online marketing possibility or a flash in the pan

I came across a new site yesterday and the jury is still out as to whether it's worth my time. iMooch seems to be a form of online panhandling/busking. You create a something (they call it a mooch) and hope that people will like it enough to "tip" you. Tips are always $1. Since the site is still in beta, I gave it a go and posted pics of my sock monkeys. If I want to post another "mooch" or post one after the beta run, it would cost me $6. $1 goes to iMooch and $5 goes to my account. This is money that I can use to "tip" someone else. Not sure what would happen if I want that $5 back (instead of using it for tips). Eventually, you can cash out your "mooch" and you will get that money. the $6 fee seems odd. I think I'd prefer to pay $1 to post and then add tip money when I feel like it. So far, only one tip and that one is from a friend. boo.

Ah well, if it does work, then I'll be pretty happy to make money from this free post. Who knows, I might even pay to post something at a later date. I'll keep you posted.

Posted byHello Pineapples! on Wednesday, March 19, 2008  


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