Postloop is probably one of the most well-known paid-to-post sites out there. It started a couple of years ago, and has undergone many changes since then. This article will let you know the pros and cons of using it, how much you can make with it, and if it is worth your time.

How it Works

To be able to use Postloop, you must go through an application process and show that you can make high quality posts. Postloop requires you to go to the Postloop Portal, register, subscribe to it, and make 10 posts. There are three things you must do to get accepted. First, make sure that all posts you make have excellent grammar. Other posting sites such as mylot are very lenient on grammar, but it is a stringent requirement on Postloop. Second, make sure that your posts are of good length (2-4 lines) and are on topic. Don’t make any posts saying “good stuff” or “thanks”.  Third, start some new topics as well that will start discussion. (Don’t make any posts like what’s your favorite drink or what’s the weather like). If you follow these three simple steps, you should be accepted into Postloop. Postloop will tell you within 24 hours of whether they accept you or not, and if they reject you they will let you know if you can try again or not.

(Note: I joined this site before there was an application process, so I didn’t have to go through the Postloop Portal).

Getting Started

Once accepted into Postloop, there is a plethora of different forums and blogs that you can sign up for. All you have to do is register for the site you want to post on, subscribe, read what the site requires, and start posting!

Each forum/blog on Postloop usually has post limits for their users, which is usually 5 posts. Once you make more than 5 posts, you won’t make any money for posting on that site until the next day.

How to Make Money

It is quite simple to make money on Postloop. Each time you post on a forum, you get a certain amount of points, and each point is worth $0.05. When you post on sites towards the top of the site lists (the ones with more points), you will get more points. Also, look for sites which are in yellow and have stars next to them, they are sites that give you extra points per post. You also get more points if you have a higher rating:

Rating < 4:

No bonus points

Rating of 4.00 - 4.24:

0.25 bonus points per post

Rating of 4.25 - 4.49:

0.35 bonus points per post

Rating of 4.50 - 4.74:

0.50 bonus points per post

Rating of 4.75 - 4.99:

0.75 bonus points per post

Rating of 5:

1.00 bonus point per post


How to Get a High Rating

The site owners at Postloop each have different directions on what you can do to get a 5, so make sure you READ THE INSTRUCTIONS on each site before posting. You don’t want to get a bad rating just because you were posting on a section of the site they specifically requested you not to.

Besides reading the instructions, if you make high quality posts with excellent grammar, start some threads, and add an avatar, you will likely get ratings of 5.


When a referral signs up for Postloop, you will make 20% of all points they make, whether they make those points from posting on forums or whether they buy points to get posts on their site. I haven’t had much success with the referrals program, as I believe most people know about it by now. However, if you know some people who have never heard of it before and you tell them about it, you will be able to make a few extra dollars with the referrals program.


This site is probably the best paid to forum site because there is always work available and there are no deadlines. The staff and owner usually reply very fast to any questions you have. It is possible to make a few bucks an hour using it (around $3 usually, but that is with a rating of only 4) and $25 extra a week.


When the forum owners give you a rating, they don’t have to tell you who they are, so you can get ratings that you feel like are completely wrong but not be able to do anything about it. Also, it is hard to know what is wrong with your posts when the people who give you ratings don’t comment on why you got a low rating. This isn’t a very common problem though, most site owners are generally good at giving fair ratings.

But unfortunately, it is not likely that owners will ever have to let you know what forum they own or let you know why you got your rating, because the owner is very against it. I guess what counteracts this somewhat is that your ratings only count for the last 30 days, so all your ratings eventually expire. And what counteracts this counteraction is that ALL ratings eventually expire, even the 5s! This is the only negative I have found so far with the site. 

Is it Worth it?

If you are looking to make some extra cash, Postloop is definitely the site to try. While $3 an hour may not seem like much, it is far more than most out there, and if you get a rating of 4.5 or higher, I bet you could make at least $4 an hour. I have made over $400 with them so far in the two years I’ve been using it. (I don’t use them consistently, generally I have used them on and off for a couple of months, so if you consistently use them every day for at least 1 hour, that equals over $1000 in a year).

If I had to give a rating to Postloop out of 10, it would be a 9.