Friday, 24 July 2015

Postloop Review: Online Income Idea

One of my first endeavors in the “trying to make money online” world was the world of Postloop. I mentioned it in a previous post so I won’t go into all the details again. Here’s the previous post: Postloop Forum Writing. To be perfectly candid, It’s not the most taxing of options, which is a big plus. You write comments on forums and blogs. Simple.

It’s also open to people around the world. So as long as you pass the test you’re not limited by your geography.

I’ve probably made about $150-$250 since I signed up for it last year (apologies the screenshot below only has the details of recent months). It’s also the sort of thing I default back to once in a while. As you can see I’ve been fairly sporadic recently

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Now that I've dabbled with it for a while, I thought it would be great to discuss it once again in the context of the good bits and the challenges.

Good bits
·         It’s really a very simple way to earn money. You write a few sentences on a forum or blog, you collect points and you get paid. In cash. In your Paypal account. It really is that simple. They pay quickly and haven’t missed a payment with me.

·         There’s a bit of a community. You see a lot of the same writing monikers and avatars popping up on a variety of forums you might regularly post on. It’s not like you actually know these people but you are often familiar with their narrative and it sometimes feels easier to “converse” with them. So it’s kind of like a community…

·         There’s always work – within reason. As long as there are blogs and forums to sign up for, there is work that can be done. You have just got to have something to say and simply put that to paper.

·         It doesn’t pay great amounts. Ignore any of those YouTubes that tell you how easy it is to make $100 a day. It’s not. Yes, you can make more if you have referrals signed up (and again for transparency, if you do sign up via this blog it will be as a referral, so thanks!), but even that isn’t going to make you big money any time soon. At best, you’ll be making $5 a day, and that’s only if you put the time in to write comments on lots of forums and blogs. I’ve never had the time or energy to do that, but don’t let that stop you.

·         You're limited to how many comments you can make on a forum/blog. Occasionally, you’ll get a blog that allows for an unlimited amount of comments to be written in any given day. But more likely you’ll be only allowed five comments in a “Postloop day”, though if you time your writing right you can get another five in once they reset the clock. So unless you are subscribed to a large number of sites you can clearly see your number of entries (and earnings) capped for the day.

·         Some sites go offline. Some of your favorite sites may go offline, meaning that you won’t be able to make comments on them (and get paid) until they go back online. If they come back at all. Again, this also limits your earning power. There used to be two soccer forums on there that I found very easy to write on, and hence was making a few easy pennies that way. Unfortunately, both forums disappeared and bang went the easy cash.

·         Don’t expect all your favorite hobbies to be there all the time. You may well have a real interest in Italy or the NBA or disasters around the world. But it’s very hard to consistently find lots of forums to write on that you’ll genuinely have an interest in. Some don’t interest me in the slightest, while some are completely random at best. If you start forcing yourself to write stuff you’ve no interest in it can just become a bit of a chore. You may also find yourself penalized by the forum owners if they think what you’re writing is just plain nonsense.

One thing is clear: you most certainly won’t be retiring on your Postloop earnings alone. But there’s nothing wrong with having it as part of your portfolio, and I would recommend using it as a supplement to earnings you make elsewhere. 

If you are looking for a few easy dollars and your ability to write forum posts is passable, give it a shot. Click: Postloop - What's It All About

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