Most people don’t need any encouragement to take a selfie. Check Instagram, or Facebook, or your text messages, or, hell, even the news. But it's the very ubiquity of selfies that has the Pay Your Selfie app finding ways for the denizens of the internet to monetize those lovable selfies.
Launched back in September, the app offers users a task, always involving a selfie, for which they'll get paid. Take a selfie with your toothpaste. Take a selfie with your key ring. Take a selfie with your "favorite bottle of every day wine." Payment ranges from 20 cents to $1 per selfie, and once a user has taken enough to hit $20, they can have a check sent right to their doorstep (or they can have that money donated to charity).
How does it work? Corporations are paying on a per-engagement basis for the valuable information in those pictures.