BlogMutt Scam? The BlogMutt Review

BlogMutt Scam? The BlogMutt Review

(UPDATE: Please read the comment section below this article before signing up with this company – there are more than a few unhappy customers!)

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve been hit up by the ‘grammar police’ online! I’d say at least 99% of bloggers have been targeted by these _____ and have had to bite their tongues in the process.

You know the people I’m on about – the ones that pick out ALL of the grammar mistakes in your posts then politely leave a comment below highlighting each one…

Seriously – you’d think they have nothing better to do!

Now I may have seen a certain deal of success through blogging over the last several years but I’ll be the first to admit I’m no Shakespeare!

If you read my work…you’ll find mistakes ( there’ll probably be a few in this post by the time I finish it! ).

Thankfully it looks like I’ve found a place for all these…individuals…to go AND earn a little money at the same time…

So, is BlogMutt scam or can it become the new home for the grammar police?

Let’s find out…

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BlogMutt Review

BlogMutt is based in Boulder, CO, and was founded by Scott Yates and Wade Green in 2011. The best way to describe it is as a ‘blog centered’ content service.

The sign up process is pretty simple:

  1. I chose a username and created a password
  2. I then allowed them to connect to my LinkedIn account ( for verification )
  3. I checked that little ‘agree to terms and services’ block that nobody ever reads
  4. I completed a short English grammar test

Not bad so far – anyone can do this!!!!

Writing For BlogMutt

So once you’ve been put under the microscope ( and been accepted ) you’ll have the whole BlogMutt universe at your fingertips!

Inside the platform bloggers can purchase certain packages that allow them to display blog post requirements every week ( the more packages purchased the more posts they can request! ).

Writing For BlogMutt

They post a brief description of what they want and provide a couple of keywords for the title of the post and the content.

As a Bloggmutt writer you can explore all these blogs and find out what makes them tick – you can get a feel for what the bloggers want and expect in their content!

So, find a blog post request that interests you and get writing – keeping in mind the requirements for the content.

Once you have finished, submit it and wait for the blog owners reply. They can either buy your post, send an editing request, or outright reject it.

This is the main problem with these types of platforms I’m afraid – they look after the blog owner but the writer must stand on their own two feet!

It’s not the end of the world if your content gets rejected – you can always sell the article/post on to someone else or it can stay in the queue to be picked up by another writer ( after a week’s wait ).

BlogMutt Pay

BlogMutt works on a point system that allows it’s writers to go for a specific level of jobs. To begin with you will get $8 for every 250 to 350 words post that is actually purchased by a client.

The more content of yours that gets purchased the more points you will receive. You can then move up the rankings towards $19 for 600+ words, $40 for 900+ words, and $72 for 1200+ words.

You are able to cash out your money through Paypal whenever you please.

BlogMutt Scam?

The only way this part of the Blogmutt review will work is if I go through a few of the more comment BlogMutt complaints out there.

The first BlogMutt irritant I came across online was the initial levels of pay – many writers feel that $8 for 350 words is a bit ‘tight’ at best!

I have to be honest here – I don’t really agree with that!

It will take me no longer than 10 minutes to write a 350 word post so do the math – that’s about 6 posts an hour!

BlogMutt Scam?

At the end of the day 350 words is nothing – even if you do a super-careful job it shouldn’t take you longer than say 30 minutes?

As a starting point to a writing service I feel that $8 for 350 words is fine – the more work you do the quicker you will rise through the rankings!

The second BlogMutt irritant I came across was the rejection policy in place – publishers can reject for any reason they see fit!

Well, once again, I really don’t see the problem with this!

What kind of blog owner is going to accept work they feel is not up to standard?

At the end of the day if you are entering this ‘writing online’ niche you are going to have to play by the content requester’s rules – period!

Don’t forget that YOU OWN the rejected piece of content on BlogMutt – just be prepared to offer it to someone else!

BlogMutt Legit?

Yep, definitely – 99% of online content jobs use the same sort of format that they do…successfully!

You have to realize that if you are getting into this content gig you are going to meet with picky publishers. If they don’t like your work – they ain’t gonna pay for it!

Don’t expect every piece of your work to be accepted at first – this will never happen.

Find your feet, keep plugging away, and tot up those BlogMutt points day by day. The more content you produce – the better you will become at it!

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87 comments on “BlogMutt Scam? The BlogMutt Review

  1. This does sound like a good place for people who love to write content to be able to make some extra bucks. It also seems like a perfect place for bloggers who need some content quickly to seek help. I think there will always be some sort of grammatical error in almost everyone’s writing. I find myself constantly finding errors in my writing. I even find errors in the books that I read. It is human nature to make mistakes. Have you personally requested content to be written for you on BlogMutt yet?

    1. No Jacqueline I went the other way – I was more interested in finding out what it was like for the writers there ( the earners! ).

