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It wasn't too long ago that I talked about the rewards program for uploading custom content to Bukkit, where modders and texturepack artists could make money off of their downloads without third-party advertising services. However, did you know that maps were included in the list of "stuff I make that can make me money"? It's true!

Great, so now you have uploaded your map to Bukkit, and are ready for those sweet reward points to start rolling in. How do you tell people around the forum about your awesome new map, complete with easy download links? How about a custom forum widget?

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A widget like this one!

You can use this custom widget - complete with your map name, game version, download numbers, and download button - anywhere on the Minecraft Forum! Put it in your map thread, to streamline downloads for users. How do you use the widget? It's a lot easier than you think! Still, what are the exact steps for getting your map out there, and earning points? Let's break it down.

Uploading and Sharing Your Maps
  • Visit this link, and fill out the form to upload your map
  • Start earning points automatically - you don't need to enroll, or do anything to start earning points
  • As you earn points, spend them on Amazon gift cards or cash in the Bukkit Store

That's it, nothing more to it! Points are automatically earned from downloads, and spending your points on cash rewards is super-easy. In addition, future front-page articles spotlighting maps will use your forum widget, so other players can download your map with ease, and you can earn the points you deserve!

Map makers, like many community content creators, have used third-party advertising links for their work, to give players a way to show their support without having to donate out of pocket. Still, third-party advertising links can be unreliable, or even disruptive, to the downloading process. The advantage to players who want your maps is clear - click a link, get your map, no annoying pop-ups along the way! You get supported for your awesome creation, players get your awesome creation hassle-free, everyone wins. What are you waiting for? Upload your maps, and start earning real money for your work, today!


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Great! Time to start making maps...




Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

This is awesome!



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:23 PM

This is awesome, now the work that players put into these maps will finally pay off!
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:34 PM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:52 PM

Unfortunately, I'm no good at maps.  Oh well.  I might try making a basic adventure map where you collect the necessary ingredients to finally defeat the ender dragon.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:02 AM

Curse really needs to update their downloads section. It doesn't show a link for worlds under Minecraft, so the worlds aren't getting enough attention.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:06 AM

Just in time for the two maps I've got ready to release with 1.5!
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

Well this sounds really good! Though it would be great to have a downloads to points conversion, I guess that's the point of the "points generation" part as described on the Wiki.

Also, props for having vouchers for places other than the US from the start.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:13 AM

I'm an amazing map maker, but not as good as others (cough, sethbling cough) so i know none of my maps would ever be downloaded
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

yay more third party advertising.




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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:12 AM


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:39 AM

Amazing. Simply amazing.

Is anyone else having problems uploading? I have tried many times (clearing cache each time) and it just is stuck loading on the first upload page forever. Anyone else have the same problem?
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:54 AM

Time to start making maps!

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:56 AM

Looks Awesome!
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:16 AM

Not bad! I can start making maps and placing the money to the prison server I co-host on [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png[/img]



Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:03 AM

Totally awesome! That means that XDS (Xero Degrees Studio) will start to earn money for maps that we made. I was also wondering if the Minecraft Realms thing could one day be free. Just a random suggestion.



Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:13 AM

I might be interested by this. For future maps, it could be quite neat. I'll give it a shot with Monarch of Madness, and we'll see from there! ^_^
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:31 AM

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I might be interested by this. For future maps, it could be quite neat. I'll give it a shot with Monarch of Madness, and we'll see from there! [img]http://static.minecraftforum.net//public/style_emoticons/default/happy.png[/img]

The faster you upload your map the faster you get your money XD. Monarch of Madness is going to earn you quite a penny if you ask me. Its a good map and people are bound to know of it.