Get paid to host a free hotspot.
We want to pay you to be a part of the shared digital economy! Host a Hotspot to help locate a stolen package, bike, or lost pet throughout the city. Ongoing monthly payouts for every approved application. Help us bring ‘The People’s Network’ to St. Pete!
how it works
Hotspot hosting is great option for those who don't want to dive into the technicals or risk their own investment.
No Commitment. No Costs. No Kidding.
*All information is confidential.
our happy hotspot hosts
What is 'The People's Network'?
The 'People's Network' is powered by the Helium Project. Helium is the world’s largest, and fastest growing LoRaWAN network. It allows individuals (like you) all around the world to provide affordable wireless coverage to their cities and towns with the Helium Hotspot Device.
The Helium Hotspot helps businesses and people to connect all of their IoT devices (such as pet tags, scooter or bike rentals, vehicle trackers, fire sensors, etc.) It provides hundreds of square miles of connectivity and can transmit data at a fraction of the cost of a cellular network.
Hotspots are small devices (approx. 5.5” x 5.5” x 1.5”) that provide wireless coverage to help someone find their lost dog or detect a wild-fire and more. Hotspots mine digital currency called $HNT that can be sold or traded on an exchange for cash.
No. You do not have to pay to join anything or to get started. You will never be asked to purchase anything at any time. You do not have to refer your friends to earn anything (though we do have a referral program).
Hotspots are just as secure as any other home device. However, it is not like a cell phone or Alexa device because it does not have a camera, microphone, or speakers. It is more like an internet modem or wifi router that you get from your ISP (Spectrum, Frontier, etc.). Just like your ISP devices, the hotspots receive regular updates to maintain security.
All our hotspots are Helium approved. Only Helium approved hotspots can run on the Helium network. Only devices authorized to access the network can use your hotspot, so you are protected from unauthorized use. They are approved by the community and the Manufacturing Oversight Committee which governs vendor onboarding.
If you would like to learn more, we have resources at the bottom of this page.
The hotspot uses only a tiny fraction of your network so there is no impact on your internet speed.
Hotspots use approximately the same amount of energy as a 5W LED light-bulb, which comes out to as low as $0.60/month.
Hotspots get rewarded for pinging IoT devices (such as pet tags, scooter or bike rentals, vehicle trackers, fire sensors, etc.) and witnessing other nearby hotspots. Rewards are deposited into a digital wallet in the form of Helium token (HNT) which can be sold on an exchange for USD. However, we can pay you in either HNT or USD.
Helium has raised equity funding from some of the most prominent Venture Capital (VC) firms in the world including Khosla Ventures, FirstMark Capital, GV (formerly Google Ventures), HSB/MunichRe Ventures and others.
Hotspot earnings are completely transparent. They are recorded on a public ledger that can be viewed anytime 24/7, however your personal information is kept private.
If you own an Alexa device, that device is already using itself as a hotspot through a service called “Amazon Sidewalk”, but you are not being rewarded for it. They are using your bandwidth to pass their data and you were likely not aware of this because it was automatically enabled without informing you.
With the Helium Hotspot you are rewarded as a “Thank You” for helping to build the network. The Helium Community truly is the ‘Peoples Network’.
For payouts greater than $500 for an individual during a calendar year, a W-9 form is needed to ensure we comply with all tax regulations.
Smart devices such as pet collars, environmental sensors, scooters, bikes, vehicle trackers, or any compatible IoT device can connect to Hotspots without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular.
Absolutely! And you can possibly order one from us, but stock is very limited and in some cases, manufacturers are sold out or on months long backorder due to high demand.
This also means that time is limited because the more hotspots that come online in your area, the less rewards.
Regardless, it’s important to do extensive research as there are many factors involved to get the most out of your earnings. Otherwise you run the risk of financial losses or very low returns. You can find self-help resources at the bottom of this page.
who we are
Meet Team Dynamine
Bringing ‘The People’s Network’ to St Pete.
I have been a local business owner and resident of St. Pete for over 25 years. My daughter and I are big supporters of the Helium network. We are passionate about building the network while giving hosts like you an opportunity to earn with us!