I was searching around last week for a solution to manage chores for my kids and provide them rewards, and I stumbled on a really useful, free service called MyJobChart.
Not only is the site a significant evolution from the paper job charts that we’ve had on the fridge in the past, but it’s a service I would pay to use.
But it’s free, sort of. They enable users to support the service by shopping through their Amazon affiliate link.
There is a call to action in the header that explains “You can help support MyJobChart every time you buy something from Amazon.com.”
That is not the cool integration, though. What I like is how the points earned through the site can be redeemed for a list of things like going to a movie or TV time, but also for a variety of toys and entertainment items.
In addition to the suggested rewards, there is a search option, so you can bring up results from Amazon and turn any of them into rewards for kids.
When you open up a specific product from the Amazon datafeed in MyJobChart, you have the option of changing the number of points needed to redeem.
The default is that one penny equals ten points.
And so when a child redeems their points for a given product, the product is purchased through the MyJobChart affiliate link for Amazon.
I am curious to see where this model goes. I’d love to see it open to more retailers.
Also, it’s a great example of providing a unique value proposition that people want, and then monetizing it through affiliate marketing.