Earn.com

Earn money for replying to emails and completing tasks.

#3 Product of the WeekNovember 01, 2017
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Use Earn.com to earn digital currency by replying to emails and completing tasks. It works on your phone, in any country, with no need for a bank account.

Since the last time we were on ProductHunt as 21.co, we've launched Gmail integration, mass messaging, search, public tasks, and even monetizable email lists. Come check us out at Earn.com!

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Reviews

  • Alex PalmerCo-founder & CEO of FilmYeti. 🤘😎
    Pros: 

    Automatically bounce emails from outside your network (marketers, recruiters, etc.) and earn Bitcoin for charity!

    Cons: 

    Can't donate Bitcoin from the iOS app yet.

    The coolest thing about Earn.com for me is the ability to donate to charities I want to support. I complete tasks and answer most message from Earn.com lists, then redirect the earned funds to charities and orgs! Love it. :)

    Alex Palmer has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    It works !

    Cons: 

    Inhabitual

    Mainly focused on blockchain and cryptos subjects atm...

    Valentin Cazin has used this product for one year.

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Balaji S. SrinivasanMakerHiring@balajis · CEO of Earn.com & Board Partner at a16z.
Hi everyone! We’ve launched many new features since the last time we were on ProductHunt, including: - Gmail integration - Paid mass emails - Budgets - Shareable public tasks - Paid surveys - Search - Monetizable conference directories and email lists In total, what this means is that you can set up an profile, join a set of lists, and start getting paid tasks from Earn.com senders. You can also set up a Gmail integration to get more paid tasks by bouncing messages from outside your contact book and asking them to pay you. And if you’re really into it, you can even turn your email list or conference directory into a monetizable asset, such that both you and your list members/attendees get paid. Given that all these features let you earn digital currency online, we recently rebranded from 21.co to Earn.com to better convey what we’re doing. With Earn.com, users earn money online, and senders pay users to reply to emails and complete tasks. It’s like a better version of LinkedIn InMail. The next big step for us is to launch our new token, which is coming in a few weeks. If you sign up at that link today, you can get verified and get on the token waitlist. Between now and the token launch, you’ll earn bitcoin for completing tasks and replying to emails. Once the token launch happens, you’ll get free tokens simply for being an early adopter, and a bunch more tokens for inviting other verified users. We’ve set it up such that early adopters receive the most tokens, because the token reward halves every time the user base doubles. The overall idea is to create one of the first “better-than-free” business models, in which the users of a social network capture some of that network’s value by earning tokens. Anyway, that’s a summary of (a) what we’ve shipped recently, (b) the Earn.com rebrand, and (c) our upcoming token. Let me know if you have any questions. And if you’re a designer, security engineer, or data scientist, we are hiring!
Matt Gardner@thatmattgardner · Co-Founder, RouteThis.com
@balajis So if I've been using Earn since the 21.co days... more coins? :D
Balaji S. SrinivasanMakerHiring@balajis · CEO of Earn.com & Board Partner at a16z.
@thatmattgardner Yep, so long as you have a verified profile you are grandfathered and don't need to do anything else :)
Saijo George@saijogeorge · Digital Marketer
@balajis do you guys offer a widget that I can place on a webpage?
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
Primarily a rebranding of 21.co, but maybe also proving that ".com" domains still matter? I think it's wrong to declare that Earn.com is the "first token-based social network" since Steemit already exists and Refind has its Relevance Coin, (get some here!) but it's cool to see this general trend.
Balaji S. SrinivasanMakerHiring@balajis · CEO of Earn.com & Board Partner at a16z.
@chrismessina 1) Yep, we thought that Earn.com helps make the ideas more accessible to a mainstream audience -- everyone knows what "earn" means, it immediately suggests what the product does, the ".com" means people don't mistype it, and they don't need to know that there are 21 million BTC to understand the name :) 2) That's also a reasonable point re: Steemit -- though normally people don't refer to Reddit as a social network to the same extent they do for LinkedIn/Facebook/Twitter, as the focus is mostly on interactions with news articles vs with other folks. The profile page is less of an emphasis for Steemit. At least, that's how we were thinking about it. If you think of Reddit as a social network, then Steemit is one as well. If you think of a social network as more like Linkedin/FB/Twitter (with more emphasis on real names/profile pages/profile photos/messaging/etc), then I think that space is still wide open. But we might think about another way to get the concept across.
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@balajis yeah, interesting points! Steemit is paying users for popular content (similar to Medium's model with claps); in your case, users pay for access/attention given some externally determined value. The difference is whether you focus on the social progenitor or the social objects. They're clearly related, but don't have to be. You can remove identity and pay anonymous authors for valued contributions or you can put a toll up to access popular identities. Both are networks — but, to channel Jobs, are more a matter of emphasis. There are several other cryptocurrencies attempting to enable users to monetize their data (Datum, BitClave, DataWallet, BAT, Blockstack), but I struggle to see how that works unless there's a market created for that data that values the individual's contributions over a collective's. Ultimately I guess my question is whether you're competing with Mechanical Turk, and users decide to set a threshold on how much they're willing to accept to perform certain low value tasks, or if you're more like a cryptocurrency-based influencer network (Fohr Card, et al)?
Jeremiah@_jeremiahs · Founder @ startuptracker.io 🎯
@chrismessina we're working on a structured data exchange for public domain data (i.e. *not* personal data, so different from Datum, DataWallet etc. the requirements/solution are very different). Do you have a particular interest in this space?
Chris MessinaHunter@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@_jeremiahs I do. I've long been interested in digital identity (I helped popularize OAuth and was on the board of the OpenID Foundation). I've been long on the value of digital identity and the value of "data capital" for a long time
Jeremiah@_jeremiahs · Founder @ startuptracker.io 🎯
@chrismessina Just read the piece 👍 . I think what's tricky when considering data as a currency/asset is that unlike traditional currency/assets it can be duplicated for free, which makes valuing and exchanging it challenging. It seems what we're working on might be of interest to you, can send you a blurb?
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Marketing, Freshworks
😲 I wonder how much they paid to get this domain. Earn sounds a lot better now. Time to replace all links. 🔓
Jason Pittam@mikaelpittam · CMO, Maptags
@arunsathiya On their blog, they mention that all previous 21.co URLs will redirect to the new URL. You can read more here: https://news.earn.com/21-co-is-n... cc: @balajis
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Marketing, Freshworks
@balajis @mikaelpittam Yeah, noticed that. Thanks!
Jeff Osborn@jeff_osborn · Owner, work/ethic
21 was a great idea, but from a branding perspective, it was pretty cerebral. 👏 for rebranding in the right direction. This looks great and will make a lot more sense to a lot more people.
Josh Arnold@joshualarnold · Senior Associate @ Strategy&
Huge fan of Earn.com/21.co. I’ve had some great opportunities pitched to me via the messages I’ve received (and made some money out of replying to messages too, which never hurts!) Can’t wait to see where the platform grows in the future after building a core competency in the messaging model for now.