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Updated on November 15, 2015
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I have been writing online since 2012, and since then have studied SEO, marketing and keyword research to drive traffic to my work.

The criteria for this list are income potential, user-friendliness, quality of articles, look of the articles and helpfulness of admin, staff and community.

I've been writing online for money for a little more than two years now. I'd say it took me at least a year to seriously tackle the problem of driving traffic to my content. Before that, I wrote about what I know about and what I care about. Not that you can't do that to some extent and get traffic, but I've focused more of my efforts on keyword research lately so that I can get decent traffic to my work. Otherwise, it all becomes a wasted effort. I'm getting more and more economical with my approach to this whole thing.

At this point, I wanted to share a list of what I consider the best revenue-sharing websites for writers. The criteria for this list are income potential, user-friendliness, quality of articles, look of the articles and helpfulness of admin, staff and community.



In terms of writing for money online, Hubpages (HP) is my first love and, consequently, where I've done most of my work. Fact is, it is the best site I've found and meets all the criteria I mentioned above. I have found true residual income potential here and the income I make from the site is growing as I add my work to the site. I have two accounts here; one is my main and original account which has a lot of material I wrote before I knew anything about SEO (Search Engine Optimization), keyword research (finding low competition keywords that are searched for on the Net) and SERPs (getting your articles high in Search Engine Results Pages). It does get relatively decent traffic because as I went along I started learning how to get traffic while I published on that account. However, I have another account where I only put articles that are optimized for keywords and traffic. Within two months, that account already gets twice the amount of monthly traffic that my original account receives after its two-year run so far; and with a fifth of the content; my original account has more than a hundred articles on it, but this optimized account has about 20. So, I really learned a lesson in keyword research and its importance.

Point is, you can get decent income from your articles on HP if you do some keyword research. It doesn't hurt that they pay per impression too, not per click. But you get to hook your Adsense account up so you'll get paid per click too. Kind of a win-win thing.

The site is very user-friendly, it's very easy to create an article; they have plenty of tools to add images, videos, polls, tables, etc. There are never glitches and once you get the swing of it, it's very easy to publish on HP. It's a lot of work, because you can really add lots of media to an article; but the tools they have make it all possible.

I also like the look of articles. I think of them as fashionably minimalist; not too loud and busy but look sharp. Love that aspect of the site.

The admin are helpful and so are the staff. The community here has taught me much of what I needed to know about such things as creating a website. Helpful community, no doubt.

One of the main good things about HP is that your articles move up in the SERPs rather quickly. I can get at the top of the SERPs for keywords I've used within 2-4 months, more or less. Google is good with HP at this point. This also means if you post relevant links to your other work, it will get decent traffic to that work and boost its rep.

The quality of the work on HP is good too. They've put in effort to make sure submissions are top quality. I think the process is fair. They ask for quality without micro-managing writers. So, they're good to the writers but keep the content high-quality.

One final note: You can earn money through Amazon and eBay on your articles. Another good note about the income potential there.



I consider Wizzley the second-best site I've used online. I haven't made money there yet, but I've only been there for six months and have eight articles on the site. It's rather early to tell anything about income potential there.

What I really like about Wizzley is the look of the articles. They are dang pretty. I really get a kick out of looking at one of my articles there after I've published it. They look beautiful, I think. And not gaudy. They have features that allow you to adjust the look of the article with designs, colors, fonts, etc.

There is also a high-quality standard there. I think your first three articles are moderated. Then they let you go free to publish to your heart's content. It's a system that works because I haven't read a bad article on there yet.

Like HP, the admin there are very smart. I also got a very warm welcome from the community when I started, lots of love and comments on my work early on. Seems to be an air of wanting people to succeed there.

At this point you can monetize your articles through various means: Adsense, Chitika, Amazon, AllPosters and various other affiliates. I currently only use Adsense, Amazon and AllPosters.

