We all know that I love podcasting for its ability to get people money to talk about what they enjoy talking about.
We also all know that I love when people find ways to eliminate the barriers to new technology. When you put both of those things together, you kind of get this app called Podcoin. An app from a company who believes that the podcast is one of the most influential storytelling tools of our time.
What is Podcoin?
In their own words:
Podcoin is the podcast player that pays. We have every podcast you could possibly want, and we pay you to listen to each one. It’s that simple.
Podcasts are the most powerful storytelling format of our time. Our goal is to increase the time that the world spends listening to stories. That’s why we pay you to listen.
How much do you get paid to listen?
Podcoin does pay you to listen to podcasts, but I must stress that it is a SLOW process to cash in on rewards. They offer 1 podcoin for every ten minutes spent listening.
Currently a $2 Amazon gift card is 1,200 podcoins or a $5 Starbucks gift card is 2,000 podcoins. So it will take a long time to build up any real rewards. Luckily, they offer a referral program where you get more points for signing up from a friends link(150 points per sign up).