Here you will find all the questions we get asked a lot. If you have additional questions you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Tingles?
Tingles is a video platform built for ASMR. It's available for both iOS and Android.
What do I get by joining Tingles?
By joining Tingles you get:
- Earn revenue. Artists on Tingles earn 4x more per video view than on YouTube.
- Get the best ASMR experience for your fans.
- Get new fans on Tingles.
- Get a 3Dio microphone for free when you reach 50 supporters.
How does it work?
Tingles is built for ASMR. It offers features like background play, sleep timer, video download for offline viewing, looping, top video charts, curated trigger playlists, search by trigger, audio only mode and more. On Tingles there are also no loud ads.
Instead of ads, artists on Tingles make money through user subscriptions. Users can support you to get access to premium features. They can either support you directly through Direct Support or support all artists through Tingles Premium. Direct Support is geared more towards your fans while Tingles Premium is geared towards casual ASMR listeners.
How does Direct Support work?
Direct support works similar to Patreon. Users can support you directly by tapping a Support button on your Tingles profile. Users who support you directly can:
- download your videos for offline viewing
- access your supporter-only chatroom
- watch your exclusive videos and get early access to new videos
Direct support costs $4.99 a month. You receive 70% of the net-revenue, Tingles keeps 30%.
How does Tingles Premium work?
Tingles Premium works similar to YouTube Red or Spotify. It's a subscription plan that's not tied to only one artist but unlocks premium features across the app. Users who subscribe to Tingles Premium can:
- download videos from any artist
- create their own playlists
- loop triggers
- shuffle videos
- use audio only mode
- access their viewing history
- set custom sleep timers
Tingles Premium costs $4.99 a month. Artists receive 70% of the net-revenue, Tingles keeps 30%. Revenue is split among artists based on video watch time.
How is Tingles Premium revenue split among artists?
Tingles Premium Revenue is split among artists based on video watch time on a per-user basis.
Example. Let's say we have a Tingles Premium user named Ben. This month he watched 10 hours of Fairy Char videos and 10 hours of TheOneLilium videos. Earnings from Ben will go 50% to Fairy Char and 50% to TheOneLilium. We calculate this kind of breakdown for every individual Tingles Premium user.
How much work will I have to do?
Being on Tingles is no extra work for you. Tingles integrates with YouTube so your YouTube videos show on Tingles automatically. We encourage artists to create some exclusive videos for their Tingles supporters, but it's not a requirement. The main rewards for your supporters are provided by us.
Will Tingles affect my YouTube earnings?
No. Tingles is a completely separate platform from YouTube so it doesn't affect your YouTube earnings in any way. Anything you make on Tingles is in addition to what you already make on YouTube.
Tingles is partnering with 3Dio. As a Tingles partner you can get one 3Dio microphone for free when you reach enough supporters on Tingles:
- For 50 Tingles supporters - get Base model Free Space for free (regular price: $499)
- For 100 Tingles supporters - get Free Space XLR for free (regular price: $799)
- For 200 Tingles supporters - get Free Space Pro II for free (regular price: $1,999)
How does Tingles help me grow my audience?
Tingles is a community of the most dedicated ASMR fans. Our average user watches 2 hours of ASMR a day. We will promote your videos to our users who don't know you yet:
- Your profile will show on Artists tab where users can discover new artists
- Your profile will show under Related Artists on profiles of artists similar to you
- Your videos can get featured on Discover Weekly and Best of the Week playlists
- Your videos can get featured in trigger playlists
- Your profile can get featured on top of Home or Artists tab
We also help you grow your Youtube channel. Tingles users are automatically subscribed to your YouTube channel when they start following you on Tingles if they have that feature turned on.
How is Tingles different than Patreon?
Tingles has three main advantages over Patreon: it offers a better experience for your fans, it's less work for you and it gets you more supporters:
Tingles is actively encouraging users to become your supporters so you don't have to. On Patreon all the promotion efforts are on you.
Tingles provides most of the rewards for your paying supporters. On Patreon you have to provide all the rewards for your supporters yourself.
Becoming a supporter on Tingles is as easy as one tap. This is so much easier than Patreon where users have to go to a different site, create a new account, add their credit card and so on.
Tingles offers better rewards for paying supporters. Being a supporter on Patreon doesn't unlock any benefits on YouTube where most of the users still watch your videos. Because Tingles is one unified platform it can offer much better benefits to your paying supporters.
Do I need to upload videos to Tingles?
No. You keep posting your videos on YouTube as normal and they will also show on Tingles automatically. When you join Tingles you get access to your Tingles Partners website where you get an overview of your presence on Tingles. For exclusive and early access videos see below.
What are exclusive videos?
Exclusive videos mean videos that are only available on Tingles and not available on YouTube. They are locked for free users and only accessible to your paying supporters. It's your choice if you want to have them, but they're a great way to convince more of your fans to become paying supporters.
What is early access to new videos?
Early access to new videos means new videos become available on Tingles some time before they become available on YouTube. You can think of these videos as temporarily exclusive. It.s advised to leave them exclusive for one week before making them available on other platforms. Early access videos are locked for free users and only accessible to your paying supporters. It's your choice if you want to have them, but they're a great way to convince more of your fans to become paying supporters.
Can I use my Patreon exclusive videos as exclusive videos on Tingles?
How do I add exclusive and early access videos to Tingles?
To add an exclusive or early access video, simply upload it to YouTube and mark it as unlisted. You will then be able to add it as an exclusive video through Tingles Partners website.
Is there a fee to join Tingles?
No. Being on Tingles is free. We finance the platform by keeping a percentage of the revenue. Our partners receive 70% of the net-revenue and Tingles keeps 30% that goes into platform maintenance and development costs.
How do I get paid?
Payments are sent out monthly. We support PayPal and bank wire transfer.
What if I want to delete my account?
You can delete your Tingles account anytime and all your content will be removed from Tingles. To delete your account click the Delete Account button at the bottom of the Profile tab on Tingles Partners website. There is no penalty and you will be paid out your remaining earnings.
How do I start?
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