April 03, 2007
$ 1k Tuesday
As you may or may not know they are the interface between those who want to have bloggers blogging about certain subjects and the bloggers themselves who want to get paid to blog about things. Willing buyers and sellers and all that.
The way the system actually works is that advertisers place limits upon the blogs that can take a certain advertising opportunity. It might be that only blogs with an Alexa rank below a certain number (say, 500,000, so thus allowing this one to take it, or below 50,000 thus excluding this one) can do it, or blogs with a Pagerank above a certain number (above PR3 is a favourite, as is at or above PR 5). There are also subject matters to consider: there's little point in an advertiser paying for a post here about a Spanish language site when there's no (or at least very few) Spanish speakers who read this.
As you can imagine, the higher the Pagerank, the lower the Alexa limitation and the more restrictive the subject matter, the higher the price paid for such a blog post tends to be. Far from just the usual $5 and $10 paid, some are in the $35 to $75 range, and for things like a PR 7 blog I've even seen opportunities paying $500 for a simple 200 word post.
Good money if you can get it (although the supply of PR 7 blogs is limited: we're talking Instapundit type levels of popularity to get to that).
What's now being offered though is something a little different. Each Tuesday from here on in there will be a $1,000 blog post opportunity. No limits as to subject, Alexa rank, PR, or even blog host. There'll only be one of them, rather than it being open to a number of bloggers, but there will, each Tuesday, be a lucky blogger who gets paid $1,000 for writing a simple blog post. The details are here.
There are some thousands of blogs in the blog advertising network already so the chances of it being you are limited. But still, it's a fair old chunk of money, isn't it?
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