Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Pay Per Post - The Slave Trade?

Pay Per Post - The Slave Trade?Pay Per Post used to be a good way of supplementing you income if you had a blog, but all of a sudden it has let literally thousand of people down by substantially reducing the pay for ads. Will other similar sites do the same?

The minimum reward for a blog used to be $5, even this for some ads was not really worth putting 'pen to paper.' Now the majority of fees that are being offered are $0.50! This is one tenth of the previous pay. The slightly worrying thing is that some bloggers are still doing the ads for this insult of a fee - Why?

If you think that the advantage is with the advertisers for cheap promotion, think again. Most blogger who did this for the income, or even a living, will no longer entertain these advertisers who pay these minute fees. I myself certainly wouldn't take on a pay per post assignment for less that $5. The advertisers will certainly get less takers and those they do get who are working for peanuts will be monkey blogs with no clout.

It must be the recession that has prompted this and not as Pay Per Post said, "More opportunities for everyone!" If you blog for Pay Per Post, just don't go for anything less than $5, hopefully they will see sense and do a a U-turn.

5 comments:

R. MAK. said...

I totally agree with you. only a loser will insult himself with writing a $5 blog post. what a shame to folks who have brought blogging to this shameful day.

I think as unemployment rise, more and more amateurs are turning into blogging and this bubble will bust soon. Only those who are best will survive.

Thanks for the link back in your side bar.. I bookmarked you and will keep visiting

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Hi R.Mak
Bloggers Unite eh?

Adriana said...

Amazing...

its true that unemployment is giving rise to blogging....

Martin in Bulgaria said...

Adriana, I have seen many new bloggers actually saying that they are now turning to make money blogging as they have left thier work for this reason. I dont' believe it I think most have actually been made redundant but they are too proud to say. It remians to see what happens over the duration fo this year. Not too sure whether this is a good or bad thing as we need business investors as well as takers in blogging, it may become unbalanced and fall into a black hole. Those who do it for pleasure will remain unaffected of course.

affiliatepaymoney said...

Yeah buddy, I too saw this today at the PPP. Its really bad thing. They are underestimating the blogger, letting us down. I really had this new feature.

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