If I were to charge people to email me, I could likely retire before the year is done. I get more than 100 emails per day on a slow day, and my inbox can easily top 200 emails on a busy day. This, of course, is why I had no choice but to destroy email.

Of course, it wouldn’t be ethical for me to charge companies to pitch me, so I would never use a service like Wrte.io. For others out there without ethical barriers, however, a service that lets you charge people to email you might just be your new favorite thing in the world.

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Wrte.io is brilliantly simple and simply brilliant. It works like this:

You get a special @wrte.io email address and either give it out to people as your main email address or just forward messages from your current account to that address. When someone emails you at that new address, he or she automatically gets a reply that states how much it costs to email you and includes a link to a simple payment gateway where the person can pay by credit card or bitcoin.

Once the payment is verified, the email is forwarded to your personal email address. The money paid to send you that email will then be deposited in your Stripe account or donated to charity via Watsi, if you prefer. The service charges a fee that varies depending on how much you charge to receive emails.

Wrte.io is currently in open beta and anyone can sign up by following the link below in our source section.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.