Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Smorty, the Paid-to-Blog Service

Advertise on Blogs

I recently decided to put this blog to good use, and after a long and arduous search of the internet, I finally ran across Smorty, a service that's reasonable, easy to use, and safe way to get paid to blog.

Smorty works like most pay-to-post sites: you see offers from companies who want you to review them, and you give your opinions on them, linking back to their site. It advertises itself as, "a bridge between bloggers and advertisers. Advertisers start campaigns with us and we deliver them to the right bloggers for publishing an opinion on their Blogs." I dare say my blog is a wealth of knowledge, and that my opinion is highly regarded among many people.

There are r
equirements for Smorty, some of which my finance blog not meet. I'm not surprised since it hasn't been around for long. The criteria they provide for what blogs must meet include (but is not limited to):

  • Blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo
  • Blog must be older than 3 months (I think this is why my other blog was rejected, also the page ranks)
  • Blog must not contain any violent, hate related or adult content
  • Blog must be active and have a history of minimum average 2 new posts per week
  • Blog must not have duplicate posts or excessive duplicate content

This idea of "blog advertising" appeals to me. My blogs were reviewed and their status was made known to me within 24 hours, though they say it can take up to 72. The minimum that they pay you is 6$/post, but, they claim that higher google ratings and "Smorty Scores" (mine is 550) can earn you even more (100$/post??!!!??). I'm excited about this advertising opportunity. I also like it because it seems as if it polices the blogs very effectively, and it has a nice, sensible policy.

All I know is I'll have lots more to write about. Don't worry, my blog will still contain all of my heart and soul, its witticisms and eccentricities, colloquialisms and so forth. But now I have posts that will be earning me some money, and as you know, I work hard for the money.


Anonymous said...


elasticwaistbandlady said...

You work hard for the money? Does that mean we have to treat you right?

Wouldn't it be easier to just hawk the extra papers I give you everyday? A Sunday New York Times goes for 5 bucks.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I came to apologize. How could I so very wrongly accuse you of trashing the Chemical Brothers playing on my blog??!!!?

Apparently, there's another Dan stalking the interwebs. I know, right? Another Dan, making people think he's you by calling himself Dan The Man......what nerve! I went to his blog. He averages like 300 comments a day. He really IS Dan The Man!

Anonymous said...

What are you going to do when you take a leave of absence for two years? No blogs, no cash.