I get so many emails from start-ups to check out their new product and possibly blog about it…it’s could almost become a day job, I just can’t keep up with the web2.0 frenzy…plus I don’t get paid by any of these new start-ups.
I’m sure there are lots of other bloggers experiencing the same thing, we are free publicity…is their a way to make money besides ads…plus you don’t really make money from ads unless you have 1000’s of subscribers.
Imagine having a web2.0 blog agent service, if the agent accepts you, your blog lives in a gallery, new start-ups can browse this gallery and request for some blogs to do some user testing and publish a blog post to promote there service…for a price (kind of like how some blog ad services work).
There is no real change to your blog, you are just registered with a service, and every now and then you do some testing and posting on commission.
TechCrunch probably have a proper fee setup in order to blog about new start-ups, and once it’s on TechCrunch it is out there (over 50,000 subscribers)…everyone reads TechCrunch, would start-ups bother approaching anyone else…once TechCrunch blogs it, blog posts from everyone else just proliferate.