Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Joining the band wagon

After Give Me Back My Five Bucks mentioned the money she was bringing in through referrals (as well as regular income from posting) using PayPerPost, I figured I would try it out myself. I had hoped, when I started this blog, that it would generate at least a little bit of money, though I never thought I'd suddenly be able to quit my day job (which I like quite well, anyway, thank you). I've been ambivalent about the whole Google adwords thing, because I think that sometimes the advertisements are pushing things that I'm not supportive of, like consolidating debt or tapping out equity in a home to pay off credit card bills.

PayPerPost seemed like a good compromise, since I can pick which topics to write about and it looks like I can write what I *really* feel. The sign-up process was easy enough, although I'm finding it a little confusing now that my blog was approved and I can actually start posting for money (like this post, for example). If anyone knows of a tutorial or can help me figure out if I'm doing it right, that would be great!

Any money that comes in through this new venture will be going straight into the emergency fund for the time being. If and when I decide to change that, I will let you know!


  1. I like visiting your blog...lots of good food for I missing your RSS feed? I can't seem to find it?

  2. Thanks for the link! But PPP won't approve your post if you link to a site that's not theirs. :) If you take down that link to my site, they should approve it, since chances are they haven't read your post yet.

  3. Thanks, krystalatwork--I didn't catch that from their instructions, so I fixed it--hopefully they'll approve it now!

    veteran military wife, I'll be putting up an RSS link asap--I was able to set it up through my bloglines by simply putting the URL ( in, but I've been wanting to get an actual nifty link up. Now I have impetus to do so!

  4. I'll be interested to see how you like PPP, if it works for you maybe I'll try it out also. =)


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