Have you heard of Sm0rty yet?
Sm0rty is a brand new service that allows bloggers to blog for money. I believe that Sm0rty launched near the end of March 2007. Advertisers that would like to promote a product, business, service or website sign on to Sm0rty and create opportunities that bloggers who have registered into the system can then select and write an opinion about the topic of the opportunity for a specified amount of money.
Sm0rty is basically the middle man handling the transactions between bloggers and advertisers. Advertisers get links within posts and articles about their products or sites, and bloggers get paid to blog. Once a blogger selects an opportunity to post about they have up to three days to complete their task. Keep in mind though, that Sm0rty is in Australia and the time limit is posted in Australian time.
At this time Sm0rty is only accepting blogs on their own domain in the form domain.com rather than domain.com/blog. They are accepting blogs that are at least three months old, indexed in Google and that have a minimum of 2 posts per week. Bloggers are paid weekly for they tasks that they have completed. The prices that bloggers are paid for their blog advertising can vary but it’s based on the sites page rank, Alexa rank and it seems how quickly tasks are returned and if they are accepted once handed in. Bloggers with high ratings can apparently make up to $100 per paid post. The minimum price is supposed to be set at $6, but at this time I can see one opportunity that is valued at $3.00.
If you’d like to get paid to blog why don’t you try signing up with Sm0rty and see if your site gets accepted.