Bitcoin enables us to do many new and exciting things we could only have dreamed about many moons ago. Storing data in the cloud but in a transparent way for everyone to see? Coming soon. Sending payments to anyone in the world at low or no fees? Check. But what if you could get paid in Bitcoin for reading a book? Well, that service now exists as well, thanks to PaidBooks.
Getting Paid to Read Books
There are plenty of people in this world who have never read more than five books in their entire life. That isn’t unusual, as not everyone likes reading. But then again, you can enrich yourself by reading, whether you do it to gain knowledge, relax, have a good time or even just need to kill some time while you’re on the toilet.
PaidBooks is a newly created platform that pays you to read a book on their website. All of the books that are made available – including Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper! – are licensed under public domain rights, and are therefore freely accessible to anyone in the world. Do keep in mind that, while the service remains in beta, the number of available books will remain relatively low.
In order to start getting paid to read, you will need to create an account on the PaidBooks website – simply because it needs to know where to send the Bitcoin payment to. However, you can browse the entire website and see what books they have to offer without signing up.
Once you have made a selection for the book or whitepaper you want to read, simply hit the “Start Timer” button at the bottom, and you will begin earning after the first minute has passed. For me, it takes less than thirty seconds to read a page in English, even though it is not my native language.
Similarities to a Bitcoin Faucet
As the first minute of reading has passed, the website will ask you to confirm that you want to turn over to the next page. In doing so, you will earn ten satoshi per page, after entering a valid captcha code for every page you have read. This may remind you of a Bitcoin Faucet, which also requires users to enter a captcha code in order to be credited with earnings.
However, this system is far more interesting than the average Bitcoin Faucet in my opinion. All a faucet does is pay you for a few seconds of your time, and then you have to wait a certain period before you do the same mundane task again. PaidBooks lets you do something useful in between entering captchas, and it is a great way to read up on a book or whitepaper you have been planning to check anyway.
Last but not least, PaidBooks offers its users a referral program, which lets you earn a 25% commission for every user you refer who starts reading a book. Referral links can be generated in the generic way or even linked to a specific book or whitepaper offered by the PaidBooks website.
All payouts from PaidBooks are processed every Friday, assuming your balance reaches 5500 Satoshi or more. Withdrawals do need to be confirmed via email, so make sure you enter a valid email address when signing up.
Website (referral) : http://www.paidbooks.com/?ref=532
Website (non-referral) : http://www.paidbooks.com/