In this ever tightening economy where everyone is looking for ways to make additional money while tightening the belt, would you turn down easy money?
I agree with you. As a rational and somewhat sane person, I wouldn’t either. So why did I turn down money?
Here’s the Scoop
In the past I did a review about SponsoredReviews.com. It’s a great pay for blogging website. Their offers are legit; their payment terms are better than a couple I’ve tried and their advertisers offer sound services and products.
Yesterday I received four offers from advertisers to post about their companies right here on No Job for Mom. Whew, I finally arrived. Advertisers were seeking my blog! I was so excited until I went to the advertisers websites. All of them were legit and I would love to blog about them, but just not here. Their products are not targeted for my audience.
How do I determine whether or not they’re a good fit?
Potential posts for advertisers must pass my blog test. The test is simply: “Would I blog about that particular product or service on the No Job for Mom blog even if I were not getting paid by the advertiser?” If the answer is no, then it’s not a fit.
It pained me to go into my SponsoredReveiws account and decline offer after offer. The good thing about it is I get to explain why I declined the offer. While this blog isn’t a good fit, I do have another blog where I wouldn’t mind writing about their products.
The downside to that is my other blog currently has a Google rank of 2 and some of the advertisers wanted a higher Google page rank.
Okay, go ahead and say it… I’ve lost my mind. Two of my other income earning options are currently taking a nosedive (Demand Studios and Google AdSense), the price of gas is rising, food costs are soaring and it’s soon time to fill the oil tank. How can I turn down quick, easy and legitimate money from a site as reputable as SponsoredReviews?
Test Number Two: The Mirror Test
The one good thing about turning them down is that when I pass by a mirror I could stand to look myself in the face rather than feeling like I sold out for a few dollars. There may be a fuzzy line when it comes to failing the blog post test, but failing the mirror test is not an option.
About the Author: Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites which include Tidbits and Stuff, BLULOW, A Dose of Health and a few other sites/blogs scattered around the internet.