I am a Chinese. And being Chinese we have our quirky ways of doing things. I priced my PR5/10 blog at USD128 for per paid post. Therefore, I don’t have the faintest idea why some people will price theirs at USD20. I really am puzzled with their suggestion but I dislike butting in with my two cents. So, I just walk away.
Previously, I had posted that as paid post bloggers, we have to treat our money making method as a business. Do not undercut, do not over price and do not short sell yourself. But I suppose many people have unknowingly done that. I know there are hundreds of people who place a USD5 per post button on their site. I think that’s pretty cheap. Another huge majority charge only USD10. For that price, they can get them from the marketplace. Why undercut and short sell yourself?
Guess what? SponsoredReviews has just place a notice on their blog :
We will be rejecting new blogs,sending warnings, and suspending bloggers we find advertising prices for reviews on their sites that are significantly lower (20% or more) then what is listed in SponsoredReviews.
In other words, if you list your price in SponsoredReviews as $20 but show a price of $5 or $10 on your site, we will consider that a violation of this policy.
I am glad SponsoredReviews take this step.
So, if you write for other paid post company (that triple P), then please make sure you check that your button is not showing a price that is dirt cheap and you went to bid for a much higher price on SponsoredReviews. I tell you, if I am an advertiser, I will be disgusted to see the huge differences in the rates. In the long run, it spells doom for all the bloggers because advertisers will take advantage of us. Inflate the price you have on your blog to something much higher than what you can easily grab from the marketplace (mass production).
BTW, I have just received another USD100+ from SponsoredReviews and have five more big money campaigns to post. Tralalala, SponsoredReviews is great.
Free Self-growth eBooks(August 16, 2007 - 6:19 pm)
I totally agree that a lot of bloggers sell them selves short. My bet is that the paid to blog universe will split in two in the future. One part will be for high quality blogs with the right prices, and the other will be for low quality blogs or blogs that don’t see their own value.
Angela(August 16, 2007 - 11:15 pm)
I love Sponsoredreviews. By far, it’s the best of the paid post sites I have used. But, I think I short sell myself so, bad me.
Vedis@$60,000-Credit-Card-Debt Language Tutor(August 17, 2007 - 12:48 am)
Could you reveal those 5 Big Money Campaigns’s companies..see if I can join too..;D
lilian(August 17, 2007 - 12:59 am)
Vedis – LOL, I mean the advertisers from SR. Not another five paid post companies. Hahaha. I am paid $30-$80 per post through SR.
Angela – I priced my PR3/10 Blogspot at $20 because after deduction, I earn only around $13. I think that is a fair price for 200 words.
Free – I find many advertisers who know what they are looking for approach us bloggers personally after they like what they see on our blog. So, it is always good to put a higher price to give us the image that we are not cheap labour. LOL.
Paid Survey(August 17, 2007 - 1:09 am)
$30-80 a post is amazing. I will keep this in mind when my newly created blog gets PR5 at the next Google go round in December. No way to know what the market will bear until you test it is there? Let’s face it, a lot of work goes into getting a blog to PR5 and you’re basically throwing away your advertising power at $10 a crack.
Adam(August 17, 2007 - 4:57 am)
I guess I am one of those guys that put $5 per review. I intentionally undercut myself after I didn’t get a single review offer. I was trying it out for just one month and it has been a great success. $5 is for 50 words. But many advertisers want 100 words and more, so I can negotiate for more.
As for sponsored reviews, I put my price at $100 but most of the advertisers there only offer between $10 and $50. And in the end they take 35% cut. So far, no company can beat PayPerPost.
Andrew Ooi(August 17, 2007 - 10:30 am)
Ok no more short changing myself. Just raised my $8 cost per review to $20. I’m now only starting to get PPP direct reviews and also some SR.
PlatinumGirl(August 17, 2007 - 11:05 am)
I earn more with SR rather than PPP, because i can bid and the price is much higher anyway. PPP only has $5 – $6 reviews and there is usually just about 2 to 3 available opps.
Still waiting for the Google PageRank update. I wanna be the next 1xmom :P
Chris Altesino(December 27, 2008 - 10:52 pm)
This seems like a great way to make some extra money on the side. Thanks!