If you spend a lot of time online then you might be interested in how you can get paid to post on forums. I recently tried out PaidForumPosting and want to share my experience with you.
How to make money from PaidForumPosting
One of the best places to get paid to post on forums is PaidForumPosting. They pay you to post on forums and also for other tasks like blog commenting, tweeting and article writing. Most of what I’ve seen so far is for forum posting and blog commenting.
How it works is that a forum owner may have a dormant, new or quiet forum and want some life injected into it. PaidForumPosting takes care of that by hiring its members to populate the owner’s forum with new threads and posts (or blog comments if it’s a blog).
How to join PaidForumPosting
As far as I can surmise, it is open to anyone with a good grasp of English and a Paypal account.
Most content requires US English unless otherwise stated. Paypal is the only way the company pays. You also have to be good at following rules as there’s quite a chunk of those, but it’s how the site stays robust and functional. You also have to be quite organised (or learn to be).
Go here – How to apply to become a writer. If you plan on applying, you’ll be asked to create 7 trial posts for review. Read the rules on the ‘How to apply to become a writer’ page well and make sure you understand them before you start posting your trial posts.
How Does It Work?
PaidForumPosting has its own private forum that members can access. When a client requests content, PFP posts the job in a particular part of its forum. If you’re interested in taking it, you claim your spot and start/finish the job on the required date.
Topics Available to get paid to post on forums
The topics vary greatly. Every forum has its own topic.
This is a good thing because it means you can pick and choose a forum based on a topic that interests you, which will help you to stay engaged and earn more money.
How long should a post or thread be?
Each post or thread you write must be a minimum of 25 words.
Job Completion: Drip Feeding…
When you sign up for a job, it has to be spread out over a period of time – sometimes over a week, sometimes a month, or in-between. The idea is to post a little at a time over that period. This is so that post frequencies look as natural as possible on a forum.
Minimum Payout on PaidForumPosting
There isn’t a minimum payout. When you finish a particular job, you can request payment. I prefer to let mine build up to at least $10 before I make a request.
Tips to get paid to post on forums
- Everyone starts off as a trainee. You can only take on 7 jobs at that level. After a while, your status is raised to Team Member at which time you can take on as many jobs as you can manage.
- PFP will send you a warning if there are any rules you’re not following. If you do get one, don’t be too alarmed. As you’re learning the ropes, warnings are bound to happen. I’ve had my fair share of them and I consider it to be a useful part of the learning process.
- Read the rules, then read them again, and again.
- Ask questions – there’s a section where you can do that
- You can never ask too many questions
- When you’re ready to start working, leave a window with the rules open so you can reference it when you need to
My verdict on getting paid to post on forums
In the time I’ve been more active on PFP, there’s always been work available. However, there’s only so much I can do as I have other work/interests and I am really enjoying PingPong Research Site. I’m also not looking for it to be my main source of online income. I’d go insane. But as supplemental/flexi income, it works for me. I also kinda like being my own boss.
Thanks for your review. This is the best one I’ve found on PFP so far. I’ve seen a lot of comments about there being more work involved wit their reporting system and the rules being very easy to break but I’m still thinking about joining.
I already use Postloop which has an automated system but only pays 5-10 cents per post. Would you recommend PFP over Postloop or is it true that with the extra work the pay ends up about the same?
Initially, there’s quite a bit to take in with PFP, but you do get used to it as you go along. There’s an area where you can ask questions, plus each job has its own section where you can ask questions, plus there’s the guidelines.
If you pace yourself, you’ll get around it.
The rules and the breaking of them are a teaching tool. As much as I felt a bit bad/frustrated over receiving warnings when I first started, they helped me learn. I still get warnings every now and then, but I take them in my stride now (I still check myself though).
Since you’re already using Postloop, and you’re thinking of joining PFP, then I’d recommend you use both. With Postloop (as I understand it), you can work consistently. With PFP, because the work has to be spread out, I don’t feel you can do that.
For you, I’d perhaps make PFP a priority because it pays better. Then when you’ve finished all the jobs for that day, you do Postloop.
As I haven’t used Postloop, I’m not in the position to recommend PFP over it. But in terms of pay, PFP pays much better. As you’re already with Postloop, you’re in the position to find out for yourself. You could join PFP and reach your own conclusion after using it for a few months or so. You’ll initially have trainee status so you won’t be able to take on more than 7 jobs at a time. You’d need to have achieved team member status (so you can do more jobs) to truly reach a conclusion.
Good luck whatever you decide.
Jonathan Howard says
Lol The premise of this site is hilarious. I’m assuming “getting paid to fart,” would be up there with videogame testing and professional sleeping. Hah
Sorry it took me this long to reply. I’ve more or less moved on from this blog.
But yeah, haha!, I figured I’d come up with a playful name. Life is too short not to have a glint in one’s eye. 🙂
Thanks for passing by.