I have a confession. i’ve been blogging with sponsored content. It’s true. I’ve sold out. To the tune of $76.52 even!
At first, I thought the whole PayPerPost thing was kind of sketchy. Maybe they won’t pay me or maybe they’ll only want me to write about things like penis enhancement drugs or other high quality meds with huge discounts. While I can usually write about anything, I’m not sure my parents would want to read several paragraphs about long-lasting erections.
Basically, people sign up, get approved, and then are free to pick from usually around 50 different sites that will pay you a few bucks to write a post and include their link. It’s obvious from some of the blogs participating in the blog advertising are only blogging for money. While I find that to be kind of annoying and boring, I guess it takes all kinds to make the blog-world go ’round.
Me? I’ve found that I like it because it’s more like a writing prompt for me. For a while, I felt like I didn’t have anything to write about and I can tell that when I don’t write, I get crabby-ish. And that makes for an unhappy me! So, instead, I find ideas (like this one, which is paying me $10) to write and make a few bucks at the same time.
And the cool thing? With the money that I’m making by linking to random crap all over the internet, I’m donating it to my efforts to The 3 Day walk this year. Our $30,000 team goal may not be that easy of a task! Knowing that, it should make it a lot less annoying to the rest of you then it would otherwise!