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Kachingle – support your online content provider.

logoKachingle is an upcoming company that is making it easy for readers to contribute and appreciate their gratitude towards the numerous blogs, news sites, etc for the content they provide to them.  Cynthia, the Chief Kachingler calls this crowd funding, which I think is a great idea and huge potential of growth.

I personally read a lot of blogs, ands news site consuming a lot of content everyday.  I am a frequent visitor to a few blogs that are making descent revenue via adds, events. On the contraray there are also single person blogs that provide good content and their perspective on topics. These are some of the blogs that I would want to stay afloat, and Kachingle provides me with an option to  Kachingle (aka donate) them a few dollars.


Kachingle let’s users create an account and deposit some money into it for kachingling it across the web.  So, every time a user goes to a blog or content provider of his choice, he can Kachingle on it using a Widget that the content provider has placed on their site. At the end of the month, Kachingle will distribute your funds (say $5) to the respective content providers based on the number of visits to each of them.  Currently each visit is weighted equally, but they intent to make it more smarter based on certain other parameters as well.

Kachingle will take a 20% cut on the donations in lieu of their service. So, from a $5 monthly budget they will earn $1 and your Kachingled sites will get $4 distributed among themselves.

I definitely see this as a good model for both the content provider and the reader, as the contributions are purely voluntary.  In a way, getting Kachingled is almost equivalent of being Digged but with real money.

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Jobs:  Kachingle needs a Ruby on Rails Developer.


July 8, 2009 - Posted by | web application | , ,


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