Let’s be honest, if your inbox looks anything like ours then it’s absolutely jam packed. Filled to the brim. Sometimes it can even be a bit overwhelming. Imagine if you could monetise that chaos.
Well, you can! There’s a handy new website that lets you make people pay for sending you emails. Particularly useful if you get sent a lot of newsletters.
What is it and How does it work?
The service is called BitBounce and it’s is a free email service that pays you for every message you receive from an unfamiliar sender. You connect your existing email accounts to BitBounce, sync your contacts and set a price to have emails delivered to your inbox from people you don’t know.
How do I get paid?
You get paid to receive emails from any unknown senders, as we mentioned above. Payment is in the Credo cryptocurrency and you can set the price. Keep your Credo, cash it in, or trade it to Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies securely on the BitBounce CredoEx exchange.
What happens to the emails?
People you don’t know receive an autoresponder. The autoresponder let’s unfamiliar senders know you’ve started using BitBounce.People you do know never see an autoresponder.
You can create a whitelist when you sign up to let BitBounce know who’s allowed to email you for free.
You can still see unpaid emails…only if you want to. Don’t worry about missing emails not paid to be delivered. They go to an “Unpaid” folder. So it’s a win, win.
What BitBounce have to say
BitBounce lay out their mission like this:
“We all receive a ton of unsolicited emails. While some of it may be of value, the majority is either annoying or is linked to some form of scam. Most of the annoying spam is sent by bulk spammers. They know that only a very small fraction of the all the email they send will result in a response, but that’s okay because they can literally send millions of emails for free.
Whether bulk spammers are trying to sell something, or lure people into a scam, their business model is dependent on their ability to send millions of email messages at no cost to themselves. If they had to pay just one cent to send each mail, their business model would no longer be viable.
BitBounce changes all that. For the first time, you get to charge the sender of an unsolicited email for your time. Most of the bulk email spammers won’t pay the price regardless of how low it is. However, if someone you don’t know genuinely wants to communicate with you, they should be prepared to pay your price.”
That’s a message we can get behind.
Here’s to monetising your inbox!