Thursday, August 02, 2007

I signed up for PPP!

We here at The Kummeropolis want to keep our readers informed. (Don't ask why I am using "we" and "our" to refer only to myself, I guess it's getting late.) So, I want to let you know a little about the monetization of my blogging empire.

I've been hearing about a blog marketing company called payperpost for several months. Some of the probloggers who I follow swear by this service to make a little side cash on their blog. Recently, I wrote about how AdSense is junk. So I thought you guys would like to hear about Pay Per Post.

But first let me detail some blog $$$ that don't really work:

  • Amazon Associates. It makes a lot of sense, but the only stuff I ever get commission on is my own purchases.
  • ad sense: There are so many people shooting low bids and "made for ad sense" pages that most publishers are making pennies on the click.
  • Text Link Ads: You need a PageRank of 5+ to get anyone interested.
  • Donation Buttons: Never tried it but I am really skeptical.
How does payperpost work? You sign up your blog and they give you opportunities to get paid for writing reviews of products or services. I was only approved a few days back and haven't seen any compelling offers yet. But if they want to pay me to review something I think it's a good deal. There are also some disclosure requirements, which I think makes for a better service. When I look back at all the hours I've been blogging, I wish I had more $$$ to show for it. Maybe an occasional paid host will improve that.

The user interface for payperpost is very clean and intuitive. Once your a member you can see all the available offers. They even show offers that would have been available if the other "Posties" hadn't grabbed them first. I can see at least a few that would fit in with my blog here. As you prove yourself you get better opportunities. It's kinda like gaining street credit. Looking over the list again, I think I will be able to make some money from this deal.

So, I'll keep you posted on the big money. Although it looks like you need decent traffic and PageRank to get the bigger offers. Most of the stuff I've seen so far is between $5 - $20 per post. I guess that will buy a new book for Fall Semester.

1 comment:

ladynada said...

I hope this works out for you. I had always wanted to be a writer since I was a little girl. It would be awesome to write for pay.

best wishes,