Are there artists, writers, bloggers or non-profit organizations you admire? Do you follow them on Twitter? If your favorite social media contacts needed your help, perhaps only spare change–a quarter or two–how likely would you be to give it?
Southern California-based Koomkey.com has developed a micro crowd-funding portal for content providers with a presence across social media. Launched on July 1, 2013, Koomkey is the first and only website that allows unsolicited cash to be sent to anyone via Twitter.
Koomkey is founded on the belief that a community of givers can be built from the global network of two billion social media users. Koomkey’s social currency is called a “Kashkey,” in denominations of $0.25, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $5.00, and $10.00.
More useful than merely clicking, “Like,” a humble thanks in the form of 25 cents can quickly add up. Kashkeys are real income earned simply by maintaining a Twitter account.
It stems from one of the key principles that went into the creation of the service: allowing people to simply be themselves and get financially rewarded for it.
The philosophy behind the smaller values of the monetary donations is ground-breaking. Koomkey encourages social media users to embrace the message of, “small change supports big plans.”
Every day, people follow their favorite social media accounts, and share their own opinions and compelling content–without giving a second thought to what their efforts are actually worth. Koomkey provides a way for the everyday Twitter user to recognize the work that goes into each entertaining tweet, with a little cash.”
Signing up is as easy as logging in at www.koomkey.com with a valid Twitter user name and password. Giving and claiming a Kashkey is done with a simple click of a button. Funds may be forwarded as a cash donation to anyone on Twitter who informs, entertains, or inspires. Alternatively, money may be directed to a user’s bank account.
The obvious action we can take is to support charities, help out a friend, and reward artists, musicians or writers we admire. Koomkey serves the immediate need of anyone who could use cash funds today to meet a personal or professional goal, satisfying a niche unserved by other crowd-funding platforms.
Koomkey’s vision is for $0.25 Kashkeys to become as common as a “Like,” or a retweet.
How Koomkey Works
Why I Created It (Youtube video) Koomkey’s founder discusses the big idea
Why Do It? Why send someone else cash for no apparent reason?