Make Money Writing Articles Online With Triond

Triond is an online article publishing website, which allows you to publish your work online and get paid for it. You are paid through Triond advertisers who place ads beside your articles. You can also activate Google Adsense, which puts on additional ads to your page (but pays you also, resulting in more money.) The money made depends on the category. Poetry and the like generally make less money per click than the others do.

Triond shares the revenue with you in a 50-50 split, which means that you get half and they get half.

Pros

Triond has many positive features. The first one I'd like to mention is the incredibly low minimum payout required. Once you earn over 50 cents in a month, they'll send it to you via paypal. (You can also receive your earnings through Western Union or check). This is great for new writers, because there's something very encouraging about getting paid for your work, even if it is small.

Triond have badges, similar to the way hubpages does. You earn badges after a certain number of article views, articles published, people referred and so on. A cool feature are the specials that Triond has.

My badge for completing the October 2010 special
My badge for completing the October 2010 special

Specials

The idea behind the Triond specials is simple. In certain months, if you manage to write a certain number of articles, you get bonus money and a badge for your efforts. Since the introduction of these they have been a huge success, resulting in Triond announcing many more.

The specials generally work something like this:

  • Publish 5 articles + 5 flags and get a 10% bonus
  • Publish 10 articles + 2 flags and get a 20% bonus
  • Publish 20 articles and get a 30% bonus. No flagging needed.

The "flags" refer to you reading other people'sTriond articles and flagging low quality or inappropriate content.

Another huge pro is the layout of your main page (the "dashboard"), which tells you everything you could possibly need to know in a glance. View screenshots of the dash board features below.

Visit trends for all of your articles (combined)
Visit trends for all of your articles (combined)
A graph showing where your traffic is coming from (for the past 30 days)
A graph showing where your traffic is coming from (for the past 30 days)
A pie chart showing your visitors by location
A pie chart showing your visitors by location
Your inbox
Your inbox

Triond Community

I would say that there is less of a community feel on Triond. They used to have a forum, which was recently closed due to the fact that they were being inundated with spam.

The mails you are sent tend to be people wanting favours. As you can see above, mine is comprised of spam from strangers wanting me to either read their articles, sign up for some other website with their referral link or wanting me to send money to help long lost princesses escape their home country and pay me millions in return.

Another thing I'd like to comment on is that a lot of people write "good post" as a comment to your articles. These people are just wanting a read in return from their articles, and "good post" is their way of saying that they read yours. I personally hated that bit. It meant that as a writer I got no feedback.

Triond shows you the top search phrases that have connected people to your articles. (Yes, yes, I know my view count is dismal. That's what happens when you publish bad quality articles and abandon them for 8 months. Laugh all you want)
Triond shows you the top search phrases that have connected people to your articles. (Yes, yes, I know my view count is dismal. That's what happens when you publish bad quality articles and abandon them for 8 months. Laugh all you want)
Triond also tells you the top-searched phrases of everybody, which can be handy to help you spot trends. (Keep in mind that you won't be the only one seeing it though)
Triond also tells you the top-searched phrases of everybody, which can be handy to help you spot trends. (Keep in mind that you won't be the only one seeing it though)

Cons

  • A huge negative is the lack of community on the site, as I spoke about above.
  • Authors and articles are not rated or given a score that reflects the quality of work.
  • You cannot make affiliate sales by linking to eBay or Amazon. It is just Triond's program, and adsense.

Choosing a writing site, be it Triond or Hubpages or one of the other sites available, is a matter of trying them and seeing which ones suit you. Try for a month or two, and if you don't like the website for whatever reason, try another site.

I am glad I tried Triond because I like the simplicity of the layout and how much information is readily available on your dashboard.

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Thank you Doctor. I will look into this. I will take all the help I can get. A valuable service!


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

Interesting. Which do you like better, Triond or HubPages?


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CJGrace 4 years ago from California

I like to look into everything I possibly can, and I jumped right on this!! Thank you!!!


jenubouka 4 years ago

I have an account with Triond and haven't really pursued writing on there just for the reasons you wrote about. I found it hard to navigate on. Thank you for the informative hub, I may give it a go and try again just for the small payout, every little cent counts, although the spamming is very discouraging as you mentioned.


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

A really interesting hub, but what I like best about it, is the honest review you have given. This makes the article even more worthwhile and informative. I think with Triond the thing that would bug me the most is the spam e-mail and as you said in your article hopers writing 'good post' on your article when they've probably never even read it. Other than that it sounds like a worthwhile site to check out.

