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.
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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.