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