SAN FRANCISCO--(For years, Internet media professionals, entrepreneurs, and more have searched for effective ways to make money for a blog or raise the funds they need to support a podcast. Now there’s a definitive service that makes money for bloggers and podcasters without asking their audiences for donations: Impact Shopping, created by OURewards, is a free monetizing solution that provides a customized online shopping mall for podcasts and blogs.)--
“By creating Impact Shopping, we knew we could help authors, performers, and others focus on creating great content while OURewards takes care of monetizing their efforts.”
“Instead of asking listeners and readers to make donations, podcasters and bloggers can now simply tell their audiences about their Impact Shopping site,” says John Lane, co-founder of OURewards. “Their fans shop the same stores they usually would online – without paying a penny more – and the podcast or blog earns a commission on every purchase. The fans get what they want, and the podcasts and blogs make money as well – it’s the definition of a win-win situation.”
An Impact Shopping page is a full-featured online mall, and includes hundreds of the web’s most popular shopping sites, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, iTunes, and Walmart.
Getting started is simple: A podcaster or blogger can create a customized Impact Shopping page that’s ready to go within minutes; then, he or she simply informs fans of the podcast or blog about the Impact Shopping page. There’s no registration or any other sign-up, so fans can start shopping right away.
They can even share the Impact Shopping page on social media and message boards, which increases fan involvement and makes more money. Every purchase that begins at an Impact Shopping page results in a commission that goes right to the podcaster or blogger.
“We developed the Impact Shopping page program with the web’s creative talent in mind,” says Lane. “By creating Impact Shopping, we knew we could help authors, performers, and others focus on creating great content while OURewards takes care of monetizing their efforts.”
The Impact Shopping “Fan App” helps podcasters and bloggers make money even more quickly. Fans simply download the app to their browser, which automates the shopping tracking process. Fans can shop as they always do, but now earn a commission for their favorite podcast or blog.
Impact Shopping also includes a private dashboard and a “set it and forget it” communications system, which automatically reminds supporters to start every purchase at Impact Shopping. Podcasters or bloggers simply add their fans to the system then return back to their regular operations.
“With hundreds of merchants, the email reminder system, browser app, plus a private dashboard to see the results, we really feel OURewards has everything a blog or podcast needs to continually receive financial support from its fans,” says Lane.
To learn more about how the Impact Shopping program can make money for podcasters and bloggers, visit: http://circle.impactshopping.com/bloggers/.
OURewards is a technology service company that enables organizations of any size such as school groups, churches, non-profits, and more to supplement their fundraising efforts by earning sales commissions from the online shopping of their supporters. By supporting groups as a business-to-business relationship, OURewards aligns its goals with its partners; as they grow, we grow. For more information, go to www.ourewards.com.