I started using Brave Browser exclusively in the beginning of June. I installed it on my home computer, my work laptop and my phone. I have not earned any BAT from it yet (I think payments are coming on the 6th).
Yesterday I read the Road to 100K BAT (#1): The Beginning where Ben Wehrman talks about planning his journey to accumulate BAT. I got jealous/inspired and decided to also start documenting my usage of Brave Browser (and the BAT that comes with it!). The difference is that I will do nothing to promote this, no referrals, no social tips, nothing that would require me to change my everyday habits and workflow. OK yes I know that am writing this article right now, but that's about it.
My goal is to record how much BAT I get just by making Brave Browser my default browser. No special skills or extra time required, if I can do it, pretty much anyone can do it.
I have activated Ads, but to be honest i don't even know if i should click them or not. I set the maximum allowed ads displayed per hour: 5.
I verified my Uphold account so that I can get paid every month.
I also turned Auto-Contribute Off so that I can keep all rewards. Maybe I will enable this later on, since I would love to give something back to the creators that actually got my attention. Isn't this is the whole point of Brave Rewards anyway? But for now, as I am starting out, I am more interested in accumulating as much BAT as i can.
Month 1 stats (June 2020)
I enjoy the beautiful photos and apparently I have blocked a lot of trackers, saved some bandwidth and saved 24 minutes of my life!
My Estimated earnings so far for this month: 11.0 BAT
A lot more than I was getting from Chrome and Safari, may i say...
My Total BAT: 0
This is by far the most hands off experiment I have ever done. Talk about passive income! I will get paid to do something that i was gonna do anyway. Exciting times indeed.
So let's see how this plays out!