  2. I appreciate your take on BlogMutt, Chris. However, I did not understand the $89/month fee cited in your opening graphic. Is that for the privilege of working as a writer for BlogMutt? Or is that for prospective article buyers to post jobs there? It does sound like a reasonable exchange otherwise from your description. If your work is up to specs, people will buy it; if not, they won’t.

    1. If you look at the image you’ll see that business is selected David – it’s a business fee ( agency and writer accounts differ! )

  3. I worked for Blog Mutt until Monday of this week, when I went to my account and was told I was suspended and they listed the reasons:

    1-too many rejections (they rejected the last 5 posts I submitted which were still under “new” status on Monday morning and by Monday evening they were “rejected by admin”)
    2-did not follow their terms of agreement ????
    3-plagiarism – this a big strike against me and I don’t know where it came from

    The way they handle you is they dismiss you and then they tell you “there is no reason to contact them by email regarding their decision because they will not respond”

    So you have no way to find out EXACTLY why you were dismissed or defend yourself. There are still 6 or 7 posts that customers have reviewed and scheduled for their websites and they said I would be paid for those.

    I contacted a couple of the companies I wrote for (which is a big no-no, but since I was dismissed thought it would be okay) to let them know the situation because I did have posts for them but they were rejected by admin.

    The next day I received a threatening email from Scott saying I needed to back off because they take this very seriously and I would probably be sued.

    I had written for Blog Mutt for three months and enjoyed it very much. It was great practice for me with researching and writing. You are not allowed to publish your work anywhere else and you can’t use it for your portfolio because it is the property of Blog Mutt and the customer you are writing for. However, to be dismissed the way I was shocked me.

    So, just giving you my situation and letting you know to be careful if you decide to write for them.

    1. Wow that’s quite shocking Carolyn!
      Sorry for the delayed response but I’ve been away this week. thanks so much for leaving your experience on our review – hopefully it will open the eyes of a few of my readers.
      This Scott guy seems a complete a##hole by the way!

    2. Carolyn,

      I just started this last week. Submitted my first piece, it was in the customers list to be used. I was #2. I logged in to write another one and *POOF* same thing as you. No real explanation as to what was the real reason.

      If I suck, tell me. I can take it. I’m a big boy and won’t cry, I promise. But this is just poor management on their end. You make people jump through hoops to get accredited with you and then dump them with no notice, warning or explanation, only form letters. You’re wasting your own peoples time as well as theirs.

      I guess I got off light as I didn’t waste time with them. I know several Writers who will be informed not to bother now either. I may even write a blog titled, “Reasons to avoid BlogMutt” on LinkedIn.

      1. Wow that is pretty shitty Kevin – thanks so much for sharing your experience here. Comments like this really help my visitors know the whole truth before they jump into something!

      2. Kevin, your experience (thanks for sharing it), has helped me decide NOT to work with Blogmutt. I don’t do business with companies that are all about profit–even at the expense of employees, customers, or contractors/vendors. At the very least, a company ought to let someone know why he/she has violated company terms. It’s minimally respectful. Worse, the supercilious dismissals I’m reading about smack of abuse.

        I’ll be sharing this review site (thanks, Chris) and your and Carolyn’s reviews with my writer friends and e-business friends (lots in the tech-heavy Seattle, WA region), warning people about Blogmutt’s policies.

      3. EXACT same thing happened to me. As I am new to blogging, it took me a long time to write my first post. So it was extra disappointing to be dismissed so quickly and without any real explanation. Not good.

      4. This exact thing just happened to me as well! No explanation and a generic “Don’t contact us. We won’t tell you what you did.” message. Very frustrating as this was my first attempt at content-writing.

    3. Carolyn, thank you for being so frank about your experience with Blogmutt. You’re right that what you’ve shared is important for those of us considering working with the company. I’m a great fan of transparency, though I suppose this company’s decision is meant to protect itself legally. Still, “firing” someone without any explanation doesn’t allow the individual to learn and grow. That doesn’t profit the community overall.

      I hope things work out for you.

    4. Hello, this just happened to me. This is after I regularly received 5 stars from their clients and was even pick as a preferred writer by two clients. I have a feeling that it’s because I have been doing the research for posts and then rewriting the posts for different clients – after being encouraged to do this by BlogMutt. However, I ran each post through Copyscope and they were fine.

      I’m stunned!!

      1. Well that sounds fine to me Christine, especially if they encouraged you to do it! What exactly did they say to you?

    5. I had the same thing happen to me today. I am going to watch the business I wrote for and if my blog gets published I will go after them for plagiarism, because I have a screen shot of my post under my profile. This morning my post was at #4 and now my account is suspended. I am sure the BBB would love to hear about this, but I will wait and see and then I will go to the FCC also.

  4. I just had the same happen to me also! I worked my way up to a level 4, delivered high quality articles and had very few rejections. They even told me they appreciated the work. I log on, and there I am, suspended. I am so disappointed, as I don’t know where else to find decent paying freelance writing jobs and it is a struggle lately. If anything, I would like to know what is going on. I reviewed all of my work and I see no issues. They do say there is no point of emailing them, but I emailed them anyway..I’m not going to get my hopes up on a response.

