UW, just joined HowToDoThings and want to know if one can make money there. It doesn't matter how small, but does it have earnings potentials? I'm registered with eHow as well, but i usually trust your judgement so want to know your views.
Well, the first site that I ever joined was Triond.com. It is a pretty "laid back" site. By that, I mean you can publish pictures, videos, and articles. The average value for each type of publication is different though. I think I make around $0.50 for every 1000 views to my pictures, but I make anywhere from $2 to $5 for every 1000 views for my articles. When I say this, though, I am purely looking at the Triond ad program (similar to the Hubpages Ad Program) and not Google Adsense. You can connect your Triond account to your Google Adsense account for extra money. I am not sure about other people's experiences, but I have noticed a pretty high click rate for Triond content.
The HUGE benefit to Triond is the payout rate. For people beginning to write on the site, you will have no trouble reaching the payout because it is only $0.50. Your earnings do roll over every month, but you should have no problem making $0.50. Also, it is a great place to backlink your articles and websites from Hubpages (that's what I do a lot).
I think they've been upgraded as much as I can stand, lol. I wrote some of them without the mindset I have now, and it'd probably be better to write better, newer ones than to keep trying to optimize old Hubs.
I'd rather get revenue share, because most sites with straight-up payment aren't worth the effort.
True, I'm still a fledgling here, but I want to build up 3 streams at the same time because I like to bounce around alot. Also, I made a bet with one of my frat brothers to be financially free by June 6th next year, so the sooner I get started the better.
Thanks to everyone who commented thus far; I'm gonna take a crack at Squidoo, Infobarrel and howtothings and see how they turn out!
If you're a decent writer and have a broad knowledge of things, you can easily make close to $1,000/month on places that pay up-front. Demand Studios pays $15.00 for 300 words on topics that they've already researched and you get to choose from AND you don't have to do any keyword research at all.
I don't like sites where you're sharing 100% of the revenue. At least on HP I can track what's going well and what isn't. Other sites that give an across the board split on AdSense kill me, because you can't track what is going on, therefore can't make things better.
pretty much summed it up for me too ,although I think if I recall it was something to do with real estate enquiries ,how silly is that to limit the buying market...like duhh..
My biggest problem now though is the spam..crap!! some sites paying up to $25 bucks selling off emails..unreal. They know the average joe lunch-box is only ever gonna grizzle. The internet is like an neverending circus of clowns ,roll up ,roll up ,gimme ya money!
I know someone that tried and they got an e mail asking to verify, so they chickened out. The address had come up as invalid whatever that meant.Well obviously I know what invalid means, just couldn't figure How they knew.
I am not sure wether this is legal in TOS or not, but I have been running shops on a Internet basis I won't name the crowd, but you set up to 5 shops, No charge and get to place product in your shelves which is then open to the public to buy. Its a great l;esson in keyword use as you can see right away How well you are doing as you write the product up. Excellent way of earning as well as writing, and they are Google friendly. I have a fashion one a Teckno one a Coffee one a makeup one and a Art products one. Takes a bit of work setting up. But enjoyable. If it is OK for me to name them, someone let me know and I will place up the details.
Real products Oh bugger it its called Zlio,but I didn't say it the Dog Did. Have a look at it fashion clothes kids stuff everything it is cool and seems to have worked for alot of people. They do all the handling, you can do clicks or you can alternatively get paid royalty on product sold. Trick is finding what people want, and then pushing it with all the right keywords. You can buy the stuff yourself and make money from your own sales too. Shame I can't give you my link BOO HOO>
No not that keen on writing all the time, I seem to ditch the writing and end up in the Forums, I get educated there. I am not ablle to name the Site, as I think it may breach there TOS but everyone apparently has heard of it. Obviously except me.
I have done a good deal of research on buying and selling jewelery especially diamonds that's why I changed my avatar so that my friends can get to know what I am interested in at this moment and How I am feeling? Visit my profile to find out.
I just started with Infobarrel the link to which you can see on my profile page. My articles were indexed fast an have even appeared in the first page of google. However, I cannot say how the earnings would be as of now as i have started writing only effective 1st Sep 2009.
I would also recommend Infobarrel. Have 6 articles so far and they seem to be very good and I have earned a fair amount considering I only have 6 articles. Many experienced people are also saying Infobarrel is a good site for the future which may start to rank higher in search engine results than hubs. I have an article on an area in Bristol called Cribbs Causeway on both Hubpages and Infobarrel, and when searching for this 'Cribbs Causeway' using Google.com the hub is at position 10 but the Infobarrel at position 5. One thing I have noticed is that hubs seem to rank higher in Google.co.uk than Infobarrels though.
Whilst I am not sure if that is the case, the fact that the company pre-approves at least the first ten articles for each writer helps ensure articles are of a good quality.
It is also important to ensure there is a diversified earnings. It's alright earning $1000+ a month through Hubpages, but if the website were to close down bang goes the earnings.
I just went over to InfoBarrel, and I'm not quite sure I'm liking their TOS:
5. Rights Granted. By submitting your Original Content for publication on the Site, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally grant InfoBarrel, and any of its affiliates (hereinafter also referred to as "InfoBarrel"), a irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited free of charge and exclusive right to publish the Original Content on the Site and/or on other Internet Sites the Original Content shall be referred to by InfoBarrel (hereinafter also referred to as the "Site"), as InfoBarrel shall deem suitable under the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as well as allow users of the Site to view and further use the Original Content, free of charge, for any such purpose permitted by InfoBarrel, provided such use shall not be for profit generating purposes. Without derogating from the above, InfoBarrel shall be entitled to edit, delete, cutback, rephrase, reproduce, copy, translate, merge, add, use and make use of the Materials, in whole or in part, in any way or manner and at any time, as InfoBarrel shall deem appropriate in its sole discretion.
6. Author's Rights. You shall continue to retain all authorship and copyrights to the Materials submitted for publication through the website.
So I don't get it. We retain copyright but give InfoBarrel the right to do with it as they see fit?
This looks rather like Helium's TOS. Basically, by posting on Infobarrel you're giving them First Rights. You retain the copyright but you've also sold them the right to keep the article in perpetuity and republish it if they like - which, if you subscribe to the concept of duplicate content, means you're basically left with nada.
In the old newspaper days, First Rights was not such a huge deal because it meant you retained the copyright and could resubmit the article to other magazines after a suitable time interval.
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