As a professional blogger, one of the things that is first and foremost in my mind most days is how best to maximize my monetization efforts. Recently I have begun using Facebook & Twitter more prevalently than I used to because I finally got a smart phone.
My iPhone allows me access to my network of friends, followers and family across the world thanks to great apps that allow me to share not only my text style updates but my photos and videos as well. Half of what I share on social media are pictures of me, my kids, or food I am making (or consuming). It really has become an integral part of the way I connect with people.
But with that comes a missed opportunity.
Here I am sharing my personality and daily life with people who are actually paying attention but because it is not on my blog, I inadvertently end up helping someone else profit off my relationships. I believe there is value in simply doing something to strengthen a bond that increases loyalty and grows trust within my network, but when you take a look at the methods being used to do that, someone else is making money off of my connections.
Thankfully, that is all about to change.
Staree, a new photo and video sharing service allows you to monetize the content that you share via social media. Staree was created by IZEA, the makers of SocialSpark.com and SponsoredTweets.com. They have gotten it right when it comes to helping you monetize your blog content and Twitter account, who better to help you monetize the photos & videos you share via social media?
How Staree Works:
- Apply: to apply, simply go to Staree.com and connect with your Facebook or Twitter account. Staree will notify you when you have been accepted.
- Snap: Using the Staree photo and video app, take pictures and video and post them on Staree.com or through apps available on iPhone and Android.
- Share: Share your photos on Twitter and/or Facebook.
- Earn: You get paid based upon the number of views your photo or video receives and if you happen to take GREAT pictures, Staree may reach out to you with special offers from advertisers.
It’s really easy to signup (and free) and you have nothing to lose and money to gain. I applied and am waiting on my approval so I can start earning money on the photos and video I already share online.
I can’t wait to hear how much money you make with Staree!