"Contributor", where you pay websites directly instead of seeing ads, is now open to anyone. Even better: You now have the option of replacing ads with pictures of cats. No joke.
I don't work on Contributor nor do I know anyone who does, but I do
know that I'm not the only person who's been saying for years that I'd rather pay websites directly than look at display ads. So, I'm very happy that Google did this.https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/