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

written by John Chow on May 17, 2012

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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

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{ 25 comments }

Stubbs McGee May 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

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

Brad Waller May 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

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.

Hotdogman May 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

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……

John Chow May 17, 2012 at 11:46 am

Staree has replaced Instagram for me.

Zac Johnson May 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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

Peter May 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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.

Ehsan May 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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

David May 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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?

Zac Johnson May 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Sounds good to me!

Sunny May 17, 2012 at 4:57 pm

That’s quite nice!

Chơi mô hình May 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm

An awesome information, thanks you for sharing it.

faisal May 18, 2012 at 8:02 am

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

Imran May 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

wow thats awesome
I am signing up now :)

Tilen May 18, 2012 at 11:13 am

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

tonygreene113 May 19, 2012 at 8:06 am

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..

Dean Saliba May 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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? :)

Ankita May 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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

Nicholas Throlson May 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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!

shaun ling May 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

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?

Charnita Fance June 7, 2012 at 5:05 am

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.

Justin Slick May 27, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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!

sohel May 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm

click is necessary for earning???

Haluk June 21, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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

Aman Verma July 5, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Informative and Useful……BookMarked..!!!

Dawn July 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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!