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Make Money Online by Writing for Bukisa
Get Paid to Write Articles
If you have been looking for more ways to earn money online, Bukisa is one way to do it. The site is open to anyone, no matter what writing experience they have. Beginners write for them, intermediate writers looking for ways to add to their residual income online and online marketers use them to drum up interest in a site and create backlinks.
The Pros of Writing for Bukisa
There are a number of benefits to writing for Bukisa. Here are the ones that have become evident to me after being a member for more than two years.
Get Paid to Write About Whatever You Want
Many Web content sites supply you with topics to write about, which can mean doing a lot of research on a variety of topics. The more you have to research what you write, the longer it will take you and the fewer items you can write and publish online. Anyone who makes residual income online will tell you that it's a numbers game- write lots of content in as little time as you can while still keeping the content interesting and well written. With Bukisa you can easily do this.
You can write about anything at all, as long as it doesn't violate Google AdSense rules. This gives you the freedom to write about what you're passionate about, and to write items that use the knowledge you already have instead of requiring tons of research.
A number of content writing sites require you to use your real name in the belief that it will make the site look more professional. What it really tends to do, however, is to scare away writers who want their privacy or who have already established online personas under a pen name. When you make money by writing for Bukisa, you can do it under the pen name of your choosing.
Get Paid Through Google AdSense
For its first two years, Bukisa paid writers with a set rate for each 1,000 page views that each article received. That has now been changed to an AdSense revenue share. The site puts AdSense ads on each page, and you earn a share of however much they make for Bukisa.
If you've been making revenue share income from Web content sites, you may know that some of them have unreasonable minimum payment amounts. Before they fired everyone, Mahalo, for instance, had a minimum payment amount of about $112. Bukisa started with a minimum payment amount of $50 which was later lowered to $10. Now, however, the Google model comes with a $100 minimum payout. That payment comes directly from Google- not Bukisa.
The Cons of Writing for Bukisa
Though there are a lot of plusses, there are a few minuses as well. Here are the ones that I've noticed during my time as a member.
No Affiliate Links
Though I have used a few of my Bukisa articles to give myself links to my websites, you can't add referral or affiliate links to your Bukisa articles. That won't be a problem for most people, but there are some who only write online to promote affiliate programs.
Relatively Low Traffic
While Bukisa's traffic has been growing, I haven't found a huge amount of traffic there. If you are good at writing about things that are currently popular, you can get pretty good page views. I do know of people who make $50+ a month there by continuing to put out content and writing about popular topics. The traffic to my own articles there has been less than what I get on Associated Content but more than what I get on Examiner, if you are familiar with those sites. Of course, I tend to write about things that aren't very widely popular. Choosing topics better will most likely get you better results.