The BlogHer Publishing Network has just launched a new sponsored campaign to target their network members who use Twitter and Facebook. 100 bloggers from the 2,500-blogger strong network have been invited to participate in the “ninja team” running this campaign, and in return they will receive the lofty sum of $5 per tweet/Facebook message they send, based on the email I read (see below, with salient parts bolded):
We’ve got some fun and easy, 100-blogger promotional programs in support of current and future ad campaigns, and we hope you might be interested.
Our review programs are always popular, but we are often restricted to working with a handful of bloggers at a time. That’s no fun, when we have so many awesome reviewers available!
We want to help spread the word about our great contests and our fantastic review content, while spreading around a more income to our reviewers, and we wondered if you’d be interested?
We’re looking to build a ninja team of twitter and facebook gurus to help us promote active (and upcoming) BlogHer programs.
You don’t have to have thousands of followers or facebook friends to participate.
You don’t have to be based in the United States.
You don’t have to retweet canned phrases.
You don’t have to participate in any programs that you aren’t interested in.
We’ll be asking for one tweet or facebook message a week, in your own voice, for four weeks, on either facebook or twitter, and we’ll paying you $20. Easy-peasy.
We are very conscious of the integrity of your twitter and facebook accounts – we don’t want you to be spamming your friends with sponsored messages, so we won’t ask for your participation in every campaign, unless you truly feel that it is a great fit for your readers.
If you’re interested, we’ll have a couple of these programs kicking off next week.
Wow, this sounds like a great deal. I bet Pioneer Woman, Bossy, Nie Nie and all of the other biggies who are still on BlogHer are all over this shit. $5 a tweet?! AWESOME.
People? Don’t sell your tweets. Not now, probably not ever. OK, maybe if you can get like $10,000 for one, like Kim Kardashian can (supposedly), then get back to me about it, OK? But not for $5. You are going to lose followers, you’re going to annoy people, and it’s not worth it. “Not enough room” in the review program, please. Don’t even get me started.