Staree: A New Way To Make Money Online with Videos and Photos

My friends over at IZEA have just pulled back the curtains to their newest social media platform: Staree.

Staree allows users to post photos and videos from their mobile device or desktop, and share them with friends through Facebook and Twitter. Users make money from display advertising targeted to their content and product placement in photos and videos. Ted Murphy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IZEA, has this to say about his new baby.

IZEA’s mission is to help social media fans monetize their content, creativity and influence. We brought paid blogging to the market six years ago, and were pioneers in sponsored tweets and check-ins. The monetization of photos and videos through Staree is a natural addition to the IZEA product portfolio. It creates new ways for influencers to earn money and new marketing opportunities for advertisers.

Starting today, Staree is available to everyone: From Hollywood A-listers to everyday people. The hottest celebrities like Kendall Schmidt and Logan Henderson are already using Staree to take their social media presence to the next level. Kendall got his start on hit shows like “Frasier” and “ER” and is currently starring on “Big Time Rush.” His co-star Logan found his passion for acting after appearing on “Friday Night Lights.”

Staree is designed with branding, protection and collaboration in mind. Users have the ability to customize their profile and copyright their content. Managers and agents can access their client’s accounts and post on their behalf. “Our goal was to provide professional features through a simple user interface that anyone could use on the web, iPhone or Android device,” said Ryan Schram, Chief Marketing Officer, IZEA.

John Chow dot Com on Staree

I have been using Staree for the past three days. So far, I have six photos and a video on the network. All the media was uploaded via the Staree iPhone app. The app hasa bunch of filters so you can give your photos that Instagram look. Unlike Instagram, Staree can post videos, photos and messages.

Uploading a photo is a lot like Instagram: fire up the app, take the photo, choose the filter and write a description. You can send a photo to your Facebook or Twitter stream. The process is the same for making a video, but there are no filters at this time.

Making Money Online with Staree

Like I said before, I’ve been using Staree for only three days and uploaded half a dozen photos. Still, that was enough to make me 74 cents yesterday.

At this rate, I’ll make enough for a nice lunch at the end of the month, but I’m just getting started. I do see good potential with Staree. As the network gets biggest, the income can only increase. And the money-making potential of Staree will attract over a lot of Instagram users. Why make nothing uploading photos to Instagram when you can make money uploading it to Staree? Give Staree a try and let me know what you think.

Become a Social Media Star with Staree

25 thoughts on “Staree: A New Way To Make Money Online with Videos and Photos”

  1. Stubbs McGee says:

    I’ll have to check staree out, this is the first I’ve heard of it.

  2. Brad Waller


    I noticed your Staree site from your posts and wondered what it was all about. Thanks for the blog post. I’m signing up now.

  3. Hotdogman says:

    74 cents! I am IN!!!! LOL. Seriously, do we need another social app? It’s nice you can make a bit of money, but come on- I am just about up to here (my hand is at my chin) with social media overload. But, alas, Staree won’t be the one to put me over the edge. I will probably sign up……

    1. John Chow says:

      Staree has replaced Instagram for me.

      1. Zac Johnson says:

        And Facebook doesn’t own them either!… yet…

  4. Peter says:

    I really like the idea of making money off a social networking site, even if it is only a little. I spend enough time on other networks daily and it would sure be nice if I started getting paid for it, haha.

  5. Ehsan says:

    You are right John. Why to upload photos and videos for free If this website is paying us for doing it.
    Thanks John.

  6. David says:

    Hi John, I think Zac recently put up a post about Staree on his blog too. How very interesting. will need to check it out.

    Wouldn’t be cool if social media sites competed with each other over who would pay more for you to use their site?

    1. Zac Johnson says:

      Sounds good to me!

  7. Sunny says:

    That’s quite nice!

  8. An awesome information, thanks you for sharing it.

  9. faisal says:

    Everybody is opening a social network, or so I believe.

  10. Imran says:

    wow thats awesome
    I am signing up now :)

  11. Tilen says:

    Very interesting. I’ll sign up and try to make some money :) Sounds like a good money making opportunity. Thanks for sharing the news :)

  12. I signed up yesterday and was accepted because of my “notable” site in their socialspark network.

    If anyone wants an invite just catch me on twitter..

  13. Dean Saliba says:

    I’m going to give it a go. Do you happen to know of a similar site where I could upload my free ebooks and earn money everytime someone downloads them? :)

  14. Ankita


    Awesome. John, how can we make a customized background layout, like the one you have on your staree page?

  15. Just started using it uploaded video we will see how well it does I agree with you john will pay for lunch by the end of the month!

  16. shaun ling says:

    I’m still wondering how we actually make money from staree? What staree says isn’t clear enough to me.

    Anyone can help? We make money when someone click on the ads that staree put on our staree profile or what?

    1. This is what I am trying to find out too! I’ve been searching and coming across blog posts on Staree, but none actually explain how income is earned on Staree.

  17. Justin Slick says:

    Just started with Staree yesterday… It’s pretty well designed and if nothing else, it’s a nice web interface for photos uploaded from mobile.

    So far I have 13 photos up and my cash-o-meter hasn’t budged, but I guess it’s also possible that stats are a day behind. Not that it matters at this point, but how are they processing payouts? No information whatsoever on the topic. I’d assume PayPal.

    There are other flaws, but hopefully they’ll continue to develop. There isn’t a “Keep me logged in” option on the web interface, which is inexplicable!

  18. sohel says:

    click is necessary for earning???

  19. Haluk says:

    This is nice way to make money. I hope, it will help you.

  20. Aman Verma says:

    Informative and Useful……BookMarked..!!!

  21. Dawn says:

    At the moment they are accepting “applications to be reviewed.” It is a really cool site, I got the ok to join a couple days ago. I know it must be getting popular now since it did take a little while for mine to be reviewed.

    Great idea that IZEA has here!

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