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Paid Blogging

  1. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Has anyone done this?
    Is it worth the effort?

  2. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Via what service?

    usually No!

  3. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    None specifically yet I was just looking into ideas. I was also looking at Reviewme.com but I am not sure if HP works for them.

  4. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    for review me you must own the domain and hosting.

    those type of services are ok, but can be considered "paid links" so dont use them on an important site

  5. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Got it! any paid to blog sites you would recommend?

  6. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    no

    paid to write, yes.

    paid to create blog entries on your sites, no - not the best biz model

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      More than one way to skin a cat and makes me at least $1200 a month. wink

      1. Ohma profile image78
        Ohmaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Okay Mark
        I feel that you will not share your secret but can you at least share an idea of what to look for and what to avoid?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Build a reputable blog and develop a reputation in a niche you feel you understand and have some expertise in. Do not blog for $20 posts which are obvious paid posts.

      2. sunforged profile image64
        sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        But your not working through a blog for pay service? You have specific clients? right?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes.

  7. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    OK so are you going to make me beg? big_smile paid to write where other than HP I have found that I do much better with witting on an assigned topic than I do finding one of my own.

    1. psycheskinner profile image81
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Triond, text broker, paid to post, associated content, suite 101, seed, content current, Examiner, Today.com etc etc etc.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Today.com is dead in the water...and well deserved too.

  8. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Sorry, but I have a dozen or so hubs on the paid to write sites.



    Susana S and Sufidreamer also have some great resources on the freelance sites within their hub portfolios.

    I guess, my best suggestion is: http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-for-mon … nt-revenue

    when looking through - any recommendations about Factoidz or eHow should be disregarded as recent changes to each may not have been edited out of older hubs.

  9. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Ohma,

    I can flesh that out a bit.

    Personal story -

    i found out through the grape vine and via some adwords research that a certain local industry was paying out a lot to pretty cheesy seo/marketing firms in the area.

    Since, I dont really like clients (hence building a passive income stream) I decided i would get a piece of that pie, indirectly.

    So I created an optimized, high quality site for a desirable term and over the course of 2-3 months I got it to first page.(which made surprisingly great adsense returns as a side effect!)

    This was easy as the seo firms were just using adwords and had no real content network.

    I then offered posts at a certain rate for testimonials and business information at a decent price directly to the effected industry and seo firms.

    I did not /do not write a single word of content after I got the site ranked. I just paste and hit publish.

    As the site grew it began to rank for other closely related terms and I raised the rates for a first page post to reflect the traffic growth.

    But, the whole process was quite a gamble as far as time expenditure went and careful presentation, ability for cc billing, sales skills were all necessary in my personal example.

  10. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Wow I have read you article SF and also Mark's blog on the subject. both are full of very useful information and are on my list of things to dig into when I have more time.

  11. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    The OP made me think she was asking about Today.com and similar ilk ..hence the big no!

  12. Marye Audet profile image89
    Marye Audetposted 6 years ago

    You can also blog for a network for a monthy salary. I was blogging for b5media before the great blog clean out in march (they terminated every contract)) and  I was making over 60.00 per blog post. Of course, I was well known in my area of expertise and my blog garnered over 300,000 hits a month.
    The downside is you can be ousted if the network decides to drop your blog, you have no real recourse.
    As a single mom I make all of my income from blogging gigs, mine and other networks.
    It is not a quick way to make money. It takes time to build traffic whether you are blogging for yourself or someone else... but you can make enough to support yourself. Lots of people are.

  13. thisisoli profile image64
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    For a while I would buy domains at around PR5, with around $5 a day income, run them for a year and fill them with spammy paid posts and then sell off the domain for around half what I paid a year or so later.  I actually made between $3000 and $5000 profit per website I did this on, it was a fair amount of work though.

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    eternaltreasuresposted 6 years ago

    paid blogging (blogger or blogspot) ---- you are paid through ads on your blog.