    1. Thanks everyone who responded and left a comment on this article – the site looked very legit but the experiences listed here will allow my readers to see the REAL truth behind how they do business!

  5. Wow! I am so glad I read your article Chris! I was already to jump through the hopes to pursue this endeavor.. but now… I don’t think i will! Disappointing! What do you all know about Writer’s Access? This seems to be similar to BM.

  6. With blogmutt, the problem isn’t just low pay, its not getting paid.

    I had written over 200 blog posts for blogmutt over about 2 months when I logged in to find a message that my account had been locked and they “will not answer any emails regarding reasons for suspensions”. This means that $900 just disappeared.

    I had a lower than average rejection rate, no plagarism and, though I don’t know every word of the terms of service by heart, I can’t imagine how I could have violated it in any meaningful way.

    At this point, I consider blogmutt to be a scam.

    1. Man $900!!!! That absolutely sucks – thanks for coming here and letting my readers know the truth behind this lot. I’m really sorry that you had this experience – makes me mad (it’s why I started up this site in the first place!)

  7. Hi Folks,

    It looks like this practice is pretty prevalent with Blogmutt. I’m going to start looking into whether it is legal, and whether Blogmutt’s no-explanation discharges show that they are an “employer” rather than a company that hires independent contractors.

    One of the IRS’ employer vs inependent contractor tests ( is:

    An Employee can be discharged at any time without liability on the employer’s part.
    If the work meets the contract terms, an Independent Contractor cannot be fired without liability for breach of contract.

    Wanna join my union?

  8. Yep. Looks like it’s taking place rather frequently. I too was suspended today. It’s definitely weird to say the least. I’m not used to making so little freelancing anyway but decided this was a great avenue to make some money in between projects. It was fun while it lasted.

  9. Losing out on money for freelance work sucks. I’ve battled a client for over a year until I found freelancecollection(dot)com.
    I try to share their link with every freelancer I come across. We all have a story of deadbeat clients. Knowing there is finally some muscle in our corner helps. (No, I don’t work for them, I just sing their praises after they got me my money from a deadbeat client)

    1. Thanks for that Lynne, but please don’t leave live links in the comment body next time (we had to change them as you can see!)

  10. I just found this blog after googling “blogmutt account suspension” because the exact same thing happened to me today! I was actually in the process of writing articles, submitted one and went back to my writer’s home screen, and boom – the generic “you’re account has been suspended and you can no longer write for blog mutt”. It said that they would not respond to emails regarding rejection, but I sent one anyway – I also found a phone number, which I may try calling. They claim that I can still invoice for work that I’ve already done, but the posts that I wrote today, which were are in queue to be published tomorrow, and some had received 5 star ratings from the customers, were listed as rejected by blog mutt so even though the customers loved them and wanted to buy them, I will not be able to sell them. I think this is ridiculous, and I will be watching the client’s websites to see if my posts are published – if they sell them and don’t pay me for them, then they have stolen content. One customer was also a new customer and right up my alley niche-wise. She bought the posts I submitted to her prior to tomorrow’s publish date since she liked them so much. I will be contacting her directly to offer my freelance services to her – Blog mutt can threaten me all they want – I signed nothing with them, no non-compete, contract, etc. I am a freelance writer – I can approach whoever I want to offer my services to.
    I had only been writing for them for a few weeks, of and on – the last couple of days were the first days I had really spent any time on it, since I have some down time before another project starts, but I am livid at the way I was treated. It seems I am not alone. Maybe more attention should be brought to how blog mutt treats it’s writers.

    1. I would definitely try that number out Jess – this has got quite ridiculous! I will leave a warning at the top of this article pointing visitors to this comment section – people need to know the truth before signing up!

    2. Same happened to me, and if they really care about people you should be warned, or at least get a second chance, unless the work produced was horrific, and mine was not. I think it takes a few months to get to know the list of customers they work with and who turns everything down. Maybe the customers don’t know if they just hit Reject that they are putting someone in jeopardy of losing their income. Then, to say they won’t reply to the emails about the suspension is really not very kind whatsoever. I did write an email, too, and said I was shocked and that some of the customer turning down the posts turn away practically everything. They say it is all based on an algorithm they have in place, which I assume measures the number of rejected posts against accepted posts, but they also should take into consideration the customers who reject and what their behavior is, too. I also sold three on the day I was let go and have several more in the top spot for this coming Thursday. I wonder how many of those will be rejected. I felt “picked on” from day one there, and maybe they just wanted me out, but at least have the consideration to explain to people why they are let go. I am an adult, and I believe this is my first related work thing I have ever been let go from; this is not my MO. I know they will pay me, I was just looking to stick around a bit longer than a month. I mean, there is a learning curve to working with them and their “customers.”

