|myDL Authors get paid to blog|
Monday, 25 January 2010 17:16
I'm an Author, now what?
Congratulations! You are well on your way to becoming a famous blogger. You clearly have the talent, the skill and the dedication required for us to feel you're a good investment. To prove us right, and retain your authorship, this is what's required of you:
You may claim your money as soon as you have over R200. Payouts are done once a month (processed on the 25th).
Every time a different person clicks on a blog post of yours this is counted as a hit. We have an audit system in place that prevents hits from the same computer being counted more than once - however, we're not stopping you from spreading your genius around the world for others to read. Maximum payment for an article is R10 000 (100 000 hits).
Blogs are weighed according to their category.
Digital Blogs – 1 hit = 20c
Opinion Blogs – 1 hit = 10c
Lifestyle Blogs– 1 hit = 0c
NOTE: Authors currently get 10c/hit across the board. The amounts above will be implemented on the 4th of March, 2010.
BONUS: Click-a-Lot Day
Digital blogs are about technology, but they can also be tied to your life. For example:
This weekend I installed Windows 7 and I must say that it appears to be a bit of a seductress. It looks sexy and invites you in but when you get down to it... well.. this is what I found...
Please note that while digital blogs can be opinionated, they must be informative too and offer some value to the reader. Some ideas might be tutorials, reviews and news about interesting technology. What we do not consider digital blogs are: questions about technology (with no answers), advertising, or generic complaints (ie "my mouse just stopped working"). With a bit of effort though, such blogs can be turned into informative, valuable pieces that are a pleasure to read.
Opinion blogs offer comment on what's happening in the world. You can use them to voice your opinion on current issues, stir up discussion or even analyse the news. For example:
I know that it's great we're helping Haiti and all, and I don't want to sound selfish, but shouldn't we be looking out for our own country first? We have so many poor and destitute right here and...
Lifestyle blogs are more like a diaries. You can write about anything to do with your life, from bird-watching to your wife's pregnancy. Use this as a space where your readers can get to know about you. For example:
Why do I always suffer from buyers' remorse? I don't understand it. No matter how great the thing I buy, for days afterwards I always find stuff I should have rather spent my money on. Today I bought...
Please note that the myDL team has editorial discretion and maintains the right to move blogs into the categories we believe they belong in.
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