Friday, April 30, 2010

Heard of SocialSpark?


Have you heard of SocialSpark?

I'd looked into this kind of program before, and, quite honestly, I'm kind of ambivalent about the pay-per-post idea.  Blogging is much more satisfying when I write real, personal posts ... and I like passing along discount codes, recipes, and so on ... but a little income wouldn't be a bad thing, either.

I can't ... make that won't ... sell out my integrity for any amount of money.  For that reason, I like that SocialSpark allows bloggers to be selective about opportunities.  I've always been careful about the ads that I've posted, because I don't want to pass along anything spammy.  I can't guarantee anything, of course, but I don't post ads for any company that I wouldn't do business with.  I don't like "free" offers that require you to complete five steps to qualify, "free" offers that require a credit card, or anything else that isn't completely up-front.  No asterisks, no fine print.

So I signed up for the SocialSpark program, but I don't know how much I'll be involved with it.  Know that, if I do take opportunities for sponsored posts, they will be clearly labeled as such and my opinions aren't influenced by the sponsorship.

What do you think about sponsored posts?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

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  1. I checked this out. It seems like a great way to avoid becoming a "sell out" and still make a little cash. I mean, we do put a lot of time into's gotta have some monetary perks. Thanks for this info!
    -Mama E

  2. I am comfortable with sponsored posts, if I trust the blogger. I always enjoy reading anything you choose to write about. Best wishes and thanks for the link. I will check the company out.

  3. I don't think one sells out when being paid to post so long as it's disclosed. Giving an honest opinion or information is what I think is important. Thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out.

  4. It think you got it right, if it's something you like then do it. I say reviewing takes a lot of time and it's nice to get a little pocket change. But again it has to be a product I like just like what I do now.


  5. i have never heard of this site...
    I will have to check it out...
    As for the sponsored post, be YOU... and you will never be a sellout..


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