  11. I only wrote one article and since it was rejected (I’m assuming) I was suspended. I logged on to try another and received the exact same message others have said. It really is ridiculous. I feel like they should allow a grace period and they even state that if you get rejected to keep trying until you get the hang of the site. How are you suppose to do that if you are suspended after one article?

    1. Thanks April,

      I’ve now updated the article with a red warning at the top to highlight what these idiots are up to. This article ranks well in Google so hopefully all of your testimonies will stop them from doing this to other perspective members!

  12. Well, I’m puzzled. I’m relatively new at Blogmutt (about six weeks into it), and have written about 25 posts. My very first one was rejected (not for any issues but because someone else had submitted a similar post on the topic before I did), but I was able to recycle it immediately. I’ve sold everything else (or at least have had it accepted and in line to move into the “money spot”–where you get paid).

    My dealings with the staff have been nothing but friendly, courteous, and supportive. My first few posts were apparently vetted, because I got helpful feedback and even when they pointed out errors, they were very encouraging. All in all, it’s been a very positive experience. My only real complaint is the very low pay, but I’m not trying to live off this particular income stream and the pay is improving as a result of my working faster and smarter. Still, it is low, no two ways about it.

    I’ve read a number of posts that have been rejected by the admins, just to see what all the hoopla is about, and most of them were pretty bad . . . poor grammar, misspellings, convoluted language, etc. I’ve only seen a few that looked okay, so I presume they were rejected for something invisible to the ordinary reader, such as plagiarism or repetition (reusing your own writing in several related blog posts).

    So . . . how do I know the death knell won’t be sounded tomorrow morning? I’m still trying to figure out why those of you who were cut off, had it happen. I’ll keep reading here in hopes of learning more.

    1. Yeah it’s pretty worrying really isn’t it Austen? I really don’t know what to say – the response to this article really shocked me (and I’m the one who reviewed the site!)
      All I can say is that I hope it doesn’t happen to you!

    1. Kevin:
      They are not really horrible, and they do pay on time and everything. The issue I think everyone here is talking about is that when you are let go they do not say why exactly, and they do not warn you and give you a chance to work on whatever it is that is not within their setup and standards. So if you write for them and their customers buy your posts, then you do get paid. Just be prepared that you can be let go at any time without any reason given. They keep the system very automated, and they don’t want to bother with helping the writers and answering a lot of questions. There is always work available there, too. So if you want to try it out, you should do so. Again, just know at any point you can sign into your account and see that you are suspended. If people buy your posts after you are suspended you will get paid. I was paid yesterday for three that were sold after I was suspended. It is not that the company is bad, I think it’s just that people want a chance to improve and understand the system. For me, I think I was just there two weeks. There is a large list of customers you will be writing for, and I think the trick is to find the ones who like your writing style and buy your posts, and then stick with those clients. Also, to avoid the other customers who seem to accept nothing. I wrote for one company where the woman seemed to reject everything, and her reason is , “I don’t love it.” Some people are very hard to please, and there was nothing wrong with the article. Because that customer Rejected it, that counted against me. So it’s not a perfect system. You should go for it if you are a writer, just understand it may or may last for a long period of time. Best to you!

  13. Hmmmm. I’m a freelance writer, and I’m considering hiring BlogMutt to provide content that I can finesse and use with a client. Supposedly they have subject experts (accounting). Any experiences from the buyers’ side?

    1. I haven’t myself from the buyer’s side Pamela, only the writing side! Hopefully one of the other visitors here will be able to answer that question for you!

  14. I was planning on applying for Blogmutt, but I reconsidered it after reading your blog. I had no idea how horrible these people were. Are there any jobs similar to Blogmutt that are ACTUALLY LEGITIMATE? If you are aware of any sites, please let me know.

    1. A lot of writers go for iWriter Kingsley, but the pay grade is a lot lower. Mind you – there are so many poor writers there you can make a killing if you have decent English grammar…

  15. Let me say this: I was on Blogmutt for over a year and recently got my account suspended. I worked my way up to a Level 8 writer, was a preferred writer for many clients, had 100% plagiarism free blog posts.

    Why did I get suspended? A customer messaged me and called me an idiot. When I brought it to Scott’s attention, he suspended my account. When I tried to call for an explanation, I received no calls. When I tried to e-mail, my messages were marked “deleted without being read.”

    They are absolutely HORRIBLE to their writers. When I first started with Blogmutt over a year ago, they were fun to work with — and for — and they provided a sizable income. Not enough to live in the lap of luxury, but enough to pay some bills and reduce some expenses. Now, however, it’s an absolute nightmare — Scott is a dictator and an a$$hole, whose success has gone straight to his head, and his team are nothing but cronies who continue to feed his ego.

