So, I was really excited about the concept of Brave, and I have publicly supported it when criticised in this forum, but unfortunately my experience with Rewards/Creator has been terrible, and now I’ve accumulated enough info to make it worthwhile to report (IMO).
As someone who runs websites, I keenly set them up with my Brave Creator account when I discovered the Creators programme. In order to evaluate the system, I focused my Brave browsing on the sites.
What did I earn in the last six months?
This is my balance in Uphold:
I haven’t made any withdrawls or credits. I’ve just let Brave do its thing:
Brave giveth, and it taketh away:
Perhaps this is the auto-contribution system. Fair enough - I’d expect some withdrawls. However, the contributions should be going back to me, as I’m using Brave to browse my own websites, and most months I adjusted the rewards settings so that contributions only went to my sites (selfish, I know - but I wanted to see if the system was working as promised).
It’s possible I’ve done something wrong, and maybe there’s another Uphold account somewhere else that’s full of BAT. However, when I use the Creators dashboard and click on the “Uphold” link against my busiest site (https://caption.me/) I see the following:
Nothing. No evidence of any funds. This is despite several months statements showing there should be some money going in (or somewhere, at least).
I sent my full logs etc privately to Brave Support, but they told me it was probably Uphold’s problem. But I don’t know what I’d say if I were to follow this up with Uphold Support. This seems very much a problem with Brave’s accounting.
I would hope Brave’s team would take a more serious look into this, rather than palming the issue off on the wallet provider, as I’m sure I can’t be the only Creator seeing this issue.
Anyone else managed to earn any money on the Creators programme? Did it end up in your Uphold wallet? Am I doing something wrong?
I feel like there’s a pretty serious bug in Brave Rewards or the Creators programme here, and the user experience on the Creators dashboard is terrible. I should be able to navigate to the wallet, and see the funds. Instead, I’m navigated to some kind of “card” in Uphold which shows no activity.