Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Hot Tip! - ToneaDay

I am a nerd. If you’re looking for evidence, here it is: I am an NPR junkie. I listen to it every day on my commute to and from job-I-don’t-love. Earlier this week, I was listening to All Things Considered, as usual on the way to pick up the perfect babe from the previously mentioned icky babysitter. I heard a story about a gentleman who had been working in sales. He had a great rapport with his customers in person but was getting the impression that his emails were going over like a ton of bricks.

He designed a software called ToneCheck. It checks an email’s tone the way spell check looks for spelling errors. Professionally, this was fascinating to me. We are all the time referring employees to business writing courses, but they can’t teach this.

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Personally, I was interested because of how tonecheck works. It scans emails for words or phrases that elicit strong emotional responses from humans. How do they know what words bring about these responses? They pay people to rate them! Five cents per rating.

I’m totally trying it out right now so more to come on this. I’m still in the qualifying phase so I’ve got unanswered questions about pay out. It looks like the minimum payout is $75 and that you are required to give 10% of your earnings to a charity listed on the site. The top rater yesterday had rated over 7000 phrases that day, so it has potential.

If you’re interested in trying this out, leave me a comment and I’ll send you a referral. So far so good for me. Its fun and easy.

Anyone else tried ToneaDay or Tonecheck? Have a review to share with me?


  1. Hi, I found your site through The Bump. I'm trying to find extra ways to bring in money as well so I'll be following along.

  2. Hi, great blog. I really need to score some cash. I HATE the babysitter too!!

  3. Hey ladies! Thanks so much for tuning in. I hope this works out for all of us.

  4. Count me in as a follower too, great blog!