I know nobody would declare his earnings but i think most of us are writing on a number of revenue sharing sites be it wizzley, infobarrel, squidoo etc. However in terms of revenue which has been the best site for you?
Bubblews first, HP second. So far there is no third or fourth or what-not, though working on it because I do write for a couple other sites, only two have put the money in my hand. Except for some freelance work that gets me immediate income. I think HP is best for the long-term, residual. But I can earn consistently on a regular basis at Bubblews with some residual income there besides.
My answer was going to be basically the same as yours. I signed up with BubbleWS a year ago, but just recently became active not knowing if it was legit. So far I've redeemed twice on their in the last 3 weeks and have only redeemed once on here...but it's been a while since I could write hub worthy article.
I also do freelance work that keeps be pretty busy too.
For me it's Hubpages all the way. Took some time, but I'm reaching payout on here pretty often.
In terms of rate bubblews has the highest pay rate, next for me is hubpages, postanyarticle, teckler
Right here, enough to reach payout every month. Could be much better if only I had more time.
Monthly payout with just 9 hubs? That is simply amazing!
I used to have more. Around 50+ got rid of the under performing ones. I do better with Amazon than HP Ads. May switch over to the HP Amazon thing soon, haven't made up my mind yet.
There's a risk in getting rid of under-performing ones: Google looks at your sub-domain as a standalone site, and it likes to see volume of work. So even though your other Hubs weren't performing, they were giving your sub-domain weight and authority. Now it's so small, you may find Google won't like it so much.
That's pretty awesome, and what about your wizzley posts? I have earned only a few cents there
Haha Wizzley not much at all. There are a few good days I get a few amazon sales. Just a few cents through adsense there. I love their layout etc, but in terms of earning anything, they're not that good - at least for me.
For the last five months, I have been writing at bubblews. I made more there in my first week than here in eight months.
That said, there are some styles of work that I would not post over there, which is why I did my prodigal daughter act.
Glad to be home
squidoo was a failure for me but Hubpages is a good deal providing you have traffic.
HubPages. Bless their hearts. Seems to be the only place where Google is fond of me.
eLance has been good to me - as long as I get the job. I haven't had the time to dedicate to Bubblews but I definitely see the potential there. Right now I work on HP because its my more "serious" writing and I haven't considered it as an income source - but that would definitely be a perk!
I think what I need to do is go through my current hubs and see what kind of meta tagging I can do to boost traffic.
You can't do meta tagging on HubPages.
It can take several weeks - or even months - for Hubs to rank well enough in search engines to start getting serious traffic. It takes patience!
Apply for Adsense when you've got 30 Hubs and you've been here 3 months. You've got some terrific Hubs already so I think you'll do well.
Thanks Marisa Wright! You're right about the meta tagging though I thought I saw some type of html option (haven't really looked into it). But I think there are things about SEO keywords which I'm still learning about...then hurry up and wait, right? LOL Feels like I've been here forever. Wish I had joined years ago!
For straight content sites Hubpages is best for me, but overall I make more from ebooks.
Oh how I wish I'll have enough time and experience to write an ebook, but someday I know I will.
eBooks sound like a good idea, but it seems to me that if I'm going to write 20,000 words to make an ebook, that's the equivalent of 20 Hubs. So to be more profitable, it needs to make more than 20 Hubs would.
Am I missing something?
I think you need at least 30,000 words before an ebook can be accepted in some channels.
Really? That makes the math even worse!
I don't think Smashwords has a minimum - but I'm not entirely sure about that.
No, they definitely don't - my ebook is published through them and it's about 20,000 words. They also have a special section for even shorter ebooks which are published as serials.
We may have to start a new thread about Smashwords! lol
HP by a long way for me and I write on several other sites.
However my own sites are better performers than HP and I don't have to share the revenue with anyone.
HP in my mind is the best site amongst the other writing sites and is where I first started to earn money and learn what works.. Things are not as easy as they were a few years ago but then that is true for every site!
I make more money from HubPages than any other writing site. However, I make more money from Affiliate Marketing and Social Media than writing.
Definitely HubPages for me, when combining HPAds and Amazon (I actually make more from Amazon than ads, or at least I did until I switched to the HP program). Then Bubblews (I make about as much as from HPAds there).
I used to earn well from Squidoo a year ago, now it is pretty dead. I've never made anything from Wizzley (I only have a few articles), except for a few Amazon sales before Christmas. Which is a great pity because I also love the Wizzley layout.
For me Bubblews means regular and definite earnings but you have to be there to see money coming in. HP is still easily the best for passive income.
I earn the best with the least effort on HP.
Bubblews requires too much community service, and the residual after you have abandoned your account for over a month is pennies per week.
I also have my own blog which has about the same number of views as my HP account, but have yet to reach the first payout from Google Adsense, while I have reached monthly payout at HP consistently for the last 5 months.
i left bubblews after i was not paid 3 redemptions also as you say the residual income is almost nil there. It required too much of effort though the money was good but if they dont pay you there is no point in staying there
That is a common tale. Their lack of communication when they fail to pay redemptions is terribly unprofessional. Writing for them is like gambling, and with the payout threshold increased to $50.00, I did not want to put that kind of effort into something that might not pay me or explain why I was denied.
