Tuesday, December 17, 2013

CentUp: Reward Your Favorite Online Content Creators for FREE!

Do you know about CentUp? I use it here on Balancing Jane because I fell in love with the concept. There's a little button at the bottom of each post, and if you have a CentUp account and click it, you give a cent (or however much you decide) to the creator (in this case, me! And it all goes to roller derby gear, so it's for a good cause.) Half of the money goes to one of several charities--your choice! (I split anything I donate with Pencils of Promise).

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If you are a blog writer or otherwise create content online, I encourage you to consider signing up yourself

My favorite part of CentUp is getting to share my own cents with content creators I enjoy. I find subscription models for blogs untenable for me (there are too many times where I don't get to read as much as I'd like, and I read too many blogs to make subscribing to them all affordable), but I still want to make sure that the bloggers I follow get paid for their work and can keep doing what they do. 

And if you want to sign up, right now you get 100 FREE cents, without even having to add any money of your own.

If you choose to take advantage of this great deal, may I suggest that you go and take a look at some of my friends who are using CentUp on their sites. My friend Amanda writes Two Americans in China about her experiences as an ex-pat. Chantilly gives excellent cultural commentary over at Bicultural Mom. I've also found new content through CentUp like The Weeklings and Creativity Unbound.

And if you decide to get CentUp on your own blog, let me know in the comments so I can come by and share some cents with you! 

Edit: I reworded a section of this post to correct an error about the selection of the charities. 

Photo: Sarah Reid

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