Advertising is a fact of life. We are bombarded with all sorts of ads. But have you ever wondered if you could be rewarded for your own data, used in advertising?
Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Gener8 Ads – Be Rewarded For Your Own Data.
What is it?
Gener8 Ads is a web-browser extension that customises the advertising you see and rewards you for viewing them.
How much does it cost?
Gener8 Ads is free to use.
Be Rewarded For Your Own Data
Advertising is an accepted way of modern online life.
We are bombarded with adverts at every turn, yet most of these adverts are not relevant to us, nor are we personally rewarded for the attention these ads take from us.
You can use ad blockers to reduce the intrusion of advertising as you browse.
Plus, a web-browser like Brave – Secure, Fast & Private Web Browser, helps put you back in control of the adverts you see.
But, if we accept that advertising is the resource that pays for a lot of the content we consume for free online, how can we accept adverts but be rewarded for the attention we give to them?
Gener8 is a web-browser extension that rewards you for the advertising you are served online.
When you sign-up for Gener8, you complete a profile that helps ensure you are served advertising that is relevant to you.
For every advert you are served, you are rewarded with Gener8 credits.
Then, you can cash in Gener8 credits to buy vouchers, merchandise, or even donate money to charity.
Sam Jones founded Gener8 to help reward users for their own data.
You don’t have to click on adverts to be rewarded for them, and any adverts that are displayed replace the adverts that you would otherwise have been served.
I’ve been using Gener8 Ads for a few weeks now, and I genuinely haven’t noticed any increase in intrusions by online advertising.
Despite this, I’ve earned 78 credits (almost enough for an £8 Audible voucher). Not bad, considering I’ve not changed my browsing habits at all!
Gener8 make their money by taking a cut of the advertising revenue you are paid.
Consider that end-users are typically never rewarded for the advertising we are served, I like the idea of the Gener8 Ads revenue sharing model.
If you’d like to earn some passive income for your web-browsing, then Gener8 Ads is worth checking out.
How can I get it?
To get more information about Gener8 Ads.
You can also follow Gener8 founder Sam Jones @_Sam_Jones on Twitter.
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