How do you blog for money?

Lately I’m becoming more and more tempted to delve into money making through blogs. Especially when you see loads of people being successful in them. Lilian earned US1k in a month through payperpost, and sha earned about US$390 on adsense alone.

I’d really like to have the same perks too. I’m not strapped, but the additional money would definitely ease for rainy days. I remember the days when the previous company that I worked with decided to cut my pay in half, and then eventually and unfairly dismissed me and how painful it was just to get through with bills and daily transactions.

I don’t want to go through that again.

So I tried different methods of money making though the web. Money making on the web isn’t new. I’m a sceptic at these money making phenomenons, but since I’ve heard so many success stories, I’m willing to give it a try.

I tried PTR – Paid to read emails. An example is Dreamstarmail. In PTR’s, you surf through advertisements through a timed website and get a small amount per advert. I think I earned about $100 one time on a PTR. I spent loads of time to get that amount. The money was supposed to be credited to me, but it wasn’t. And after a while, the website went down.

I had an ex colleague whom favoured with the virtues of HYIP – High Yield Investment Programs. This is where you credit in a sum of money and are supposed to get back a high returns in a span of a week to a month.

However, I DON’T recommend HYIP’s as most of them are scams. You’ll never see your money again. The owners will give you some money as a carrot for you to invest more, and once you and many others are enticed, they will take away all of your money and shut down their website.

Just last year I tried adsense. But I got disabled in just a week due to ‘invalid clicks’ – I think it could be due to the traffic from, but I’m not so sure. I’m just left with a bad feeling.

Other things I tried was making stuff through zazzle. It was fun enough, but I earned less than a dollar on a tee shirt I sold . And I don’t really have things to sell on online auctions that anyone would want.

Suffice to say that I don’t think I’ll be quitting my dayjob any time soon 😛

How the heck do people like get people to give money to her? She used to have a $20,000 credit due to HER overspending and she set up a website to ask for donations – Now all her bills are paid for, she’s publishing a book, has interviews from top television networks and a movie will be done about her in the future.

It’s not fair, I tell you.

Thus, I’m contemplating on blogging for money. Payperpost being one of them where you do reviews and earn money, and the paypal credited to you at the end of the month.

But as much as it is a possible viable option, I’m not really looking forward of appearing as if I’m shoving advertisements down everyone’s throats. There has been quite a number of blogs that I’ve stumbled through which were so full of adverts and paid for posts that it just looked unappetizing. Especially when the writing is skewed to be so positive about something even when the person hasn’t actually even tried the product!

I don’t think I’m being moralistic – But personally for me, I think I’d like to give a better review of something once I’ve actually tried it to give my honest opinion – what I like about it, what I don’t like about it and what can be improved about it.

But the prospect of earning money is definitely very tempting. And here is the dilemma.

What do you think?

3 Replies to “How do you blog for money?”

  1. i guess u have to find your niche and once you’ve got that … the rest will come

    my blog is all about track & melayu stuff … and my other sites i’m making money off are sites that i have INTEREST! thats an important point

    once you start doing sites just for the sake of money … you lose interest easily


  2. Haha! Wow, you did try a number of things to earn money. I tried many ways too and am still trying.

    Karyn is really lucky that’s what I think. All she need to do is tell a sob story of her debts and all the kind-hearted souls helped her. Now, she’s much richer than the the kind-hearted souls I guess. Life is never fair.

    Anyway, good luck!

  3. Sha,

    You’re absolutely right. The most important thing is to keep doing thing that one is interested in 🙂 Am not too sure what my niche is since I write about a whole load of things 😛 Hehehe

    Thanks for the tip 🙂

    Hello Miss Positive! Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂

    Yes, she definitely is lucky. In fact, there are others whom became sucessful through cyber-begging, but I dont remember their names right now. And yes, I’m sure they are much richer now than the people whom donated .. 😛

    Thanks and good luck to you too! 🙂

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