Monetize your code
Publish your web scrapers as paid Actors on the Apify platform, attract people who need these solutions, and get regular passive income!
With web scraping code templates, the code base of the Actor is done for you, saving you time and effort with optimizing your solution for our platform. You can also import your code from any Git repository or directly from your local system using Apify CLI.
Create an account
To get access to Apify Console, create an Apify account. It’s free and you get $5 of platform credits every month, which should be enough to help you test your Actors.
Build your Actor
Bring your code over to Apify or build something new directly on our platform. Make sure you fill out the readme and other relevant fields.
In the Publication menu, go to the Monetization tab. You can decide if you want your Actor to be free or paid via a monthly rental. You have complete control over the price of the rental, which will be sent to you every month.
Learn more about monetization on Apify Academy →
After your request has been processed, you’ll start earning based on how many users subscribe to your solution. In the meantime, fine-tune your readme to help your SEO and share your Actor with the world on your social media and other networks.
"Working with Apify has been a blast! They're always quick to help, super flexible, and really get what I'm trying to do. With their support, I've taken a simple concept and turned it into a money-making web scraper. They've got my back when it comes to publishing and answering questions. Being part of Apify feels like having a powerhouse team behind me, helping me turn ideas into real cash and aiding others to pull data they need. Can't recommend them enough!"
"This January, I've reached a professional milestone by making over $3.5K with Apify's paid actors program 🚀 As both a freelancer and a software engineer of 15+ years, I’d choose Apify over all the other options."
"Apify helps users to extract data from websites that do not have a REST API, automate tasks that involve interacting with web pages, and scale up web scraping and automation projects with cloud infrastructure and proxies. Users can save time and money by using pre-existing actors in Apify Store or building their own with open-source tools. They can also get reliable and structured data from any website without getting blocked, connect to hundreds of apps with ready-made integrations or custom webhooks and API, and share their actors with other developers and earn money."
"The ease of creating Actors on Apify isn't just limited to the initial setup. The platform continues to impress during subsequent stages as well. Once the Actor is crafted, the process of deploying it is seamless, ensuring that my code runs efficiently without the need for extensive configurations. This convenience drastically reduces the time and effort required to get a scraping or automation task up and running."
Apify was built by developers, for developers. Developing on Apify can help you gain passive income simply by publishing your code in a form of an Actor to Apify Store. We will help you find customers, promote your Actor, take care of scaling, computing and all the other technicalities so you don't have to worry about infrastructure. Read the blog post from our CEO Jan Čurn that talks about why we launched this initiative.
Apify Store is just like any other marketplace. We believe that competition helps developers thrive and improve upon their code, especially when there are similar scrapers on the horizon! So, you can still build the Actor, but try to be imaginative when it comes to its set of features.
You can find the full terms and conditions you'd need to agree to when publishing your Paid Actor here