Generally, it sounds like it takes time and lots of content to make money there and money is made through sales on affiliate ads is what I understand. People also use Zazzle and other online stores to make money on Wizzley. Writers have started making income there.

The site is fairly new, a few years old I believe, but it's clearly going to be one of the top sites for rev-share writing. It's been well-established in that regard already. Some of the best writers on the Net have chosen Wizzely as another source of income and writing platform.

Finally, one of my favorite things about Wizzley is how easy it is to write an article. It's similar to Hubpages in this regard. They have plenty of features that are easy to use in terms of creating an article. Can't complain even slightly. Good stuff.

Update: November 2014

I still like Wizzley, it's a friendly environment. But I have to say, I think the site is designed for people who like to make sales and are good at it. The traffic to the site is minimal, and getting traffic is the main way I've ever been able to make money. I usually write informational and instructional articles, rarely a sales article. I might still write there, just because I like the site, but the income potential is not good for me on the site so I will probably spend most of my time where I know I can make money. It's a practical matter.


Update: The Bubblews site has shut down due to being unable to sustain their business model.

Bubblews is top-notch, to me, for three reasons: Freedom, income and philosophy.

You can write what you want at Bubblews. You only have to write four-hundred characters (about a hundred words) a post. You get paid when the post is viewed, liked or commented on. The money comes rather quickly. When I was most active on there, I made at least a hundred dollars a month; for short posts that take little time to write. I was very active there then, though; so that tells you that it can take up a lot of time and energy if you are driven to make it a source of income.

However, I've found that my posts rank high in the SERPs if I make any effort at using keywords at all. I just checked a post I wrote about a week ago and it's already on page eleven of the SERPs; that's pretty quick for a post I just wrote about a week ago.

As you can imagine, it's possible to get a bit of passive income there if you're smart about keywords. Some time ago I started mysteriously hitting the payment threshold within a few days and I came to find out one of my posts had thousands of views. I looked for it on Google and it was at the top of the results for the keywords.

I also truly appreciate the philosophy of CEO Founder Arvind Dixit. The whole point of the site is to be fair to people who are members of a social site and give them a piece of the pie that they help make. The site is open to everyone. People write about whatever they want, what's on their minds, etc. Many things I like about the basic philosophy of the site.

Update: November 2014

Recently Bubblews has gone through some changes: You no longer are able to view stats on your traffic and they've lowered the amount you can make. Now, you get paid according to what country the viewer is from. What this means is lower pay. I've noticed my "passive" income has dropped considerably. I used to make at least a dollar or two a day even when I wasn't active on the site, now I make pennies. They have also made it so that you can only redeem every 30 days and have to wait at least 60 days to get paid. Personally, I've pretty much quit using the site. If you like the social aspect, have at it I guess.

Update: November 2014

I hardly write at Bubblews anymore and activity there has slowed way down generally and earnings are very slow too. I've calculated it would probably take me at least a year to ever reach the $50 threshold to cash out. Consequently, I devote very little time to Bubblews. Also, admin are conspicuously quiet and everyone there is wondering why. Not sure what's going on with the site, time will tell.


What I noticed, though, is the very encouraging and warm treatment from staff.


I haven't learned how to make money on Squidoo yet. I've only recently started doing any serious writing there, back in November 2013. What I noticed, though, is the very encouraging and warm treatment from staff. They chose a couple of my articles for their special subdomain for movie reviews and a few others were featured too.

Squidoo has some really cool tools to make great articles. I'm still learning over there and hope to build up my number of articles there soon.

I also dig Seth Godin, Squidoo CEO and Founder. That guy is cool. Google him, find out what he has to say. Love his philosophy.

Update: August 15, 2014

Unfortunately, it looks like Squidoo is no longer an option. The good news is, HubPages is acquiring Squidoo's featured articles, so you will see much of their content and writers here at HubPages. Squidoo will be closing down after that content has been transferred to HubPages.

I'm leaving this section about Squidoo here as a tribute. It was a great site and lasted for nine good years. Here's to Seth and the Squidoo staff and writers!


