Monday, September 1, 2008

Start Getting Paid For Your Blog Posts With Payperpost!

Sorry for not updating this blog earlier.

If you've just started your blog at around the time when the series on "Steps In Earning From Your Blog" started, your blog should already be eligible for accepting paid posting on Payperpost.

Requirements for participation in the payperpost marketplace are:
(as lifted from the payperpost terms of service)
1. Blogs Only. PayPerPost only accepts blogs, and not websites, message boards, e-mails, IM or other similar services.
2. English Only Blogs. The blog and all posts relating to PayPerPost Opportunities must be in the English language or such other language as is identified in the particular Opportunity.
3. Original Blog Content. The blog must contain original editorial content in addition to Opportunity-related or other paid posts. Blogs that exist primarily for payment will not be accepted.
4. Minimum Blog Age. Blogs must be live for a minimum of thirty (30) days, counted from the date of the blog's first post, with at least ten (10) pre-existing posts written in the 30 days prior to registration with the PayPerPost Marketplace.
5. Chronological Archives. Blogs must have a chronological archive to verify age. Categorical archives will not be accepted. You acknowledge and agree that PayPerPost may also verify compliance with these age and posting requirements via a third party spider.
6. Transfer of Blog. Transferring your blog to a new domain does not make the blog 'older than thirty (30) days.' Transferring a blog to a new owner does not make the blog 'older than thirty (30) days.'
7. Inappropriate Content. Blogs submitted to the marketplace may not include or support: excessive profanity, violence, or racial intolerance, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, pornography, adult or mature content, or any other content that promotes intolerance, illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.

How do I join?
Click on the following button to join Payperpost:

When will you get paid?
30 days after you posted the opp on your blog.

How do you get paid?
Via paypal. Click here for more information on paypal, and the easiest way to get into paypal if you're from the Philippines

Click here for my earlier post on Payperpost.

Check out the archives on the topic: "Start Getting Paid With Your Blog"

Monday, July 7, 2008

My Blog Is Up...When Does The Money Come?

Not just yet. Almost all paid blogging sites would require that your blog to have a certain age and a certain level of traffic. At the very least, your blog site should be indexed with Google.

How do you know if your blog site is indexed with Google? Simply go to, and enter your blog site URL as the search term and press search. If your there are results to your search, then presto! Your site is indexed.

Some sites require that your site must be at least 30 days old, some at least 60 and some at least 90 days old. Some prefer sites having their own domains. I guess you click on this link to see the different paid blogging sites and their requirements.

In the meantime you can try putting some blog ads. Don't overdo it, though. A few well placed ads would be better looking and would load faster than if your site has too many ads.

While waiting for you blog to qualify for the requirements, take a look at the other ways in which you can try earning (albeit a small income) online. These topics are enumerated on the middle column of this blog.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Getting People To Notice Your Blog Site

I an sorry I haven't updated for a while. Things have been quite busy around here. And for a while, I have also been experiencing some problems with my wordpress blog.

So, you already have your blog site up and running, you have determined what your topic will be and you have started writing on it regularly. All this is useless if the only person to see your blog is YOU and a few friends. You have to get the word out so that people will visit your site, and, hopefully, visit again and again.

So, how do you get people to actually visit your website?

There are actually some cost-free ways to promote your websites. I've found the following to be effective for me:

- Put your site's URL in your signature, whether it is for your emails or your forum entry.

- Everytime you send an email or post an entry for the forum, your URL will appear at the end.

- Join Entrecard and "drop" your entrecards to other blogs. Do not forget to put your widget on your site so that other people can "drop" their entrecards too. Everytime you drop a card, you get a credit which you can use for advertising your site. Everytime somebody drops a card, you also get a credit. :)

- Join social networking sites if you haven't done so (facebook, myspace, friendster, multiply). Put your URL prominently in your homepage so that people can visit your site.

- Visit other blogs and leave comments. Do not forget to put your URL. People are usually courteous, not to mention curious about the ones who comment on their posts, and will usually take a look.

- If it complements your business or profession, you may also add your URL to your business card.

- Join blogcarnivals. If you're a Filipino parent, you can join The Pinoy Parenting Blog Carnival. If you're a Filipino doctor, you can join The Blog Rounds. There are a lot of blog carnivals out there. You can take your pick here. You may even volunteer to be a host for one of these carnivals when you get the hang of it.

- Join blog communities. Pinaybloggers is a blog community for Filipino women who blog.

- Participate in memes and tags.

- Exchange links with your friends.

I'll add to this list when I think of more cost-free strategies. Do feel free to add your ideas here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Step 2: What Do I Write About?

This is where you have to think long and hard about. You can write about practically anything under the sun, actually.

Consider these when thinking of what to write about:

Your interest / passion / expertise -- The more interested or passionate you are about a certain topic, the more articles you would be able to think about and churn out on a regular basis. And, of course, if you are an expert in a certain area, you would be able to use your expertise to provide information for other people. Some people like to keep a blog as their personal journal or a record of their family activities, and that's fine too. Just think about something that you can always have something to talk about.

