Idea Offer is a new way for users to give and get ideas and also get paid for them. The website works by allowing users to request ideas. The user fills out a form and gives the request a title and describes what they are looking for. The user then sets a dollar amount for their idea. The idea that is selected by the user will receive that amount while all others who submitted ideas will split 10% of that amount. The split is called motivation and is intended to encourage people to submit their ideas. The project creator can also choose to make each idea response private so others cannot see what previous submitters added. If the user does not like any of the responses they received, they can contact Idea Offer support to ask for a portion of their funds back. The person submitting the request is given seven days to end their request. If they do not, Idea Offer administrators will automatically select the response they feel was based and award the prize.
Idea Offer was founded in January of 2009. Based out of Palo Alto, California, the website is a subsidiary of Wasabi Ventures. Wasabi Ventures was founded in January of 2001 and currently employs nearly 50 individuals. Today, many people use Idea Offer to find ideas or earn some cash for their ideas.
IdeaOffer.com gives users an easy way to make money with ideas. Users can also encourage ideas from others by adding a request on Idea Offer. The user does not have to put up a great deal of money, either. Even $5 or $10 is sufficient depending on the scope of the idea.
The Idea Offer website welcomes users with a unique black, green and yellow logo that features a light bulb. The website is well organized with wide open sides and a black header bar that contains four main navigational links. Users can find the current project list, how the site works, learn about the company behind it or ask questions through the contact form. Five light blue tabs near the bottom of the form let users see the most recent, largest, just closed and ending soon requests as well as favorites. The request overviews show the name of the request, reward amount, number of responses, when it expires, who posted it and the type. The last column lets the user mark the item as a favorite.
New users can join Idea Offer by clicking the green and yellow “Create Your Free Account!” button along the right hand side of the homepage. A dark blue button at the top of the form invites the user to register with their Facebook credentials. Users who prefer to go the traditional route can fill out the form provided just below. The form asks for a login ID, email address and password. The user must also check the small box at the bottom of the form to confirm their agreement with the Idea Offer terms of service before submitting the information.
IdeaOffer adds a fee of approximately 20% of the reward total to each request. This amount is added on and paid by the user requesting ideas. Another 10% of the reward amount is added to be split among those who provided an idea but were not chosen as motivation. The idea requester pays the amount they choose for the reward as well as an additional 20% and 10% of that amount.
IdeaOffer gives users another way to generate ideas. The website also allows users to earn a little cash for providing their ideas. Anyone can use IdeaOffer. Professionals and non-professionals alike can share and receive ideas.