If you like social media and money, you'll love Gather. For months I've been a fan of this fun and easy to use site..actually, it's over a year now that the Monetizer has participated. The website Gather.com is a place where people share their original articles, images and videos with the rest of the members. It's free to use, and you earn yourself points for comments given and received, content uploads and more. Your points add up to give you a choice of various rewards, ranging from $10 Borders Gift cards, to higher priced cards from Amazon, Gap, Starbucks, Target, Macy's and Omaha Steaks. There was also a cash program available to members who managed to achieve 3000 points in a single month. A tough feat to accomplish, but doable if you put in the time. Many members spent long hours on the site to earn some extra cash.
Last night, Gather shut down its site for about 4 hours to produce some great new changes to the site. Upon log in, The Monetizer immediately headed to the rewards section to discover they've added some great new options. Now you can select Dunkin Donuts and CVS gift cards. Not only that, but now you can also choose a "Paypal money" option after earning at least 1,565 points. For that many points you'll be sent $25 to your Paypal account. 6000 points gets you a cool $100 sent to Paypal.
Here's a bit more about it from their FAQ:
Anyone with an email address can send or receive secure online payments via PayPal. If you have an existing PayPal account, you can use that address to receive Gather payments. You'll receive an email from PayPal notifying you that you have money waiting. If you don't already have an account set up, you'll need to create one either now or at that time. To create a PayPal account now, click here.
You should expect to receive your PayPal payment confirmation within 21 days (most likely much sooner) of your request date. If you haven't received your PayPal payment within that time period, please get in touch with us using our Contact Member Support form.
Not too shabby for a free site where you can also promote your website, blog or product, within limits...
Check it out at Gather.com for more info or to join the website!