Friday, March 30, 2007

More than Scraping By

A few months ago I signed up with PayPerPost in an effort to put a little more extra scratch in my pocket and greater capitalize on my advertising opportunities. If you're not familiar with PPP it provides opportunities for publishers of blogs to write a sponsored post for pay. While I wouldn’t call my experience with PPP a smashing success just yet I won’t call it a miserable failure either.

In all I’ve written nine post for a total of $74.61. That’s an average of $8.29 per post! My two biggest payouts were $15.00 and $15.50. Anyone who has tried to capitalize on their blog and make a little extra spending cash can will tell you that isn’t too bad.

As My Opinion on Sports continues to grow so will my opportunities for higher paying post will grow as well. I’ve seen offers posted for as much as $1,000.00 and for as $5.00. After a post has been written the process generally takes about a week to have the post approved and the money deposited into my PayPal account.

As far as the money goes it’s put into the pot with the rest of my advertising money. Last year I used my ad revenue to pay for my season tickets to OU football. This year I plan to use the money to pay for my families’ summer vacation. I started blogging almost two years ago as a hobby. While I still do it for that purpose it’s nice to be rewarded for my efforts.