If you’re wondering how much your hotspot can earn, the answer is… It depends. The best way to gauge this is to head on over to the Helium Coverage Map and look at hotspots near where you plan to install the hotspots. In addition another great tool is helium.place,
helium.place lets you visualize hotspot placement and coverage overlaps.
How much you earn depends on how many other hotspots are located near yours. When hotspots are nearby they can “talk” to each other and can send data to each other. This is how HNT tokens are created and you will keep 20% of all the HNT that your hotspots earns.
Once your hotspot is online and earning HNT, we will begin to track it! Host Reward Distributions (HRDs) come in two forms: HNT and cash. For HNT HRD, 20% of the hotspot earnings are currently paid out at a quarterly basis. For cash HRDs, a monthly flat rate payment will be paid out at the beginning of each month.