“How much can I earn from writing paid posts?”
I have been asked the question above a few times now. Writing paid posts is one of the many ways to make money from blogging. It can be one of the most rewarding. On the other hand, it can also hurt your blog. There are pros and cons to everything in life. You just need to find that balance.
Anyway, let’s get back to the question — How much can a person earn from writing paid posts?
This is a hard question to answer accurately. Everyone’s situation is different. There are a few factors that determine how much you can make from writing paid posts. Some of them include your Google PageRank, Alexa ranking, Technorati ranking, number of blogs and the level of determination that you have.
Generally speaking, the higher your PageRank is, the more you can earn. That is because many advertisers are willing to pay you more for writing a post if you have a higher ranking. Some people with high PR rank can easily make anywhere from $100 to $200 or more per post. It takes a lot of time and effort to gain that kind of ranking though.
To give an overall idea on how much a person can make, below is an example of what a person needs in order to make $1000 (which is equivalent to about RM3,300).
- Two blogs with at least one having a PR 1 ranking
- Write an average of three paid posts per blog per day
Advertisers pay at least $5 per post written. The average they pay is around $7. If you are lucky, you will be able to snatch a few jobs that pay anything from $10 to $30 per post.
To avoid complicated arithmetic, let’s assume:
- you get paid $7 per post
- you write 3 posts per blog per day
- there are 30 days in a month
- you rest on Sundays and on the first and third Saturdays of the month (damn syiok right?)
- therefore, you “work” only 24 days per month
1 blog: $7 X 3 post = $21 per day X 24 days = $504 per month
2 blogs: $504 X 2 = $1008 per month
See how “easy” it is to make $1000 per month simply by blogging? Don’t forget that you may occasionally get some high paying jobs in between. However, there may be days where you may write less or something. So let’s not take those into account.
Since it is so “easy” to make $1000 a month blogging, does that mean I am already making $1000 a month now? How I wish. Unfortunately, there are external factors that may affect a person’s earnings. An example would be laziness. 😛
Of course, it is also important to balance between your paid and normal posts. If you concentrate more on the money and neglect your readers, you may just end up losing some loyal readers.