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Pay Per Post – It Works

Further to my earlier posts on Pay Per Post and Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is, I received my first Pay Per Post payment. It all happened rather quickly. I submitted my blog to Pay Per Post on July 30th, it was approved on July 31st and I received my fist payment today, August 6th. Not too shabby.

Three Ways to Earn

As I mentioned before, there are three ways to earn money with Pay Per Post. I’ve earned (but have yet to be paid for) money using the referral method. Apparently it’s easy to earn money that way, but not so easy to get paid. Payment depends on whether or not the referred bloggers actually blog and earn money with Pay Per Post.

Since I have no control over referrals that have signed up as a result of reading my post, all I can do is hope that they eventually earn money with Pay Per Post.

Available Opportunities

I have yet to earn money via the traditional Pay Per Post blogging opportunities. Currently there are two opportunities that my approved blog qualifies for. The subject matter for one opportunity doesn’t conform to the topic of my blog, and when I attempt to claim the other opportunity, I receive the following message: “All of the available posts for that opportunity have already been taken.” I don’t quite understand why the opportunities still appear if all the posts have been taken.

Direct contact with Advertisers

The third option, Pay Per Post Direct, is the way I earned money with my first post. I was contacted directly from an advertiser with the guidelines for the post. I followed the guidelines, wrote the post, submitted the URL to the advertiser and within 24 hours my PayPal account was credited.

It was easy and painless.

Oh, by the way for those folks who believe that your blog must have a page rank and that Pay Per Post does not accept blogs on the Blogger.com platform, my approved blog (as of this writing) has a non existent page rank and is hosted by Blogger.com.

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  • MsMayor August 6, 2008, 2:01 pm

    Can you tell me what certifies anyone as a “blogger”- what experience do you really need?

  • Felicia August 6, 2008, 2:42 pm

    No certification needed to become a blogger. If I had to be certified, I’d be in big trouble.

    To become a blogger, all you need to do is have a blog, an interest and the ability to write about your interest on your blog.

  • Msmayor August 6, 2008, 3:42 pm

    Thanks for your response, I checked out your site and the helpful links that lead me to more helpful information. I think I want to begin blogging- I really love to write and read and I think I have what some would call insight to this thing called life. How do I begin? I signed up for payperpost, but I’m not sure if I am ready but I know I can- just don’t want to screw up- any advice you can give a newbie? I have an interest and would love to write about it-but I don’t have a blog…

  • Felicia August 6, 2008, 4:38 pm

    You can start off with a free blog using Blogger.com or using WordPress.com.

    If you intend to monetize your blog, I would choose Blogger over WordPress. WordPress doesn’t allow for ads. There are also other free blogging platforms out there. Do a Google search for free blog hosts.

    Before you sign up for Pay Per Post or some of the other paid for blogging sites, you’ll have to have a few posts under your belt. Each site has their own set of requirements, but you’ve got to show a little blogging history before your blog will be approved.

    If you really want to start blogging, the only thing you have to do is start. Once you start, keep reading and learning and you’ll be fine.

  • MsMayor August 7, 2008, 4:41 pm

    Well I took your advice- thank you for sharing your information. Yesterday I made it my goal to begin blogging and I did. Today it feels great- I just enjoy writing and sharing information. I have no real goals for blogging but more for writing and this will help me enhance my writing skills and dedication. Thanks again, I figure all the tech stuff I can learn and I go. The first was to begin- I love your site!!

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  • Felicia August 7, 2008, 6:22 pm

    Congrats to you! I’m glad I was able to help you.

    I’ll stop by your blog to see how you’re doing.

    Best of luck.

  • Frank C August 16, 2008, 9:25 am

    It is important to realize what the vast majority of these paid post buyers are looking for. They’re look for a top notch anchored link back to their site that will pass Page Rank (PR) and Google search authority. That is why they don’t want you to properly disclose it as a paid link by marking it with the rel=nofollow tag.

    Even worse, doing paid posts puts your blog’s position in Google at risk, both in terms of Page Rank and search results position. Is the short term income worth it? It isn’t to me but it’s something that everyone should consider before doing paid posts.

  • Felicia August 16, 2008, 9:40 am

    Absolutely. As I mentioned in my earlier post that readers should use care when using paid blogging.

    As far as Google page rank and position goes, Google giveth and Google taketh away. I have sites where Google, for whatever reason, decided to ignore. Having been on the receiving end of Google taking away, I no longer operate under that fear.

    You are right, however, one should always make an informed decision prior to signing on the dotted line.

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