Writing for you blog can be time consuming. Some blog just for the love of the game. Others (like myself) blog for the money. If you are reading my blog, you probably want to make some money with you blog. I have been a big time advocate of paid plugging. I think that it is an easy way to make a few dollars with you blog. But, the market might be changing. The largest and most popular paid plugging site is getting cheap. I’ve been noticing the posting opts that they have available at payperpost. The “99 cents” store pops into my head. I wouldn’t really have any issues with it, but 50 cents for a post is just ridiculous. The kicker is that they kick out bloggers who just blog for money. I got a few of my blogs (including bloggernoob.com) kicked out of their system because i write a lot of paid plugs. How are they supposed to keep quality blogs in their system if they are just going to pay 50 cents per post?
This is one of the reasons why i think sponsored reviews is better then payperpost. Also, this is why you want to avoid doing paid plugs as your blog ages.
When you start off your blog, start monetizing it with cheap and useless posts. After you start getting some regular traffic, switch to google adsense and affiliate marketing.
Writing a review post about penis enlargements or online casinos for $5 is bad enough. But for $0.50, it’s insulting even for a straight up noob. You could make more money online by filling out surveys. Don’t take these cheap ass payperpost opts noobies. Even if you are a bottom dweller in the blogosphere, have some dignity and draw the line. $5-$10 should be the min for your paid plugs. Noob out!