I have been recently trying out a new App on my iPhone called Calyp. (pronounced Klip) It is simply an app that is available to Droid, iPhone, or right on your computer. It is an extremely easy way to make money by endorsing ads over social network sites, that most of us use every day anyways. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and also by SMS. You are also able to share through your blog.
You get to chose 4 ads to endorse every 24 hours. After the 24 hours you can keep the endorsements that you originally chose or you can switch it up and drop and add new endorsements. So there are always 4 possible endorsements that you can send to your social networking sites.
There are stats on your endorsement page that show you which one’s are doing well (getting clicks, getting actions, posts, texts, and if you click on your currently chosen Calyps it will show you a timer of when you can endorse again. When people click through your endorsements, you make money. If people take actions on your Calyps you also get money. And then when you refer friends and they join, you also earn money.
Who doesn’t like earning quick, easy, money ?
There are also different levels of Endorsers, Preferred, Gold, Platinum, and Elite. When you sign up on Calyps you start as a Predeffered member. And then on your home page, you can see what type of endorser you are currently, Your current Earnings, and also how many points you need to reach the next level, so it keeps you striving to get to that next level.
When you reach higher levels you get higher earnings per click- thru, every time you post/endorse your ad, and on actions.
As you climb the ladder to the levels, you earn points to get you toward the next level. And you earn points just for joining Calyp 20,000 of them!
And that isn’t all, they also have Calypstakes and Exclusive benefits from Caly brands.
The Calypstakes are prizes you can win just for being a member. The exclusive benefits are things like, when you reach Gold level, you will get an Exclusive Calyp Reward Visa Prepaid card! Other benefits are discounts on services, brands, places, and things. Again, each level you reach you can gain more exclusive benefits.
If you think it is hard, or that how is .20 cents per click-thru going to get me anywhere making money, well the money adds up, and adds up very quickly, especially if you endorse everyday. In my personal experience, I made $3 in less then a week, and now it has been 2 weeks and I am up to Gold status, and $20.50 in my account. I earned the Exclusive Calyp Reward Visa Prepaid card! I can now endorse 4 products every 12 hours! Now I am on my way to Platinum, which should come quickly.
Another thing I would like to point out about Calyp’s, is when you endorse a product, you can create it in your own words. IMO, I think this is a pretty cool feature. So, I can write something that will attract my readers and therefore they will click-thru on my Calyp.
Like I would never do an endorsement for alcohol, cause I don’t write about that subject (usually). BUT I do have mom’s who want their house’s to smell good, so I chose Glade. Also, my blog’s focus is mainly to mom’s with children, so since it is back to school time, and kids are ALWAYS hungry when they come home from school, I picked the Oreo’s Calyp ;)
When your earnings do come in, when you hit your earnings button, it will fill in Card Balance (once the $ is loaded onto your card), new Earnings, and when these NEW earnings will go onto your card (for example, mine says 10/1/11 so on Oct. 1 I should have the earnings on my card.
Lifetime earnings shows how much you have earned since starting your account. Also under card balance, you can see what your available funds that were added onto your card at that time
Don’t get discouraged if your not seeing an earnings yet, as soon as you hit Gold, it will appear.
Another feature I like is that you can pick from a long list of subjects that are of interest to you. And you will only get endorsements to choose from, from the choices you pick.
Now as with most new App’s there are some things that need to get worked out on them. And I am sure as the company gets feedback and hears what changes or recommendations that their endorsers would like to see they will take everything into consideration.
Some things I would like to see are:
- I would love to be reminded by a text message or email when it is my time to be able to endorse again.
- I would like to have had a way of knowing how many Calyps I was able to endorse at one time before I choose them.
- When you join, there is a set of questions that some people do not feel comfortable answering, or even giving out their cell phone number. I believe it is a way for them to just get info. to better know what Calyps should be geared to you, but perhaps for the people who do not wish to give that info. should be able to opt out.
- I would like more info. on how to put this on my blog. And an idea I had was to give an html code to put in your sidebar which would rotate the 4 Calyps you are currently endorsing. This would work well with bloggers who blog in niches because their readers would be more likely to click through the ad’s in the sidebar.
- There have been some problems with it working on the Droid platform, but I think they are currently working on this to resolve any problems.
- Also there have been some ad’s that are either slow to add or don’t load, this too I believe is being worked out.
- I personally would love to see more VIP rewards to choose from.
Here is some of what people are saying about Calyp:
“I just signed up and it was quick and super easy. I was tweeting in less than 5 minutes.” – Shelby from http://www.feltstories.com/
” one thing I am really impressed with is how many great items there are! These aren’t crap products they are wanting us to endorse! It is easy to go through the list and say.. Oh.. I LOVE That!” - http://www.organizewithsandy.com
” I hit Gold ! I am loving this app. I already made $3 and it was so easy. I am on my way to Platinum For hitting Gold, I now have special perks and prizes. But I cannot wait to get the VIP pass I am working on it. “ http://www.theplussizemommy.com
To learn more and to join and get 20.000 points to start you off visit www.calyp.com
Happy Calyp’ in , it is like getting FREE MONEY!
The Plus Size Mommy