Still on cloud nine. Please, nobody do anything to bring me down – this is so nice!
Why am I so happy? Well, as you know some of the posts I write are compensated. I do some work for several companies, but I try to spread it out over several blogs. I also try to take writing opportunities that suit me – my personality, lifestyle, interests and or would be something very interesting to tell my readers.
One of the posts that I wrote on Tuesday was for Pay/perp0st. I actually enjoy the work I get from all the companies that offer me work, but Pay/perp0st is most definitely the best as far as having the largest choice in writing opportunities. I like being able to pick what I write about – it works out much better that way for me and my readers. Pay/perp0st opportunities are also available in a range of pay scale too.
That was the case on Tuesday. The post that I managed to snag required very specific Alexa and Technorati ranks. This blog happened to qualify and I was lucky enough to get the $2,500 writing opportunity. No, you did not read that wrong. That’s how much I was paid to write the post that I just linked too.
Some people might think I’ve sold my soul. Yes, some people are strongly against these kind of posts. When I first started blogging I really didn’t want to have advertising on my sites. Unfortunately times change. I became quite ill and was unable to return to work. I had to find a way to make an income from home. Hence the posts. However, please know that I try to only write about things that I think are interesting.
Anyway the point of this was really to give Ted, the owner of Pay/perp0st a bit of love. There are very few business’ of any kind that rewards their workers as well as Pay/perp0st has in the time that I’ve been working with them.
The company works very hard to secure good advertisers for Pay/perp0st. They’ve also worked very hard to get a wide variety of bloggers working for them. As I said there’s usually a variety of paid writing opportunities to chose from so you can pick and choose what you’d like to put on your blog. Yes there are days when I visit and I don’t find anything that I’m really interested in, or perhaps I mostly only see opportunities to write for companies that I’ve written for in the past. I don’t take ops on those days.
Ted is also very good about creating writing opportunities for the bloggers. Sure, the posts are often to promote some new Pay/perp0st feature, but some of them are just plain silly and he puts them out there for the heck of it. Does anyone remember my catfish video? I guess that opportunity was to promote the fact that advertisers could ask bloggers to do videos to promote their site or product, but over all it was just plain fun.
Every month there are opportunities created by Pay/perp0st themselves. Most don’t have huge restrictions in them so a good number of the bloggers who work with the company can take the ops.
Then there’s all the other great stuff that Ted and his faithful Pay/perp0st team have done. Lets see … They paid for a wedding for one of their bloggers. They’ve also tried to do something called a Patrol whenever they are in a new town for a convention or business. I’m not sure how many Patrols there’s been all together but I think at least 6 or 7 bloggers have been given the opportunity to make some quick and easy money by participating in a Patrol whenever Pay/perp0st has visited their city. Take Robyn for example. She’s the one that ran around the cold streets of Chicago last December. She was given $1000 for doing that, and she also got a brand new HP camera and an HP printer.