So, I just joined Infobarrel a few days ago. Admittedly I don't have enough experience with them to give a thorough review. My initial impression though is that they are the micro-managers of the rev-share world.

Your first ten articles are moderated seriously. I have my first article sitting over there right now, for the past few days, waiting to get reviewed. They already rejected it once because they said I put an Amazon ad too high up in the article. I can live with that. I changed it and resubmitted and still waiting.

I can see why they do this but I'm certain they chase away a lot of good writers with this policy. I agree with Hubpages and Wizzley's approach to do a little bit of moderating but not so rigidly; those sites have found a nice balance between freedom for their writers and ensuring quality.

However, the upside is that Infobarrel is likely guaranteed to have quality articles on the site, which is good for traffic, etc.

Hopefully, they will soon see that I write quality articles and I'll be able to get past this unfortunate newbie place I'm in over there. I'm not new to this. Hopefully they'll see that soon enough.

I have to say, the site is the epitome of not being user-friendly. It is not easy to create an article. It's rather complicated. Don't know what else to say about that at the moment. Let's just say, it's frustrating. I do have other sites that I write on that are easier to use and where it doesn't take quite so long to put together an article.

What I've read about the site, though, is that it does well in search engine results and there is good income potential there.

Update: May 22, 2014

I wanted to give an update on Infobarrel. For one thing, my original review (above) was a bit harsh and also based on very little experience. I still have very little experience on the site, I've been there about a week, but it's been long enough for me to get an article approved and to learn a bit more about the site.

My original criticism about the review process was based in my general dislike for excessive control; particularly excessive control in the creative process. I think everyone who creates feels this way, if they take it seriously. However, I do understand why admin at Infobarrel are careful about what they allow on their site, considering that Google penalizes sites for having low-quality content. Fair enough.

I submitted an article for review on May 12, 2014 and yesterday, on May 21, 2014, my article was approved and published. I'm okay with this process. You can go on and write other articles while another is in review so the process is not really all that intrusive or obstructing. Considering this, and the fact that the site has a good web reputation and Google is good with them, and also that some reviewers have testified that there is true income potential there, I really feel this is a worthwhile site and I, for one, will definitely continue to publish articles there.

Also, one of the main advantages to publishing at Infobarrel is the fact that you do not need an Adsense account and you are paid per impression. I feel there is very good income potential at pay per impression sites, especially since you can also use affiliate ads to make money. Like Hubpages, Infobarrel has the best of both worlds in this regard: Payment per impression and commission from Amazon affiliate sales.

I also like the fact that the site pays you directly, straight to PayPal.

Update: August 14, 2014

I was going to wait to address this issue to see if things changed or it was just I was having a few bad days or what-not. But after quite a few incidents, I've decided to include this particular critique of InfoBarrel. The community on the site is generally not friendly. I've interacted with a couple of friendly people there, but I've had a couple people treat me in a very rude way and I've witnessed on the forums people being abused. I commented on an article, basically complimenting the author for the information he shared and he basically degraded what I said, showing no common courtesy or tact whatsoever; totally condescending with veiled insults. I thought it was an isolated incident, but it just happened to me again, with another writer.

On the forums, certain members will degrade new-comers when they ask honest questions; try to make them feel stupid and burdensome for asking questions. Or they try to scare them if they ask about the assessment process of getting articles approved by admin. Once someone told a newbie that admin will take even longer to approve an article if they complained it was taking too long. Another time, a member basically made fun of a writer's grammar. No attempt to help him, just degrade him.

It is the most unfriendly environment I've seen among writing communities on the Net. I think that other sites take measures to deal with bullies or they only attract kind and polite people. However, on Infobarrel, you can expect some rude treatment from their community, just letting you know my experience.

So, what I've decided is that I won't comment on articles unless I absolutely know about the writer and that they're okay people and I won't participate in the forums at all. You might have a different experience, but my experience so far is that the community leaves something to be desired.

