The prospect of making money while surfing the Web sounds too good to be true. But the folks at www.UrTurn.com, based in Ann Arbor, are offering users just that chance.
The site's creators hope it will be the next big thing in the online networking world, following in the steps of wildly popular sites like MySpace and Facebook, each of which boasts millions of users.
UrTurn users earn "points" with every click of the mouse, says co-founder and CEO Mark Sendo.
"Whatever you do on the site earns a different amount of points," he says. "We want to reward users who are good citizens in our point economy with our groundbreaking profit sharing model."
Users will be paid monthly via PayPal or electronic check.
The site's founders launched a three-month introductory tour of the Big 10 schools at the University of Michigan Monday. Showing a keen grasp of what motivates college students, Sendo and company are offering a free Apple iPhone to the site's top student user at each school.
On Tuesday, Sendo says, a "couple of hundred" users logged on to the site.
Source: Mark Sendo, UrTurn.com
Writer: Nancy Kaffer