You, hero that you are, want to support the journalism you consume online. Great! Decide how much you'd like to contribute each month - as little as $5 - and we'll handle the rest.
How it works
Whenever you read something online that you want to support, click the share button and send that article to 4th Hero:
It works the same on Android:
That’s it! The publisher of that article is now entitled to a share of your subscription!
What if the publisher that I try to save isn’t on 4th Hero yet?
That’s okay - you can save articles from any publisher. We keep track of how much money we owe each publisher, and when they sign up we give them whatever money we have for them. After that, we pay them regularly.
What do I get in return?
The short answer is nothing - just the satisfaction of being a Hero of Journalism. For a longer answer, check out the Why section.
How does 4th Hero make money?
We charge publishers up to 20%, however we offer a number of options to reduce that percentage, such as passing benefits on to Heroes. We also have a referral program by which publishers can earn credit for bringing in new Heroes, which can reduce their fee to zero. We expect to be charging publishers an average of 5-10%, and we'll be transparent with that number as soon as we have enough data to share.
To date we’ve taken no investment, and are working off personal savings.
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How does billing work?
You set a billing amount and add a credit card, and we charge that card once a month. Whenever we charge your card, each article you've saved in the past month gets a share of that contribution. You can cancel payments or change that amount at any time. For other related, check out our Billing Questions page.