After all the excitement on PayPerPost new PayPerPosDirect, I am feeling a little apprehensive now. I had priced my personal blog at USD100 for a review because that’s the price some advertisers have paid for the reviews on my site. In principle, I think it is only right that I set a standard price because it is not very nice for me to put my hands out and take USD10 and USD100 and give the same results.
Maybe because I am Chinese and it is ingrained in my Chinese blood to have that sort of business principles. You can’t sell the same thing at different prices. No doubt I do take opps for as low as USD20 sometimes, it is only short posts with topics that may appeal to my readers’ interests.
If you observe, I have also taken less and less paid posts on this blog because suddenly, I feel so much love for this blog and I am going to limit the paid posts as well. Only good paying and relevant topics here. (unless I accidentally accepted without reading th fine prints and cannot back out, something that happens rarely)
Back to PayPerPostDirect, I had wrongly predicted that higher ranking bloggers are going to be placed in a blog directory for the advertisers to choose. Unfortunately, that is not the case now. The sidebar widget is more like a stumble upon banner that offers potential advertisers to ask us to blog for them. Oh well, I don’t think anyone is likely to do that. *hangs head and feel downcast*
I would like to recommend you to read Kumiko‘s review of PayPerPostDirect. Do read some of her thoughts and also the responses from Pete and VC Dan from PPP. Let’s hear both sides of the stories. And hope this new feature benefits us posties and advertisers as well. Thanks to Doris for link.
*keeping fingers crossed that I can still retain my highest monthly, daily and all time top earners position*