As you know, I’ve been using SocialSpark and I’m already a big fan of it. I’ve been sneaking through all the neat opps and sparks, and I’ve even taken a few – very easy peasy!
One thing that I really enjoy about SocialSpark is that it’s more like a community ( think Facebook or Myspace, only not creepy and dangerous ) – only it’s a community of Posties, so we already have tons in common with eachother. I’ve browsed a lot of the members profiles there and found quite a few new favorite blogs and a few new friends that I like to call my “Sparklers”. Plus what’s true for me is true for other Posties – not only am I finding new blogs, but people are finding mine, and I’ve gotten quite a few nice comments so far! It’s a great way to build up a bit of new traffic.
I’m not so fond of the intensely graphic-based panels, because even on my highspeed they take forever to load (especially that splash screen!), but the sheer amount of cool things you can do once your inside is well worth the wait, even for Faith, who is notoriously impatient, lol. I’m also not a big fan of the way you search for opps, but I am still finding my way around so I may be missing something.
On top of paid posts, you can do what I’ve done and sign up to be considered for a blog sponsorship which displays a sort of splash screen on your website, or a bar like you probably see at the bottom of the screen. And for each day you keep it up, you get a bit of cash, which adds up quick! And if you get tired of it, you have the ability to deactivate the sponsorship and keep the money you’ve already earned!
A neat thing about SocialSpark is that they’ve got a “Code of Ethics” that all Posties must adhere to in order to be part of the network, to keep everyone honest and all reviews worthwhile for both the Advertiser and the Postie’s readership – honesty is a must, must, must! If you’re thinking of joining SocialSpark and would like to know the Code of Ethics before you try loading the super slow Splash page ( lol ), I’ve added it below:
-100% Audit-able In-Post Disclosure
-100% Real Opinions
-100% Search Engine Friendly
All that, plus you get Sparks! Sparks are freebie content, meaning you don’t get paid to write about them, but they do give you some great ideas for content on your blog – ways of keeping it fresh, and keeping up to date even if you’ve found yourself dealing with a wicked case of writer’s block.