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Make Money Online by Sharing Your Writing on YMI Doing This

Updated on August 9, 2016
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

If you want to branch out to other websites where you can make money online by sharing your writing then you may be interested in publishing your writing on YMI Doing This. The site is free to join and setting up your account is easy and takes very little time.

So how does this site actually work? Read on to find out.

YMI Doing This - share your writing and earn
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What Can You Publish on YMI Doing This?

When it comes to publishing your writing on YMI Doing This it seems that you can write about anything you want so long as it is clean (you can't curse or use profane language) and the content is unique. You can't publish anything on there that you or someone else has already published somewhere else online. Duplicate content is not allowed. Many other sites out there don't allow duplicate content either, so this is no surprise.

When you publish something on the site it doesn't have to be only informative or educational articles. Seems you can publish blog posts, poetry and other types of creative writing on there as well.

While some websites have a minimum word or character requirement for published posts/articles, there is no such requirement for the things you publish on YMI Doing This. Your posts/articles can be any length. Still, YMI Doing This is a writing site, so I wouldn't publish something there that is too short, like four sentences for example. I would write something much longer. But that is just me.

When you publish your article/post it has to be approved by admin before it can appear on the website. Once your post is approved it will appear on the home page, and it will stay there until new posts from others come in and push it down, until eventually it will not be on the home page anymore.

I am not sure if there is a limit to how many posts/articles you can publish on any given day. If you have a lot that you want to share on that site I think it is better to spread it out over a period of time instead of just publishing everything back to back. This way you will be more visible as time goes on and therefore give yourself a bigger chance of getting noticed by more people.

How Do You Earn on YMI Doing This?

Now that you know that YMI Doing This is a site that lets you publish your writing there and earn from it how do you actually earn money there?

The way you are able to earn money on YMI Doing This is through revenue sharing from Google AdSense. The revenue sharing is split 80/20. Your AdSense ID is active 80% of the time and the site's is active 20% of the time.

Whenever visitors will view any of your published articles/posts and click on one of the Google ads displayed there you will earn money. How much you earn will of course depend on the CPC (cost per click) of the ad they click on.

Sometimes you may even earn from ad impressions. In this case visitors don't have to click on a Google ad for you to earn. You make money simply from the ad being shown on your articles/posts..

The ad earnings you get from your posts/articles will show up in your Google AdSense account. Once you reach a minimum of $100 in ad revenue on your Google AdSense account you will be get paid your earnings. Google will be the one to pay you NOT YMI Doing This. If you are using AdSense on other websites then you don't need to earn $100 on YMI Doing This alone. Your YMI Doing This earnings will be added to your earnings from other sites and once you reach that $100 minimum you will get paid.

Getting Help on YMI Doing This

If there is something about YMI Doing This that you are not sure about or if you need help with anything but can't find the answer to it on the website, you can contact them by clicking on the Contact link and filling out a form. The form is easy to fill out. All you need to provide is your name, your email, the subject of your inquiry, and finally what it is that you want to know about. Once you submit your inquiry you won't have to wait forever for a reply. Someone will get back to you quickly with the answer to what you are looking for.

© 2014 Lena Kovadlo


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    • Athlyn Green profile image

      Athlyn Green 2 years ago from West Kootenays

      They don't have that information there, which is why I wondered if you knew. I've written them but so far, no response.

      Any site that holds onto one's articles is to be avoided, in my books. I remember Helium and how they continued to earn on articles that people could not remove.

      With the vagaries of the Internet, it sometimes becomes necessary to remove one's articles and place them elsewhere, so as to continue to earn from them.

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      Lena Kovadlo 2 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Athlyn Green - I do not remember if writers are able to delete their articles or not... If you go to their website they should have that information there I would assume.

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      Athlyn Green 2 years ago from West Kootenays

      Do you know if one is free remove their articles?

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      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      KoffeeKlatch Gals - I haven't really checked out what others are posting on the site but I like the idea of being able to publish content on pretty much any topic and that there is no minimum requirement as far as word/character count goes.

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      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      UPDATE: Today, after writing a post on Bubblews about YMI Doing This and how they say they keep the copyright of published content there, I received an email from YMI Doing This saying how they saw my Bubblews post and have updated their TOS to say that authors keep the copyright to whatever they publish on their site. I didn't want to take their word for it so I went to the site's TOS page and saw that they in fact did make that change. That is good news and perhaps now I will try to publish more things there.

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      Susan Hazelton 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It sounds like an interesting site.

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      Bill Russo 3 years ago from Cape Cod

      It's on the terms of agreement page. I read it closely and was turned off because there is always a chance that something you write will go viral and if one of your articles does, any money it might generate would apparently belong to them, not you.

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      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Thanks for your input Billrrrr. I am new to YMIDoingThis so not even sure if it's gonna bring me any income at all. But I thought I'd give it a shot. Seems there is nothing to lose. Traffic to my first post is low but maybe it's because of what I posted and also because I haven't shared it anywhere yet. I don't know... I think I will post a few more things on there before I decide if I should call it quits or not. I am always up for trying new websites that give writers the opportunity to write and earn.

      I didn't know about them taking the copyright of our work. Where did you find that information?

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      Bill Russo 3 years ago from Cape Cod

      I understand Lovebuglena. We can't have too many markets for our stuff. But I also noticed that they take the copyright of your work for themselves. On HP we have very few restrictions and we don't give up our copyright rights. I checked YMID out on Facebook and found that they have very little traffic. They only have about a dozen articles that have 'likes' on FB and most have only one or two. All I am saying is that anyone who works hard to produce a literate and informative piece, is probably better off sticking to a tried and proven site like Hubpages. I do not earn a lot of money , but I do enjoy it when I see a HubPages payment pop into my Paypal account. I suspect the hundred dollar threshold of YMID will NOT be reached by most contributors. I do thank you for the hub though. I will always explore every writing avenue.

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      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Billrrrr - that verification thing where you have to watch a video to reveal the code and then type it in before you can submit a comment is not uncommon. I've experienced it on other sites. Bubblews is one of them. It's not that big of a deal really. You don't have to watch the whole commercial...

      It would be better if the site had some rules and not just allowed anyone to publish anything and of any length but what we publish must be approved first so I would assume admin would not approve something that's terrible.

      I've not read anything on that site yet so not sure on its quality. I published only one post myself. Haven't gotten much traffic to it though. Haven't earned anything yet either. I might post some more stuff there just to see if I can earn anything. That's the main reason I joined.

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      Bill Russo 3 years ago from Cape Cod

      I checked out this 'site' and something is not quite right. In order to comment or register, they want you to verify that you are human but instead of employing the usual protocol, they force you to watch commercials for the verification. Apparently this is how they make their money. They get the funds from those paid messages, not the 'authors' As for content, they don't seem to care what they publish. The first article I read was by a man who claims to be working on his first novel. He should be working on his grammar!!! He wrote a piece on the Great Depression and started if off as follows: "When you here the phrase........."

      The homonym 'here' is a fine word, but has a vastly different meaning than "hear". I would recommend steering clear of 'YMIdoing this'.

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      Lena Kovadlo 3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      billybuc What do you mean by "It's not my thing."?

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It's not my thing, Lena, but great information for others out there. Nice job of sharing and explaining.


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