BlogMutt along with other content mill-type websites often get a bad rap for the low pay. And when you’ve worked your way up to $100-200 per blog post, $8 is definitely LOW pay. But the fact of the matter is, everyone is different. Maybe you’d rather not have the stress of deadlines, or maybe you’d rather just make a little extra cash when you have time to spare.
I myself decided to give BlogMutt a try and use it to fill in some financial gaps to meet my daily goals. And hopefully give my interested readers some valuable insight! 😉
I set an income goal for each day. For this month, because I had some family obligations, I decided to set the daily goal for $150 (excluding Sundays). If I push myself each day to make sure I’ve brought in my goal amount, I’m much less stressed toward the end of the month. So in other words, if I did $125 in client work this morning, but am not quite going to be able to finish another regular project, I will hop over onto BlogMutt and churn out a couple of blog posts to meet my goal.
How’s that working out, you ask?
So far, so good!
How to Find Assignments on BlogMutt
The way it works is, once you apply and get accepted, you have access to their customer portal. It’s a little different than other content sites in that it lists the companies that need blog posts.
When you hover over the company name, a pop-up with the blog post topics they want will appear. To the right of the company name is the number of articles they need. You can then choose the company you’d like to see more details.
Once you choose a topic to write, you simply submit it through the form provided, and the client can either accept, reject, or ask for edits of your post. If it’s rejected, it still belongs to you, however, and you can rework it and submit it to another client if you wish.
What Topics Can you Write About on BlogMutt?
Currently, there are 34 pages of clients listed in the search, and the topics range from gardening to programming, with everything in between. As I’m writing this, on the first page alone are requests for posts in IT, automotive, blogging, accounting, travel, management, transportation, medical and more. Almost any topic you can think of, you can find here.
Most recently, I have written for a photographer and a staffing agency. Because the pay is low, I aim for articles that require minimal research and will take me no more than 30 minutes to complete. Most of the clients only require 250-word blog posts, so that time frame is totally doable!
There are also often big-name companies seeking blog posts, and usually only available to the higher-level writers.
This is where a lot of writers bail.
The pay is $8 per article, but the good news is they only require 250 words at this paygrade. Some might request more, but it’s up to you if you want to take them.
If you’re a reasonably fast typist and stay within your area of expertise, you should have no problem turning out a couple of these an hour. And while it probably won’t make you a millionaire, $16 an hour is more than minimum wage, and sure beats working at the local gas station!
If you’re willing to work 15-20 hours per week at this rate, you can very reasonably make an extra $1,000.
You also earn points for continuing to write and sell articles, and can become eligible to write longer articles for more money.
- Level 4 – 600 words at $19
- Level 5 – 900 words at $40
- Level 7 – 1,200 words at $72
There aren’t a ton of requests for level 7 blog posts, but when they’re available, .06 per word is not the worst pay a writer can earn, especially as a beginner.
My First Blog Post Sales on BlogMutt
Now, before you feel deceived by the title of this article, let me be upfront and let you know I have not made $1,000 on BlogMutt yet. But after my first few sales, I’m entirely convinced it’s possible! I’m also not an affiliate or in any way associated with the company, so rest assured – this is a totally unbiased review!
I’ve read in the forum from different writers that sometimes it can take months for a blog post to sell, depending on the number of posts in queue for that client. But so far, mine have sold the first week (posts are purchased on Thursdays), so it depends on what the client is looking for at that time. They can move your post up the queue if they want to post it sooner.
Do I Recommend BlogMutt?
Honestly, it depends on your goals. I probably won’t write on this forum for very long, because my workload is piling up with regular clients almost faster than I can keep up. And these clients pay much better rates than $8 per article, so it just makes sense for me to focus on them.
However, for the past few weeks, it has been a fun experiment and a good way to help me boost my daily goals without coming up a few dollars short. It’s also a very low-stress way to write for clients since there are no deadlines and you can choose the topics you want to write about.
I wouldn’t discourage trying it out as a new writer or someone seeking a little extra cash on the side, but I would suggest taking into consideration where you are as a writer.
If you’re a new writer trying to build a full-time clientele, your time might be better spent pitching more blog-owners for work or guest posting in your niche. But if you’re just looking to make the money and not necessarily build a reputation, BlogMutt might be the place for you!
Have you written for BlogMutt? If not, give it a try for yourself and come back and let us know what you think!