How to Not Get Rich But Make Some Money Online
I am one of many who searched all over for solutions to make money at home while your kids are young. Mostly I learned everything is a scam. Writing for money is hard work unless you hit the right target right time. Writing online today is all about the ads around your article. More your article is read more likely it is that ads are getting hits. This might sound quite simple, but it is not. Certain areas get tons of feeds going to search engines, like the topic I have. To find it first few weeks you would have to dig to page 30 I bet. If someone did this or the site I published this article, it might climb higher.
I've read tons about linking and sharing your writing online. Maybe my writing is not right kind but I've learned different subjects are totally ignored in some sites and money makers on others. I wish I knew how this works but I can give you few ideas. Epinions.com is one of the sites I write. This site is very critical about getting the type of review they want to see. I'm not sure their ratings by other site reviewers have anything to do with general public but the reviewers decide "how helpful" your review is. The most helpful rated reviews will be seen by searchers first. Do not get upset if your review is rated "somewhat helpful" or "helpful" I've learned that it means way more what you write about. In Epinions anything you plug in is a money maker from a toaster to laptop. Site plays you directly. Forget about writing about books or art, those are never making you a penny.
I did learn from Epinions though that other sites might pay you better. Epinions does not tell you that you cannot publish your work elsewhere so by no means do it! Just tell it was already published elsewhere. I once wrote few short reviewrite about it in ws of food items in Epinions, one of them was store bought lasagna. It never made me more than that first review dollar at Epinions but for some reason is very popular at AC. followed because both sites had the same policy about writing, just tell it was published elsewhere. But if you buy a camera write about it on epinions!
Helium is a site I have mixed feelings about. They have contests every week and if you write decent quality articles about topics you might get paid. They also now have topics they offer one or two dollars if they want to. I just learned that if they decide not to pay the offered money they still publish your writing.
I lately got few articles published from the list and was paid $2 or $1 each but few got published without pay and the way helium pays those will take years to make a dollar and I have no option to delete them.
If you are serious about writing try submitting samples to sites that pay, go for subjects close to your heart. Do not get upset from one no, you will get those no matter how talented you are!