If you’re not familiar with Evernote, it’s a cool depository for all your online stuff. Notes, links, images, voice memos, you name it, you can store it in Evernote. The cool thing about Evernote is you can access/synchronize your stuff from ANY device. To put it in SmallBizGoMobile terms, if you are on the go and need to refer to some notes you left yourself for a business meeting, but don’t have your laptop, you can access those notes on your mobile device if you used Evernote to save the notes.
If you wanted to save a website to Evernote, you could drag a bookmarklet onto your favorites bar, click on the bookmarklet while on the site and BOOM! (BANG! Is already taken), the website was saved. You can now use your iPhone, iPad, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone to view the site later.
Now that’s no different than similar apps like Instapaper that also allow you to save web pages for later reading. So Evernote decided to up the ante and offer a widget for your blog/website that will allow readers to save your page to their Evernote account.
Now I know what you are thinking, “in addition to the Tweet button, the Facebook “Like” button, the Google “Buzz” button, now I am gonna have to deal with adding Evernote Site Memory button? Well yeah, if you want to get paid anytime somebody signs up for a premium Evernote account. But before I get to the money…
If you are a site owner, and you sign up for Evernote’s premium service and become an Evernote affiliate, you will have more control over your Evernote Site Memory Button. You can change items like the title of the note, the url (if you want to use it on your site’s homepage instead of/in addition to individual blog posts), and a bunch of styling options.
Now to the money – When somebody clicks your Site Memory Button, they will be asked to sign in to their Evernote account (if they don’t have one, they will be given the option to do so). If at any time in the future they decide to upgrade to a premium account, you collect the first $10 bucks Evernote collect from their upgrade.
Disclaimer: You don’t have to upgrade your Evernote account or become an affiliate in order to use the Site Memory Button for your site/blog. But a premium subscription is only $5 bucks a month, and with it now comes the opportunity to give your site’s viewers more options to save/share your page, and potentially get a little kick-back anytime someone saves your site in their Evernote account.
For more information, and how to get the button on your site/blog, visit the official Evernote blog.