Ximmy Pays You To Digg
Few weeks ago I wrote about Shareapic and pointed out how newcomer sites are becoming more aggressive in marketing their internet real estate. These sites are ready to pay people for using their services. The newcomer that I am about to introduce to you is no different, only the payment strategy is what makes it interesting.
Ximmy is a social voting site much similar to Digg. The only difference between the two is that Ximmy is willing to pay its users for submitting a story and for leaving a comment. Here is how it works:
We are the first company to reward you for your contributions to our community through points that you can redeem for cash. Just register for an account. (It’s free!) You will earn points for submitting stories and posting comments. When your story is published to the home page, you will receive 15 points. Once you hit a points bracket, you can redeem the points for cash at any time. Payments are made via PayPal.
1 point – Story Submitted
1 point – Comment
15 points – Popular (homepage)
The real question here is will Ximmy steal the hearts of Digg and Reddit users? I think that Ximmy (and other sites like this that will follow its footsteps) will get a fair market share in the internet biz. If this becomes successful, will the giants like Digg and Reddit follow the trend? As I have said before, if this kind of marketing strategy continues, there will be a lot of happy users earning a little cash while enjoying a free service.