Fabulous new way to make $$$
Any fellow Kirtsy-lovers probably already know about YouData. But the fact is that I am completely smitten by this program. (So smitten, in fact, that I've embedded it into this website's sidebar so you can check it out/sign up/log in and check ads while you read my posts.)
Basically, the program starts from the assumption that advertisers are buying your time. So why not make them pay you? I do love anything that offers to pay me for my time and quasi-attention.
You sign up and create what's called a MeFile. I'm hoping they add more categories soon, since these are kind of broad, at present. But you say your gender/age/income level/interests/family situation/pet situation. Then you're done.
After your file is created, it's just up to you to login and check out ads. (As mentioned, you can also view them from my sidebar and multi-task.)
One of the things I really like about this program is that you get two ways to earn money: viewing an ad and then clicking on it. This way, people have options about how invested they want to get.
You get five cents just for viewing any ad. (And in case you're thinking "Pssshhhh, a nickel? Are you kidding?" I would point out that you see tons of ads on the web for free, all day.)
Then, if you click through to take a look at the site, you get extra -- usually around 16 cents. I haven't been keeping strict track, but that is the number I see most often.
As usual, a caveat: I'm not saying you'll get rich with YouData. But it's definitely more profitable than most read-email programs, for example.
The first day, I made nearly $2. The second day was a little skimpy on ads. I'm about to hit the 72-hour mark and I'm at $4.70. It won't put my kids through college, but hey I'll take any extra funds I can.
Of course, your earnings will vary, depending on how your MeFile looks. If you have kids, I'm guessing you'll see more ads. Parents are a big market for advertisers. That's just an educated guess, mind you.
But even if you don't see tons of ads right away, remember that this is a relatively new program. As it grows, it will probably attract more advertisers, which means more money.
(Full disclosure: Like bloggers who embed coupon-printers, I will get a small profit from you checking the ads from my site. I like to be upfront about that.)
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