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Website pays you to watch commercials

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You watch brand messaging videos, and the more you interact, the more money you earn. Sometimes, it'll simply ask, "are you there?" You watch brand messaging videos, and the more you interact, the more money you earn. Sometimes, it'll simply ask, "are you there?"

You've no doubt seen plenty of commercials in your lifetime. Well, imagine getting paid for watching them. Now you can, with a new website.

Now there's a way to earn money just for watching ads.

"And you can consume a few ads maybe at work or while you are waiting to do something else," says Sharon Peyer, founder of Hitbliss.

Hitbliss is a new website, still in beta testing, with two separate features. The first is "Hitbliss Earn."

You watch brand messaging videos, and the more you interact, the more money you earn. Sometimes, it'll simply ask, "are you there?"

"And sometimes there are things that they'll ask for, like a clip or a quick poll response," explains Peyer.

Then, you can spend that money in the Hitbliss store, filled with TV shows and movies.

And it appears studios like this idea, because they're offering content to Hitbliss viewers faster than on some other sites.

"And they can actually get movies two years before Netflix can screen them to you. They can get TV shows a year before Netflix can stream them to them," confirms Peyer. 

Sharon Peyer is the founder of Hitbliss. She's also the Vice President of Business Development. She says consumers have control over their online profiles.

"As you opt in, to include information about yourself like your demographic behaviors or your web search behaviors, or your browsing you can see that your potential to earn cash credit grows," she explains. 

For now, Hitbliss is only available as a full website, but a mobile version is already in the works.

"We believe people will be, you know, on the subway or on the bus consuming messages at their discretion, earning a little bit of money at the same time, and then maybe, going home at night, kicking back, being in lean back mode and using their earned cash to pay for movies and TV shows," predicts Peyer.

For now, any credit earned on the site will not expire, and because it's in beta, you need an invitation to join. But the founder says anyone who asks will be allowed to participate.

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