The Nordly is a member of Coil, a web monetization platform that allows users to directly support the internet creators they love. For $5 a month you get access to member-exclusive content and an ad-free desktop experience from sites like The Nordly, Reductress, The Hard Times, The Broadway Beat, LadySpike, and more.


How does the membership work?

Once you subscribe to Coil you will download a browser extension (currently available on Chrome and Firefox) that will allow you to see member-only content on any Coil site. For every minute you spend on a Coil partner site, they will receive a small percentage of the $5 you spend every month.

What kind of exclusive content am I getting for my money?

Each site gets to choose what their member content looks like, so it’s different from one site to the next. Readers of The Nordly who subscribe to Coil will have exclusive access to member-only sections of articles as well as The Nordly’s upcoming e-book, which will be released later this year.

Why are you using Coil?

It’s hard to make money on the internet. Most sites rely on ads to make money, but nobody likes scrolling past them. Working with Coil gives us an opportunity to reward those who financially support us and keep paying our bills.

Is there a way I can just support The Nordly?

While there isn’t a way to designate that you only want to financially support The Nordly through Coil, there are a few things you can do that help us:

  1. Use our referral link when you sign up to let Coil know we sent you, which gives us a bonus
  2. Spend time on the site. Whether you are a member or not, clicking around on our site is a huge help to us.