The App That Pays It Forward

Getting paid to shop from the comfort of your living room while lounging in your silk pajamas is no longer a pipe dream. Presenting Cosign. An app that pays you for your selfies, food porn and the new Pradas you just splurged on. Really.

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When I was first approached to review this app I was quite intrigued -  The fittingly named app lets you endorse products you post on all the major social media platforms , rewarding you with cash every time followers purchase something you’ve shared. However, the appeal of Cosign lies in its broad spectrum of items. Anything from the #ootd you shared on Twitter ( as yet, Instagram is not supported) to the new desk chairs you bought for the office are up for grabs. This is a huge move toward embracing the “every day” consumer -- not just fashionistas (hello!) and self-proclaimed foodies.

It helps that joining the growing movement is effortless, simply create a username, upload a photo, tag your products and share via social media, email or text.

So here's how :


First, I made an account. Easy peasy... so far.


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Second, I uploaded a photo to "Camera."


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Oh hey, just my Tory Burch Fitbit, aka the constant reminder for me to
skip the donut and head to the gym. Ugh.


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Next, I looked up the item in the search tool and tagged it with the “Cosign” button.


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Finally, sent a tweet out to my fellow Ambitionistas.


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Psst: Peek how I wear the Fitbit here.

The social platforms available include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, to name a few. When followers hover over the image, details on price and where to buy it conveniently pop up. There’s even the option to text links, which brings Cosign to a more personal, private level -- uncharted territory for retail apps.

So far, Cosign has caught the attention of Russel Simmons, who livestreamed his ArgyleCulture's Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collection via the app, and  Laquan Smith, a Kardashian  favorite, who’s T-shirt pop-up line was inspired by the platform.

Personally, I'm a fan of the app's interface and sheer simplicity. A big plus when you're trying to do a zillion things at once. Also, getting paid to text your girlfriends photos of your new Hermès clutch? Yes, please.

Download Cosign here for Apple, here for Android


PSST: All NY Ambitionistas are invited to attend the Cosign Launch Party on Feb 11th. Meet the creators and enjoy complimentary drinks & hors d'oeuvres. More deets here.



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  • Arianne says:

    Wow, that’s really great! I think I like that idea, getting to share the info on your purchased clothes, etc and getting paid with the clicks. Brilliant!

  • Gabrielle says:

    I would have to agree with Arianne, this is brilliant! Now I can share my images and earn! Thanks for sharing this app info!

  • loreleichung says:

    Take selfies and get paid? Wow, that’s fantastic! I think I’m gonna take a look at that app and download it!

  • Fran says:

    This is great! I’m gonna tell my girl friends about it!

  • Aaliyah Jane says:

    I downloaded it and I’m actually enjoying it! I’ve got loads and loads of stuffs and clothes that I want to share and would like to earn from. This is exciting, Heidi, Thanks for sharing about Cosign 🙂

  • Susan Armstrong says:

    I’m not really into apps or gadgets for that matter, but I do know that my daughter would definitely like this one. I’m going to tell her about Cosign and see if she’s going to earn something when she finally gets to use this. Thank you for sharing this news.

  • Rhaiza V. says:

    I downloaded this a few days ago, too bad it isn’t working yet for Instagram.. But I am still enjoying this app, very useful especially when I want to share my fashion finds!

  • I guess it’s time to put my snapped pictures on this app and start getting paid. I love this idea!

  • Katie says:

    I told my friends about this and we are all psyched to try this app out! Can’t wait to share some of my cool stuffs 🙂

  • Naomi says:

    I downloaded this a few days ago and I’ve been receiving lots of likes on my items, like crazy! This is indeed a great app!

  • Queenie Rays says:

    I learned about this from a friend and we downloaded Cosign. From then on, we’ve been receiving a hundred likes in an hour. This is amazing!

  • mistydew says:

    I love this app, it actually works! I’ve got tons of pictures shared and liked by almost everyone I know and those I don’t know. Strange but awesome 🙂

  • Gabby says:

    Wow, this is something new… I like this idea, being able to share selfies and earn in one way or another. I am going to download Cosign now! Thanks for this info!

  • Leigh says:

    I just downloaded it, I’m glad that it’s user-friendly and easy to use like you said. I hope to gain more followers with this app, too.

  • Margaret says:

    Oh this is perfect for my upcoming online business. Thank you so much for sharing about Cosign. It would be a breeze to look for fashion finds nowadays 🙂

  • Nicolette says:

    Ok, this is great. I wonder why I haven’t heard of this. Does it only cater to clothes and accessories? Or any items you wish to share? Thanks!

  • Ramona says:

    My sister told me about this. She says it works great, she actually has garnered a lot of likes and comments on the dresses she posted and have earned quite some money!

  • Valerie says:

    Oh yes, finally I’ve got a chance to share again my past OOTDs, those outfits a lot of likes on my Instagram and Facebook. I’mma download this app right away, thanks much for the share! I love this!

