Research the get paid to blog programs in forums for a while and see if anyone has been paid. I normally read through forums for at least a month before joining programs.
Accept payments preferably through paypal. Do not give out your bank information.
Check to see if they have contact information such as name, address, phone number email etc.
Check out the ops and research them to see if they are promoting illegal things. Just because they pay you to post doesn't mean it is legal. Anyone can pay bloggers to post about them. You could be posting something positive about a site, only to find out later that they are scamming people. Most of these ops will pay you big money if they can get a link back to a legit site. Don’t just accept any opportunity. You always want to keep a good image about your site.
If they aren't an established company, don't give out your ss#. Even if they state it is required for tax purposes. You only need it if you make over $600. Fill out all 5’s if you have to. You will still get paid.
Check and see if the company is based in US. If not, they are not required to go by our same rules. Always read the rules and agreements before joining anything.
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