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Writing for Info Barrel

Updated on February 8, 2018

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My InfoBarrel Experience

I started writing for InfoBarrel on September 8, 2009. I put 4 articles out on their website. InfoBarrel does not require articles to be written in 3rd person. It is a great place to write in an informative, first person style. Many writers from eHow also place their deleted articles on the InfoBarrel website because they allow previously published content.

Articles are subject to approval until the following criteria are met:

*10 articles are approved

*You've been a member for at least 14 days (They do allow backlinking on a responsible scale.)

*You haven't overdone your backlink building to your other online work

*A diverse range of subject have been used for publishing

*You prove your grammar skills and a sound knowledge of the English language

More Article Requirements at Info Barrel:

*Articles must also be 400 words in length.

*No links in the first paragraph of the article.

..more about Writing at Info Barrel


InfoBarrel currently has a Google Page Rank of 4, so publishing articles there will get some exposure with the search engines. Shoot for keywords that have not been targeted on other higher ranked content publishing websites.

Friendly Community

InfoBarrel also has a pretty strong community of writers that are willing to exchange views and comments.

Relaxed Writing Style

Because 1st person is allowed here, you can essentially blog at InfoBarrel as long as your writing is informative and factually correct without spamming.


It is not uncommon to panic after submitting an article to Info Barrel, as they seem to disappear after submission. If your article is denied publication there is not link it provided in the rejection email. Don't worry the content is still on the website, it is just a little hard to find. Most writers look for content under the "My Content" tab on the "My Info Barrel" page. Instead, select the "Navigation Bar" at the top of the screen by the login. This will open up a bar at the top that also links to "My Content." However, under this content page, you will be able to see live, draft, denied and pending articles. You can also see friend requests in this tool bar.


To give you an idea of what to expect from Info Barrel, here are my views for articles published in September (I didn't do any backlinking to speak of):

How to Make Money Writing for the Web

views (250)

How to Contact Credit Reporting Agencies Online

views (62)

Help to Choose Which Knifty Knitter Loom Set to Buy

views (345)


I have earned a few dollars from InfoBarrel through Google Adsense. They require an Adsense ID to get paid. Compared to the amount I earn on other websites, InfoBarrel doesn't pay much. My experience has been better with InfoBarrel than with HubPages though. I have earned more from InfoBarrel. It is also a great place to put rewrites or previously published content to earn an extra buck.


Finally, it will help you build backlinks and make new writing friends. Two backlinks are allowed in each article and the links are do follow links, so they help improve your Google Page Rank.

If you like to write suggested titles, or are simply experiencing writer's block, try the "Things to Do" tab. There you can find requested titles for articles and overviews. The overviews are category introduction pages and must be 250 words in length.

Info Barrel Soldier


If You Decide to Write for InfoBarrel...

Here's a link to sign up! Apply Here!

Also, be sure to add this guy as your friend. He is probably the most active InfoBarrel writer that I know. Rumor has it he's working on a book about writing for InfoBarrel.


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      Wpdeveloper 22 months ago

      A nice short and sharp lens that gives great info for all potential freelancers.

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      Wpdeveloper 22 months ago

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      Gayle 3 years ago from McLaughlin

      Do you still make money on InfoBarrel? Things change so fast.

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      fibonacci1123 3 years ago

      Very great lens. I hate the aesthetics there, it's much more pleasing to the eye on Squidoo but apparently you make more on InfoBarrel.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      This is very helpful. I just started writing at infobarrel and got my first article published. Thank you:)

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      DebW07 5 years ago

      I love InfoBarrel, I've been writing there for 3 years under the pen name "Introspective."

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      CuriousBoy 5 years ago

      Great source of info on the subject!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This lens on Infobarrel was very helpful. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Any information that you get money on infobarrel is without any basis. Just a talk in the air. I wrote 17 articles and got zero dollars and zero cents.

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      KathyHanni 5 years ago

      Thanks for the information on your lens. I've heard of IB but never actually checked it out. Now there is a good reason.

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      Digory LM 5 years ago

      Have not heard of IB before. Will definitely check it out. Thanks

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      bamalife 5 years ago

      IB is a great site. I joined over a year ago, but just recently started writing several articles there and I'm making a little money also.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very good info!. Obtaining Google rank #4 is not easy. Great...

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      JordanWalker LM 5 years ago

      I may have to look into inforbarrel. I have not heard a whole lot about them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing. We have a blog, and are looking for additional writing opportunities. Will definitely check it out.

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      h9 6 years ago

      Thanks for providing this useful information.I've written only on hubpages and squidoo and was looking for other sites .I hope this will be a good site

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      Hypersapien2 6 years ago from U.S.

      Good info. I have Infobarrel on my lens for generating passive income and thing very highly of the site.

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      Hypersapien2 6 years ago from U.S.

      Good info. I have Infobarrel on my lens for generating passive income and thing very highly of the site.

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      CraigDesmarais 6 years ago

      Can't wait to see what kind of ad revenue I start to see with Info Barrel.

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      Lisa Musser 6 years ago from Kansa, USA

      I recently signed up with InfoBarrel as well.

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      danmont lm 6 years ago

      I have been writing for infobarrel for over four months now and I love it but I am also having fun here on Squidoo.

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      Lindrus 6 years ago

      Thanks! This will help my article marketing strategy.

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      Geniusabi 6 years ago

      Thanks for the lens.

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      jeffersonline 6 years ago

      A nice short and sharp lens that gives great info for all potential freelancers.

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      RandomSpecifics 6 years ago

      Interesting review. I'm a Hubpages writer and keep meaning to get into Infobarrel. Hopefully I will soon!

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      KarenTBTEN 8 years ago

      Thanks for the information in this lens. I mainly write on Squidoo and my own blogs, but I've been considering writing a few short articles elsewhere. I've been browsing the InfoBarrel website.