Tippem is the system within Open Salon that allows members to tip each other. We think it's a great way to reward people for creating great content.
In order to process tips, Open Salon has partnered with Revolution MoneyExchange, a peer-to-peer payment service that allows you to send and receive money with no fees between account holders. Once you join as an Open Salon member, you can register for a MoneyExchange account within Open Salon, and receive a $10 bonus from Revolution MoneyExchange!
Whenever you see the tip button accompanying a blog post, you can tip the author of that post:
The default tip amount is set to $1.00, but you can change it to any amount between $0.10 and $1,000 (you'll find this option within the "Edit Account" section of Open Salon.) Click the button, and your tip is queued for payment:
You can choose to pay the tip immediately, or wait to pay several tips at once by viewing your tipping queue:
You can find your tipping queue by clicking the "Tippem" link within the "More" drop-down menu on every Open Salon page. Each tip that you have made throughout the site will appear in your queue, and you can select to either pay or cancel the tips. (Paying tips will initiate the Revolution MoneyExchange registration process.)
Registering for a MoneyExchange account will enable you to receive tips from other members. Discover whether you have received tips by selecting the "Accept" tab on your tipping queue. Select the tip you would like to receive, then you can easily complete the transaction. (You may only accept one tip at a time as the system supports one peer-to-peer payment per transaction.)
In addition, the tipping queue makes it easy to view your account history. Simply select the "History" tab, and sort the transactions by "Paid" and "Accepted." If you have any questions, or encounter any problems, please notify us immediately.
Click here to join Open Salon now and be able to register for a Revolution MoneyExchange account to begin giving and receiving tips.
* Subject to approval; terms and conditions apply. This is not an interest bearing account. The Annual Percentage Yeild is 0%. Accounts are credited within 24 hours of opening. Offer expires on January 31, 2009. Accounts issued by First Bank & Trust, Brookings, SD (Member FDIC) and part of the Fishback Financial Corporation.