    For writers: if you want to write for content mills, Scripted is a GREAT one (I average about 1100-1200 a month on there, and have earned many specialty badges — they also are VERY responsive and friendly, and their editors are top-notch). I haven’t written for Textbroker in over a year (I had started writing for Blogmutt), but I’m going to start writing for them again. I’ve just started writing for Zerys, as well.

    In addition, I want to point out that there are many SEO companies out there, and digital marketing companies as well, that are looking for writers — and they pay a lot more than content mills in general. If you’re a tech writer like myself (I’m also Google Adwords certified), you might want to consider hitting those companies up with your resume.

    But the bottom line: DO NOT write for Blogmutt. Maybe in a year, when Scott has been knocked off his high horse, you can consider it again.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Bernadette – the more we get here the quicker this Scott dude will have to change his ways!!!

    2. Thank you for telling your experience, and for the leads to other opportunities. I am emerging from an emotionally trying period, and I don’t need any hassles, so I appreciate your entry here. 🙂

    3. Sounds familiar. I was rolling right along at level 7 about to get level 8 and got the suspension notice. I do not know why. It’s very upsetting. It had been a good gig up until this. It’s frustrating because I was really starting to get somewhere with this.

  16. Chris, thanks for putting up this review and giving us a chance to discuss our experiences.

    I just started writing for Blogmutt recently and I’m not sure how I feel about it yet. I carefully review the rejected blogs for each client I consider. Many blogs that were rejected had very poor writing. Many also were plugged full of filler words, so even if there was a coherent thought it was hard to pick out. Overall, if I was a client I would have rejected those same articles.

    I also read many of the submissions that were rejected by administrators. The writing seemed to be acceptable on many of them, so I am left to wonder what the issue was. Based on the comments here from writers that have been suspended it sounds like Blogmutt set a criteria that worked for them and then just cleaned house. Not fair, but if they have a huge stable of writers and a bad job market, they hold the reins, so to speak.

    Also, there are some clients that aren’t going to be happy with less than Pulitzer level writing, so I try and skip past those.

    Finally, it looks like the assignments are drying up…on the dashboard under the ‘needs’ column it is only 1 or 2 articles, but there are 8 articles submitted. How do I even calculate the likelihood of getting to the top of that que? The articles that are wide open are very specialized legal, accounting, and technology topics. If those topics are in a writer’s wheelhouse, they are likely writing for more than $8.

    Perhaps it is time to warm up my sales skills and freelance like a freelancer….network and cold call and ask for the business.

    1. Hmmm it sounds as though the site is starting to struggle there Cindy – maybe it’s down to how they have treated past members? What comes around goes around in online business (in my experience).
      Thanks for sharing your balanced thoughts on this matter – it’s good to know that you’ve witnessed some of these rejected articles and they were plugged full of filler words. Definitely food for thought!

  17. It’s so sad that they treat their writers so poorly, and they also treat their customers horribly as well.


    When I first started using them as a customer (first 1 or 2 months), I was receiving great articles from level 5+ writers. Then I started receiving level 1 writers, and nothing in my queue. When I inquired about it, they said I need to pay more (upgrade to the more expensive plan). They still send me the bad articles anyway, and basically told me to take it or leave it. No customer service whatsoever

    1. Sounds like a carefully laid out system to get you to upgrade really – not the best way to go about business. Thanks for sharing this Carol

  18. I have been writing for Blogmutt since early 2013, and I feel compelled to dispel many of these negative comments. The site has an active forum where writers and Blogmutt staff interact constantly. The tone and candor of this community is in direct contrast to allegations of poor customer service and lack of respect for writers.

    I generally write in my free time and average 15-30 posts each month. I do not consider myself a freelance writer; for me Blogmutt is more like a hobby that helps provides a spending money every week. They have a high standard when it comes to the quality of posts. My assumption is that ex-writers who complained about account suspension probably weren’t cutting it. After all, Blogmutt is a business, not an employment agency. It’s not their duty to keep on dead weight at the expense of watering down the quality of content they offer to customers.

    1. Hi John, thanks for stopping by and adding your own personal opinions – they give my visitors a much better (or more rounded) view of the service covered. Good luck with your writing!

    2. Hmmmm. Dozens of negative reviews, one “positive” review and it contains a number of typos. Now which one sounds more legit?

    3. Not cutting it? I was a preferred writer for over 20 agencies. Then came the suspension notice. Again, it was a very good gig up until then, and I would have said the same exact thing as you said a week ago, so I’ll refrain from insulting you. Actually, I wouldn’t insult you anyway. That was just a joke. Hope it works out for you.

  19. I am considering hiring a writer, looking for content for my nature photography business blog. I’m better with the camera than words.

    I came across Blogmutt and then your review which pretty much comes at it from the perspective of writers and not businesses looking for content which is fine. It was interesting to read your post as well as what seems an overwhelming majority of comments from writers with a bad experience working with them. Sad to hear.

    I did wonder if you had contacted the owners, or they you, to get their response to these negative comments?


