SocialSpark – Friend Your Way To Paid Blogging

So I signed-up for SocialSpark. At first I wasn’t quite sure what the whole premise of the site was. Basically it is just like any other social network, you improve your exposure by making friends. Friends sometimes will be advertisers who are looking to pay you for exposure about them and their website on your blog. SocialSpark is different from other paid linking situations, where as the advertisers are restricted to “nofollow” links. A “nofollow” link is used to tell the search engines not to follow the hyperlink while crawling your site. So it is a way for it to be excluded while counting links for search engine ranking.

This past weekend I setup my profile page on the site. I spent a few hours machine gun style clicking on friend requests on all the people who had the least amount of friends. My thought was that the people with no friends would be more inclined to accept the invitation. After fifteen minutes or so, people started accepting my invitations and I had forty friends before I knew it. So at that point I decided to switch gears and befriend the people with the most friends and votes. By the end of the weekend I had roughly 300 friends and several “props” or votes, then on Monday my site was the featured blog. I didn’t get to the site in time to get a screen shot. But the good news is, I had a paid blog opportunity waiting in my inbox!

PS. This blog post was sponsored by SocialSpark

5 Responses to “SocialSpark – Friend Your Way To Paid Blogging”


  1. 1 ja

    hey alex,
    tx for adding me in. guess i am one of those with the least of friends ;-) am rather confuse with this socialpark thingy. what do bloggers get paid for? well, I know that I can always browse through & find out. But as a stay-at-home mom with 4 girls to attend to, you mind making it short for me? tx, in advanced.

    ps- love your blog!

  2. 2 Alex Barger

    Thanks JA… dont feel bad Ja. We all start with one friend. And at least now that you read this post, you know how to amp up your friend count.

  3. 3 Posh Post Reviews

    hi alex!

    so it means that we don’t really have to claim opportunities? these are messaged to us in our inbox? i am new at social spark, too, and dunno how it works. :-)

  4. 4 Alex Barger

    In the SocialSpark inbox there is a tab for “Invites/Rquests” those will be messages from advertisers inviting you to an opportunity. I setup an advertiser account so that I could create a blogUback spark but just like you, I am not sure how it works yet.

  5. 5 Stefani

    I just recently signed up too. I wished I would have signed up as soon as I got the invitation but I procrastinated. I find it fun and am awaiting the money making opportunities involved.

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