Let’s play spot the difference.
Businessblogshub.com is a US website that aggregates and pushes out business writing from people wanting PR.
Businessblogs.co.nz does the same here in New Zealand. Can you see the difference?
But it costs money to do the same for the NZ site. Just how much – well they used to have it on display but the number is now hidden behind a form. From memory it was in the range of a couple of hundred dollars. I’m informed on the quiet that existing contributors are currently not charged.
I could not find the company registration in NZ, and yet the terms of service keep referring to an entity called “businessblogs.co.nz.” The address in the terms of service is the same as for PropertyTalk.com, which is a registered company. The owners of that company are Marc and Donna Krisjanous, and the person behind the businessblogs twitter account is apparently named Marc as well.
If you are a writer considering paying money to business blogs, I recommend that you do not pay – instead simply start you own blog. It’s simple and essentially free.
The blogging software I and many others use is WordPress.com, and they take care of all the technical stuff so you can focus on writing. You can purchase a domain name for a few dollars from within WordPress (the only cost), and they make it simple. WordPress takes care of all of the findability (search engine optimisation) and you can focus on writing.
If you are from businessblogs – then make the site free. The website, as a clone of the USA site and containing many of the same articles, is simple and easy to use, but it’s too easy to compete by starting your own blog.