A two-year-old Albuquerque startup, AdWallet rewards people in cash for paying attention to advertising. The company has over 40,000 members in New Mexico who collectively have earned half a million dollars for their attention.
To participate, users can download the AdWallet app which will then ask questions that are designed to find out what type of advertising you’d like to see. When there is an ad that is right for you, users will receive a text that sends a link so you can watch an ad.
For watching the ad users receive 50 cents. Those who share the ad make an additional 25 cents and those who reveal their verified email receive an extra dollar.
The app will only alert users to ads that are relevant to their lifestyle and users can choose whether to engage. Founder of AdWallet, Adam Greenhood explains that app users typically make $10 to $15 a month using AdWallet.