Are you a blogging whore?

In the current evolution of the “make money without working” generation, a lot of people have turned to blogging for money as a way to earn some cash. They spend a good deal of the day on the internet already so why not get paid for the stuff they write. Right?

Wrong, mate.

What these folks don’t realize is that using any of the paid posting services does not yield a high return. In fact, it may not even pay for the cost of hosting your site; and you have to have a domain and hosting according to most services’ requirements.

Now, don’t get me wrong. There is money to be made by blogging about products or services or any other type of thing people are promoting. There just isn’t a lot of it. Most often, a 200 word job will pay $5. And you have a very good chance of being rejected by the service or the folks who posted the job. Its their right, after all, to tell you ‘no’ if they see they are not getting what they want for their money. And if your post is approved, you have to wait upwards of a month before you get your $5 in you Paypal account. Some folks can’t wait that long.

I have used, and still do use, a few paid posting services (as if you couldn’t tell from the posts). But while I have made some dinero from spewing about this or that, its certainly isn’t enough to pay the rent. Its not even enough to pay for my Starbucks habit. So why do I keep doing it?

Because its an easy way to supplement my income a bit. It takes me 15 minutes max to write a post about something. So at $5 a pop, I could (potentially) make $20 an hour. That is not a bad wage at all. The only down side is that there are not enough post for me to fill a day’s worth of working. I would be pressed to fill an hour a week, honestly. So why do I bother?

Because its quick and easy and it often relates to my interests of needs. No other reason.

I started this blog for the sole purpose of pissing and moaning about anything I want to whoever wanted to read it. Some people like it. Most don’t. And some feel that the world is a bit dimmer with me in it. So be it. Its my blog and I’ll rant if I want to (hence the name). That is why this blog is here. Not to make money from pitching a new animal fat free mascara, or to tell the world of the great market of gold/silver/bulion/slaves/coins, but simply to state my skewed, skeptical, and often mis-informed opinion about things no one really cares about.

Have I talked you out of it yet? Are you ready to pick up the papers and look in the want-ads for a real job?

No? Alrighty then. If you would like to make money blogging then feel free to click the links below which will take you to a number of reputable services of which I happen to be a member of.

And if you sign up now I promise to honestly consider to possibility of sharing a slice of the referral fee I’ll garner from you.

-Cheers

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