Saturday, 3 June 2017

At Postloop you can earn money posting in forums

Postloop is back

In years gone by, working at Postloop was one of my favourite ways of earning money online. Then in November 2016 the site closed down. Thankfully, unlike some other sites, Postloop's owners treated their members fairly, giving them several weeks notice, and thus affording more active members the opportunity to reach the minimum balance required to cash out. Unfortunately I was lazy and when the site closed I still had a small balance in my account.

After an absence of approximately six months, Postloop is back in business. Ionicware, Inc recently purchased the site from its previous owners, Royal Media, LLC. The good news is that old accounts are still there along with any points members were unable to redeem before the previous owner closed the site.

For those who are new to Postloop

If you enjoy interacting in online forums, Postloop offers you the opportunity to get paid for doing just that.

I'm not saying you'll grow rich from forum posting, but if you follow the rules it's a nice way to earn a little extra money while doing something you enjoy; something you're probably already doing in your spare time without being rewarded for your efforts. And if you choose your forums wisely, you may even learn something at the same time.

Unlike a lot of other online earning opportunities, Postloop is available worldwide, with the only restrictions being that you must be able to write good English and that you are able to receive payment through PayPal.

Before you get started you'll have to go through an application process. This involves writing ten posts in The Postloop Portal. The site's staff will then evaluate those posts to see if you meet their quality requirements. Approval can take up to 24 hours.

Once you've been approved, you can visit the list of available forums and choose the ones that interest you. It's at this stage that things can get tricky for a Postloop newbie.

The first thing you need to do when you see a forum of interest is click on the button marked "i" to find out what that forum's requirements are. Each has its own rules that must be followed to avoid being banned. One of the requirements you'll usually encounter is that you must NOT refer to Postloop anywhere on that forum. Most don't want short comments either. Even if they don't specifically state that, it's always advisable to write a few lines as the forum owners will rate the quality of your posts and the higher your rating, the more you'll be able to earn. Some forums won't even accept members whose rating is too low.

Once you've found a forum you want to subscribe to, you need to visit that forum and create an account there. Once you've done so, go back to the Postloop forum list and click on the subscribe button (the one with a picture of a man). You'll be required to accept their terms before being taken to a page where you must fill in your username and email address. These must be the same as you used at the forum and need not be the same as the username and email address you use at Postloop.

Before you start posting at the forum you've joined, go to your dashboard and click on subscriptions. If the forum you want to post at is listed as active, you're ready to go. However your chosen forum may be inactive for a number of reasons:
  1. You have exceeded your daily limit. This varies from forum to forum, but the majority of forum owners seem to set a limit of five posts per day.
  2. Your forum of choice is inactive. This usually happens when the site runs out of points to pay for new posts.
  3. The forum no longer wishes to pay for comments.
  4. The forum has been banned.
The points you can earn for posting vary from forum to forum, and can also differ depending on how many points a forum has available to spend at a given time. If a forum has a negative amount of points, you won't earn much but may still be paid for your post. However be cautious when you see negative points, because once they drop below -10, the forum will become inactive and you won't be paid until the owner buys more points.

You'll probably earn somewhere between 1 and 2 points per post, with a point being worth $0.05. According to the Postloop FAQ, on average members earn about $0.08 per post.

Once you have 100 points in your account, you can request payment. As long as you haven't broken any rules, you should receive your payment within 24 hours. I usually receive mine a lot quicker than that.

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention that Postloop pays for commenting on blogs too.

Hopefully I've covered everything, but if you've got any questions, please leave them in the comment box below. And don't forget to the visit the Postloop FAQ.

Good luck and happy posting.

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