Online part time job idea 12: Be a paid forum poster

Online part time job idea 12: Be a paid forum poster

Did you know that there are companies out there that will pay you to post messages on popular internet forums? This is the perfect online part time job for anyone that enjoys writing, but doesn’t necessarily wish to write detailed articles or blog posts.

Participating on internet forums is a very effective and popular way for website and blog owners to drive traffic to their site. They do this by including a link to the website in the footer (or signature area) of each post. This link is visible to everyone reading the forum, and most search engines will count it as a top-quality back link which in turn increases the ranking of the website. Higher ranking = more traffic = potentially more profits.

The problem for most busy web developers is that participating on internet forums is very time consuming and prohibits them from working on their site. That’s where you, the paid forum poster, can help. You will be paid to participate in forums on their behalf, while they stay focused on developing their project.

There are two ways to become a paid forum poster:

1. Get hired by established forum posting companies

There a many websites that you can sign up for that will manage all of this for you. All you have to do is create an account, they will give you a list of forums to participate in, and they will track your activity. Once you have reached a certain number of posts (as determined by them), you will be paid. Several of the most popular forum posting companies are:

Forum Booster
Paid Forum Posting

2. Seek your own options

You might find this online part time job to be more profitable if you introduce yourself to website owners and personally offer your services to them. Having a one-on-one relationship with a web developer who seeks to gain more traffic from forum participation is a valuable thing – and you’ll likely be paid more since you will be in a better position to negotiate about fees and content.

You should also know that there are some forums that will pay you just for signing up and participating in conversations. With this type of forum posting, you are not representing another person or business – you write as yourself, whatever you want to say, however you want to say it, and you’ll get paid for each post. This is the ultimate online part time job for anyone who has a lot on their mind and wants the world to know about it! Some of the more popular pay-per-post forums are:


You should be highly proficient in English.

Start up costs:

Potential earnings:
It will depend on many things (like the quality and number of your posts), but you can expect anywhere from $.01 to $.25 per post.

Getting paid just to participate in online forums is a great work from home job for anyone who can write easily and quickly about various topics. Since you’ll get paid per post, it’s up to you to determine how many hours you want to work. You can choose to keep it as a part time online job, or go full-time by posting all day. The freedom with this one is excellent!

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