    1. Hi David,

      I have had no contact with the owners of BlogMutt unfortunately but I’m pretty sure they are fully aware of this review (and the comments that have gathered below it!). I would have thought they’d have taken the opportunity to respond to these comments by now but nothing so far…

      1. Chris,

        I’m not sure how you could be sure we’d see something on the internet without making us aware of it.

        Anyway, now I am.

        A couple of quick points:

        1. Your original post seems helpful and accurate, and I appreciate the effort you took with it. I do see one issue however: You say that you could write a post in 10 minutes. I was a daily newspaper journalist for years, so I’m a very fast writer, and I’ve never done a post in 10 minutes. If a writer is finishing a post in 10 minutes, he or she is either producing total crap, or plagiarizing.

        2. To those who are upset because we blocked them and didn’t tell them why, I would just say this: We don’t want to make it easier for people to figure out how to manipulate our system, so we don’t disclose all the ways that we have of detecting violations of our Terms of Service.

        3. Even with Point 2 in mind, I will say that the main reason that we suspend writers is that they don’t communicate with us when we bring up issues with them. So if you are a writer and you get a note from the BlogMutt team, just reply and be honest and things will probably work out just fine.

        1. Hello Scott – great to have you here!
          Thanks for taking the time to answer all of the people that commented on the review. We reviewed the site quite a while back now and as you can see the comments just started to build up…and up and up!
          Nice to have both sides of the story now posted here.

          P.S. I own and run several websites and yes…I can write a post in 10 minutes 🙂

    2. David,

      I’m Scott Yates, the one everyone’s been badmouthing here. I was not aware of this thread, and not sure how I could have been, but got a tip about it today so I’m happy to weigh in.

      If you have any questions you’d like answered personally, feel free to write to me at scott at

      As for what the people here are saying… in short, you are only seeing one side of the story. This is actually kind of helpful for us because it lets the world know that we don’t accept people trying to use BlogMutt to make money through laziness or scams.

      We do, however, have thousands of writers in the U.S. who write for us regularly, like doing it, and get paid every Monday.

      Hope that helps.

  20. $8 for a 350 word post? I make double that writing for Textworkers Content Writing Services. Then again, their vetting process is a lot more extensive.

    1. Just clarify Blake’s comment: he would have to be a five-star writer to make “twice as much” on a 350-word article at Textbroker. A four-star writer would make only $4.90, a three-star writer would make $3.50 and a two-star writer would make $2.45. He left that part out.

  21. Would be interesting to see what the result would be if I submitted the content idea to BlogMutt of an article that covered the Pros and Cons of labor marketplaces like BlogMutt, WorkMarket, Uber, etc are. ‘Are they good or bad for our future?’

    Maybe I should just hire one of the writers on here, ha.

    Marketplaces are fascinating and may indeed be the future of work for us humans, as robots reduce our need to work to less than ten hours a week.

    Interesting comments and insight into the inner workings of BlogMutt and this whole world of freelance writer marketplaces which I did not even know existed.

  22. You shouldn’t be proud of having bad grammar and punctuation skills, and no desire to perform a simple self-check before posting. It’s not good practice, or good advice, to poo-poo basic writing skills. In the long run your business and/or career in writing blogs will suffer.

    1. This made me laugh – I was in two minds about publishing it and letting it through moderation but hey…comments make a site even more valuable!

      You do realize that you are attempting to give advice to a guy that has sold over 10 successful websites and currently owns and runs 5! To put it bluntly – I don’t need your advice. People read my work because they like the way I write, apparently I’m engaging!

      My business and/or career in writing blogs will suffer? I’m currently sitting in shorts typing this with a cup of coffee next to me – it’s what I do every day because of my successful career online.

      As far as attempting to leave your own website URL in your comment wake up – having a site as poor as that linking to my site will only hurt my rankings!!!

      Please don’t come here trying to do this sort of thing again – you will only look even more stupid than you do already. And it may be an idea to research the person you are giving (or trying to give) advice to first – that will also avoid the situation where you are left looking like an idiot.

      I suggest you read a few of the articles we have published here – it looks like your blogging career needs them…

  23. It is now March 2017. The unprofessional behavior of Blog Dogs goes on. I too have suffered from a cold suspension by Blogmutt. I felt compelled to express my opinion. The complaints are all true.

    Mr. Scott came out from behind the curtain to defend his company when he was called out. Perfect timing on his part, wouldn’t you say? His arrogance bled through every word he wrote. The defensive tone of his comments only confess his guilt. He dismissed most of the complaints, the exact same way he suspends writers from his site, as if they are beneath him. He showed up with no humility, criticizing
    everyone in one way or another.

    A couple or three quick points:
    1. This is where he gave you a back-handed compliment for your “effort.” Then he called you a liar that produces crap or plagiarized content. Wasn’t that nice.
    2. This is where he called the suspended writers lazy and scammers or manipulators.
    3. This is where he blatantly LIED. Saying that his team communicates when issues are detected, is a lie. Ending in an attempt to shift the blame back on to the offenders. He’s a piece.

