Why 10 Cents a Skip?
We get that most stuff on the Internet is free. For the most part, advertisers have helped keep content online free, and we appreciate that. But lately, even major websites are starting to charge subscriptions for content. Think Hulu, Netflix and the New York Times, as a few examples. But that’s changing, and some of our favorite websites are starting to charge to view content online.
Instead of paying for monthly subscriptions whether you use the website or not, wouldn’t you rather pay only when you use something? Wouldn’t you want the option to skip on lots of sites across the web and only pay a little versus pay a subscription on each of your favorite sites, whether you view the content or not each month? We want SkipIt to be a micropayment of sorts – you only pay WHEN and WHERE you want to. No more, no less. That’s why SkipIt offers the most flexibility.
To put the price in perspective, consider TV. A lot of us pay monthly for our DVRs – digital video recorders – so that we can watch our favorite shows when we want to, and skip ads if we want to. But DVRs cost anywhere from $5-20 per month to rent from our cable company. That’s the equivalent of 50-200 skips with SkipIt. Given that each ad you encounter is 15 or 30 seconds each, you’d be saving a lot of time when you skip.
And what about that morning coffee on the way to work? The national average for a cup of coffee is $1.38. If you were to buy one coffee a day for 30 days for that price, you could skip 414 video ads! That’s a lot of time saved not watching video ads before you get to your content.
But why spend 10 cents per skip, when you can earn tons of free skips? From day one, when you set up an account with SkipIt, you’ll earn free skips when you refer your friends and they sign up and fund their account.
Soon, advertisers will place offers on www.SkipIt.com so you can go there as you wish and earn free skips to recharge your account — for simple things like filling out a survey or downloading coupons or liking your favorite stores on Facebook. Advertisers will pay for those free skips and you’ll be able to skip on – for free.