Pepperjam Network Pays You to Blog About Them
I don’t think this is a smart move if fairly new Pepperjam Network wants to gain credibility in the blogosphere. Having signed up for the network for some of my sites in the past, I got the following information in my mailbox this morning:
The Blogger Incentive Program pays bloggers $10 for every post they make about Pepperjam Network news or tools. You also get an additional $7 for every new affiliate your refer to our program. If that’s not enough, we also allow you to use our special creatives and give new affiliates $10 as a sign-on bonus. :) Top blogger affiliates are making thousands of dollars per month as part of our incentive and referral program.
$10/post about Pepperjam eh? So when will you send me the check for this one?
Seriously though, I understand that people are making money this way, and if you look at the blogs you read, you’ll surely see a lot of “try Pepperjam Network out” types of posts in the coming weeks. Might be good money, but it is still buying blog posts. What do you think about this, would you do it?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.
Just wanted to start off by saying that the link is broken for the Pepperjam Network. Just need to add the “c” in “.com”.
Hmmm, it always seemed strange to me, getting paid to talk about about a blog or a company that you really don’t have any interest or passion for. Just my opinion.
I don’t do paid posting of any kind. I value my integrity too much for that.
If any advertising network wants me to post about them and say anything nice, they better be wowing me from my sidebar enough to make it MY idea to write a post about them.
That’s the only way they are going to get one.
And yes, I have made posts about my experiences with some ad networks, and not all of them have been 100% praise and endorsement.
The question is not about; getting paid or not. The question is about; can you tell the truth or do you turn the truth because you get paid. If you and I tell the truth why should we not get paid for doing so?
I didn’t realize that they were also paying people to post about them! I’ll definitely have to look into this.