Frequently Asked Questions
Is it true? I can pay you to write a blog post?
Yes, it’s true, you can pay me, and I will write a blog post. It can be about your company, your product, your service, an event, an idea, an opinion, or even your cat.
What about honesty and integrity?
I plan to be honest, and I like to think I have integrity. I’m telling you right now, up front, that blog posts here will be paid for. If a post is not paid for, I will disclose that, otherwise, assume any post here has been paid for.
Who are you? Why are you doing this? Are you out to destroy the blogosphere?
I am Pete Prodoehl, I’ve been involved in personal publishing for over 25 years, blogging for over 16 years, was involved in the early days of podcasting, and videoblogging. This site is a project I started to see how far the “paid for blogging” thing can go. I am pretty certain I won’t make enough money from this site to make a significant difference in my life, but then again, I might. Who knows? Let’s find out. As for destroying the blogosphere, I don’t have the power to do that… yet.
What’s it gonna cost me?
Here’s the deal, you can get either a blog post that is text-only, or a blog post with an image, or a video. Let’s break it down:
- Text: $25
- Image: $50
- Video: $100
That’s right, for the low, low price of $25 I will write a blog post about whatever you like. Want an image with the post? (It might be a logo, illustration, or photo.) It’ll run you $50, and if you want to go crazy, $100 will get you a video. Yes, a video. How can you go wrong? All payments will be made via PayPal. (Note: We reserve the right to change these prices at any time.)
What do I get?
Well, this is a blog you know… The post will remain on the home page until it scrolls off, then it will appear on archive pages. You know how blogs work, right? Each category (text, image, video) will have it’s own RSS feed, and there will be a main RSS feed as well. Barring any unforseen circumstances, the post should remain on the site as long as the site exists. (Did I mention I’ve been blogging for 9 years? I don’t foresee this site going away anytime soon.) For the low price of $25 you might get years of exposure. That’s like a dollar per year if I’ve got the math right.
What don’t I get?
You don’t get a glowing review of your product, service, or whatever unless I really do love it. What you do get is whatever I create. I may write a poem about your product, I may take a photo I think matches your service, I may create a video that seems like some weird art-school project, but in all of these, it will mention, in some way, what you are trying to promote. If whatever it is you wish to promote is somehow evil (by my definition of “evil”) I reserve the right to respectfully decline to write about it, and will refund your payment minus any PayPal processing fees.
My god, you’re a sell-out!
That’s not even a question! It’s up to you to judge whether or not I am a “sell-out” as the kids say. I say “the kids” because the last time I used the term sell-out to describe someone else was when I was a kid, and didn’t have the responsibilities I have now. Ok?
My god, you’re a genius!
Again, that’s not a question! Still, if you think this is the way advertising is headed, then watch this space, if you don’t, and hope to see this fail miserably, then so be it. I’ll let you know how it goes.
So people are actually paying you to blog?
Finally, a question! So far I have been paid $215 to blog. Thanks for paying me to blog!