  • Vilma C. says:

    I just downloaded it today. Let’s see how will I fare with all my picture posts. I do hope they will all get a lot of likes 🙂 Thanks for the share!

  • Josie says:

    I heard food images can also be posted on CoSign? I’m a foodie and I love cooking and taking pictures of them, so this would be perfect for me.

  • Shauna says:

    Sweet! I think I’m going to download this. I’ve got a lot of pics to share, might as well earn from it 🙂

  • MJ says:

    It’s nice to know there’s an app out there we can use to earn money by sharing pictures of our beloved items. I love this idea from CoSign!

  • StyleCaster says:

    Yes, a lot of my co-workers and fellow bloggers are going ga-ga over this app. I’ve never seen so many uploads and likers before, CoSign really revolutionized the way to taking selfies and doing business with it 🙂

  • Helena says:

    Food porn! Yay! I love taking selfies of the food I cook or happen to like in restaurants and hotels. This CoSign app will definitely help me spread the cheers these selfie foods I take, plus it helps me earn!

  • Kelly says:

    What, taking selfies of the clothes I love and wear + earning an amount of money for sharing these pics to the public? Lovely! I like this!

  • Nikki says:

    Me and my friends have downloaded and signed up for this app. Cosign is really cool and effective in business!

  • Taylor says:

    Oh you bet, this had been a really exciting app! I downloaded this and have posted almost all my fashionable choices and I haven’t heard a lot of notifications on my Android phone ever since! Thank you for sharing this info!

  • jennifer says:

    What I like most in this app is the rewards! It’s really worth downloading and using and sharing with friends 🙂

  • Ashley says:

    What a brilliant app! I haven’t gotten around to downloading this but my friends already use this. It’s time for me to start posting my pictures and sharing tons of likes! Yay!

  • Vanessa says:

    This is a lifestyle app, right? I never thought I could ever earn money through my selfies and clothes. Tis is really exciting! Kudos to CoSign creators 🙂

  • Olivia says:

    Sorry if I may sound doubtful, but I just want to know if this really work? Does anyone earn when they share their photos? I just have to ask this before I proceed in downloading it. 🙂

  • I thought this was a great app. I have actually downloaded it months ago and have earned quite a lot. I think Cosign is a great way to earn and share!

  • Isabelle says:

    Ahh, this is the perfect app for me. I’ve got loads and loads of new clothes almost every month, my mom’s ready to yank my hair for having a messy and fully-occupied wardrobe. With CoSign, this will surely help me organize my clothes while earning money, too.

  • Tamara says:

    This is definitely a great app! I’ve downloaded and tried it already and am loving it!

  • Rowena Parker says:

    Seems like I’ve been hiding under the bushes or something… why haven’t I learned about this before? I think this is a great app and I must check it out right away!

  • Brittany says:

    This app sounds great and promising. Haven’t checked on this lately but I have heard from my friends who downloaded it already that it’s the real deal. Will see later when I finally download it.

  • Alessa says:

    Is this true? “An app that pays you for your selfies, food porn and the new Pradas you just splurged on?”

    Wow this is so great! I am sooo going to download this!

  • Latisha Jones says:

    I’ve been using CoSign for months now and I’m enjoying it, at the same time, earning some money. Really great app!

  • Jazzie says:

    Wow, i think this is a cool app. gonna download it and see if there’d be likers of my wardrobe. Yay! thanks for sharing this!

  • Angelique says:

    Well, I think this is a great app. I just started to use this a few months ago, and so far, I’ve been earning some. Never hurts to share items I’ve grown to love. Thanks CoSign

  • Lydia says:

    Okay, this is new to me, although I realize CoSign’s been happening on the web for more than half a year, I am so left behind, haha. Thanks for this info!

  • Matilda says:

    Is this real? Why haven’t I been informed about this? I think this is a great app, heading to download it now on my iPad!

  • Anna Readon says:

    Posting images of food and earning from it.. Now this is what I’m talking about! Thanks for this info!

  • Kandy Gurl says:

    This is a great app if you want to earn and share your OOTD or what’s on your closet. I downloaded it before and earned a little, but due to my work schedule, I momentarily stopped. Hopefully I’ll get to share more of my outfits and food choices to my followers using this app, soon!

  • Gelli Bueno says:

    I think this is interesting! Why haven’t I heard about this app? I must have been living under the rock, ha ha ha

  • Kirsten Bernadette says:

    I took a lot of food selfies last Christmas and I so want to share my recipes to my readers and on Pinterest. CoSign would also be a great way for me to earn as I share my pictures. Let’s do this!

  • Claire Saints says:

    Oh, why is Instagram not yet supported by this app? I update my feeds most of the time and rarely do tweets and Pinterest. I wish it’d be available on IG soon.

  • Carmencita says:

    I support apps that can give so much more than entertainment. This one definitely will be my favorite because it will help me earn and learn. Thanks for sharing this!