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Benefits of Writing on Small Article Revenue Sharing Sites

Updated on August 27, 2014

The Two Sites

The two sites I'm interested in talking about are Persona Paper (PP) and Daily Two Cents (DTC). Both of these sites are where a writer can write a small article and get paid per view through their PayPal account when they reach the $5 min. payout. The min. length of these small articles specifically is: PP=500 characters, DTC=100 words.

I've been writing on my three blogs and also on Hubpages for the last 8 months or so. In my mind, I've considered these places to be where I could actually make some money from. I'm not going to complain about the pay at any site, but when I look at the results, I've found writing at these smaller sites can potentially bring in more money for less effort.

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Time and Money

Hubpages and my blog articles take me at least an hour to write and promote. Usually around an hour and a half. DTC and PP articles take me about 10 minutes. So I need to be making significantly more with my blogs and Hubpages to make this extra time worth it, right?

Now, I understand that money isn't everything. Hupages and a personal unique blog provide a quality that is beyond making money. And getting a certain message out there is very worth while. Yet, if we writers who need to pay the bills want to justify our time writing so much, we must make the time we spend writing pay off.

Sometimes this means spending time writing non-personal content articles, or selling things through an on-line site. We have to do the work that brings in the money in order to keep working from home, or maybe to get to a point where we can work, as a writer, from home. Writing that e-book, publishing on some reputable on-line magazines or sites, and these sort of upper echelon efforts takes some time and effort to accomplish.

Maybe you are getting me here, or maybe you think I'm just making excuses and am a hack. Whatever, you may be partially right, but this is all part of that process of learning how to become a working on-line writer and worker.

Making Those Pennies Add Up
Making Those Pennies Add Up | Source

Let's Look at Some Numbers

Back to the article writing sites. Some articles are going to take some effort to explain and will be longer by nature, these you put at Hubpages or your blogs. The articles and thoughts you have, that you want to express, but don't have the extra time to produce, these you can place at DTC and PP.

Let's go over some numbers to see if it's worth it. Let's say every article you write with DTC and PP make you .25 cents. You spent 20 total minutes writing two articles, one at each site. So, you make .50 cents total. Now let's say you wrote 4 articles a day, two at each site, for 6 days a week. That would mean you make $6 a week working 240 minutes, or 4 hours. That's $1.50 an hour.

That doesn't sound very good, but if you look at what you would make writing a Hub or a blog, it sounds better. Personally I'm averaging .90 cents per Hub. This does go higher over time, so let's just say that it raises to a peak of $1.25 per hub. Now. Let's say a hub takes me an hour and a half to write. That means I'm making about .84 cents per hour writing my hubs. Since I've been averaging .13 cents per blog, I don't even want to do the math for what that is per hour.

So, if you look at it this way, not only are you making more per hour writing these smaller articles, but you make the payout much faster. And, the smaller amount of time required to write these allows for more time writing content or whatever your doing to make money on-line.

Daily Two Cents Intro

The Rosy Possibilities

Now this is a rough estimate of the possibilities, so let's consider these small article sites some more. If you are writing there consistently, you will acquire views from older articles. These will start to really add up if you are writing two articles a day at each site. So instead of making .25 cents per article, it could be more like .50 cents. Then if you add promoting the article to well established social sites, you could be looking at increasing this even more.

There is also the possibility of you writing an article in 5 minutes instead of 10 and adding a couple more small article revenue sharing sites to the list. This way you could write 4 articles in 20 minutes twice a day and thus 8 articles a day. If you could make $1 from each, then you would make $8/day working for 40 minutes. That would mean $48/week, or around $200/month. Just for writing 40 minutes a day six days a week.

DTC and PP and others give you the ability to share back-links, so they could be a traffic booster as well.

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Conclusion and Understanding

This isn't to say that people don't make more on Hubpages or their blogs, I know they do. For some people though, who struggle to find the time writing such long articles and making them evergreen and SEO friendly, this smaller article strategy just may work out for them (us).

As far as I'm concerned Hubpages is the best writing site on-line, and my blogs are my favorite places to write, but this strategy just may help me keep producing when I don't have much time to write the longer articles. Maybe this article has helped you think about this differently as well. If you want to check out DTC and PP, the links are below.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Hello PinoyMom, I agree it is a nice place to write and the admin seems involved and wanting to improve on it. Nothing worse than a site where the admin is out to lunch, like Redgage.

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      Shiela Gerona 3 years ago from Philippines

      I am currently writing at PP and I could say that it's a good writing platform with supportive writers too.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      That's great prasetio30, we all need that motivation. If we just keep building up these communities and writing efforts, eventually we will see a bigger return. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

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      prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Great hub and I got new motivation for writing more and more. Thanks for sharing with us. Good job and voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Yeah deathwalk60, these are quality places where writing a small article is easy. DTC has really grown the last 6 months to a viable contender in the small article market. PP I think will grow very quickly, as the owner is responsive and interactive making improvements.

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      Larry Sells 3 years ago from Decorah, IA

      I find your article useful. I love a variety of places to sell my articles to why not these sites.

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      Robbie Newport 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Your very welcome DealForALiving, DTC has paid me once at least. I just started with Persona Paper, but have heard they pay just fine. Another site you should check out is called ChatAbout. I have a hub about it, I think you may like this site too.

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      Sam Deal 3 years ago from Earth

      Thanks for introducing me to these writing sites. I'm just getting started on Hubpages and am at max capacity for now, but will check these out at some point.

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