Hello again guys,

I want to tell you that i have just signed up to SocialSpark and now I have been testing this new service/community.
In this post i want to talk about the types of marketplace opportunities you have, by signing up as blogger:

Sponsored Post: In the Sponsored Post Opportunity, you will create a unique sponsored post on your blog, based on the guidance the advertiser provides. The advertiser can choose to have each blogger include an image, video or press release along with the blogger’s own text, basically you need to meet the terms. The advertiser will pay per unique blog post that is created on each unique blog.
Blog Sponsorship: Blog sponsorships are a way which the advertisers promote their website or blog, by utilizing SocialSpark’s unique technology to create a persistent sponsorship banner on blogs. Sponsorships can consist of texts, images or videos. The advertiser pays per day that a select blog runs the Blog Sponsorship. I could notice the advertisers pay between $0.5 and $1.5 a day.
Sparks: Sparks are free opportunities that serve as ideas for blog posts. Sparks are utilized primarily by bloggers, but may also be used by advertisers. These “Sparks” are a great way to start making post if you are new on the blogging business. Also, many bloggers create sparks to get reviews, by offering to blog about you on their blogs. This offer is called BlogYouBack™.

So as you can see, there are many ways to earn some dollars with this community. And talking about Marketplace, I want to talk you about the Code of Ethics.

What is this Code of Ethics?

100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure: By getting paid for blogging about a certain topic, even if you would have written about that topic anyway, you run the risk of giving the impression of a conflict of interest. That is the reason they give you a code which set a small box in your post, to let your readers know you are getting paid for that content.
100% Transparency: I love this, because you can know who is working and who’s not. Every single profile, as advertiser or blogger, is public to every person in the community.
100% Real Opinions: At SocialSpark, there is not restrictions when you are going to post. I’m referring to the opinions, if you dislike a service, you can write it, and if you love it too! SocialSpark has no restrictions on how you express your genuine thoughts on an advertiser’s product or service.
100% Search Engine Friendly: As you may know, Google was penalizing bloggers who used PayPerPost. SocialSpark set all your sponsored links with the attribute no-follow, so they are not affecting the search engine’s ranking. This is designed to protect bloggers and advertisers from search engine penalties based on paid linking.

Screenshots of Socialspark:

Home Page : Socialspark
My Account Prewiev

Opportunities Page

Sponsored by SocialSpark

2 comments

  1. doudy // June 21, 2008 at 6:11 PM  

    Great Blog, I'll be coming back; I like the idea of the sparks, and sponsored posts..
    Oh and by the way thanks for your comments on my Blogs

  2. doudy // June 21, 2008 at 6:47 PM  

    Oh and by the way I've added your link on my Blog!

    http://optimizingsearchengine.blogspot.com