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Here is the title from the press release that the Lemonade widget monetization company put out today, "Finally—a Way to get your ‘Facebook Addicted’ Teenager to earn some Money this Holiday Season". I had to laugh. When I was a teenager, I shoveled snow and worked at the supermarket to make money for gifts. Today teens can just
spam market to their friends online and make cash from their homes. Smooth!
Lemonade has created an army of youngsters willing to market anything to their friends to make some dough. Of course Lemonade wants you to only sell your friends on products you love but c’mon, we all know the Sprint phone is going to pay tons more cash than selling your friend on a tube of lipstick. Let’s get real here folks.
“I just made $80 because one of my friends purchased his subscription to SIRIUS radio from my stand,” said stand owner Peter Briggs, a sixteen year old who lives in Fairfield, CT. “It’s so cool to get paid for doing something I would be doing anyway—and it sure beats setting up a traditional lemonade stand, especially in the middle of winter!”
Lemonade widgets can be inserted into MySpace, Facebook, and basically anywhere that can accept the script.
The idea is great and I am sure Lemonade will do very well. Getting teens to market products for free is great. I say for free because the purchase conversion is probably quite low. As I noted this morning, I strongly believe that 2008 is the year of widget monetization and companies including Lemonade will benefit.
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Be Noot – Media Travel Site
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Lemonade – Set up a digital Lemonade Stand and Make
Bark like a dog if you feel you don’t need some extra cash – break the silence by setting up your own lemonade stand at Lemonade.com. Lemonade.com is a cool new way to act as a middleman and earn commission. The idea is that users create and design a stand where their favorite products are displayed with purchase links to the actual retailers. The owner of the stand can then choose an offer from a retailer (free shipping, percentage off product, etc.) and post it at the bottom of the stand. read more »
Asterpix – Hyperlink Your Videos
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