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How to Make Money Online Writing Poetry

Updated on September 15, 2011

Can You Make Money Online Writing Poetry?

You can.

Just not a lot.

There are ways to make money online from your poetry, but it takes a lot of hard work, and you usually only see a small income, or a moderate income even in the best cases.

It's hard to make money with poetry through any medium, and the Internet is no exception.

Here are a few ways to make some extra money writing your poetry and publishing it online.

Making Money Writing Poetry On Gather is a website where you can publish almost any type of content, including poetry.

The benefit of publishing your poetry on Gather is that you don't have to depend on Adsense or other ads to make your money. It is mostly about how often your work is viewed.

There is no real way to tell how you make money on Gather, just that the more views you get, the more points you get.

And the more points you get, the more money goes into your Paypal account.

The key on Gather is to create a group of fans who follow your work. The more friends you make, and the more groups you join, the more often your pages (and your poetry) will be viewed.

So, you need to make lots of friends. You do that by posting often, at least several times a day. You can also make comments on other poeple's posts, and often they will reciprocate.

Always leave feedback when you get a comment on one of your poems, and then add the person to your friends list. Then go over and find something of theirs to comment on.

Eventually, you will have a bunch of followers, and every time you post a new poem, you will have a lot of viewers to your work.

Writing Poetry on Associated Content

Associated Content is similar to Gather, except that it's harder to get followers, especially new ones. The pay rate is up to $2 per 1000 page views. This isn't a lot, but it is still worth bothering with for some people.

Pretty much the same thing here as with Gather. Get followers to get views.

Poetry and Blogging, and Adsense Revenue Sharing Sites

You can also publish poetry on your blog, and make money from Adsense.

This is much more difficult to do than trying to make money from page views. It's just to hard to get search engine traffic, and poetry readers aren't ad clickers.

They're there to read poetry.

If you write enough, and have a lot of poems published, you will probably see a trickle from Adsense, but it's just a trickle.

The same thing goes for revenue sharing sites like HubPages. This is just not the way to go if you want to make some extra money.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is, if you want to make extra money online, poetry isn't the way to go. You can make some money, but never a lot. Stick to the sites that pay for pageviews if you want any money at all.


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    • zeke2100 profile image

      zeke2100 3 years ago

      I just checked and it is no longer accepting new members to join.

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      Gemore Brown 4 years ago

      I want to be sigh up.

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      HaleyMCruz 5 years ago from California

      Good advice, I'll check out this week! I'm glad you wrote this! And if you ever find anything else on where to post poetry, please update for us! :)

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      Cool hub, going to check out the site

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      Smart is Good 5 years ago from Lima, PerĂº

      This was very useful. Nice hub

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Though I'm not much into poetry I scribble, write notes and epigrams that I call poetry. Thanks for this useful advice. I have blogged and wrote for gather but I want to follow other tips.