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Do You Get Paid To Blog

So how about you, do you get paid to blog? Many bloggers are now realising that you can combine pleasure with a little business on the side. Blogging, for many is still only a hobby - done whenever they have a spare hour or so. For the rest of us, blogging has become a large part of earning some extra cash.

Additional reading: How Do I Blog

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This is a short blog post to demonstrate how simple it is to earn money blogging, by using targeted words, terms and phrases.

Conditions
Obviously, your blog has to meet certain criteria. Many paid-to-blog sites demand some or all of the following: You have to have regular, good-quality posts. They have to be in English and not only exist for paid blogging. This means that at least half your posts have to be articles (pictures) etc, for which you haven't been paid. 

Ranking
Of course, the higher your Google and Alexa ranking, the better opportunities will come your way. This is why it behoves us bloggers to do all we can to make our sites the best we can. Quality posts, backlinks, and appropriate sharing on social networking sites, all contribute towards higher ranking. 

What to expect
You first of all have to submit your blogs to see if they qualify. Blogvertise, Blog To Profit, Tomoson Reviews, Share A Sale, etc, are only a handful of sites which pay you for links, reviews or articles placed on your blogs. Some are smaller and pay less than others. The larger, higher paying sites expect you to have a very high-ranking blog with several subscribers, so it's best to build up from the bottom. You will also have to have a disclosure page somewhere on your blog, stating that some of your posts, though your words and views, are sponsored ones. 
Some sites pay for blogging around a particular post while some pay for linking words or phrases in your own post of your choice. There are local opportunities and International ones. For example there are links relating to the South West of England (where I live). If I looked hard enough I could find link opportunities for something as specific as  South Devon Cottages. Alternatively I could choose to blog about something more general like romance books or kindles.

If you haven't got a blog but are thinking about it, you will find all the help you need to start a new one by clicking on my 'New Blogger's tutorials at the top of this page. Scroll down to the end of the first post for a list of more articles.  Let me know if you need any help. 

Please share this post if you find it useful. Thank you. Check out my pay per post page for additional information.

9 comments:

Judy Sheldon-Walker January 20, 2011 at 2:34 AM  

Who can't use some funds to help stretch an already tight budget? I do wonder about the ads I just added recently, thinking they are a bit much and I may want to delete some. I don't think anyone wants their blog to look like the classifieds. lol

myletterstoemily January 20, 2011 at 3:07 AM  

ho ho! hee hee! umm, no, i don't get paid.

you certainly deserve to be paid for your
fine blogs!

greg urbano January 20, 2011 at 4:19 AM  

no pay here yet, maybe some day!

Self Sagacity January 20, 2011 at 7:49 AM  

An inspirational post for bloggers. As Judy said we could use a little ice cream money for treats now and then.

Cozy in Texas January 20, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

I looked into AdSense but didn't like that the security had to be lowered and I got virus warnings too. I gave up and use Amazon widgets instead.
Ann

Icy BC January 21, 2011 at 11:33 AM  

It is good to make some extra money now and then. Keeping the blog going though is hard work.

DoanLegacy January 21, 2011 at 10:46 PM  

We monetize our blog to help a child in VN. It's not a lot, but it will do for now..A little helps when you have nothing.

Anne Lyken-Garner January 22, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

Thanks, guys. I don't know if we'll ever be able to retire on it, but for some of us bloggers, the little extra money comes in handy. It's also an encouragement to keep going too.

Jennifer Brown Banks January 23, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

Hi,

I'm a newbie here. Great spot you've got! Just wanted to join in. Yes, I get paid to blog, and it's pretty cool to get compensated for something you love to do. Your tips should prove helpful for those seeking to join the ranks! Thanks!

Anne's a published author, freelance writer and experienced editor. She's just signed her second publishing contract this year with 2 separate publishing houses. You can hire her or see her available books in the side panel on the right.
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