Mostly here now! I have a few articles on AC but they pay crap for your work. I have one article there which has over 45,000 page views which has earned me less than $100 bucks.
A similar article here with much less views earns me a very nice sum every month. AC has probably made well over $1000 off of the Adsense for this on e article of mine. They pay $2.00 per 1000 views at the highest clout level, about two ad clicks here for my same hub!
HubPages is a spare-time/hobby thing for me, and these days I don't really put much other spare-time/write-without-worrying-about-guidelines writing anywhere else. I write for "business purposes" as my "day job", so I needed a "just-relax-and-write-what-you-feel-like-writing" kind of site.
I've written for Constant Content (all-business, rather than "whatever-I-want" kind of writing). I'm signed up with Demand Studios (under a different name). I have spare-time writing on AC, and I did a load of spare-time writing on Helium (before they became a "writing collaborative", rather than "just a writing site". I have isolated stuff pretty much all over the place - Life Tips, PNN, Xomba, Gzyne, Squidoo, others that I can't even think of right now.
Here, you can write how/what you want to write without a lot of guidelines (which is important if the whole point of your writing is to get away from other people's guidelines, achieving perfection, etc. ), and here I'm earning a pretty nice chunk each month. AC has the "assignments thing", but I've never been able to muster up the interest to take any of them. The same with Demand Studios. None of them pays well enough to absorb them into part of my "day-job" efforts.
hxxp://DizzyMissLizzysCrafts.blogspot.com ; hxxp://StrayThoughtsOnALeash.blogspot.com ; hxxp://TalkWithThePaws.blogspot.com (a silly blog purportedly written by my cats as members of The Cat Blogosphere);
and I contribute sometimes (again in the name of the cats) over at The Naughty Kitty Club hxxp://TheNaughtyKittyClub.blogspot.com ; finally, I'm a contributing blogger at www. PetTalez.com under the pen name of TMJP (the initials of my cats' names), although that blog is authored by me & not the cats. ;-)
I came onto Hub Pages looking for a place to share my poetry. ;-)
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I only write on hubpages but I share my hubpages on some of those others sites that hubpages have at the bottom when it says share but I don't do all of them. Im kind of still new hear to Hubpages and I am a begginner. Im going to see how I do here and If I do good I'm going to join some other legitimate sites!
So, then, why wouldn't this entire thread be a problem with HP?
They 'don't like self-promotion,' (except promotion to send people HERE.. of course)... but... if we write other places, blogs, etc... those are good opportunities to do just that--include links to HP!!
Any writer who wants to write for a living is going to write wherever & whatever they can, AND promote all of it. Fact of life.
I wasn't looking for an argument BUT trust me I have observed HP for quite some time and have many friends here. They will tell you that IF you post links that are directly reltaed to YOU--as in a link to one of YOUR hubs for example--they will let you know in no uncertain terms that you are not permitted to do that. Read the rules. I was just being nice and giving a warning. I know I am "new" here but if you read the rules when you join you will seee that. Honest!
It's okay tabitha. I just thought i would let you know so you don't get into any trouble. I have not read ALL the rules but I ahve read THAT one! Someone ELSE can promote you--and there is a forum for that--and you can get away with having questions about a specific hub and referring people to that hub but if you just out and out post a psecific link it's against the rules. Ask a veteran. As you can tell I am new as an actual writer--but not as a reader--too!
Other places online I write at are textbroker, Associated Content, Break Studios, my own blogs, and a few others. I also use backlinking sites but I don't really consider that "writing" the way I do with the others.
I like Associated Content in that I can post just about anything and they don't bother me. I also have my own websites but I am horribly behind in keeping them current. I can't even begin to count the numbber of websites on which my writing appears under another name. Anyone else work for one of those places where they pay you for articles but then they claim ownership of said articles? I don't do a lot of those any more because of a disagreement involving this whole ownership issue.
I only write here and in my blogger blog. :)In the past, tried DS, but I don't feel they pay enough for the quality they require. I've written for a few newspapers in print and online, and am a book author in the making.
DS has stringent guidelines because they write for places like USA Today, Livestrong, etc etc etc. Yes, some of the stuff goes on ehow and answerbag, but only the lowest rung of DS writers write those titles.
well, if I could stay out of the forums I would write here alot more often lol - I started writing on helium a bit - but didn't much care for it - I write here and on my website and a few blogs here and there
Nowhere really. I found this place by searching for places to make money writing online. Applied for suite101 and got knocked back, had a look at a few freelancing sites and found it hard to separate the good ones from the bad, so I've ended up sticking here. Not a bad turn of events really! I'll defo be checking out a few of the places mentioned here though. Applied for Demand2 before, looks like a decent set-up, so fingers crossed.
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I write mostly for woodworking magazines, but I also provide content for SmokyMountainWoodworks.com and our local tourism web site. I've done a few articles for Suite 101, but not enough, fast enough; they'll probably slam the door. I have my own blog AllanDouglasDesigns.com/blog/ which is kind of a mish-mash of silly stuff and teasers pointing to my hubs. Most of my "unpaid" time has been spent here on Hub Pages.
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