How many people do you think would be interested in that topic -- Money making, Parenting, Travel, Shopping, Beauty, Food, Showbiz -- these are topics that appeal to a large segment of the society. If you're going to talk about antiques however, it wouldn't have as much universal appeal.

How general / specialized (niche) that topic is -- If you talk about Parenting, this is a more general topic. However, if you talk about being a parent to an autistic child, this is a more specialized topic. General topics are usually easier to make, and appeal to a greater number of people BUT there are usually more blogs already on this topic. The more specialized, niche topics however have a less number of audience, but since these topics are sometimes more difficult to find, you may find yourself with more loyal site visitors. If you're thinking of later doing paid posts, it is often harder to insert paid posts in niche blogs (because some keywords just do not fit in with your theme), but it's possible if you are creative enough.

Next: Getting People To Notice Your Blog Site

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Step 1: Starting a Blog

What blogging platform do I use?

There are several blog platforms out there, but the most popular are indisputably and wordpress.

If you're a newbie at blogging, I would recommend that you use blogger first.

I have blogs in both blogger and wordpress platforms and it's pretty difficult for a newbie to get the hang of wordpress at the start. Also, if your aim is to get paid through your blog, the free wordpress platform does not allow that. It goes against their TOS (terms of service). But if you get your own domain name AND hosting and download the blog software from (NOT dotcom), you could use that site for earning purposes. You also have to learn how to use FTP (File Transfer Protocol). BUT offers a lot of flexibility and functionality. People who (finally) get the hang of it love it! But since we're assuming you're a newbie and want to spend your time starting blog posts rather than learning wordpress, then this is not for you, at least not now.

The free blogspot account can be used for applying to paid blogging sites later on. It's also much easier to get acquainted with. That's why I believe it's perfect for newbies to paid blogging!

Should I buy my own domain right away?

Again, it depends on you. If your aim is to earn from your blog, then it's best that you get a good domain name of your preference this early. It costs 10 dollars or even less, so consider it an investment. This is especially since most paid blogging sites prefer sites with their own domains, rather than paid blogging sites. Although you would still get opportunities with your free blogger account, especially if you already have a high page rank, there are more opportunities out there if you have your own domain.

However, if you want to wait and see first, it's perfectly all right to use your free blogspot account first. Then when you get the hang of it, you either buy a domain for a new blog with the earnings from your first blog and retain your original free blogger account (this is what I did and this is what I recommend) OR buy a domain for your current blogger account.

The reasons why I prefer NOT to change my current free (but earning) blog to my own domain -- your pagerank, technorati rank, alexa rank and all rankings of your current blog will be back to zero. So it's better to just make another blog. Morever, you now have 2 earning blogs instead of 1.

If you want to get your own domain name, it's still best to get a dotcom(.com), since it's the top level domain that most people automatically think of. But other domains are also acceptable, especially since there are TLDs that are VERY cheap, like .info . But, for me, .com is still tops.

You can get your domain name (.com) for only $6.99 at . They accept credit cards and paypal.

Next: Step 2: What Do I Write About?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Introduction: Steps in Earning From Your Blog

So you want to start earning from your blog. You've heard from your friends and family how successful they are in earning a decent salary from the net. And it all seems easy. Just write a blog post and you earn.

Well, yes and no. It's easy because you could do it anytime, anywhere as long as you have internet connection. It's easy because you can basically start a blog about anything you want.

But you have to commit yourself to work on it. Rome was not built in a day. You may have a blog, but unless you work on it, committing yourself to make it something that people will visit, write on it constantly, and promote it so that more people will know about it, you may not achieve earning from blogging.

This series is to try to teach you in what steps to take in making your blog work for you.

Step 1 tomorrow!
Starting a Blog

Topics Covered:

  • What blogging platform do I use?
  • Should I buy my own domain right away?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Home Computer Security -- A Survey

No matter how a home computer is connected to the Internet, intruders' attacks are often successful. Many home computer owners don't realize that they need to pay attention to computer security. In the same way that you are responsible for having insurance when you drive a car, you need to also be responsible for your home computer's security.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Blogging Course

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sponsored reviews

Currently, my favorite paid blogging program is sponsored reviews. In this program, you bid on opportunities in the marketplace, and if the advertiser accepts your bid, you then write a review based on the advertiser's preferences. You have 7 days to complete your assignment. You get paid every two weeks via paypal. Very relaxed, unlike the grabbing that goes with payperpost and smorty.

The only downside is that you only get 65% of the listed price. For example, if the listed price is 10 dollars, you will only get 6.50 dollars. Still fine with me, because so far I get the most opps from them.

Click the button below to join for free!

Blog requirements:
What are the minimum requirements for a blog to be accepted?
* Your blog must contain at least 10 posts with 200 words of unique content each.
* Your blog must not be completely automated or appear to be created solely for search engine traffic.
* Your blog must have at least a 3:1 ratio of non-paid to paid content.
* You must complete all accepted reviews within 7 days.
* Your blog must have a minimum number of incoming links and traffic to qualify.
* Your blog must have a professional appearance.

