Chris Landers at the Baltimore City Paper notes that Examiner.com is adding a lot of bloggers to its site. Their compensation?
"Consideration: In consideration of the Services, you will be provided exposure of your name and the Web Page. You understand that you will not initially receive any other compensation for performance of the Services. However, if the Web Page obtains traffic levels and/or other performance metrics determined by Examiner.com from time to time, you may be eligible for a performance-based incentive ("Incentive"), which would be paid according to a formula and metrics to be provided to you by Examiner.com, as modified by Examiner.com from time to time in its sole discretion."De-bullshitted, I think that means that Examiner.com might pay its bloggers someday, if the site achieves some amount of traffic that they will determine, though they could move the goalposts at any time, and then they'll decide what the pay might be and let you know.
I'd say that the best way to get "exposure of your name" is to start a blog under your own name and not someone else's umbrella, but I guess that would limit the chance ever to earn a "performance-based incentive."
The entire blogger agreement is here. I ran a word count: 4266 words. I guess the Examiner.com bloggers are expected to read that for free, too.