Getting paid to blog has been a great break through for bloggers. This brings the advertiser to the reader without being very obtrusive… like some banner advertisements. There are plenty of sites that offer opportunities to get paid to blog, and even more sites that are available for bloggers to earn a bit of cash through different methods. Some of the strictly paid to blog sites that pay decently are:
(Note: none of these links have been attached with an affiliate link.)
Now, although I have listed those websites, there are many others out there, but before you go barreling in and joining all of them, you have to know a few things.
1. Make sure your site meets the Paid To Blog site’s requirements. A lot of times the requirements consist of how many posts you have written and how long your site has been opened.
2. Blog, just do not make it so obvious you are desperate for cash. Some sites like PayPerPost and Social Spark require you to have a non-sponsored post between each sponsored post.
3. Be honest when writing your sponsored post. You cannot just slop anything up. Most of these systems have moderators to check submissions. Also, the client paying you to post will probably see what you write. You could find yourself suspended if you cannot provide honest and valuable content.
4. Make sure your sponsored posts relate to your site. Even if it is just a link with a keyword, it would seem silly if you put “leaky faucet” in a tech blog. That would be a bit confusing for readers. Look at each potential opportunity with a critical eye.
5. Disclosure is important. Within the United States, it is required by law to disclose any paid to blog entries, or any type of endorsement (anything that you are getting paid for.) In the social networking world, if you are publishing posts into your Twitter and Facebook accounts, your followers deserve to know if they are being blasted by advertisements.