I haven’t completely figured that out yet, but I’m working on it for you. SocialSpark is a company that matches bloggers with advertisers. Advertisers have products or services that they want to get the word out about. They go to Social Spark to find bloggers who will review their products and/or services and get matched up. The blogger writes a review, gives SocialSpark permission to post it to their blog and they review it and post it. The blogger gets paid a pre-determined amount for the post.
One HUGE problem that I see is they use Google Analytics to make the determination of which and how many offers the blogger gets. As you may know, I do NOT like Google Analytics. My visitor rankings are way higher than GA puts them at. At the time of writing this post, my PR is 2. It’s not easy to get to a PR2. I write a post and within minutes it is indexed in the search engines.
I’ve been signed up for SocialSpark for over a week or so and have referred two bloggers to them but have received NO offers. Supposedly offers come in on a daily basis. But…the advertiser does not choose the blogger, Social Spark does. And they do not take the entire picture into consideration when making you offers. I’d hold off on this one for a bit. It can be frustrating if you are counting on getting paid in the near future for writing blog posts.
There are many other ways to make money with your blog. Don’t do this one unless you are an established blogger and just want to try something different like I’m doing.
UPDATE – Unless you are the type of person who likes to sit around, do nothing and NOT make money, do not get involved with SocialSpark. They have visited my blog via numerous google searches and KNOW that I can write a post and have it indexed ON PAGE ONE in google search results in a matter of minutes and STILL will not give me offers because they are too dependent on something that does not work properly (Google Analytics).
UPDATE 2 – It’s been a little over a month since I joined Social Spark and they are STILL not giving me offers. Why? Because they are depending on Google Analytics to tell them how good my blog is. LOL…that’s a JOKE. You most likely found this post because you did a search for information about Social Spark. It’s on page ONE of the search results in google and has been since about 12 minutes after I wrote the post. BUT…I still get no offers. I don’t think they are a scam per se, but they are not a good company to try to make money with. That’s MY opinion.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What will you do with it?