Update: April 14, 2015

I'm updating this section on Infobarrel mainly to talk about the review process. For me, thus far, the process has been easy and pleasant. They tend to review and approve articles I've written in a rather timely manner, usually within a day. Also, they approve edits to already published articles rather quickly too, about the same amount of time or quicker. So, I like this aspect of the site.

Also, earnings there are comparatively decent. HubPages is the only site where I've earned enough to write home about and InfoBarrel comes in second to that. I only have 16 articles up at this point, so the earnings aren't significant because of that, but considering I've only got 16 articles it's not bad. I can't get into specifics about earnings, but I'll just say it's better than what I make on my own websites so far.

I'd also like to say that I like the admin. They are responsive to writers and also write very interesting articles themselves. Ryan's last article about immunizations was very well-written and interesting.

I also mostly like their choices for featured articles. I like that they choose some articles that have meaning in terms of subject matter and also choose a fairly diverse array of articles too.

So, as an addition to my income generation online, InfoBarrel is a decent element.

How You Earn Through These Rev-Share Sites

HP Ad Program pays per impression
Can hook up Adsense or Chitika Accounts to earn per click
(Site has shut down, content acquired by Hubpages) Paid from Ad Pool According to Rank of Your Articles
Do Not Need an Adsense Account and Cannot Use Affiliate Ads or Links
Pay Per Impression
Requires Adsense Account to Earn through Ad Program and Earn Also Through Adsense
Can Hook Up Amazon to Your Wizzley Account to Earn by Selling Amazon Products
Paid for Clicks on Text Link Ads
Paid Per View, Like and Comment Directly From Bubblews
Do Not Need an Adsense Account
Earn through selling Amazon and eBay products
Variety of Affiliate Programs Can be Used to Earn
Paid Commission for Selling Amazon Products and Can Place Your Own Affiliate Ads on Articles to Earn Money
The Bubblews Site has Shut Down
Paid Directly from Infobarrel
Do Not Need an Adsense Account to Earn Money

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So, those are my favorites, in order of favoriteness. Hope you enjoyed and got something out of it.

If you already write on a site and are looking to diversify your streams of income, it would be worth it to check out the sites I've mentioned here. If you're new to the whole online writing gig, of course it would be valuable to explore these options too. If you know of any more good writing sites, you can write about them in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and good luck in all of your endeavors.

Update: September 22, 2015

Thought I'd give an update about my approach to this Internet writing thing and my views on a couple of the writing sites I've reviewed in this article. Basically, I've given up on InfoBarrel and will no longer be publishing there. The interface is too difficult and the site is not user-friendly, especially when it comes to publication. But, mostly, their review process has proven to be more frustrating than it's worth. I tried to publish some articles awhile back and their "corrections" on the articles were basically incorrect. For instance, they claimed I hadn't credited photos I used, which is not true; I gave photo credits for every photo I used, I always do. Not sure who their reviewers are, but at least some of them are not doing their job correctly.

So, those articles that InfoBarrel reviewers essentially blocked, I've moved to Wizzley who has a much more friendly admin and community anyway, and also a very easy and clean interface too. Wizzley has now become my alternative to publishing when I'm not publishing here at Hubpages or one of my own sites.


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    • NateB11 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 months ago from California, United States of America

      Hubpages is the best site of its kind, Micha. Like said, it's a place to learn and the tools are great!

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      Micha ELa 

      5 months ago from Philippines

      Hubpages helped me a lot on how to create a more decent and cohesive article. So I will stick it out here.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 months ago from California, United States of America

      Hi, DreamerMeg. Yes, you're right, Hubpages is the only site for me. And basically the only one left. Infobarrel is no longer a site, basically; at least, not for anyone wanting to publish. I guess they leave their old articles up on there, not sure. Wizzley is a great site but I've had no financial success there. I've tried updating this article a bit to convey these changes, but probably needs a rewrite.

