by Paula Neal Mooney
I was poking around PayPerPost digging up my latest income numbers to report -- I promise they are coming soon! -- when I found an opportunity to blog about The News Room, a site that pays blogger these amounts when they embed news videos on their blogs and people watch them.
I'm pretty selective as to what I'll blog about thru paid blogging, but The News Room's premise intrigued me so much that I actually went so far as to sign up for free and test it out.
How to Embed The News Room Videos
Turns out it was pretty easy to click around on The News Room and set up a my custom feed by throwing an arbitrary title in the name field of something that interests me -- Internet.
Then I eventually chose the "All Providers" from the list of impressive news providers offering timely and relevant and interesting videos like UPI, AP and Wall Street Journal and more.
I saved it and previewed the video feed, hit the "mash" button, promised I'd read the legalese, entered my email and clicked next and got the video to embed right here (hope they're showing up on my feed, if not, come to my blog to see what I mean):
Getting Paid by The News Room
The News Room's FAQ page says that there's no fee to sign up. Check.
And that "all the content is fully licensed and supported by advertising revenue," which is a good thing so I don't have to worry about unlicensed videos disappearing that I've linked to.
About the moola, The News Room explains:
"Every news item from TheNewsRoom is combined with an advertising message when you mash it onto your site. When someone views it you earn 20% of the advertising revenue. Once the revenue you have earned reaches $50.00, you will receive a check. Payments are made on a monthly basis..."
My The News Room Earnings...
...will hopefully show up on my next month's income posting. This sounds like a win-win to me.
After all, I've been blogging and linking people to news videos without getting a cut of the advertising dough thus far -- it's about time somebody gave us more incentive to do so!