Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pay Per Post

I’ve decided to try my hand at a new endeavor to help alleviate my stress regarding my finances. We’ve all heard about someone supporting their family by blogging, but most of us figure it is way beyond hope. A few months back, I heard about a site called Pay Per Post while bouncing around Bloggerland. I can’t remember where I found it, but I was immediately intrigued. I checked it out and discovered that my blog wasn’t quite old enough. I didn’t really think much more about it until I recently received an email from the parent company, Izea. Izea hosts several things, including the Blogger Choice Awards and Pay Per Post.

I blog to help streamline my thoughts, to touch base with other parents, and to practice my writing. If I can make money while doing so, why not give it a shot? I mean, if you were given the opportunity to make money while breathing, would you say yes? My answer will always vary based on the circumstances involved and the fine print. If none of my values are compromised and I’m sure I’m not being scammed, then my answer would be, “Yes! Bring on the money!”

I read all the fine print. Payment is based on opportunities you select to write about, and you know how much you will be paid for that post up front. Pay Per Post holds the money until all terms have been met, which usually includes a time period that the post has to be active, then pays via PayPal. So the turn-around time may not necessarily be lightening fast, but all the research I’ve done points to this being a good opportunity.

I’m going for it. I’m willing to be paid to blog. For those of you who don’t really care about my Pay Per Post posts, I’ll make it easy on you – all my Pay Per Post posts will be blue, like this post, so you have the choice. Don’t worry – I’ll still keep posting my regular brain-dumps and exciting news here on a very regular basis. So, keep the comments coming! I’ll still be making regular visits to your sites, too!


Monnik said...

good luck with it! hope it brings you some income. that would be cool!!!

Devin said...

Okay, I'll answer your questions on teaching if you can give me the low-down on this! I need to know more...I NEED to make some $$!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Sounds interesting, I could use some $$.