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      6 months ago from Northern Ireland

      I looked at Infobarrel and although i can see the front page, the youngest article on there is 9 months old, everything else is older. Hubpages is really the only one that has lasted the course. Wizzley is still up, as you say but it is younger than Hubpages. Would be useful to look at this from a 2020 perspective.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      7 months ago from California, United States of America

      Hi, Farrah, and thank you. Turns out the only site still up and running is Wizzley. Besides Hubpages, of course. Yeah, they fell like dominoes awhile back. I think InfoBarrel held out for awhile but I recently visited that site again and they pretty much had folded too. I don't think they accept any more writers and don't pay, not sure they're even open.

      Glad you stopped by!

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      Farrah Young 

      7 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      This is a good list. It's good to know sites third party sites still abound out there as I always thought they all folded up.

      I'll check out a few to see how they go. Thanks for this piece.

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      Brianna W 

      2 years ago from East Coast

      Wow, this was extremely helpful thank you! I had been contemplating creating an Infobarrel account but now I don't think I will. Thank you for the insight and keeping me from wasting precious writing time.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      3 years ago from California, United States of America

      No problem, Anita, glad it was helpful.

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      Anita Hasch 

      3 years ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thanks for the info Nathan.

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      Louise Powles 

      3 years ago from Norfolk, England

      It's a shame about Bubblews. I used to write there and made some good money on there. I'm enjoying my time on Hubpages though. You can make money on as well by writing reviews.

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      Mel Carriere 

      3 years ago from San Diego California

      I have dabbled in other sites, but I keep coming back to Hub Pages. I don't pretend to have this figured out yet, but revenue grows steadily on this site with time and patience. The new Flipboard feature seems to be increasing traffic for me as well. What I like most about Hub Pages is that the interface is easy to use and runs efficiently, even on a crappy computer like mine.

      I was seriously involved in Bubblews, but the liking and commenting took too much time. I really enjoy the passive income aspect of Hub Pages. You can just fire and forget, interacting with other HP users is not necessarily at all. One can be a total douche and ignore everybody, but that is not what I'm about and I really love the fellowship of like minds here.

      Great hub.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      3 years ago from California, United States of America

      No problem, Rafini, glad it's helpful.

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      3 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

      Thank you for your valuable, honest, informative reviews.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      4 years ago from California, United States of America

      I totally agree, Glenn. I've given up on the site; I had doubts in the beginning but I wanted another source of income from my online writing. I've never liked the look of the site, it isn't user friendly, the forums are weird, you only make pennies and the review process is infuriating. I'm going to have my account there deleted and move all my articles.

      When I originally wrote this article I was kind of testing the waters at InfoBarrel, but quickly found out I didn't like the site at all.

      I didn't realize they had that bug in their code that drops indexing, good info. I know articles there seem to get almost no traffic and earn almost no money.

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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I'm glad I read your last comment where you said you gave up on InfoBarrel because I was wondering why you were praising it in your hub.

      I just signed up recently since I have some short articles I'd like to publish and they have a low minimum word count requirement. But I quickly discovered many problems.

      They have bugs in the code that causes Google to drop indexing if a title is changed in an article. They have missed payments and people are complaining in the forum. Admin admits in a post that he handles payments manually. Nothing seems to be automated as would be required for a professional site. People seem to be leaving as I see many profiles that are redirected to the home page of the site.

      I didn't publish anything there yet and I doubt it's worth the time.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      4 years ago from California, United States of America

      I've given up on InfoBarrel. It wasn't making sense to me anymore, more trouble than it's worth, plus not fond of the site in general, especially the look of it. Glad you stopped by, yecall.

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      Andrea Parker 

      4 years ago from Florida

      I agree with everything you have written and it coincides with my personal experience as well. I also struggled a bit at Infobarrel. I have less patience with the rejections than you did; however I may try again. I also think Wizzley is going to be really great from what I have seen so I am excited.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      4 years ago from California, United States of America

      Thanks, Anne! Glad you're here!

