YAM

Get paid to ask or answer questions in video Q&A's

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Michael Cho
@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
TechCrunch just featured us! Woot! http://tcrn.ch/2fS9lrL

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Michael Cho
@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
TechCrunch just featured us! Woot! http://tcrn.ch/2fS9lrL
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Michael Cho
@michael_cho · Cofounder, YAM
Thanks for hunting us @bramk!

This is actually our 3rd attempt with a Video Q&A app. The first two apps didn’t go anywhere but we kept iterating and really poured our heart and soul into YAM.

Things really got started when I tried giving my first Reddit AMA (about surviving my plane crash). I thoroughly enjoyed that experience but thought some of the questions are better answered with videos.

Along the way while we experimented with our prototype, we heard about this app called Fenda (an audio Q&A app) that went viral in China. It pioneered a very interesting incentive scheme where users not only get paid for answering questions, but also for asking them.

We really liked their model. So we adopted it, added our own spin on it and we’re super stoked to share our “baby” with the PH community today! (read our backstory on Medium here).

As makers, I guess we all know how tough it can be to build stuff that people will love. And yet we all keep going at it cos of some “true north”. In our case, we kept trying because through YAM we allow stories like this (from an English teacher in Aleppo, Syria) to be told.

Look forward to all your comments/feedback! Stay hungry, stay foolish!

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Bram Kanstein (@bramk)
@bramk · Creator of @startupstash
Active in the same space as Justin Kan’s Whale, YAM is an app that gets you paid to answer questions by video.

Unlike Whale where the Answerer sets the asking price, in YAM it’s the Asker who offers a price (could be free as well) along with the question. Then it’s up to the Answerer whether to answer the particular question.

Every video answer has a free preview for the 1st half of the video; and it costs only $0.05 to unlock the rest of the video. @michael_cho can tell you more!
Matt Mayberry
@mattmayberry · Hacking User Behavior @ UseDopamine.com
I had the pleasure of trying YAM a few weeks ago and was blown away with the UX, concept, and execution. Michael has built a great product and I'm really excited to see where he takes it. Great work!
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Ryan Hoover
@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Ironically (because this is in the same space as @justinkan's Whale), I can't stop seeing the Y Combinator logo in YAM's app icon. 😊
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