Despite their attempts at pioneering a new way for bloggers to generate some extra cash, PayPerPost has probably been the most controversial way of doing so. Previously PayPerPost did not require bloggers to inform their audience that they were being paid for reviews, which called into question the company’s lack of integrity as well as the bloggers using the system.
But with similar (and more honest) companies such as ReviewMe entering the field, it seems as if PayPerPost is alerting bloggers via email that they are now required to provide disclosure on their web pages. read more
I asked 10 of my Aussie associates to each ask 10 of their associates/friends (that’ll be 100 in all) – and ask them simply what they thought of blogging and Web 2.0 – did it register with them? What first came to mind? What were their thoughts? read more
2006 is the year that blogging basically grew up … in a business and monetization sense.
Those who started blogging in 2004 and 2005 and have stuck with it are more savvy than ever in monetizing their blog(s). Apart from AdSense there are many ways one can make money from their blogs – for me Text Links Ads has been a real winner this year – a stand-out performer.
Those new to blogging have never had it better with the ways on offer to make money.
I’m a fan of TechCrunch and Mike Arrington and what he has created from nothing.
In a relatively short time he has developed a very strong readership and with that some serious influence in the whole web 2.0 genre.
So it’s obvious that getting written up on TechCrunch is on top of every new startups list. But I just have to laugh when startups whip up a press release and fire it off to TechCrunch and expect, yes expect, it to be covered. When it doesn’t they get cranky and usually start mouthing off.
My weekly column this week over at The Blog Herald caused a minor flare up. I said my piece and let it go from there. It was a good eye-opener, though. Lots of comments and feedback – emails!!! Extreme is all I will say to those emails. ;). To those who may or may not have jumped up my span quotient up by 750% as of this morning – thanks! Much appreciated.
I get some grief about columns at the Blog Herald from time to time – and that’s good, because it tells me that people are reading and getting riled up – which is part of what I love about the blogosphere. But what most folks don’t realize is that I don’t tell the columnists, or really any blogger here at The Blog Herald, what to write about.
They write about whatever they want – whenever they want. And I think that’s flat-out awesome.
In fact, unless they leave a column in draft format here, I don’t even get to read their columns or posts in advance.
Now when it comes to making money online I’m no naysayer on every new idea that comes to the surface. I’m not one of those “Oh, man … the blogosphere should be free of the evil money.” Bah! Let’s get over it: You want to make money, I want to make money … heck, we all want to make money.
Fine. So we got that out of the way. We’re here to write and blog AND make money. The problem is that we’re still trying to figure out a way to make it all work.
But there’s one exception to my “lets all make money” rule: PayPerPost.