You may have noticed over the last month my blog has undergone quite a few changes, both in appearance and in the frequency of posting. As I now enjoy spending a little more time developing my blog I looked for some ways to earn some income from it to help me justify the time spent.
A large part of my recent blog development has been the testing and inclusion of a number of widgets (plugins) – clever bits of code that people around the world have developed to extend the capabilities of the WordPress blog platform that I am using. Anyway, three of the widgets I have installed have been written by a company called Max Blog Press. These widgets are innovative, easy to use and fantastic additions to my site. So when a recommendation came from there to start to “monetise” (I really don’t like that word!) blogs by registering with PayPerPost I decided it must be a quality recommendation and one I looked into straight away.
The idea behind PayPerPost is that people like me who enjoy writing content for our blogs, can be useful to advertisers wishing to make their product/service more widely known across the internet. This is achieved by having articles written about the product/service in many different places that otherwise may not be available to them and in the many different styles you get when different people write about the same thing. In principle it is an excellent idea and a win/win situation for all involved. You will see here if things actually work out this way for me – but I sincerely hope so.
PayPerPost do have certain standards and conditions about the blogs that they accept for this scheme and fortunately my little blog met them. I would mention that if you are thinking of following my lead – and I can’t think why you wouldn’t, that they don’t just accept everyone who applies immediately. We all have to go through a vetting procedure. I suppose it is because they want people who will not let their good name, or the advertisers, down.
After this post, over the coming months, I will be writing some articles that are paid for by people wishing to advertise their products and services. However, I will only accept work that I think blends well with the main theme of my blog and will not become a blogging tart! I will only look at things that I can believe in and recommend fully to my best friend. I know this may limit what I can earn from this excellent site, but I will not compromise my principles for a few £’s.