Update 3/16/14 – Staree is changing and becoming something called “Purple Ticket.” Not sure what this means yet, but I’ll do an updated review after I learn more.
Most of us who use social media share our pictures and things all the time. Through Staree you can actually earn a little money doing this. Staree is a property of Izea — the company behind Social Spark, Sponsored Tweets, and several other online money-making things. The site launched last year and appears to still be hopping along, so I dug a little deeper so I could explain to you how it works. How do you earn money? After you’ve connected your Facebook and/or Twitter accounts to Staree, you’ll earn a little money per click of each picture or video you upload and share. You can easily upload the photos through your desktop computer or a mobile device with the Staree app installed. Staree places display advertising on your photos and videos. There are also opportunities to earn money with product placement inside your pics. What is the earning potential? This will definitely depend on your social media following. The more Twitter followers and Facebook friends you have that actually interact with the media you upload, the more you’ll probably earn. There are a lot of celebrities that are using Staree and earning money. I would guess they are earning a lot seeing as how most of them have hundreds of thousands of followers online. Will you earn as much as them? Probably not. Will you earn enough to pocket some extra cash here and there? Maybe you will if you interact with your followers often and share lots of media with them. However don’t spam them with things. No one likes that and it will actually hurt your efforts. How can you sign up? Just visit Staree and connect your social media accounts. You’ll notice that the Facebook app asks for some permissions you might not be OK with allowing. You can opt out of those if you want — I did by just clicking the “X” button next to each one.