OnYoMo.com Gives Away Cash to WATBlog Readers – Now Another Reason to Keep Reading WATBlog




Have you ever wanted to be the local reporter for your local radio station who always keeps the junta updated on the latest happenings around your city? Did the nearest pizza station deliver pizza at your doorstep after 2 hours? Have you ever felt infuriated that the waiter didn’t realise you had ordered for a fresh lime soda too and filled the glass up with chilled water? Here is your chance to make a difference to people’s lives and be famous. What more? If you are really good at your “job”, OnYoMo’s latest credit system can even empower you with some extra pocket money to buy the upcoming 3G iPhone!


OnYoMo, an IIT Delhi incubated company, is India’s leading city search portal that provides city info on movies, restaurants, shopping etc. The service is available in leading Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Goa etc.


True to the essence of a web 2.0 web portal, OnYoMo thrives on the participation of its users. People are encouraged to share their experiences in their respective cities, review food joints, movies and the likes, and also rate others’ reviews, in their effort to make information easily accessible and as authentic as possible. What makes you fall in love with the portal is the huge database that they maintain. The portal provides not just a higher breadth and depth of information, but doea so in a highly interactive and intuitive way. Moreover, such a model is always a hit since it is everyone who profits out of such an endeavor.


In its constant effort of innovation, for the first time in India, OnYoMo comes up with a beautiful credit system to award good work. Known as Community Credits, this system increases the engagement level of the users and also enriches one’s experience. Community credits are reward points that a user can earn by making positive contributions to the community – like, writing reviews, voting reviews and also inviting friends


Okay, so what is the big deal about this credit system, you might ask. The beauty is, they are not just “credits”. OnYoMo offers its users to be able to “redeem” their credits in lieu of cash. They have priced each credit at Re.1 and you can buy  movie or flight tickets, reserve hotel rooms, go online shopping and much more. For more on how to earn Community Credits on OnYoMo and how can you redeem the money, you can check out their official document.


Shailesh Mehta, co-founder of OnYoMo, said, “We are looking at rewarding people who can add value to the city. We would like users to get to know the city’s hidden treasures as well as utilities, like a restaurant round the corner or a hospital down the lane. A review, recommendations for all kinds of services and voting on city issues are essentially adding value for other users of the service. We are also looking at making the user interface more exciting.”


Now, here is the best part. OnYoMo has been generous enough to offer WATBlog members free 100 credits (that’s Rs 100 right away, dude!) for signing up. All you need to do is follow this link and sign up with the service. Something tells me that you are going to love the experience. And yeah, after you manage to become a millionaire on OnYoMo, do not forget to share your experience here and also remember to mention our name during television interviews :-)


12 Responses to “OnYoMo.com Gives Away Cash to WATBlog Readers – Now Another Reason to Keep Reading WATBlog”

  1. Pankaj Joshi
    June 18, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Shayon,

    Rewards points is a good idea but one has to careful about spam. MetroMela has a rewards point program and several winners who have won Rs 500 gift coupons already for writing good reviews, sugesting merchants and notfying us of a deal. User also gets 50%of all points earned by friends they invite on metromela. We have not kept any direct rewards for inviting a friend because the spam risk there is very high.

  2. Regular Reader
    June 18, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    ha ha.. money does make people sing praises

  3. Tanmay
    June 18, 2008 at 1:29 pm #

    Dear Shayon,
    You have written this as if OnYoMo is the first in the world to do this. There are thousands of site which do this.
    If possible, can you please PIN-point the exact differentiation between OnYoMo’s reward system and other reward system’s

  4. June 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm #

    @Tanmay: as far as the differentiation is concerned you need to look at the value of the Community Credits that you earn through OnYoMo. Each point is worth Re 1 and redemption begins at 500. Also the redemption centers, which the site is still to announce, can be easily guessed by the clues provided. Now if you can tell me any other reward system that gives you such high and quick rewards, i will be highly thankful and surely join that.
    @Pankaj: I am no expert but if you wanna know the difference between metromela and OnYOMo than here it is.
    a) The experience of using OnYoMO. It loads in a snap.
    b) Its design and technology, i bet even you were impressed.
    c) The people at MetroMela are not sure of what they are awarding and what not. You say here that inviting friends is not rewarded directly but the site says something else. So, may be MetroMela is still living in that fake business world, they should better try their hands at googlecashcow.com… See, your rewards are just for name sake and none of your users seem to be even close to the 5K mark. Whereas, I am already over 500 at Onyomo… believe me Pankaj if MM was even close to as good as Onyomo, i would have been the first to join.
    d) Your(no personal offence, MM’s) is lacking confidence while giving the points that’s why they are being so miser.
    @Shayon: Your readers are doubting you, i suggest skip WAT for some days and fight with me for the top rank at Onyomo. It will help you retain reader’s trust. And also, dont forget to vote for my reviews.

