You Get Paid To Blog

United States
April 21, 2009 4:05pm CST
I recently found a blogging site that pays you to write a blog about anything you want. They pay $1 per post with atleast 100 words, but you can only be paid for 1 post per day. They also pay $.002 per visiter to your blog. The catch is that they own all your blog posts and you can't advirtise on your blog because that is where their money comes from. Is this worth it? I know it is possible to host your own blog and use adverts and links to make money, but that is also more work. I kinda don't want to keep blogging on their site cause I know they are making money from my content when I could be making it instead. I feel I am experienced enough to design and promote my own blog anyway. I know that they must make money off their user's blog to do this. Is it worth it to sell all your content to make this or should I go out on my own and keep my content and try to make money with adverts?
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Apr 09
I would say go out on your own and create a niche blog and do it for the fun of it first then worry about the money. I would avoid any site that would claim ownership of your work like the plague no matter what pennies they are paying. Sometimes you might just hit the spot with the right blog Good luck my friend
• United States
21 Apr 09
Thanks. The fact that they own your content is what bothers me the most. I put a lot of effort into my writing. I also read on their site, if you want to tranfer your content to another blog, you have to buy it back at what they think it is worth PLUS 10%. Scary.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Apr 09
Yes your writings and creative work are yours, so I would not let another site claim ownership. They say every one has a novel in them just waiting to come out
• United States
21 Apr 09
Why not do both? You can choose one topic to write blogs about on the paid site and another topic to write blogs about on your own site. Do both for a while and see how they compare in profit and popularity. If you worry that your best work will be owned by someone else, use the lesser of your topics for that site. Any time you are writing for money, it is good to have multiple sources of income coming to you. You never know when a particular site may close down or stop paying, or when a topic that was very popular this month may become old news next month. The name of the game is quantity. Of course quality is important too, but one brilliant article will not make you as much money as twenty so-so ones.
• United States
21 Apr 09
Thanks. You make a great point. I never really thought of it like that. I could just do two blogs one different topics and see how they compare after some time. Thanks a lot.
• United States
21 Apr 09
My pleasure. This is what I do in my spare time also. I write articles on a variety of topics for Triond as well as doing tasks here and elsewhere. I wish you much luck on your blogging and making money for writing!
@pierone (1895)
• Italy
29 Apr 09
Hello friend. We are already friend here in mylot. I'm interested in this blog opportunity. Just would like to know how much is the min. payout? anyway please PM me the detail of this offer and your reflink. Thanks in advance and happy earnings to all of us!
• United States
29 Apr 09
I believe the payout is at $50
@cal3b00 (52)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
Can you share the site? I'd like to try and see if I can make money...
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yea. Add me as a friend and I'll send you a link.
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
may i know what is the site..:) so i can join
• United States
22 Apr 09
Yea. Add me as a friend and I'll send you a link.
@misshoney (973)
• Philippines
1 May 09
i think it is a nice site and offer. why don't you just post the link here? i also go for the suggestions of others here that you can do both, write for that site and create your own blog. that would be a great way to earn money and you also exercise your writing skills as well as meet new friends. happy blogging.
@bumba1988 (1222)
• India
30 Apr 09
Hi gamer1013,what ever you have said sounds really interesting.I have seen a similar discussion like this before.Anyway,I am interested about this new site.We are already friends here in mylot so can you please send me a message with this site link?
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
30 Apr 09
Why not do both? You can even use the same topics just rearrange the words so it looks like a different article from the one you put on your blog. I would also use a different title. I do this sometimes and use a pseudonym on my paid articles.
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
Hello there..Well i am quite interested about the site and i am happy to know about the program.Well i am not that really master for this kind of field but i am trying to learn it anyway.I already added and i hope i will recieve some respond asap.Thanks.God bless and have a nice day..