Just in case you need another reason to use your favorite social media channel, CoSign is a free mobile app that allows users to earn cash if their followers “like” and buy their items using networks like Facebook and Twitter. And with the CoSign app, your days of playing detective to hunt down some elusive “must have” item you stumbled across may be coming to an end. Images and videos are uploaded by users and transformed into virtual storefronts by showcasing information such as location and cost of products.
In a world where everyone from celebrities to stay-at-home moms are gaining popularity from endorsing their favorite brands on social media, the timing couldn’t be better. The app features products from over 1,200 retailers including Walmart, Forever 21, and Macy’s. You can also CoSign just about anything—from a fabulous pair of shoes to your favorite salsa. Here’s how it works:
- Snap a picture.
- Tag an item within the pic and use CoSign to tell your social network the retailer, designer, and cost of the product.
- Share the picture on your favorite social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
- Earn cash as your friends and followers like and buy items.
Commission will vary per item but CoSign releases payment to users who have commission totals of more than $40.
CoSign Founders, Esosa Ighodaro and Abiodun Johnson, have gained support from media mogul Russell Simmons who selected Cosign as the exclusive portal to livestream his ArgyleCulture’s Spring/Summer 2015 menswear line. And, Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR), an Influential Arts & Entertainment organization that aligns brand partners with emerging designers of color in Fashion, invited guests to explore Cosign for a pop-up line of T-shirts.
CoSign is scheduled to be released via the Android app in late 2014. The iPhone, Windows and Blackberry versions is expected to follow shortly thereafter.