes only minutes to learn.
Q: Can I use my own publishing brand name or do I have to use Spinwhiz Comics?
A: By all means, use your own! The platform was designed to allow each content provider their own place on the web, so it should look and feel the way you want it. That includes your logos, both for titles and company name.
Q: Do I need to be a licensed company to publish content?
A: Nope. You can be as big as Image or as small as Joey down the street. In order to be paid, you do need a valid Bank or PayPal account and anyone under the age of 18 will have to have a co-signed contract with their guardians. If you live in the United States, you will also have to fill out and supply a W9 form for tax purposes. Spinwhiz Comics does not see these, as they are delivered to our bookkeeper and accountant.
Q: Does Spinwhiz Comics require an exclusive contract to post content?
A: No. You can post or sell your content wherever you want, as well as on Spinwhiz Comics. We only ask a few things of you if you are going to distribute on our platform:
Place the Spinwhiz Comics partner banner on your homepage and link back to our site
If we tag you in social media, like it and share it!
Don't talk garbage about other content creators on the site - keep it to yourself
Tell us 90 days before you want content taken down
Q: How often do I need to publish content?
A: We time and publish all of the content for you, you just need to load it up. We try to rotate free content weekly, if not daily. Our goal is to get eyeballs on it to increase your brand/title awareness, so we do our best to give some of the milk without giving away the cow.
You however can publish as many updates (same as you would via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) as often as you like. Our system also allows you to sync with Facebook and Twitter, so sharing is that much easier.
Q: Do I start making money as soon as I post content?
A: Well, we try. You can get paid by multiple revenue streams (the next question covers that) so if your content is hot, yes, you will be making money. HOWEVER, we are just one month into launch and it takes time to generate traffic, so as our community grows, so will your chance for higher payouts.
Q: What types of revenue streams does Spinwhiz Comics offer?
A: We have multiple and building more. Currently there is revenue from ads, site subscriptions, digital/PDF downloads. We will also have Print-on-Demand in the very near future.
Q: Where can Featured content be found?
A: Unlike other sites, we don't really have a featured section. We split content into comics and webcomics, then we also have a recommended section. You can also sort content a number of ways on our browse tab (most viewed, newest, certain genre, etc.), plus we have a recommendations engine which is on each content page.
Q: How much does Spinwhiz Comics take of the profits made?
A: The content providers make 70% of the profits, Spinwhiz Comics gets 30%.
Q: How can I begin publishing my own content?
A: Click the "Become a Publisher!" button at the top of the page and our content wizard can walk you through the rest.
Q: If I can read free comics, why would I create an account?
A: There a multiple reasons to create your own account! Mainly, so you can:
Chat in our threads and forums
Enter into contests and giveaways
Own a subscription
Access your library of content