    Anyone that feeds their ego and/or wallet by insulting or causing harm to another person is not right.

    I did want to compliment you, Chris. Your diplomatic approach in your replies is admirable. I can see why you have had great success. I bet you are not finished yet.

    1. Hi Billie,

      Thanks for that. I’m used to dodgy website owners coming here and gunning for me – it’s part of the procedure these days! 🙂

      Mr. Scott is treading water along with his service Blogmutt – it’s there for all to see (just read the comments here!). I’ve been writing online for many, many years now which is why I produce content so quickly – it’s like second nature to me.

      Apparently that is not possible in the world of Mr. Scott (maybe I’m just a better writer than him?) 🙂

      No but seriously, Blogmutt seems to be a twisted cash cow for it’s owners and it’s now got to the point where they have nowhere to hide…I wonder if they’ll respond to this comment…

  24. I just have one problem with this system/set-up. As a content requester – all I want is to keep the topic and content unique for my business. As I read the T&C, what happens if I reject an article or two (reasons could be anything – not researched well, topic too technical that writer/s are not able to meet expectation, content is not attending the pain points of business’s target audience etc…). This article/topic is up for grab by others… and in case if its picked up by another customer I lose a topic that as business I wanted to generate content on.

    Any suggestions?!

  25. Chris, I’m another person thankful that you’re allowing the comments here. I was all ready to sign on with them this evening, filling out their form and taking their three question quiz on plagiarism, only to get to the part where it stated they’d let me know their decision and needed just a bit more information – including my social security number. Yes, they want your social security number before you’ve even been *accepted* by them. Can you believe that? What kind of operation thinks that’s okay?

    I agree with Billie Burk regarding the arrogance exhibited in his replies here, but I did laugh when he emphatically stated a post couldn’t be written in ten minutes. Yeah, we get it – the pay is even worse than Chris gave you credit for.

    Anyone remember that awful site Television Without Pity where people were banned for no reason other than mood-swing moderators? This guy sounds like he could have been a former moderator there. These Barney Fife personalities are all the same. Little man syndrome = big ego and an even bigger attitude.

    1. Sorry for the late reply Molly – this message somehow got flagged by my site security and ended up in the spam folder!!!!
      Anyway – all good now 🙂

      Thanks so much for adding to this conversation – it seems like this BloggMutt bunch have far too many ‘dark corners’ to bother with. I’ve tried to sit on the fence as long as possible but there’s no smoke without fire (as they say!).

      Simply put – I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone from this point onward.

  26. Mutts are usually better dogs with fewer problems — but not in this case. After working with BlogMutt for over a year, this is one content mill that every freelance writer should stay away from. Here’s why:

    #1) You may not get paid for months… or years. After writing and submitting a blog post, it’s placed at the bottom of the client’s queue. While clients can move it up, most never do. I’ve seen some clients’ queues over a year long. I don’t mind waiting a few weeks to get paid, but that’s just ridiculous.

    The problem of long queues was recently worsened by BlogMutt’s decision to allow clients to choose automatic or manual posting. I don’t necessarily disagree with this move, but it had a substantial impact on writers’ earnings by promoting long, stagnant queues.

    #2) You do most of the work, while they get most of the pay. This isn’t limited strictly to BlogMutt; many other content mills have a one-sided mill-to-writer compensation ratio. Nonetheless, BlogMutt ranks on the lower end of the totem poll in this regard. Clients, for instance, pay $25 for a 250+ word post, for which the writer earns a measly $8 —
    that’s less than 33%.

    #3) Clients often cancel before buying their posts. Because of BlogMutt’s excessively long queues, many clients either cancel their subscription before buying their posts, leaving writers with an abundance of unsold posts.

    #4) The biggest issue with Blogmutt, however, is that they will cancel
    your account without any notice or explanation. I worked with them for over year, maintained a low rejection rate, and received stellar ratings/reviews from clients. BlogMutt still, however, closed my account without any explanation. All of my emails to their “support” have apparently fell on deaf ears, as they’ve yet to respond.

    Worst of all, BlogMutt’s appallingly long queues means I’ve lost a substantial amount of work (and money). Since they’ve closed my account, I can no longer access my posts to reuse elsewhere. With the exception of a few posts I had saved locally on my computer, all of my unsold posts are gone forever.

    To anyone who’s thinking about becoming a “mutt,” don’t sell yourself short. There are far better companies for which to write.

    1. Sorry for the delay in posting this comment Averis – somehow it ended up in the website spam folder!
      Anyway thank you for taking the time to add this to our growing list of complaints on BlogMutt – many people visit this article and get the REAL picture before signing up with them.

  27. well, chris!

