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Other Writing Sites

  1. Nickalooch profile image84
    Nickaloochposted 21 months ago

    I have a friend that for whatever reason is unable to write on this site, but obviously still wants to try their hand on some sort of writing platform. Anyone have any ideas of other sites out there that are similar to this one? I know of Infobarrel and that is

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I don't know any sites similar to this one per say, but I do know that google allows you to open your own blog for free.  Plus, if he has an adsense account, then he can use that to make money while writing the blog.  Just tell him to go to blogger.com

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Infobarrel, Seekyt, Wizzley.

    3. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      try writedge, it is similar to HP, I am writing there too

      1. Writer Fox profile image81
        Writer Foxposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        Writedge is owned by the same people who own DailyTwoCents.  The Writedge traffic is even worse: 580 views yesterday to the site which has about 11,000 pages.

  2. earner profile image86
    earnerposted 21 months ago

    There are many, however, which one suits any one person varies by subject, ability at writing, what they want to write about, how much commitment they want to plough into it and whether they want to do the mindless "social sharing" and networking aspects of the industry.

    If they just want to write, then it's likely that without further commitment to the "craft" they will find themselves dissatisfied with the results.

    Sites like DailyTwoCents might suit, although they might find the platform challenging to use.  Bubblews is pretty dead in the water, unless they want to write simple "I made toast for breakfast" writing....  and not expect/want/need to get any financial compensation.

    1. Writer Fox profile image81
      Writer Foxposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      DailyTwoCents only gets about 3,000 views a day and has about 32,000 pages.  If someone is looking for income from writing, that's probably not the best site to recommend.

  3. Phyllis Doyle profile image97
    Phyllis Doyleposted 21 months ago

    Examiner.com is a good site to write for.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 21 months ago

    Whyrll is a products site with 100 word limit.  Its views are down from 1153 on December 28, 2014 to only 511 for today, Jan 11, 2015 with 3290 posts.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 21 months ago

    There's a whole raft of new writing sites which have opened up since the closure of Helium, Yahoo Voices and Squidoo - many of them by former members of those sites.   

    One or two of them are paying well, but I've seen webmaster forum posts by their founders which indicate they are paying out of their own pocket in the hope of building traffic - and we all know how that turned out for Bubblews. 

    The people starting these sites are naive - they were overly attached to the community on their former writing site (whichever one it was) and desperate to build a site in its image, and it's not going to work.

    Why did Helium, Yahoo Voices etc close down?   Although bad management was a factor, it wasn't the only reason - the main reason is that Google doesn't like article writing sites.  HubPages is the one site that seems to have managed to survive Google's onslaught and continue to pay at a decent level - even the other established sites are struggling, so why new sites think they've got a chance, I don't know.

  6. MichaelMcNabb profile image83
    MichaelMcNabbposted 21 months ago

    I am starting an article site but it is completely different than any site that ever existed.  Not that I'm going to spill the beans but trying to cut out the middle man (adsense) and going direct to the advertiser is the first step towards success.  Right now the system is google sends their traffic to you and you try to weed out that traffic in order to send them back to google where they can then monetize the own vistors.  It's no wonder they pay so little for their own Web traffic.

  7. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 21 months ago

    When taking recommendations I suggest you look for people who have been long term users.  I have tried several sites and none pays as much as hubpages (which is not to say that I consider that a generous amount under the prevailing Google climate).