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      Anne Crary Jantz 

      4 years ago from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, U.S.A.

      Thank you for your great article and bless you for keeping it so current. I love all things computer, but the constant changes make me nervous. I've been on HubPages for 2 weeks and I'm working on my 11th Hub. I just love it!!!! It is a pleasure to be in the company of folks like you.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Yeah, I'm not on Bubblews much anymore. I'll have to check out topic loop.

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      Martin Beard 

      5 years ago

      I've been using Bubblews for awhile now but they've really decreased in quality lately, i've been trying out topic loop lately and it seems to be going ok

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Hi, Arthur. Generally, it is said you should have about 20 featured Hubs that are of high quality and original and a month-old Hub for Adsense. But it varies, and in some countries you have to wait a full 6 months. It's up to Google, though.

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      Factable News 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      Hello Nathan!

      Hi guys, I am a newbie and with 13 hubs I just recently applied for Google adsense but unfortunately my application was not accepted. Please I need help and guidance on how to get my Google adsense account approved...ASAP


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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Thanks, PJ, glad you got something out of the article.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Glad I could help, Emese and glad you stopped by!

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      Emese Fromm 

      5 years ago from The Desert

      I'm new to online writing and I found your article very useful. Thank you for sharing your insights.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      I know what you mean about sales pages. I've never wanted to write any, though I've experimented with them and do have a few product reviews here and there; but definitely not my preference in terms of writing. Seem less appealing in light of how Google is treating gateway pages too.

      I also agree with you about the changing environment of online writing, especially with sites closing down recently, or otherwise no longer being viable. It's true for me too, HP has been the mainstay and the one I trust. I did from the beginning, most of my online writing is on Hubpages.

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      Peter Messerschmidt 

      5 years ago from Port Townsend

      I put most of my effort into HubPages these days... I've reached a point where I increasingly base my site "evaluations" on my perception of that site's ability to have "staying power." HubPages wins, in that department. Seems like most of the "also rans" start by making big promises-- fearing, I suppose, that no writers will join unless promised the moon-- which they end up unable to keep.

      I appreciate your updating this article-- this is SUCH a rapidly changing market... sites that were "good" six months ago may not even be alive today. We've lost so many, recently-- Squidoo, Yahoo, Bubblews, Helium... as well as others that just don't pay. For me (as a writer) the "sell, sell, SELL!" model doesn't really work and it's annoying... AND Google is clamping down on sales pages. And let's face it-- when most people want to BUY something they'll go to eBay or Amazon... not "pages about" eBay and Amazon.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      I totally agree with you about HP. It's run like a business should be run and I also like how they study what Google wants and run a lot of tests on what works; and I think they are good and fair to writers. Funny thing is I mostly wrote for this site from the beginning of my Internet writing adventures; I could sense early on it was the right site. I tried Helium for a very short time but quickly abandoned it and went on to Hubpages. Dabbled at Squidoo but never got used to it. Bubblews has more cons than pros these days, but I periodically go back there and play.

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      Glenn Stok 

      5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I agree with your comments about these sites. Your updates were most informative. I, too, consider HubPages my main site to publish articles.

      I have tried Squidoo but decided to leave them long before they went out of business. I also gave Bubblews a chance to prove themselves but I deleted all my posts when they claimed to have no money and canceled pending redemptions.

      HubPages has always been truthful and consistent. In addition, I appeciate how they focus on how Google handles things. I don't see the same effort on other sites.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      I agree, HP is my favorite.

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i tried infobarrel, no luck, bubblews ate up my USD$400! Hubpages is still the best!

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Hi, Blackspaniel1. I tried Zujava and didn't like it, mainly because I submitted articles that they never reviewed and I waited months. I finally gave up and put those articles elsewhere where they are actually making money and not gathering dust. I mainly write here at HP, my own blogs and adding to InfoBarrel because I think there's potential to make money and get traffic there. I've been testing out Daily Two Cents too, which looks promising. At some point, I think, I'll have to focus on my own sites. I think there is probably more control and security in having your own sites.