  15. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    You know - you people amaze me - I have no idea about any of these money making ideas - you guys have been very creative and imaginitive if you dont mind me saying so - great stuff - inspirational smile

  16. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Irish it is really amazing that there are so many things to learn about all this online money making stuff.

  17. Susana S profile image93
    Susana Sposted 6 years ago

    It's worth signing up for some of the free memberships of freelance sites and bidding on blogging work if you want to do it. Just don't price yourself too cheaply. Yes you might need to bid lower when you start out, but keep in mind that it's temporary! Put your prices up as soon as you can. The more experience and happy customers you have the more you can increase your prices.

    Blogging for money can be a good regular source of income, which is a nice addition while you build up your passive income.

  18. Ohma profile image78
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    thank you everyone who responded I have another question? does anyone know anything about a site called "Bright Hub"?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I looked into it - at the time, you had to be a qualified expert in a particular field to get in.  I just had a look and it seems to have opened up a lot. 

      However I notice they take online copyright of your articles (though you can still sell them to hard-copy publications).

  19. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    I was accepted as a BrightHub writer - but the rate for DS was better so I never got very involved.

    ..the getting in part didnt seems so bad, but I have yet to be denied access into any writing site so I may just be good at applications.

    Seemed like a lot of interaction with CE's for the payrate compared with other choices

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      At the time I looked at it, they didn't want any writers on Arts subjects, only tech stuff.  Is the rate for DS still worthwhile?

      1. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Marisa--I'm pretty sure that BrightHub has opened up some new channels, including some on the arts. There's no upfront pay for them--RevShare only. I've been accepted into some medical channels there, but haven't written anything yet.

  20. sunforged profile image64
    sunforgedposted 6 years ago

    Ive reached a comfortable passive income level and rarely use any of the writing sites for anything more than some pre-researched titles (if they will pay for them, then they probably think they can make their money back)

    I havent perused the titles since the eHow freeze. The titles were often very clunky/ hard to comprehend (possibly software generated) but I always wrote one copy for them then a better copy for myself that I would publish here.

    I dont consider $15 for an article necessarily worthwhile. BUT, I have a suspicion that many who write for revshare never even see that much per article.

    For an advanced online content writer such as your self - I think, it could be worthwhile if you can pop out 2 of there articles an hour.

    The stumbling point/learning curve is adapting your style to fit the various templates they use.

    My experience there was seemless - but that is not the story I usually hear.

    The dissenters always scream louder anyway - the people who liked DS probably didnt want to bring any attention to it - less competition that way.

    sorry, about the long response - Im still tweaking all my hubs via the link tool/keyword tab and its mind numbingly boring, this is a good stall tactic. I might pull a JimmytheJock and delete all the ones with less than 50 weekly views - ....Im so kidding

    DS has revshare also - any experiments Ive seen in online blogs (comparisons between performance at eHow, DS, Hubpages, Infobarels ect) always seemd to trickle to nothing before a conclusion is made - which means - the results were so positive they didnt want any light shined on the site - or so dismal they didnt want to even type another word .

  21. khmohsin profile image60
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    If the topics you got are strong enough, then paid blogging is good

  22. Bill Manning profile image72
    Bill Manningposted 6 years ago

    I find that doing a nice mix of stuff online is best. I have my own blogs where I make money off adsense and affiliates.

    I make websites for others. I write articles and blog post. I do some paid linking. I write for sites and get paid by page per view, ads and per article.

    I do youtube videos, ezine articles, dating sites and adult. You never know when a website will suddenly die or what model will become obsolete.

    Doing a mix of stuff is safe. Remember, nothing stays the same, and with the web that is even more true. Always keep up with what is changing. smile

  23. DIY Backlinks profile image61
    DIY Backlinksposted 6 years ago

    I have always had more luck starting my own blog and getting it noticed to make money on my own. As some already stated this can be a time consuming project and a gamble but if you will visit sites and read about how to do it there are some good sites on the net that give good information on how to accomplish this.

 
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