When I started writing on BlogMutt it was because I needed to earn some money fairly quickly.
I’ve been blogging for years, mostly in the health and fitness niche, so freelance writing seemed to be a logical choice to earn some cash.
While doing my research about the best places to write for, BlogMutt came up. Unlike most freelance writing services, BlogMutt pays flat fees and pays out weekly.
Of course, I thought it was a scam and I tried to find articles detailing if it was a legitimate way to make money.
Surprisingly, I couldn’t find very much information. The good news is if you’re searching for information about BlogMutt, you’ve come to the right place.
Below is my Blogmutt review in which I will detail my own experience and what you can expect from using this writing service.
Is BlogMutt a Scam? – What BlogMutt is About
If you’re not familiar with BlogMutt, it is a service that helps companies who have blogs but do not have the time, resources, or expertise to write the posts themselves (1).
On most other freelance writing websites, the client chooses you as a writer based on your experience.
However, with BlogMutt, you submit your articles to the client and if a client likes it, the article is scheduled to publish on their blog.
The process is actually easier because you’re not having to constantly prove yourself to a client. They either like your article or they don’t.
If your article is rejected, you can recycle it and use it for a similar client.
Blogmutt Pay Scale – How Much You’re Paid and When
The payout plan is really straight forward:
- 250+ words = $8 per article
- 600+ words = $19 per article
- 900+ words = $40 per article
- 1200+ words = $72 per article
Payments are made every Monday via PayPal for any amount. You can submit an invoice anytime during the week for any posts you’ve sold.
Everyone starts out at writing 250+ word articles. The more you write, the more points you earn. As you earn points, you increase in levels.
Certain levels unlock the ability to write a higher word count article which can mean the potential to earn more money.
From my own experience, BlogMutt pays on time each Monday as long as you’ve submitted an invoice.
The Pros of Writing for BlogMutt
The biggest benefit of Blogmutt is that you get paid to write articles at home.
You can write for any of their clients at any time. There are no deadlines and no writing assignments.
There is no pre-approval by clients to write for them. If a client likes your writing, they can add you as a favorite writer.
I have been added as a favorite writer for a few of BlogMutt’s clients. The upside to this is that the client will likely approve any future articles you write for them.
The invoicing system is easy to use and BlogMutt pays out weekly.
The Cons of Writing for BlogMutt
Approved Articles May Take Longer for Payout
Articles are published weekly (every Thursday) on a client’s blog.
Therefore, if a particular client you want to write for has three articles approved in their queue already, your article will fall into fourth place which equals the fourth week.
If the client approves your article, you wouldn’t get paid for it until the fourth week.
Some Clients are Difficult to Write For
BlogMutt does have a large client base but not all clients are easy to write for.
I gravitated towards technology and health & fitness clients. Many of these clients would have an abundance of articles written for them.
This led me to search for other clients with other topics. This was difficult because I’d find clients with topics that were hard to write about.
For example, try writing about wooden pallets or custom made men’s suits. If you have no background on a topic, research is involved which requires more of your time.
For $8 an article (as a new writer), the time and effort put in is not always worth what you’re paid for it.
Don’t Expect to Make a Full-Time Living From BlogMutt
There is a writer’s forum within BlogMutt that is very active. I was curious to know if anyone was actually living full-time from writing on the service.
Surprisingly there are some people who do so. Personally, I feel it is extremely difficult to attempt to make a full-time income solely from BlogMutt.
The frustration I had with trying to find other clients to write for made it impossible to even attempt a full-time income.
An Alternative to Freelance Writing
Although BlogMutt is not a scam by any means, the amount you’re paid is sufficient enough for pocket money or paying a couple of bills per month.
If you’re looking for a long-term strategy for earning a large amount of income from writing, you should consider affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is simply promoting a company’s products or services on your website in exchange for a percentage of the sale (commission) when someone buys from your affiliate link.
There are tons of affiliate programs on the internet that are free to join. If you enjoy writing and have a topic you can write about on a regular basis, you can use affiliate marketing to monetize your work.
This is exactly how I make money online. While BlogMutt is a great service and met my needs at the time, I rather invest my writing efforts into my own online business.
I hope this article has cleared up any misconceptions about BlogMutt. Overall, I think it is a great place to earn some extra cash.
However, I feel your writing can earn so much more in the long run with affiliate marketing. Don’t forget to learn how you can get started absolutely FREE!