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Ad Revenue-Sharing Writing Sites for US and Non-US Residents Who Want to Earn Passive Income

Updated on October 21, 2016

So, I have been writing articles for many weeks now and looking for other sites where I can write other articles and earn money. I've been reading up on a lot of revenue-sharing sites where writers earn a few cents for their articles, and I thought: There are probably other people out there with the same problem I have. Since I'm not a US resident, I decided to look for sites that also paid writers who did not reside in the US, and sites that didn't really require a Google Adsense account. So, with the things I have learned, I've decided to present a list of revenue-sharing sites where writers from around the world can get paid, with or without a Google Adsense account.

As of 2016, here's the list, in no particular order:


Registration: Free

Payment Method: PayPal

Google Adsense Account: Not Required

Niume is a relatively new website (it's not yet 2 years old). After you register at Niume, you choose 3 spheres of interest. These spheres can be about sports, animals, travel, etc. It's important that the articles you write are relevant to the spheres where you post your write-up in.

Although it's new, it already has more than 30,000 registered writers on its website. One of its key features is its referral program that gives a new user $1 after publishing their first post (this doesn't apply to those who registered without using a referral program). Also, Niume acts like a social network for bloggers. It emphasizes interaction and engagement among members of a sphere. It's easy to like, comment, and share an article that appears on your "feed". Also, the platform is visually appealing.


Registration: Free

Payment Method: PayPal

Google Adsense Account: Required

Hub Pages accepts anyone who loves to write and share many things online. HubPages has a friendly community of writers who publish quality hubs and help one another with writing (or other) problems. The administrators respond to questions and a hub gets reviewed after 24 hours. HubPages offers hubbers or writers many options when creating a hub. They can include polls, use Amazon or eBay links, tables, quizzes, videos, audios, and pictures. There is flexibility in creating hubs. Getting a Google Adsense account for HubPages is a bit tricky, though. Some writers have been accepted after twenty-four hours. Others took around 6 months. To get a Google Adsense, you need to have many quality hubs that draw in lots of traffic.

Sign up here.


Update: August 2014 - Squidoo has merged with HubPages

Welcome Lensmasters!


Registration: Free

Payment Method: PayPal

Google Adsense Account: Not Required; Writers can use Chitika, Amazon, Viglinks, Zazzle, and AllPosters.

A newcomer in 2011, has gained a lot of members. Like the other sites mentioned in this hub, Wizzley members can write articles about anything, as long as they don't violate the rules. Wizzley members get 50% of the revenue. The site mostly optimizes Google Adsense, but is now open to Chitika ads, although Google ads still draw in more earnings. The platform for writing is simple and straightforward, but also allows for photo usage.

Start your Wizzley journey here.


Registration: Free

Payment Method: Google Adsense, Chitika, or Amazon Affiliate ID

Google Adsense Account: Not Required; Writers can use Chitika, Amazon ID, or other affiliate IDs

Infobarrel, another writing site, is making headlines with their revenue sharing system that offers 75% share to the writers, although writer need to have the first 10 articles approved pre-posting. After that, the following articles can be posted immediately. The site is open to anyone who wants to share their write-ups, within the site's rules, and allows writers to set up accounts with one of the following: Google Adsense, Chitika, or Amazon. Backlinks, however, are no longer allowed in Infobarrel articles. The site has a very simple style, although the article's limited format allows minimal reader interaction.

Inforbarrel writing starts here.

Writedge and Daily Two Cents

Registration: Free

Payment Method: PayPal

Google Adsense Account: Not required

Writedge and Dailytwocents are actually sister sites run by the same people. Writedge is a site for the more informational and serious topics, with at least 400 words. Dailytwocents is more for those who want to share opinions, reflections, or other personal write-ups with 100 words minimum. The site attracts many writers because of its simple but friendly format and supportive community. Pay-out is at $5 only with PayPal account. The site uses the PPV (pay per view) method for now, but is thinking of expanding to revenue-sharing. Writers can also earn from Amazon by including its product links in their posts.

Writedge here.

Daily Two Cents here.

Persona Paper

Registration: Free

Payment Method: PayPal Account

Google Adsense Account: Not required

Persona Paper is another multi-niche writing site that has often been compared to Bubblews, but the site has now stepped away from the bubble's shadow. It used to pay for likes and comments. Now, the administration has made a good move: The site will no longer be paying for comments and likes. Instead, they will pay 2x the rate for unique views.

Writers are paid with coins that writers trade with real money. Like the actual exchange rate of currencies, the rate for coins can either go up or down depending on the revenue the site gets. Anyone can write for Persona Paper, as long as the posts follow the rules and is written in clear and understandable English.

Interested? Try it here.

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      Karen Hellier 12 months ago from Georgia

      It sounds as though Dailytwocents is similar to Bubblews. If that's the case I am concerned about it not being around for the long haul. Do you think it is based on the Bubblews model?

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      Shiela Gerona 3 years ago from Philippines

      I am currently writing at Persona Paper, Writedge HubPages. Great hub.

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      Jee Ann G 3 years ago

      Thanks guys, and thanks for spreading the info, Craftypicks!

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 3 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Thanks for this list. I write at Bubblews, HubPages, Wizzley, Seekyt, and the old Squidoo. Good times!

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      Lori Green 3 years ago from Las Vegas

      Excellent article. I bookmarked it and I am passing it on!

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      Jee Ann G 3 years ago

      Yeah :) Thanks for the reminder, Dr. Bill (and welcome to HP!)

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Guess you need to edit the Squidoo information… ;-)

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      Jee Ann G 3 years ago

      thanks for dropping by, kababayan! I hope to meet you in one of these sites someday, too. :)

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      Consolacion Miravite 3 years ago from Philippines

      interesting! will try these sites out!