They also have an affiliate program, so you'll also get to earn from the people you refer.


Friday, January 25, 2008


Smorty is another way to earn money from blogging, much like payperpost. Minimum payout for each approved entry is 6 dollars. There is also an affiliate program wherein you can refer people to the program and get a percentage of their future earnings.

Payment is via paypal. There is no minimum payment. They promptly give payment to your paypal address 1 week after you post (and it gets admitted).

Join by clicking the banner below:

Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

There are over 25 criteria for each blog to be approved, however here are a few examples:

* Your blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo
* Your blog must be older than 30 days and contain at least 10 natural posts.
* Your blog must not contain any violent, hate related or adult content.
* The blog must not have duplicate posts or excessive duplicate content.

They also have an affiliate program.

Got paid!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

NetAudioAds (in Beta) -- be first to join

What is Pay-Per-Play Media?

NetAudioAds Pay-Per-Play (PPP) is an online media channel that plays 5 second audio advertisements like the one you just heard on websites that place the PPP code on their web pages.

Audio ads are only heard on web pages where the website owner has placed PPP code.

PPP audio ads will be contextually related to the text content (readable content) of any web page where the PPP code is placed. The advertisement you just heard is just a sample ad.

The audio ad is only 5 seconds in length and a website visitor will only hear one 5 second advertisement per visit to any specific web page where the PPP code has been inserted. The visitor will only hear one audio ad for every 3 minutes they visit if they have already heard an audio ad on another page of the same website.

Pay-Per-Play is now in huge demand by major branding advertisers all over the world. As of 12/29/2007 the Pay-Per-Play network has grown to over 6 million websites.

How Does Pay-Per-Play Work?

PPP audio ads play as soon as a visitor arrives on a web page where the PPP code is inserted. The audio advertisement is only heard and not seen and requires no action from a website visitor.

One of the main benefits of running PPP ads on your website is the fact that you never send visitors away from your site. This allows you the opportunity to continue to earn from your visitors.

PPP audio ads play automatically for 5 seconds so website owners need to choose specific pages of their website where it is appropriate for their visitors to hear a single 5 second audio advertisement.

You should be aware that PPP audio ads are not appropriate for all web pages. It is up to the website owner where they will place audio ads.

Get Paid On 3 Tiers...

NetAudioAds Pay-Per-Play (PPP) offers a generous (RESIDUAL) compensation plan that is designed to pay you in several ways:

TIER 1: Get paid 25% of what the advertiser spends "per play" on audio ads that you serve on your website(s). You get paid for every visitor that remains on any web page (where you place your PPP code) for more than 2 seconds.

20% of Internet users do not have their audio system turned on but you will be paid for 100% of your traffic where an audio ad is served whether it is heard or not. The price that our advertisers pay already takes into account that only 80% of their ads will actually be heard.

TIER 2: Get paid 5% of what the advertiser spends "per play" on audio ads that are served on the websites of those that you personally refer to the Pay-Per-Play opportunity.

TIER 3: Get paid 5% of what the advertiser spends "per play" on audio ads that are served on the websites of those that your direct referrals bring on board.

We Are In Beta...

Between now and February 1st, 2008 we are aggressively seeking new affiliates and website owners to place the PPP audio ad code on the pages of their website so that we can establish a large footprint for our advertisers.

Our footprint will be verified by an independent third party auditing service by the name of BPA Worldwide. BPA will verify our reach to our advertisers. As a publisher (website owner) you are in a unique position to be one of the few that will be allowed to earn ongoing residual commissions off of the effort of websites that you refer.

We are offering a generous 3 tiered residual commission structure as an incentive to gain your involvement right now.

Be sure to sign up for this free opportunity today because it could be gone tomorrow. Once we have enough affiliates to ensure the continued growth of our program then we will shut the doors and nobody else will be allowed to earn off of the effort of those they refer.

We will be in BETA up until February 1st, 2008 (the day that audio ads will start playing).

Join now for FREE!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Payperpost -- Get Paid to Blog!

Payperpost is probably one of the most talked about and most popular pay to blog services out there. And no wonder, it has a a large number of advertisers. It's free to join! Just fill up the sign up form below...

You also earn from referring other bloggers to join the network AND from advertisers who want to make use of the payperpost ads!

There's a caveat. though, if your blog is less than 90 days old, or has a non active period of a month, you won't be able to be included in the marketplace, BUT you may be able to participate through the payperpost direct even without fulfilling the above requirements. That's not really a biggie though, because you can try if blog your blog gets qualified for the marketplace again after you have fulfilled all those requirements!

Updated marketplace requirements (7/7/2008): Blogs must be live for a minimum of thirty (30) days, counted from the date of the blog’s first post, with at least ten (10) pre-existing posts written in the 30 days prior to registration with the PayPerPost Marketplace.

Payment mode is via Paypal.

Got Paid!