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      5 years ago

      Have you any information on Zujava. I write there and it has been a good experience. I went there when Squidoo started to have problems, and got here via my Squidoo account transferring. I am currently adding to both, and looking for other sites. Nice review of those you are aware of.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Me too. It's the best writing site I've found.

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      5 years ago from India

      I am mostly using hubpages only

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      5 years ago from California, United States of America

      Hey there, Doug. Sorry I missed your comment, for some reason it was in my spam folder. That happens sometimes, not sure why.

      I'm sure there's a simple article for SEO but it's not coming to me right now; I've read some good ones. Off the top of my head, Wrylilt has a good article on Wizzley about keywords. I also have one here on HP on my slider.

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      Doug West 

      5 years ago from Missouri

      Great article. Do you have a simple article you recommend so I can start optimizing my articles for SEO?

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 years ago from California, United States of America

      Hi, Ron. Yeah, IB is pretty good. I have a few criticisms, but for your needs they would be a good fit, I think. They do review every article you submit until they feel they can trust you. But I've had every article, 11 at the moment, approved and some of them are not that long, I think some are around 600 words (off the top of my head). They will disapprove an article for mistakes, if they're there, and let you correct the mistakes and submit again. They are a little picky, but once you learn the rules it's easy. It also can take them awhile to review your article sometimes. What I ended up doing is just continue to submit articles while they review ones already submitted. What I do like quite a bit is that they pay you directly; no need for Adsense. And they pay per impression, I believe. So they are a good alternative if things ever go afoul with the usual sources.

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      Ronald E Franklin 

      6 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      I'm trying to figure out if InfoBarrel is a good place for some of my Yahoo Voices articles that got orphaned when the site closed. I hear good and bad about IB. I was especially concerned that they seemed too nit-picky. Your experience seems to say that may not be a real issue. Those Yahoo articles are generally shorter than would be optimum here at HP, and IB does seem like a possible fit. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 years ago from California, United States of America

      Thanks, olongsinquito. That's what I heard about Wizzley, that mainly people make money from affiliates there. I'm also putting more effort into Infobarrel. In fact, I'm now mainly focusing on HubPages and Infobarrel because I like their rather similar models for earning. And that they both do great in search engines.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Hi Nate, this is a great article. It also took me some time before I learned how to better drive traffic to my articles. I also had to figure out that in order to get search engine traffic, you have to write about what people will be searching for. I put some effort into Wizzley, and am now putting that same effort into Infobarrel. It takes longer to earn anything on Wizzley, but it is good for affiliate sales. Maybe it wouldn't have taken as long if I had taken more time to promote my earliest articles.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 years ago from California, United States of America

      I haven't tried Yahoo Voices yet, but I've heard (read) a lot about them and checked them out awhile back. I kind of understand why Infobarrel uses their review process; I'm sure in time a person could build up a good amount of work there and I'm sure it could be profitable in many ways. I just have to find other things to do while I'm waiting on my article to be reviewed. I've decided I'll just keep writing.

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      6 years ago

      Yahoo Voices is ok, but they micro-manage more than Infobarrel even. Hubpages is my favorite, too.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 years ago from California, United States of America

      Yes, MercCipher, Hubpages is still my favorite, for certain. I believe in diversifying a bit. But I also think it's good to get a good amount of quality content on each site; that's why I established a good amount of articles here at HP. I wish you the best in your endeavors. These are some great sites that I've mentioned.

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      6 years ago

      I've used Squidoo and Hubpages and I'm a Hubpages fan and am quite happy here. But I'll check those others you mentioned.

    • NateB11 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nathan Bernardo 

      6 years ago from California, United States of America

      I'm a big HP fan too, emartin. Bubblews is good, the longer you're there and active, the more money is made. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Erica Martin 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      I love HP - I've recently started using Bubblews. I'll have to check out the others... I also like Yahoo! Voices and Triond.


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