A few days ago I received an e-mail from a board member and investor of PayPerPost. He asked if I had heard of the recently-launched PPP Direct system, and if so, what I had thought of it. He had also asked why I was using ReviewMe, which pays out 50%, as opposed to PPP, which pays out 90%.
After a series of back-and-forth e-mails, I made the decision to switch from ReviewMe to PayPerPost… but not just switch. No, I decided to make the somewhat risky move to go all-out with PayPerPost.
I’ve decided that I’m going to try and start monetizing my blog. While you’ll see (hopefully) a lot more more paid reviews and the like, it will also serve a purpose other than me trying to make money. I’ll be starting a new post series documenting my run with PayPerPost, and hopefully it should help show what is possible with such a system. I don’t know if I’ll make money or not; it’s a risk I’m taking like I did with affiliate marketing.
However, I do know that I’m aiming high. On the Dashboard at PPP it lists the top earners, which can be viewed by All Time, Day, or Month. The #1 all-time spot is held by “Colleen 692” who has earned a total of $12,157.64. My goal is to beat Colleen and hit the #1 spot.
Yes, this is quite the goal, but I actually do think I have a shot of making it. I really do. I’m not saying that it’s guaranteed, far from that, but I think I do have a good shot.
Thus, after making this decision, I phoned my contact at PPP and we talked for over an hour. He has already mentioned me to the CEO, and we’re already working on a strong partnership together.
You’ll notice that I replaced the ReviewMe button on my blog with the PPP “badge”. Since PPP takes only 10% as opposed to 50% that ReviewMe does, I’m able to lower my cost to advertisers significantly from $100 to $60. I’d encourage anyone who wants to get their website, service, or brand out there to consider purchasing a review from me. If you’ve read my past reviews you’ll note that I produce very high-quality ones, and given my blog’s RSS readership and PR, I honestly think it’s a great deal.
I also updated my advertise page with new stats, as well as replaced ReviewMe with PPP there as well.
I’ll discuss my changed disposition towards PPP and more in my next post in this series.
Again, to those worried that my blog will turn into nothing but shameless advertisements, please remember that this is an experiment and that I’ll be providing readers with regular updates on how it is faring and exactly how much I am earning.