Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Revenue Opportunity: Blogging with Smorty

If you would like to explore some monetizing opportunities with your blog (i.e, blog for money, etc.), then sign up for Smorty. Smorty is an online service that gives you the opportunity to get paid for blogging. They basically connect advertisers to us bloggers by providing a good blog advertising system.

Nowadays, Product manufacturers or service providers advertise on blogs for the purpose of visibility and product awareness. Since blogs do provide fresh content they offer unmatched publicity specially when the blogger actually patronizes one of their products. Another advantage of a product being reviewed in blogs are the inbound traffic through link backs to their site where visitors can be converted to actual customers.

On the other hand, bloggers get paid for simply giving honest reviews and opinions about the advertiser's products or services. The only requirement is that the actual post should be at least 150 words in length. Its as simple as that!

How does Smorty differentiate itself from the other similar services?

  1. Pay outs are 5 days after your blog post has been approved through your paypal account.
  2. Each approved post will earn you a minimum of $6. This can get as high as $100 depending on your Pagerank and Smorty score.
  3. Smorty makes use of a unique blogger ranking system. Smorty's calculates it's own smart score system, it's created by combining the following factors 1) Googles PageRank, 2) Alexa Rankings, 3) Return rate of given tasks 4) Approval/Decline ratio of completed tasks and 5) Number of completed tasks. If you have a higher Smorty score, you are more likely to receive more campaign offers and more higher priced campaigns.

Okay, so how do bloggers join?

Joining Smorty is absolutely free. There's no set up and maintainance fees whatsoever. There are a few requirements though:
  • Your blog must be indexed by Google and Yahoo
  • Your blog must be older than 3 months
  • Your blog must not contain any violent, hate related or adult content
  • Your blog must be active and have a history of minimum average 2 new posts per week
  • The blog must not have duplicate posts or excessive duplicate content
Joining Smorty is a good addition to your revenue stream.
So if you haven't done it yet, you might as well sign up and get paid to blog.