PayPerPost Not So Quick But Is Easy

by derek on July 21, 2007 · 7 comments

Warning :: What you are about to read is nothing more than a rant on my part and I’ve debated publishing this post at all. For better or worse, I’ve decided to go ahead and publish after including this disclaimer.

Regarding the phrase *quick and easy*, what would you consider to be quick?
I’ve obviously defined the term *quick* to mean something different than the people at PayPerPost. Since I signed up with PayPerPost I have written two sponsored posts and I have to admit that the process is quite easy but it has been anything but quick.
Consider the following statement that was received from PayPerPost 8 days after submitting a post for an opportunity (emphasis added):

This is a notification letting you know that your PayPerPost post, Shopping For A Loan, has been approved. Tell your friends how quick and easy that was!

If PayPerPost considers 8 days to approve a post as being quick, I would hate to see the turnaround time if things were slow!
What is it in the approval process that makes it take so long? Is PayPerPost understaffed for the volume of posts that are being submitted? Are the more frequent Posties given preference? I’m not sure what the reasoning is but it certainly has not been a quick process as far as I’m concerned.
When I think of the approval process being quick, I would expect an answer within 24 hours after submitting the post not 8 days later.
In my limited experience with PayPerPost, I do agree that the process has been very easy to follow and presents a way for site authors to make a few bucks without much trouble. I just wish that PayPerPost lived up to their claim of being quick.

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Leo July 21, 2007 at 6:12 pm

I’ve given up on PPP. I found that it was slowing the load time on my site, which was annoying. But also that my site isn’t all about making money. While monetization makes sense, I don’t want to have a bunch of posts just cause they were paid for. I’d feel like I was selling out.


derek July 21, 2007 at 8:28 pm

When I decided to give PPP a try, I promised myself that I would not take opportunities that required a positive tone and I would limit the number of sponsored posts.
So far I haven’t really found many opportunities to my liking so it hasn’t been an issue. I can certainly appreciate your stance on PPP though, thanks for the feedback.


cheap laptops July 24, 2007 at 8:08 am

I was disappointed with their service to be honest. They banned my account for displaying ads on my site, and I fixed the problem but I cant not get in contact with them for the life of me to tell them its fixed!


Alyssa Weinberg July 25, 2007 at 1:46 pm

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swollenpickles July 26, 2007 at 9:40 am

I’d say that 95% of the time, the PPP opps I take are approved automatically.
The standard of opps. they are offering has really taken a nose dive lately in my opinion. Advertisers demanding $5 for a 300 word positive review is ridiculous!


derek July 26, 2007 at 10:49 am

Has that always been the case for you at PPP or did it take some time before they started automatically approving your posts?
I have been less than impressed with the offers at PPP and most of them require a positive tone, which doesn’t interest me as I want the freedom to write how I truly feel about something.


swollenpickles July 27, 2007 at 2:59 am

They didn’t start auto approving immediately. It took a while. I think once you build a good history, or pass a certain number of posts, they must switch you over to auto approval. It may also depend on the advertiser, they may have the opportunity to tick an ‘auto approve’ box or not? I’m just guessing now.
I really hate the positive tone requirements. I generally avoid those. I remember they had an opp. for an ashley judd movie, and the review had to be positive. I haven’t seen the movie, but if it’s crap, then it’s crap, and it’ll take a lot more than $5 for me to say otherwise! 😛


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