Getting Paid to VoIP

It seems that many of the predictions of the dotcom days are coming true. Online ads are a multibillion dollar industry and the industry is not slowing down. Virtually all companies sell online and all industries sell using the web in large quantities.. Perhaps one of the few industries that failed at selling online was the pet trade where 60 pound bags of food just didn’t make sense to ship. Of course there are other examples of failures but the promise did hold true in general.

After the bubble burst we all seemed happy to ridicule lots of things that took place during the dotcom boom. Like remember when the search engine that actually paid you to use it? That was so stupid.

Well, just as eBay, Yahoo and Google actually prove that Internet companies have legs (or should I say wings), something old has become very new again.

First, please sit down and pour some water. Make sure you are relaxed. OK… Breathe deeply. Now you are fully ready to hear this. Yahoo and MSN plan on rewarding people who search using their sites. No, April 1st is a long was away so don’t bother to look for your calendar… It is still snowing here in New England.

Others have predicted this may happen in the world of VoIP. Can you imagine consumers now getting paid to talk? The US government has got to realize that VoIP is the best thing that has every hit (or actually avoided) consumer pocketbooks. Virtually everything we buy has gone up in price over the years. Think postage rates, gas, hotel costs, etc. then look at telephone rates that in some cases have gone from costing a few dollars a minute to a few cents! And using Skype the cost is zero and better yet you might actually make money from talking!

Is this crazy or what? Getting back to search, for those of you who shop on Amazon you know the company has been extending considerable discounts to people who use their A9 search engine. You know what though? Even when I knew I had to purchase thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Amazon in advance, I couldn’t tear myself away from Google to use A9.

In my opinion paying your customers will likely work better in the world of VoIP than it does search. After all, time is money and people want to find what they need and find it quickly. Ultimately If you build a better search engine the world will tunnel a path to your server.

  • VoIP & Gadgets Blog
    February 14, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    Cash Back VoIP calling

    Ironic, that Rich Tehrani (my boss) wrote in his Get Paid to VoIP entry today about how he is predicting that eventually people will be paid to talk using VoIP. Tskm tsk, Rich. You don’t talk to me any more,…

  • Alec Saunders .LOG
    February 15, 2006 at 7:53 am

    A Sucker Born Every Minute

    Rich Tehrani and Tom Keating have both published articles about getting paid to talk in the last couple of days.  Rich ridicules the idea as a throwback to the dot com days.  Tom reports on a company called CashBackVoices offering to pay you…

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