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.