Monetize your Website/Blog with Sponsored Blog Posts - What Are Paid Blogging Networks?
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People enjoy blogging for a number of different reasons; it may be a love of writing and communicating or maybe it’s the immediate response that blog posts can elicit, but from an advertiser's point of view, blogs can equal invaluable publicity, much-needed search engine hits and in many cases, can also lead to big money. To advertisers, blogs are essentially a publishing platform for content that is viewable by both search engines and customers. Advertisers aren’t interested in websites or blogs for any of the reasons you probably are; to them, blogs are seen as something that can be capitalized on. In turn, you can make money off of their need to create online buzz and exposure for their businesses. Enter: paid blogging networks.
In essence, advertisers are the clients of paid blogging networks, and as a member of such a network, you will get paid to blog about an advertiser’s products, website or services. Advertisers pay blog networks directly and then in turn, the networks pay you a stipulated fee that you’ve agreed upon for that specific assignment. Depending on how many assignments you are willing to take on and how many advertisers are willing to work with you, joining a paid blogging network can prove to be very lucrative for some people.
What are the Best Paid Blogging Networks?
A simple Google search of the term “paid blogging networks” will return 372,000 hits. Sound overwhelming? It can be, especially when you consider the fact that many of the sites advertising paid blogging opportunities can be scams trying to get money out of you. A blogging network should never ask you for money or your credit card information. If you come across one that does, you should avoid it at all costs. In terms of financial information, the most a blogging network should ask you for is the e-mail address tied to your PayPal account , which is a legitimate question since many networks pay bloggers through PayPal.
So, you’ve decided you want to get paid to blog. What’s next? Well, it’s necessary that you do some research to find out which network will be the best one for you based on your blog, interests and availability to write.
When considering your options, you should take a few different things into account. These include how many advertisers the network is working with, how reliable their site is and how often they pay. Perhaps the most important thing to look into when choosing a paid blogging network is how big of a commission the network will take for their services. Some sites have been known to take as much as a 50 percent commission, which is entirely too much and hardly worth the trouble of writing, as some blog posts can garner as little as five or ten dollars.
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