That is the biggest complaint I've heard about Bubblews but it seems kind of 50/50 with the redemptions (whether you get them or not). I haven't reached my first one yet but I deleted a few of my posts if they were questionable because I heard they review all comments, likes and posts and if they are not adequate then they don't count. If they don't count your redemption amount falls - if it falls below $50 then buh-bye money. If I ever get back there I will make sure I earn at least $53 before I hit the button.
Relying on Adsense to make money on a blog doesn't work any more. I recommend you look at joining some affiliate networks and look for products you can advertise on banners and promote in your posts. Or consider Skimlinks.
skimlinks.com It's an advertising program which underlines keywords in your content and turns them into text links which lead to advertisements. I hate them. They mess up your content and mislead viewers who think you created the link to something you recommend.
That's not their main business. The website is Skimlinks.com but they have two products, Skimlinks and Skimwords.
Skimwords is, as you stated, a program which identifies text in your posts and turns them into hyperlinks. You don't have to be in that program if you don't want to.
Skimlinks offers you a way to advertise products from almost any affiliate network without having to be approved by individual merchants. You install the Skimlinks code on your blog (it works on Blogger or self-hosted Wordpress). Then you simply check to see if a merchant has enrolled in the Skimlinks program, then you can create ordinary hyperlinks to products on their website, and Skimlinks will turn that link into an affiliate link.
Unfortunately you don't get access to the merchants' banners, but you can easily find banners by using Google images.
The big bonus for me is that instead of having to reach payout thresholds at multiple networks, everything gets paid to Skimlinks and their threshold is only $10. So although they take a percentage, I feel it's worth it.
I think it is similar to viglink, i am using viglink on my blog but havent made much from it. Is skimlinks better than viglink?
Yes, Skimlinks and Viglinks are essentially the same. Personally I prefer Skimlinks because they have more merchants and it is easier to find what merchants they have. Skimlinks is quite fussy about which blogs they accept, and I think that's why more merchants are signed up with them.
Many like me will probably say Bubblews! Of course there it seems you have to be very active within the site by reading, like and commenting on others' posts and publishing your own on a regular basis in order to earn and reach the minimum faster.
Hubpages is easily the most lucrative site I've written for. I've had some real hits on RedGage, but the traffic there only lasts for so long. Squidoo was good for a while but their recent changes are making it virtually impossible to make money.
That said, I love Wizzley for all that it is. I don't make a lot of money there, but it's a good way to build a brand, and the pages there look fantastic.
For myself, Bubblews pays the most monthly with HP coming in second. Other revenues fall quite a bit less that these two, but do add some change here and there.
Bubblews has been the best for me, but I'm very conscious of how long that site will stick around. InfoBarrel has been my second best but that's just from one article that has seemed to go viral. I'm still trying to work out why because I've not been able to replicate it yet.
HubPages is the third best, and is growing the more articles I add. However, Wizzley is catching up on the HP earnings.
I'm not going to stop with one site just because another is going better though. I'm in this for the long term now. I know my hard work will pay off eventually. It would be nice to know the when though
Those are a lot of sites to write on! Do you find that sometimes you feel stretched too thin? I noticed with Bubblews that if I'm not active EVERY DAY with at least 2 to 3 posts, or getting connected, the revenue just stops. No residuals there - it's in constant motion. I see the benefits to bubbling - I just wish I had more time.
Being "stretched too thin" doesn't matter on sites like Infobarrel, Wizzley, Seekyt, Zujava. There, each article is part of a huge site and its ability to gain traffic is not influenced in any way by the size of your personal account, or by your activity. So it's certainly worth putting an article or two on those sites, if only to spread your web presence around and help establish your reputation as a writer.
At Bubblews, you earn most of your income from internal traffic, so constant networking is crucial.
On HubPages, internal traffic is irrelevant - it's just for fun and motivation - but your sub-domain is its own little standalone website within HubPages, so you won't do well with just a handful of Hubs, you need a solid portfolio.
Being stretched too thin isn't a problem right now. I've got the four sites and my own blogs, and that's just enough for me. I've found my time has been sparse lately and I've not posted as much on the sites as I'd like, but the only one that seems to suffer in a big way is Bubblews. But I just let the cents roll in because it's better than nothing. If I had a bit more time, I would spend it on Bubblews at the moment.
I'm not going to be adding any more sites to the list. I've had offers from other sites, but have politely declined for now and explained that I may consider them in the future if my time lets me. It's important to diversify incomes streams but definitely not too much.
I've found that if I set up a schedule for writing, I am likely to stick with it. I focus on one site a day for the days that I'm usually at the computer, and always take at least one day off (I aim for two). It's not worked out as I've wanted this last month, but that's because my private writing clients have to come first to keep the bills being paid.
I think it's all about finding something that works for you. If you find it easier to handle two writing sites, then stick with that. If you can add an extra one in--maybe sacrifice one day from the other sites--then add it and further diversify your income streams. But definitely know your own limits. I know someone who writes on five different revenue share sites and her own blogs, but there is no way that I could handle all that. She is retired and doesn't have private clients or a job to focus on, so I guess that really helps.
