Calacanis, Denton blogger payments exposed
The payments made to bloggers from leading weblog networks Weblogsinc and Gawker Media have been exposed in a new article from OJR.
Nick Denton’s Gawker Media runs on a “Complex system of compensation based on traffic, with a bonus is “banked” on good months and can’t be taken out in one month…leaving it to drop as the traffic drops in future months. traffic bonuses are weighted according to a multiplier depending on the subject matter of the blog.”
Jason Calacanis of Weblogsinc is reported to have dropped the 50/50 model and has instead adopted a flat fee structure for bloggers ranging from $100 to $3,000 per month, and is now signing multiple bloggers per blog to accomodate part time workers.