Let’s be honest, we all have taken numerous selfies so we can show the world how much fun we are having. But what if those selfies could be used to study people’s consumer habits or emotional life? Well, have no fear, a startup has already created a concept that does just that. Introducing, Pay Your Selfie, a startup that pays individuals $1 to post a selfie doing certain tasks.
So if you’re like me, then I’m sure you’re wondering … what’s the trade-off? Well with every selfie you submit to Pay Your Selfie (and get paid for), the startup takes your image and begins to study the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the photo. For example, they look at the day, time, and location of your photo and what your image says about you or the product you are sharing.
Here’s the way it works. First, a company asks Pay Your Selfie to gather photos of individuals using their products. Companies pay per-image fee for every selfie Pay Your Selfie collects. Once Pay Your Selfie gathers the photos, they are able to study the images and figure out ways to help companies improve their products and marketing. Although the startup isn’t disclosing any numbers yet, they do say that people using the app are millennials that tend to be savvy shoppers.
I guess it really is true when they say a picture is worth a million words. Think you’d give Pay Your Selfie a try? Tweet @StarterNoise to let us know!
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Katherine is a newbie to Denver. She recently completed her Masters in Peace and Justice Studies at the University of San Diego. When she isn’t trying to save the world, Katherine is all about trying any and all delicious foods, hitting up the beach but not actually swimming (deathly afraid of sharks), and taking as many hikes as humanly possible.