Between HP, eLance, and Bubblews I wish I had time to check out Wizzley!
With all of those sites that you write on - do you worry about self-plagiarism at all?
I cover different topics for each site, and if I'm covering something similar I'll always find a different angle. The only overlap I tend to have is history, but I've found ways of managing that to make sure I don't self-plagiarize. When it comes to other topics, I'll get a few ideas down and then make a note of where I'm going to write those pieces. That way, I cover something different on the same topic on different sites, and I have a paper copy of everything that I've written instead of having to go through the long list of articles.
I read somewhere in one of the forums that one should not spread oneself too thin rather try to build authority on a few sites only since it is liked by google. I dont know this but is it true?
I think you are confusing "authority sites" with personal authority.
Google has said it prefers "authority sites" - an authority site is a site which has a lot of good, solid content about a single subject. That's why these days, if you have a blog, you should choose one subject and stick to it. It's also why there's no point having a blog, or a HubPages sub-domain, with only a small number of posts.
Google is also starting to place a lot of emphasis on authorship, but that doesn't mean you need to have all your writing in one place. You can connect all your writing together by creating a Google+ profile - there's a place to list all your own blogs, and all the sites you contribute to, on the profile.
Thanks Marisa, i wasnt aware about this difference. I have a G+ profile too but only sometimes add my posts there.
G+ is one that I've started to focus on more, but I don't always link things to it. My problem is that I can't get it set up through my Hootsuite account, so everything is posted on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn automatically. It just leaves Pinterest and G+, but most sites have the Pinterest link to add things easily to there. Poor G+!
I wasn't suggesting you should post your posts or Hubs there. If you're not actively using your G+ account, that won't do you much good. What you should do is list your blogs and your HubPages account on your profile, so Google knows they belong to you.
So who here has actually published an eBook or two?
I'm actually looking for amazon or BN searchable authors because I may have found another avenue to promote your books.
I havent, since the market now is flooded with ebooks so i am tryinhg to figure out a niche where there is a bit of low competition.
how to get more and more traffic on my hubs as I am a new hubber getting only few visits. Please tell me is there any mistakes in my hubs so I am not getting traffic. http://pkumarpal8.hubpages.com
You need more hubs to start making money to show some authority to Google. Your English isn't bad, but I noticed a few errors. You need to learn how to use commas and you have some plural words where they should be singular. Overall, your hubs aren't too bad. It may just take some more writing and patience.
1. Hubpages. Easiest to get PPV + ongoing residual traffic and earnings, plus go viral.
2. Bubblews. Reasonable residual, but looks lower quality which is why I think it doesn't do as well with social media etc.
3. Wizzley. I like their format but lower earnings than HP so far.
Hi younghopes, i know some people are making some good money on iwriter, you will need to get a good rating before you can get bigger profits.
I have joined iwriter last year, two of my articles were accepted and two got rejected so they banned my account. It was a kind of shock to me and thus i was left with no alternative but to leave it.
they banned you because of two rejected articles? What did they do with your accepted articles - and did you lose the revenue from them?
Yeah i lost the revenue, but does it make sense? I had two articles accepted as well. So there is no point in banning my account,
I would definitely do a copyscape search to see if your accepted articles are still online generating revenue for them! If so I would send a cease and desist letter immediately and repost those articles in another forum.
Oh i never knew this, but unfortunately i deleted those articles, infact i just now searched for the folder and i think i have deleted the folder itself. I never knew this was possible.
It used to be Hubpages, then I joined Bubblews and it's them .... but the Hubpages income was earnt by writing and running.... on Bubblews you continually have to keep spinning the plates 10 hours/day to really make money that's still only about 1/10th of national minimum wage... I am now working on Plan B there...
I stayed here in Hubpages and I am comfortable here. I have been to some writing sites like Squidoo, etc. and it was just a waste of time for me.
bookcountry.com or blogger.com those two are the best ones I have had so far. I feel that on Hubpages mentioning hubpages is not good enough, its like im here, so obviously it does something for me. But I can understand if this is the best way others have had. It depends on niche, ability, and willingness to put in time.
I have never heard about bookcountry.com ever before. I will surely try to check it out, are you using a free blogger blog?
I still think its hubpages... Infobarrel is not so good. The traffic generation there is poor!
i have to go with hubpages! they have been around for a long time and they know what they are doing. they put in many ways to sort through the spam writers and ensure serious writers get good traffic, i am very pleased with this site. I never cared for the other sites you mentioned, but triond is not too bad.
Triond is a hit or a miss. Sometimes they are great and sometimes they are awful. I suspect that they have a high turnover rate for their managerial staff because nothing is ever consistent there. That is why hubpages is my go to writing platform
Hubpages and wordpress both working for me. Although I have to pay wor wordpress hosting and domain, it make almost same money for me as Hubpages.
I've yet to make one red cent anywhere, but I haven't really tried to until now... So far, I'm at $.67. I'm already shopping for a new Mercedes!
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