Many thanks for sharing your thoughts. Voted up!


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you very much for all your comments! +1 for hubpages! :D

rjsadowski: I used to like Triond, but now I'm a hubpages girl because I like the comments, and the greater flexibility when writing a hub (more modules to choose from).

But hubpages may not be for everyone. For people who don't write very much, the minimum payout on here may seem quite hard to reach which can be demotivational. The 50 cents payout on triond is great. Plus, it's a good place to start out, because all the analytical stuff it has can be educational.


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yui lockhart 4 years ago from Philippines

I have been paid by triond for the 50cents, after I refused writing for them for about a year now. Triond is merely on the publicity of the articles whatever content it may be. But it is a great start for anyone who is starting to write their contents online. Great hub!


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

I agree with you, yui. They are far more relaxed about the standards of their articles. The most memorable article reading experience I had on there was one article entitled something along the lines of "The worst article ever". So I clicked on it. The entire content of the article was: "Haha, I made you read it".

I still learned a lot from them though. And they broke down the earnings article by article, which was great for learning about better paying topics, and topics that get more traffic.

Triond definitely has both positives and negatives!


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yui lockhart 4 years ago from Philippines

Yes that is true, I just wish that triond has more competent writers just like hubpages.. There were some writers who just write stuff for the sake for earnings.


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CJGrace 4 years ago from California

My initial try with Triond went quite smoothly, but now I cannot log back in, despite requesting help and resetting the pw! Maybe it's not worth the headache, I'm working on too much content as is now on various other blogs. If I get the issue resolved, I'll let all of you know, as of right now, fuhgettabout it!


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

That's no good CJGrace. Sorry to hear that. I just tried retrieving my own password and it went through in under 20 seconds... maybe make sure you spelt your email address right and that you typed in the same email address that you signed up with?

http://www.triond.com/login/forgot

There's the link for you, if you want to try again.


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KeithTax 4 years ago from Wisconsin

I heard of Triond in the past, but never gave it a try. I will now. It sounds like they have a good program alternative to Hubpages. And it is always a good idea to diversify in case one site changes their policies.


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

Can't agree with you more, KeithTax. It's always better to not put all your eggs in the one basket.

Thanks for your comment!


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I may look into Triond too, I have plenty sitting on the burner and I got so fed up here waiting to get paid I quit AdSense, so it can't hurt. Thanks so much!


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for your comment, Jackie! I understand your frustration... it does take a while when you first start to earn enough to get a payout, and it's when you need the reinforcement the most.


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KarenCreftor 4 years ago from Kent, UK

Great hub thanks Kristy! Voted up.

I'm looking into other article sites, as although I'm really loving HP as you say it's better to 'not put all your eggs in one basket' and I would like multiple streams of income. I've heard really good things about InfoBarrel and have just signed up with the, but I am in 2 minds about Triond~ espeically after your honest review here. I am thinking maybe it isn't worth my time.

Are you still writing on Triond?

The payout is a very good point though. I have yet to make a cent on Adsense (even after checking and double checking my settings), though I made over $2 (hey I'm happy with that!!) in my first month with the HP earnings system.

~Kaz x


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for stopping by and your comment, Kaz!

I would say that it is worth it if you are planning on writing on lots of different sites, because even though it is a good plan, distributing your articles among different sources will mean it takes even longer to reach payout, so triond could be your "motivator".

I would suggest putting your B-grade articles on triond... the ones you aren't entirely happy with, as there is less focus on the quality of the article over there.

I'm not adsense savvy, but from what I've experienced personally, triond gets higher percentages of readers clicking adsense than on hubpages. You might want to experiment with adsense over there and see your results. (I stress the point that this is what I've experienced only. It's a very small sample, and therefore completely unreliable.)

I'm not writing on triond anymore. I'm not writing much on hubpages either though... maybe one article in a month. I have no plans to write more anytime soon. I don't have the time.

Congrats for making over $2 in your first month, that's great!


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Man from Modesto 4 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

good post

Just kidding. It looks interesting. Does Triond have referral marketing benefits?


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Doctor Kristy 4 years ago from Australia Author

I'm not quite sure of the referral benefits, to be honest. I think it may be like Hubpages, where you get a percentage of the website's share of the person's earnings.


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alikhan3 3 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan

what about the revenue or impression sharing on troind?


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Doctor Kristy 3 years ago from Australia Author

You get half of the revenue earned, they get the other half.

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