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Sunday, 22 April 2007

Smorty: Connecting advertisers with bloggers

A couple of days ago I read about Smorty on How to Earn Money Blogging. Smorty is another 'get paid to blog' service that sponsors blog posts. Advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts with links back to the advertisers site. The usual controversy about blog advertising and bloggers selling their identity surrounds this issue. However, I am happy for blogs I read to have sponsored posts spread out amongst the other posts, as long as the quality of the normal posts remains high.

Smorty's 'slogan' that Advertisers can "Advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts" helps to lessen the damage a sponsored post can potentially do to a blog. The Advertisers are not buying a positive opinion from the blogger, but simply paying them to display their opinion publicly (which they hope is a positive one). Much like PayPerPost the toughest requirement for getting your blog accepted is that it must be over 3 months old.

Smorty have a very crisp and clean site. They also boast some valuable unique features. For example beneath each offer it says how many of that offer are still available, allowing bloggers to prioritise which offer to take first. They also have a minimum payout of $6 per offer.

With the recent burst of get paid for blogging sites smorty could do well, providing they keep lots of offers that cover a wide variety of niches.


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matt608 said...

Thanks amiene, I have faved you too :)

Jay said...

good one matt - I am 90 days old in 4 days...will try it out then!

matt608 said...

Thats great! lol, I'm taking it your talking about your blog!