I haven't really been doing paid posts anymore simply because after the whole Google Page rank thing, I rather lost the heart for it. I think a lot of people did because prior to a lot of people's blogs dropping to a PR0 there were a lot of decent opportunities to make some decent money and now there are virtually no good posts to be had.
If it was Google's intention to take the want and/or desire away for people to write paid posts then they did a bang-up job as I have noticed that a lot of us who used to do paid posts no longer do them. However, you might have noticed that I did a paid post earlier today for small business phone systems. It was pretty short and simple as I had basically forgotten how to write a good paid post but I still do them occasionally for PayU2Blog as they don't have all the crazy requirements that PayPerPost did and does. Plus the occasional $5 in my PayPal account comes in handy. It won't help pay the bills like the money I used to make did but at least it's there if Amanda needs something small from eBay or we want to order a pizza from Domino's.
So, if you see the occasional paid post pop up you'll now know why it's there! As always, feel free to pass it on by but if it's something that appeals to you then my job here is done!