Let’s start today with a Friday fun fact. I’m always, ALWAYS, behind the curve when it comes to technology. Basically, I’m a shame to the millennial name. My first Tweet was back in January (why yes, that does correspond with the inception of this blog). I’ve never “instagramed” (best parody song ever). I still don’t have a Spotify account and I started “pinning” two weeks ago. My point? I hadn’t heard about Klout until about a month ago and never considered starting an account until today, thanks to one of my favorite bloggers: Johnny Moneyseed.
If you’ve never heard of Klout, it tracks how “influential” you are.
(If we were talking in person there absolutely would have been air quotes around influential. Maybe even a Liz Lemon eye roll.)
Klout tracks your social media presence via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumbler, WordPress, YouTube, Instagram etc, etc. You sign in via Twitter or Facebook and link whatever accounts you’d like to your Klout profile. For example, I have my #Broke Millennial Twitter handle and #Broke Millennial Facebook page synced to Klout, but neither of my personal accounts. Klout analyzes your data and assigns you a score out of 100.
Why is this a Frugal Find? Because you get perks! Based on your level of Klout-analyzed influence you are eligible for rewards. For example, my first perk was for 50 custom-made business cards from MOO (shipping not included, of course). I assume the offer is based more on my decision to sign up and less on my Klout score. The perks do get better. Based on her Klout score, co-worker of mine received an invite to an NYC-based event and got up close and personal with Eli Manning, Kate Upton and Flo Rida.
I’m still learning all the nuances of Klout, but if it results in free things you can bet I’m doing some digging.
Bonus: Sharing the Love
Why I Don’t Deep A Lot of Cash Around in an Emergency Fund – Debt Blag. Emergency funds have been a popular topic lately and Debt Blag offers some fodder for debate.
No-Brainer Benefits to Take Advantage of At Work – Young Adult Money. He keeps it simple and calls out 401(k) match right away!
When Passion Turns Into Work – Debt Roundup. “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Right? Or maybe not.
Empower Yourself Through Goal-Orientation – Johnny Moneyseed. JM’s post is a good lesson which transcends the financial world. Plus, it included this sentence: You’ll never regret spending 1 hour a day working out (unless you’re mauled by a wild animal during your work out).
15 Reasons Jean-Ralphio From “Parks & Recreation” Is An Awesome Human Being – BuzzFeed. Because it’s Friday and we all need a laugh.