5 Revenue Sharing Websites - Which one should you write for?
I recently got an email from the HubPages team informing me that I had now completed three years with the site! I got excited enough about it to post it to my Facebook account and then got depressed when I realized that a majority of the people on my friend list did not even know what the site was all about.
It got me thinking about the many hours that I have spent on the website, in the forums, or just figuring out what to jot down in my hubs. It also got me thinking at about 3 years ago I was trying my luck on a large number of revenue sharing websites and I don't even bother to log in to half of them anymore!
Since some of my most popular hubs on HubPages include those about making money online, I decided to do a more updated version of the revenue sharing websites that I have found standing the test of time.
There is no place like home
For me HubPages was the second site I ever signed up for to establish an online portfolio. The first one was Ezine Articles, but they don't pay you anything for the articles you publish. They do have phenomenal traffic coming to them for the quality of articles through, so are a great place to back link with.
Anyway to get back to HubPages, once i signed up in Feb 2009 I did nothing much in terms of actually publishing a hub. I played around in the forums, read other people's hubs and commented on them, but did not write a hub for the next three months. Finally in May 2009 I began writing. I initially wrote a lot of spirituality related hubs at that time as I was heavily into the Tarot Reading part of my life. In fact the first hub I ever wrote was Tarot Decks.
From there it grew. I started making it a point to make all the milestones, (we have achievement badges on the profiles now, that time you did not). If you hit a milestone it would show up on your profile in the form of a medal and then disappear as the feed progressed. Any how, I do remember what a thrill I got when one of my hubs finally hit 100 and then of course the biggie! A Hubber Score of 100, well documented with the screen shot below :)
There's something for everyone
After I began getting active on the forums on HubPages I realized that there were a number of other sites that also offered revenue sharing. There was even some heated discussion in the forums over which were the best paying websites of the time.
At this time while I had applied for my Google AdSense Publisher Id, it was yet to be approved. So Triond, which did not use Google Adsense at that point of time, (they do now) but paid out through its own revenue sharing model was far more tempting to write for.
In fact it was from Triond that I got my first ever payment from a revenue sharing site to my paypal id. It was the grand total of 68 cents paid in June 2009, but hey that little email made my day! The maximum I ever made from Triond in a month was $ 16.36 and I never exceeded that November 2009 payout.
I rarely write on Triond these days and the best part is that I still manage to earn about a dollar a month for my short stories and poems, so its a nice feeling to know people are still reading my work.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander
What I enjoyed at Triond was the willingness of people to help you with your creative poems and stories. And of course their referral links to other revenue sharing sites. It was in the forums of Triond that I first heard mention of Bukisa.Another revenue sharing website which was fairly new at the time and looking to draw in writers.
What drew me at that time was the fact that they accepted any duplicate content on their site as long as you owned the copywrite to it. They no longer allow duplicate content by the way so don't try to post any.
Also they had their own revenue sharing payments being made without any need for a Google Adsense ID. Nowadays its totally reversed, with the revenue sharing being done just by the Google Adsense Id and no duplicate content allowed. Not to mention no in house revenue generating program.
Any how at that time I shifted a number of articles I had on other sides on to Bukisa as duplicates and managed to stock up about 66 of them. They rarely pay me anything these days and I hardly ever bother logging into the site as its now all about earning through Google Adsense with them. It makes more sense to focus on Hubpages for me.
I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine
This was a site I was lucky to hit upon as I went reading up a fellow writer's article on Triond about the site. They have a section which allows you to post links of your other articles from different websites and that allows you to get great backlinks to your hubs.
While I primarily used the website to gain backlinks, I also blogged there. Still the earning potential is kind of limited as compared to HubPages. I did get the debit card which they make their payments by after I hit the $ 25 mark. So you know the site is quite genuine.
They also have a number of contests happening which can net you some extra cash on the side. Plus they offer you extra cash bonuses for special items that their very vigilant editors like. I got featured once on the front page with an article on the home made wine making process. I also was a featured user on their site for a while.
Two and two always make four
The referral link to this site came to my inbox in Triond. I was a little skeptical by then about writing for so many sites. I knew I was spreading myself thin and I needed to focus on a single site to get the numbers up. Still the site did look promising and yes I do have a weakness for clicking on referral links to revenue sharing sites.
So I took up this account and worked my way up to Staff Writer. It did offer better rates when it comes to Views per Page! Plus it evolved nicely when it started offering an activity bonus. This means that for every article that I wrote I got an instant payment based on the earnings I generated that month. Also they began offering paid assignments for product reviews and comparison reports. Not that I've written any, but a number of people make money that way on the site as well.
NOTE - Factoidz has changed its name to Knoji. You can still use all the site's revenue sharing options, but the name has changed!