  5. raghav soni
    June 18, 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    i am all confused is it a paid review……or review for your social media customer…..and do use diclaimers cos one way u reviewing the site and another way you have a dialogue with them to give offers to watblog readers……and i did check their site for rs.100 scheme but its never mentions that 100 rs. what it does mention is that they give 100 credits……so aint u guys misleading the readers….there credit system is good but if they start to pay people then i dont think they would remain in the market for long…thanx 4 misleading the users…….

  6. June 19, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    @ Pankaj
    I know that the risk of spamming is very high. But then, doesn’t almost every other site allows you to invite “friends” to join the web site? Moreover, once you point someone out as spam, you shall never get a email from that person in your inbox. What more, if you think you are getting too many requests from the OnYoMo’s users, you can request them fo not sending you an email henceforth.

  7. June 19, 2008 at 9:32 am #

    @ Regular Reader…
    This ain’t any sponsored post. So, what kinda money are you talking about?

  8. June 19, 2008 at 9:38 am #

    @ Tanmay…
    Hi, I just wish you had read the article with a keener eye. I have mentioned that such a reward system is the first in India, and not the world. Moreover, if you say so, I’d love to know that how many “community sites” in India actually offer money for interacting with other users and disseminate information to the public? Last I can remember of, is a flash gaming site, contest2win.com, who used to award credits to the players that could later be redeemed for goods. But then again, that’s a game site and not a “community site”.

  9. June 19, 2008 at 9:54 am #

    @ Raghav…
    As I have already mentioned in one of my comments above, this was not a sponsored post, else, you should have surely found the disclaimer.
    Coming to the issue of misleading our readers, we have immense respect for our readers’ intelligence and we know that if we ever try to fool around, our readers shall be very prompt to point out our mistakes. And that, even if we try “misleading” our readers, it would be us, hurting the brand image of WATBlog. Anyway, coming back to the original question – if you read the last paragraph of the above post a little more carefully, I have explicitly mentioned that OnYoMo gives out 100 free credits to our readers by registering via the link I have posted. And it actually equals to Rs 100 because, had you read their official document (linked above too), it is explicitly mentioned that they are paying Re 1 for every community credit you rake up. The only catch being, you can redeem your credits (or cash, depends on the way you perceive) you shall need a minimum of Rs 500 to be able to redeem your points.
    Do let us know if you have any more queries. We’d be more than happy to help.

  10. June 19, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Usually people read watblog news and go away but this paisa makes people crazy.. see this article got loads of comments :-) Paisa chaihiye sabko paisa .. On my way to sign up …

  11. June 19, 2008 at 10:54 am #

    hello all, just thought would clarify a few things here.
    - there is no cash offered to WATBlog – I guess these guys are “novelty enthusiasts”, and probably the concept appealed to them and so they picked it up
    - why points system? well, city search as a concept is only so much exciting. there is a lot you want to know and do, but there is no single place you could go to for all that. We acknowledged that, and just thought that there could be something a bit more exciting for users to share their city nuggets, and make such services useful for other users. We are not buying users here – and thats why no award announcements such as “WIN 50 LACS/1 CRORE” etc. Its a humble attempt to excite the users and integrate them with their cities. If for some reasons, it doesnt appeal to you, or offends you, or you feel that we are lacking somewhere, pls write to us at feedback@onyomo.com, and we promise we’d act in the interests of overall user community.
    - Shailesh

  12. Tanmay
    June 23, 2008 at 9:54 am #

    @ Shayon
    I’m extremely sorry for saying ‘first in world’. I have been following WATblog since ages. And have found couple of sites doing same (reward system). Article dated 5th Dec http://www.watblog.com/2007/12/05/ammascom-virtual-currency-now-accepted-at-sify-mall/

    I have heard about Ammas.com rewarding with AA$ and allowing to shop at SifyMall.com and Myntra.com. And they pay in US$ or INR by cheque. I’m not too sure, but have also heard that they hold patent of reward system.

    I hope things are clear to you too now.

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