This week I earned $152.83 bringing my total online earnings to $426.95. This is the fifth week in a row that I have increased my earnings. This weeks earnings represent 38.21% of my target of $400 per week that I set myself when I quit my job to earn money blogging .
When I first applied to PayU2Blog I heard nothing for about a week. Then I got an e-mail saying I had been accepted and explaining their conditions. These are that you must agree to complete every assignment that they give you. In return they agree that they will not ask you to do an assignment for anything that is pornographic or unethical.
There aren’t many other requirements, other than that the post is a minimum of 60 words long and contains a link. In fact you can usually write about almost anything you like in the post as long as you include the link that they give you.
After I accepted the conditions I received another e-mail with my login and password. When I logged in first there were no assignments to complete and I kind of forgot about them for a few days.
The next time I logged last week there were 20 assignments for me to complete valued at $5 each. There was a time limit on these assignments with the longest one being ten days. Anyway I’ve been blogging furiously this week to keep up with all of these posts and I’ve got 14 of them done so far. (One was worth $7.50.) I don’t know if PayU2Blog is like this every week but this week has certainly been well-paid.
The next biggest earner was PayPerPost with whom I earned $64.50 this week. This is my second week with PayPerPost. In my first week I earned $63.50. Again I’m not with them long enough to know if this is a pattern or a fluke but for the second week in a row I have done well with PayPerPost.
I have, however, paid a price for my association with PayPerPost. Google have targeted sites which have references to PayPerPost and reduced their PageRank to zero. My PageRank for this blog has been wiped out. If you choose to get involved with PayPerPost, or sponsored posts in general you might want to bear that in mind. On the other hand I got $152.83 this week and it was only PR2 anyway! Overall I think I’m happier with the $152.83.
PayPerPost have launched their own ranking system to counter the way that Google messes around with PageRank. The new RealRank system is based on a combination of how many visitors, pageviews and back links you have to your blog.
The Rank is calculated by installing a script on your blog which allows PayPerPost to analyse the visitor statistics. I have found PayPerPost to be lucrative enough to go ahead and install the script onto the blog I have registered with them. As my other blogs get older I intend to add them as well.
Incidentally Smorty are now advising bloggers to remove ‘Sponsored Post’ tags from their posts to stop the Googlebot from catching them and killing their PageRank. It’s true that by not disclosing your sponsored posts or mentioning sites such as PayPerPost on your site then you should be able to keep your PageRank, but isn’t it terrible that this Google purge is going to drive sponsored posts underground?
PayU2Blog and PayPerPost were my two big earners this week. The rest of the cash came from:
Irish Opinions $1.48