Work At Home: Paid To Post On Forums And Blogs

Share
postloop.com
Postloop is one of my favorites!

Have you ever commented on an article or posted in a forum and thought, “It would be great if I could get paid to do this,” well the good news is there are companies that will pay you to hang around in forums and blogs. There are just a few things you need to know before you start planning how to spend all that money you are going to make.

Is Posting Right For You?

The first thing that you need to know is, paid to post jobs aren’t as easy as they may seem. Some of the websites have pretty strict rules on things like post length, grammar, and even the post to thread ratio. Forum and blog owners are looking for engagement so posts such as…

“What’s your favorite color?”

“I’m so bored!”

“Why is this forum so dead?”

Or the worst comment of them all

“I agree/disagree!”

A good paid to poster will provide quality content that sparks a conversation and will draw people in.

Are You Willing To Research?

Chances are you aren’t going to be paid to post on your all-time favorite blog or forum, you may end up going on websites that you don’t have a lot of knowledge about. This can be a good thing because you will definitely have questions, although, you don’t want to ask things that are too basic, especially if the forum is a niche site. If you go onto a sports car website and think that a flux capacitor is connected to the Johnson rod you may have some problems coming up with quality content, and you will probably also irritate some of the regular members. New websites are great for expanding your knowledge and possibly even starting a new hobby, however I suggest doing some basic research so you aren’t going in blind. A little bit of extra effort can go a long way with these types of jobs.

Can You Strike Up A Conversation Out Of Thin Air?

The average website that pays for posts are just starting out or are trying to bring back a dying site. It’s hard to get people to start a topic in a forum that doesn’t have any action or even comment on an article that hasn’t been commented on. Your job as a paid to poster is as a leader, you are the type of person who jumps in and can start a convo out of thin air. Coming up with something to talk about on an empty website can seem difficult but you would be surprised how quickly people will join in once a few posts go up. The important thing is that you type relatable content that can be replied to. Whatever you do though, don’t let on that you are paid to be there, that is one good way to chase off other people or even make them wonder why they are here posting for free.

Can You Keep Your Nose Out Of Trouble?

This is a big one and a pretty obvious one, forum and blog owners don’t want to pay someone to cause drama. I have personally seen a very popular forum completely die because of drama, definitely not a good thing. Another common courtesy is not spamming the forums that you are being paid to post in. If you have your own blog or business you may be able to put a link in your forum signature, but don’t advertise in the posts that you are supposed to be responding to. Most forums and blogs have their own rules on this type of thing, some are more lenient than others, however, even if you are allowed to post a link if it’s helpful, don’t post a link every time you type anything.

Can You Follow The Rules?

This brings me to the last and most important point, read the forum or blog rules! If the website has special instructions read them! Every site is different, some may allow things that others are strict on. You may need to fill out a profile or put up a picture to get credit for your posts. Just like any other job you take on, you need to read the instructions to do it properly. This can be a fun way to make extra cash as long as you put in the effort.

If you want to try out some paid to post jobs check out these links:

http://www.postloop.com/invite/Wahtips – full disclosure this is a referral link – Closed November 1st/Reopened April 27, 2017

http://staff.paidforumposting.com/forums/topic/4627-how-to-apply-to-become-a-writer/

These are companies that I frequent, if you know of any other legitimate forum/comment poster jobs, share your knowledge in the comments!

Join the Wahtips community and share tips, tricks, and job leads! 

Share
Amanda

Amanda

I am the owner and operator of wahtips.com! I have been working at home for over 10 years. Wahtips began with me sending emails to friends and people I met through social media explaining how to work at home along with links to legitimate companies. I have a 3 yr old son, a wonderful husband and a Shih Tzu puppy named Rosie.

15 thoughts on “Work At Home: Paid To Post On Forums And Blogs

  • October 28, 2016 at 7:56 am
    Permalink

    Unfortunately Postloop is closing soon. After a year of working with them, this is sad news, the work was easy, and, while the pay was low, I always felt like a part of the community on the forums I worked in. It really is unfortunate that there aren’t too many paid to post sites to choose from.

  • October 27, 2016 at 5:09 pm
    Permalink

    I have done this type of work in the past and it is very enjoyable. I wish there were more companies online that hired people for this.

  • September 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm
    Permalink

    One of my friends is currently working in a company that pays for such services. She told me that it’s fun and it has helped her learn so much about so many topics. Maybe I should give it a try.

    • November 23, 2015 at 5:35 pm
      Permalink

      I’m pretty good at doing research, so maybe I should look into this. I’m also a big fan of learning new things and knowing about lots of different topics. I think one of the best ways to have intelligent conversations is to broaden my knowledge base whenever I can.

      • October 27, 2016 at 10:07 am
        Permalink

        I agree with you completely, Leah. I love doing research too and I’ve noticed that the more topics I read about, the better conversations I have with people. I’ve never thought about doing this type of work before because it seems like there isn’t much of it around. Does anyone know how you get paid for working these types of jobs?

  • September 9, 2015 at 4:06 pm
    Permalink

    I love hanging out in forums and I like the idea of getting paid for writing there. This is definitely something I will look into. Thanks for sharing these tips.

  • July 21, 2015 at 9:07 am
    Permalink

    Great post! This is something I could do. I’m new to the work at home business and have thought about supplementing my income with some online work. I’m pretty good at striking up conversations, even at debating things so I will certainly check this site out to see what they offer.

  • July 20, 2015 at 7:05 am
    Permalink

    This is a great idea. I’ve been to websites forums before when I had questions about products or problems with the car I have. You can get invaluable information from them and different ideas. Auntlola67, I think the problem with some of these spam people who post is that they are trying to hit as many of these websites as possible. The more people these spammers can direct back to their own site the more money they make.

  • July 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm
    Permalink

    I used to write on a website that almost crashed because of spammy comments. You would like to think that people who are getting paid to write would be sensible about how they comment, but since that’s not always the case, I guess these companies have to be careful with their rules. I have heard of Postloop, but never did anything much there, because the pay seems pretty low.

    • July 20, 2015 at 1:23 pm
      Permalink

      I checked out Postloop a few years ago and found it to be a little different. The pay is low for some sites and others a little higher. You have to be at a certain level, which is decided by whether the site you posted on bothers to give comments on your work.

  • June 23, 2015 at 10:07 am
    Permalink

    I tend to ignore users that do the I agree / I disagree posts, it always seems like the person really has nothing to say and it reminds me of wasted space. I love getting into a good conversation with people online and when someone posts like that it makes me think they don’t have a leg to stand on.

  • June 22, 2015 at 1:40 pm
    Permalink

    This seems like a great opportunity to earn a little extra money while simultaneously learning about things that interest you. I will have to look into this!

  • June 19, 2015 at 8:58 pm
    Permalink

    This sounds like a fun way to earn some extra money while learning something new. It is definitely a win-win situation. It’s always great when you can find an opportunity to earn money doing something you enjoy because it doesn’t feel like work and I think that makes you more productive.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:
WordPress Backup