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Forum Posting Jobs

Do you know how to make money online with forum posting jobs? What are forum posting jobs? Are all forum posting jobs scams? How much money can you make with forum posting jobs? Read on for all the answers.

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Forum posting jobs quick facts

* PayPal, international wire transfer, Western Union and AlertPay.

Available
Work where?
Time?
Pay
Pay by
Status
Experience
Qualifications
Joining fee?
Minimum age
Gender
Worldwide
Online
Paid-per-post/thread
$0.08-0.20+/post + $0.15/thread
Various *
Independent contractor
None required
English
No
No minimum age / 18+
Male/female

What are forum posting jobs?

Forum Posting Jobs, also known as "Paid Forum Posting", are where you're paid to participate in clients' forums.

Why do Forum Posting Jobs exist?

Forum posting jobs exist because many forums and blogs find it difficult to attract users to participate and post messages.

They seek help by hiring people to actively participate in their forum or post blog comments. This encourages other users to participate.

Forum posting job requirements

Forum posting job employers look for:

Are all forum posting jobs scams?

I did a lot of research on this topic. And here's the conclusion I came to...

Forum posting jobs are a legitimate way to make money online.

Companies offering forum posting jobs don't charge for applications. If you come across a forum posting job website that requires payment for applying or more information, run the other way! :-)

If you have any opinions or experiences with forum posting jobs, please post your comments at the bottom of this page.

How much money can I make with forum posting jobs?

Forum posting jobs pay on a paid per post/thread basis:

I've read that some forum posters have claimed earnings between $5 and $8 an hour. You'd have to make dozens of posts an hour to earn that.

Some forums do limit you to a limited number of threads and/or posts a day. So that means you can't just stick to one forum.

Forum "post" vs "thread"

A "post" is a single message within a "thread" or topic.

A "thread" is a series of "posts", typically displayed from oldest to newest.

Forum posting jobs are quick

Some forum posting jobs require a minimum of 25 words per post. That's not much. Most people can type 25 to 30 words in 30 to 60 seconds.

Forum posting jobs aren't difficult

Forum jobs aren't difficult. You're mostly required to write short interesting, useful, and/or entertaining posts. Sometimes you may be required to do some research if you're unfamiliar with a particular topic.

You don't have to write a 500 word essay. You don't need to have any experience or qualifications.

Forum posting jobs are fun

Millions of people participate in forums because it's fun. And they don't get paid for it.

You can have fun and get paid at the same time. Cool! :-)

Forum posting jobs are available worldwide

Forum posting jobs are available to people worldwide. Some companies accept people of any age, even teenagers. The main requirement is that they can write full sentences with proper English grammar and punctuation.

Forum posting jobs availability table

Here's a table of the top 4 forum posting jobs, along with their pay rates, payment methods and availability.

All forum posting job sites accept people worldwide.

* Wired Flame:

Pay/Post
$0.20+/post
$0.20+/post
$0.12/post *
$0.08/post
Age
18+
18+
Any
Any
Payment
PayPal
PayPal
Various *
PayPal

Top 4 forum posting jobs

Here are my top 4 forum posting jobs, ranked by the amount you receive for each post.

  1. Paid Forum Posting: is a forum posting jobs website that accepts people aged 18+, worldwide.

    Paid Forum Posting pay $0.20+ per post. You're paid by PayPal.

    You must follow their strict application process to show them that you can follow simple instructions in English.

  2. (A special thanks to Dianna for her feedback)

  3. Kickstart Your Forums: is also owned by the company that runs Paid Forum Postings (listed above). Hence they have the same policies.

    Kickstart Your Forums:

    • accepts people aged 18+, worldwide.
    • pay $0.20+ per post.
    • pay you via PayPal.
  4. Wired Flame: is a forum posting jobs website that accepts people of any age, worldwide.

    Wired Flame pay:

    • $0.12 per post.
    • $0.15 for each thread that you start.

    Wired Flame pay every Friday via a variety of payment methods to ensure you're paid wherever you live. Wired Flame pay via PayPal, international wire transfer, Western Union and Alert Pay.

    Wired Flame state that you should post no more than the specified limit listed on the view/acquire job page. If there is no limit then you should post no more than 1 to 2 threads and 4 to 6 posts per day.

  5. Postloop: is a forum posting jobs website that accepts people of any age, worldwide.

    All writers are required to pass an initial application process. And you must have excellent English grammar.

    Postloop pay $0.08 per post. Once you earn $5, you can request a payment. You must be able to accept payments via PayPal, because that's the only payment method they use.

Other forum posting jobs

The following forum posting jobs are temporarily unavailable:

I wrote at least twice to the following forum posting job websites, but they failed to respond. So I can only assume they're no longer active:

Top 3 online marketplaces offering forum posting jobs

Here are my top 3 online marketplaces that offer forum posting jobs. I've ranked the sites by the number of open forum posting jobs at the time of writing.

They offer a total of over 70 open forum posting jobs. Pay ranges from $0.10 to $0.48 per post.

  1. Odesk: is a popular freelance jobs marketplace with over 70 open forum posting jobs at the time of writing.

    U.S. freelancers get paid via account via PayPal, ACH Transfer or Payoneer. Non-U.S. freelancers get paid via PayPal, international wire transfer, Payoneer or Skrill (formerly Moneybookers).

    oDesk has been featured in major news outlets such as The Washing Post, Forbes, Bloomberg, and Fox Business.

    They have over 570,000 freelancers and raised $44 million in funding to date. I think it's safe to say you can trust oDesk. :-)

  2. Freelancer: is an Australia based freelance marketplace with over 40 open forum posting jobs at the time of writing.

    Freelancer is the only freelance marketplace I came across that charges both employers and freelancers.

    Employer and freelancer membership plans:

    • Free: $0 - limited to just 10 bids a month.
    • Basic: $4.95 per month.
    • Standard: $24.95 per month.
    • Premium: $49.95 per month.

    Freelancers can bid on projects for free. When you accept an offer you're charged the following fee, depending on your membership type:

    • Free and Basic members: $5 or 10%, whichever is higher.
    • Standard members: $4 or 5%, whichever is higher.
    • Premium members: $3 or 3%, whichever is higher.

    Freelancer has been featured in major news outlets such as The Sydney Morning Herald, Financial Times, The New York Times and Bloomberg.

  3. Elance: is a popular freelance jobs platform with over 10 open forum posting jobs at the time of writing.

    Elance charges a service fee between 6.75% and 8.75% of the hourly rate or fixed price quoted by freelancers.

    There are two service fees:

    1. 6.75%: discounted service fee for relationships that exceed $10,000 and new relationships referred to Elance.
    2. 8.75%: standard service fee for relationships less than $10,000.

    U.S. freelancers get paid via account via ACH Transfer, check, Payoneer or PayPal. Non-U.S. freelancers get paid via international wire transfer, Payoneer, PayPal or Skrill (formerly Moneybookers).

    Elance has been featured in major news outlets such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Time, and Fox Business.

    They've raised $78 million in funding to date. I think it's safe to say Elance is a company you can trust. :-)

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