Long long time ago, there was the IOTA 'Field' platform made by the Semko's, which allowed node owners to receive a donation for running a node. This project died unfortunately when Semko's stopped their work for IOTA.
Just discovered there is a nice alternative made by Einfach IOTA, which deserves some more attention.
Add your community node to receive some donations, or give a nice donation for all node owners. Let's improve the IOTA network together.