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Have You Ever Written Paid Posts On Your Blog

It’s been a few years since services like PayPerPost (and others) controversially came onto the scene and gave bloggers the option to be paid for writing posts about products, companies or services.

So I thought it’d be interesting to see how many bloggers have done paid posts (and how many still do).

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Have You Ever Written a Paid Review on your Blog?
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Feel free to expand upon your vote in comments below.

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Comments

  1. @Lee

    I don’t think writing paid blog posts is necessarily a bad thing, I think the fear of having your voice compromised is probably the biggest concern. For some paid blog post equals favorable mentions, and for those that pay out, that is an expectation.

    While I may not personally involve myself in those transactions, I do not see anything wrong with being up front prior to accepting payment with the understanding that they are not paying for a favorable review, but instead an honest review.

  2. BloggerDaily says:

    wow. I never imagined that most of the voters never do paid post. But it’s a common to see the difference between bloggers who write paid post regularly and occasionally Some bloggers writing for money and some them just accept writing proposal as they get cash and never lose anything by doing it.

    Paid post is a good way for the advertisers to spread the words about themselves and for bloggers to earn some cash but it’s better not to tell others that it’s a paid post. Or you’ll regret =)

  3. Used to do it before. But write now that stream has quite died down.

  4. I am not new to blogging, per se, but I am very new to SEO and monetizing a blog, creating a brand, and writing an e-book.

    Also, I basically know next to nothing about paid reviews.

    It was an education just reading the comments.

  5. Drew says:

    I have never done it.

    Does problogger ever do it?

  6. Am just planning to, i think its an additional methods to make money from your blog

  7. I was signed up but I don’t get any review because my blog’s rank is too low.

  8. Paul says:

    Never, but I write several paid posts for other blogs every week which is a nice earner.

  9. Lee says:

    Hi,
    I learn from some sites saying that doing paid posts will reduce PR of our blog.

  10. R Kumar says:

    Paid posts are something that most of the bloggers, just starting out adopt as a means of earning some quick money. This is because it is easy and the requirements of paid posts are not too difficult to fulfill. In addition to this there is content being added to your blog. But the problem arises when the number of paid posts become so huge that it starts to become obvious. Hence it is important to ensure that you are not filling up your blog with too much paid content.

  11. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    I do them when there is advertiser look for me. Between, all my paid posts are with no-follow links as per discussion earlier. I don’t wanna lose my Pagerank, so they have to agree my requirement before they want to buy a review. :)

    Regards,
    Lee

  12. Gary Sanet says:

    Does Google punish you to have pay-per-post articles in your blog ???

  13. shannon says:

    32 out of 622 on May 28th doesn’t look like many people are taking advantage of this or don’t want to.

    shannon
    web mktg
    http://www.eighthorses.com/

  14. Shawanda says:

    It doesn’t feel right. I don’t want to compromise my integrity or relationships by encouraging my readers to buy something I don’t genuinely support.

  15. I used to do it. but seems the economy has affect to a lot of businesses. So not to many advertisers available.

  16. I too would find these results interesting. I shall keep reading!

    I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but it’s only recently that I have decided to moneytize my blog.

    I’d also be interesed to know if paid articles has an effect on the credibility of the blog/author. Any input, guys?

  17. Mark Daymond says:

    I do them from time to time as long as they have some relevance to my blogs, so I don’t accept everything. I am getting quite good now at weaving in some useful content around the prescribed anchor text. I know it troubles the conscience of many people, but as long you are not giving false positive reviews and you are reasonably choosy about what to accept I don’t see it as a problem.

  18. Paid posts always seem to leave a bad taste in my mouth. But that’s just me. I think as long as a blogger is up front about it and discloses it to his/her readers, then it’s probably okay.

    Personally though, I like to write posts about stuff I’m passionate about, to share that passion with my readers. Paid posts take away from that I think.

  19. pregnancy says:

    I have never done that. I have payperpost account though,

  20. Sue says:

    Hi,

    I have done several but so far I haven’t received any money for ‘em cause I hadn’t reached any payout yet…and also I’m kinda new at this…
    My blog: http://ajasinfoportal.blogspot.com/

  21. Tommy Kirt says:

    I have to say I have an informational website which has been operating for about 6 months now, plus I have just launched a blog that I hope will cover all of the topics that I just can’t discuss on my main site. So I am completely new to blogging, but I just can’t see myself ever doing this in the future. I guess I’ve been well and truly scared by the big G as to what to do and what not to do. I’m just not willing to risk all of my hard work that I hope will serve me for years to come by selling links and posts, especially considering I’m still not fully educated as to how all these things work.

  22. karsten h. says:

    It’s funny. I think that this post was set up towards proving a point about how it’s not such a great idea anymore. But, according to the poll results, it seems like they were never very popular at all =)

  23. Excel Matic says:

    Darren,

    I think I need your help here. I have tried with multiple websites which are pay-per-post types. But i have not been able to come across a single one, which pays to bloggers outside US also.

    I would just love to write!! But am not able to find any such websites. Help!!