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A Different Way To Get Paid For Your Blog Posts

6/24/2010 Update – I no longer do this and don’t recommend you do it either unless you really need the money. Keep your own posts for your own blog . There are other ways to make money that are better than this.

You have probably seen a pay per post ad like this one on many blogs. The problem with them (other than Google may lower your page rank to 0 for using them) for new bloggers is that before you can participate you have to have a blog that is three months old. Many bloggers never really make it past the three month mark! Another problem is that you have to pick offers and thus you may not be writing about things you truly believe in or are passionate about.

What I have done is submit some of my longer future “posts” to Associated Content first. It is FREE to sign up and they have paid me an average of $4.00 per article and I submit everything as “non-exclusive”. They are great as they approve my articles in 3 to 4 days and pay through PayPal almost right away. I love being paid into my PayPal account as that is where I pay all my expenses out of and it is nice to be able to keep that account in the positive. Here is a screenshot of some of my payments they made to me for articles that I had laying around. Pretty easy money:

Once they approve my article and I get paid, I make a few adjustments to my “article” and it becomes my “post”.  The drawback to this is that I have to plan in advance for it to work. With this strategy what I write today many not be able to be used here for at least a week.

Many bloggers who are just starting out hope to make some money from their blog and quickly get frustrated when they realize it is harder than they thought. If they were to get $4.00 or so from some of their articles/posts it would give them faith and give them a better chance of succeeding. If you want to make money online by writing, give Associated Content a try!

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  • 1

    Nice! Only 2 months to go before I can use payperpost! Do they pay you more as you write more articles for them?

    David on August 20th, 2007
  • 2

    I have got to say first of all, I laughed out loud when I saw your web address, great name!!!!

    Making money blogging is very hard to do. I am writing about Backyard Skiing and Private Skiing. Even though it is August, I am really suprised at the traffic being generated.

    My blog is fairly new, but I’d like to try pay per post. Great blog, I RSS subscribed

    Travis Roberts on August 21st, 2007
  • 3

    Thanks for the compliments!

    DayJobNuker on August 21st, 2007
  • 4

    I just might try it!

    shirley on August 26th, 2007
  • 5

    Thanks! I will try it.

    amb on August 27th, 2007
  • 6

    I like your posts. How many opportunities do you get to be paid for your posts in a month?

    CHESSNOID on August 27th, 2007
  • 7

    I submit posts that can really be articles. In other words the “how to” posts or a story type post are the best. So mabye 1 out of every 4 or 5 of my posts I might try to get paid for first.

    DayJobNuker on August 28th, 2007
  • 8

    Good read, Day! I found you thru blogcatalog, FYI.

    While this information is great, there is more required to be a PayPerPost-er. I think there must be a certain amount of ‘feed’ subscribers as well. There may be more, I don’t remember at the moment.

    I’ll be looking into THIS for sure though (’cause my blog is older than 3 months yet i still can’t PPP).

    My blog isn’t as easy to ‘article’ for though.

    Pam Hoffman

    Pam Hoffman on September 4th, 2007
  • 9

    Yes, there probably are more requirements but the 3 month requirement is a big one as I think many blogs don’t even last 3 months! Blogging consistently is hard work and many give up before that mark.

    DayJobNuker on September 4th, 2007
  • 10

    Keep on blogging!

    Hank on September 20th, 2007
  • 11

    Yo, thanks for your help. I am looking to curb my costs of keeping my blogs up. I love them because I love the content but its pretty expensive keeping them up to date. I hope to make enough to even out the price so its welcomed when we can get more info on how to make money

    mush mush on October 1st, 2007
  • 12

    Very interesting about AC. I have an account there but haven’t given it a go yet. Is there a certain category or theme content you recommend submitting as an article there that will get approved?

    As for PPP, I submitted one blog that met the 90 days requirement, but I was told I needed to have an easier to find “Archives” section on the blog before it would qualify. I guess they have many requirements!

    The Monetizer on October 13th, 2007
  • 13

    I have seen articles from all over the spectrum up there. Only two of mine have ever been rejected – the first because it was already on EzineArticles and the second because they said they already had too many articles on the same subject.

    DayJobNuker on October 13th, 2007
  • 14

    A Different Way To Get Paid For Your Blog Posts…

    What I have done is submit some of my longer future “posts”. It is FREE to sign up and they have paid me an average of $4.00 per article and I submit everything as “non-exclusive”. They are great as they approve my articles in 3 to 4 days and p… on November 7th, 2007
  • 15

    AC is a great site but it should be pointed out to your readers that they will only pay for content from US residents.

    That doesn’t prevent anyone from submitting content, but you won’t get paid for it if you’re outside the USofA! It’s still very useful for spreading your articles around, but anything too promotional will get binned.

    Maurice (TheCaymanHost) on November 7th, 2007
  • 16

    Are you saying they won’t pay if your article is already posted on EzineArticles, or was it just that one article? I was thinking cha ching, I have tons of articles laying around, but most of them have been posted in EzineArticles already.
    Jackie Lee

    Jackie Lee on November 26th, 2007
  • 17

    If it is already on Ezine Articles they will not accept it for pay. You can still submit it for “no pay” and get views which add up for another bonus but they will not pay you directly for it.

    DayJobNuker on November 27th, 2007
  • 18

    Thanks, Good to Know.

    Jackie Lee on November 27th, 2007
  • 19

    You’re offering very good advice here. I’d recommend using AC if you need to get paid for writing articles. Right now with Google’s “War on Paid Links”, using PaypPerPost, ReviwMe or similar services is a dangerous prospect for people with PR4 and higher blogs that have been established for longer than 3 months.

    Code4Gold on December 18th, 2007
  • 20

    Hey nice blog, that is a good way to make money. If your looking for more ways to make money, check out my blog, I have over 300 honest reviews on paid to click, paid to read, autosurf, and HYIP programs. Also a few other things I do to make an extra couple hundred a month.

    Ryan on December 24th, 2007
  • 21

    Another idea I hadn’t thought of yet. Thanks for the information!

    Byron Thurman on March 22nd, 2008