When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia three years ago, I knew that it was going to be a difficult road for me. Holding on to a job was going to be one of my life's toughest challenges. I have had several jobs since then, and none of them worked out. It either ended up being too hard for me, or I got sick and ended up getting fired because of absences. It's been a long struggle since then just to make ends meet.
Last year, my husband and I married. Times have been hard with only his income to support us. Earlier this year, I decided there must be ways to make money online. So I've spent many, many days researching and trying various methods and programs. I have run into many scams, and many sites that promised a lot, but subsequently offered little. I was about to give up when a blogger friend of mine told me about PayPerPost.com.
PayPerPost is a site that brings together advertisers and bloggers. Advertisers want to get the word out about their products or services and they are willing to pay bloggers to blog about them in order to drive traffic to their sites. PayPerPost provides a place for the two to come together.
I had been blogging for some time, but never knew I could make money doing it. This was exciting news for me. So I went to the PPP site and read everything there, then went to various other places, such as blogs and forums, and read up on everything I could find about the site. I rarely ran across anything negative about it. So I decided to give it a go.
Unfortunately, the blog platform I had been using did not fit PPP's criteria, so I signed up here at Blogger.com and created Spiral Journal. One of the requirements of PPP is that your blog have regular posts for at least 90 days. So I have been hard at it, trying to make my blog the best it could be, the best way I knew how, and recently, my blog turned 90 days old, and I could begin to do sponsored posts. I was ecstatic, because it came just in time.
Some of you know that my husband and I separated for a couple of months, and when we reunited, we had to move in with my daughter and son-in-law into their tiny one-bedroom apartment. There just isn't room enough for all of us here, and now that my blog is old enough, I intend to use PayPerPost.com as my main source of online income so I can contribute a significant amount of money toward my husband and I moving out of here. I want us to be able to get a nice place to live, and also be able to maintain the bills, and buy nice things for our new house.
I have to admit, I was very nervous about writing my first sponsored post. I just knew I would screw it up somehow, but before I knew it, it was approved! I was so happy! I told my husband I had found my niche...something I loved to do and was being paid for it as well! He is very supportive and has faith in me that I'll do well with this, and that means so much.
I always wanted to get paid to write, but I never dreamed I'd really be able to do it! I know it isn't the same as being a journalist for a big newspaper, or an author of a best seller, but it's a start. Who knows, right?
At any rate, I'm having fun with it and I highly recommend this for all you bloggers out there. If you're going to be blogging anyway, why not get paid for it? Spiral Journal is here to help you find ways to make money, and I'm telling you, this is the most lucrative way I have found.
I just want to give PayPerPost a big ole hug for helping me to finally be able to make a substantial online income.
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