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.


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.


Second, I uploaded a photo to “Camera.”


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


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


Finally, sent a tweet out to my fellow Ambitionistas.


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.