    Thanks so much for this comment section cause I got through the whole application process at BlogMutt, jumped through their hoops (and they were pretty picky hoops) passed their plagiarism quiz and then they asked me for my SSN………

    I NEVER want to give that out, particularly not these days, so I hesitated and googled and came up with this link.

    Up until…here…I was feeling pretty good about them. But the sheer number of people who have been bounced out on their ear was troubling even before Scott came on and unsealed the deal for me.

    I guess I will keep looking.

    By the way, nice job on moderating this comment section–open minded, even handed and civil discussion–not too easy to come by lately. everyone got their chance to make their case and I know what conclusion I came to.

    1. Hi Janitt,

      Well I’m glad the article was helpful to you – obviously I don’t suggest signing up with this lot…especially after the fun and games in the comment section here! 🙂
      Good luck with the work online search – why not check out our top recommendation here?

  28. Well, count me in the latest suspended accounts club after two weeks with them. I guess it was my fault partially for not reading the email I use for Blog mutt. They cited two of four articles for grammar issues and threatened to suspend my account b y the 7th if not corrected. I ran one through Grammarly free , and it came up fine. I don’t get the missing spaces they talk about, as I saw none and Grammarly would point that out. The next article did have some errors, but it seemed kind of harsh to suspend an account over it and some spaces. I started to not like it anyway. I can’t gamble on getting an article accepted.

    1. No you shouldn’t have to gamble on your hard work mate – thanks for sharing your experience with us here (as you can see the comments have ‘saved’ many people from making the same mistakes!)

  29. For $8 per article, I can’t imagine why they’re being so choosy. I had to laugh at the suggestion that a fast writer couldn’t bang out a 250-word article in 10 minutes. Of course they can. I often charge clients $25-50 for work I pump out in 15 minutes. If you know your topic and you’re a fast typist, it’s no great feat.

  30. I was about to sign up with BlogMutt…until I read the comment section. Now, I honestly feel like I dodged a bullet! Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences!

  31. I’m in the same boat as a few other posters – got to the part where they asked for my ssn and got a bad feeling. One Google search later, here I am. Yikes. Guess I’ll take a pass on the Mutt! Thank you!

  32. Blogmutt’s writers are generally lazy; it’s as though they think that simply compiling a list of relevant keywords into a paragraph constitutes a decent article. I understand that every aspiring freshman writer thinks this will be good money for them (I’m sure it does for some), which in turn produces a glut of cheap writers for web content producers to choose from..the weird/frustrating part is that offering to pay more only got me a higher quantity of sub-par writing, not access to higher quality writers.

    Maybe I want to pay more for better quality, not higher volume.

    I realize this article is itself a Blogmutt advertisment, I’m just hoping I can get through to someone in this industry about at least attempting to upgrade the quality, or at least offer a reasonably-tiered selection (priced accordingly) of writing/writers.

    Also ya’ll are losing a lot of money to Fiverr just because your writer-customer interface is so restrictive.

    1. Thanks for your post. I agree. I posted here regarding our experience too. Why the “perfect” grammar duds get to stay on but the truly quality writers get banned is some weird game they play. I don’t particularly give a rat’s bum about the rules of AP style so long as the content flows well, is engaging, intelligent and well linked. We weren’t trying to win awards with our Newsandviews section of our website.

  33. This company is pathetic to say the least. For what they charge customers vs what they pay the writers is sick. It also appears that they don’t want truly awesome content creators and are more freaked out over the occasional oops. You think that they’d have a content editor in their draft mode. I think customers are getting shafted and they have no idea that the truly BEST content writers that know how to engage and use relevant links are being banned because of Admins greedy and ridiculous lack of desire to provide simple second eye look. Personally, there’s no normal company out there that would rather sacrifice awesome content for a minor oops that their audience probably wouldn’t even notice. Not talking their 1000+ word stuff that I understand needs perfection.but even with those, an occasional oops is forgivable in my opinion. Anyway, we won’t use this company EVER again as we loved a certain writer’s style,presentation of content and superior relevant links (in short posts!) but he/she was banned by the grammar Nazi’s. Too bad too because I’d love to hire that writer and pay him/her for their work directly rather than the content mill. Keeping great writers out of the fold, not providing an editing service, and the spread between what customers pay vs what writers make are reasons enough to avoid this content mill! You might get a lot of posts that are “perfect” according to AP style and without errors,but you might not always get strong, articulate, engaging, stuff sent to you. It’s as if BlogMutts is more concerned about impressing other “bloggers” rather than the target audiences that we were trying to reach. You should not feel compelled to purchase posts by order of submission. I didn’t care who got there first. I only cared about the BEST content for readership of audience (Not people with Master’s degrees in English). That being said, I’m sure there are a lot of great ghostwriters on the site, but there are equally just as many dull, boring and robotic ones too. Strangely enough,those writers still have privileges to write. Go figure.

    1. Sorry for the delay Jasper – this comment somehow ended up in the site’s spam folder!
      This would of been posted a lot sooner had I seen it!!!!

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