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Making Money Online Writing

Updated on August 6, 2016
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content-sharing websites. She's the author of 12 books and helps other authors publish theirs.

Writers, regardless of what they write about, dream of making money online writing. This dream can now be a reality thanks to many websites that allow writers to make money online writing articles or any other types of writing.

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List of websites that allow you to make money writing online

We all know that Hub Pages allows you to make money online writing articles (hubs) or publishing your poetry, lyrics, short stories, fiction, and non-fiction. You earn money when people click on Google Ads that are featured in your hubs and also when ads are displayed in your hubs. And if you feature relevant products (books, DVDs, etc.) in your hubs through affiliate programs such as Amazon Associates or eBay you can make money too if those products are purchased.

Hub Pages is definitely a great site for making money writing online but what other websites exist out there that also let you earn money in a similar fashion. Here is a list of some of these sites that I joined. You might want to try them out yourself.

List of websites that allow you to make money writing online

Ways to Make Money on This Website
Currency / Minimum Earnings Payout
How Much % Do You Earn?
Wizzley ( - German owned website)
Google AdSense, Amazon Associates, eBay, Zazzle, Chitika, and AllPosters
AdSense - $100min; Amazon - $10min. Paid by those sites not by Wizzley.
50% of advertising revenue. 55% after 50 approved articles. 60% after 100 approved articles.
Wikinut ( - British owned website)
Advertisements from different networks not just Google Adsense
Pound Sterling / 5 Pound Sterling minimum to get paid
50% of advertising revenue
Triond (
Google AdSense
US Dollars / 50 cents minimum to get paid
50% of advertising revenue
She Told Me (
Google AdSense
US Dollars / since this deals with AdSense - $100min applies
100% AdSense revenue sharing
WebAnswers (
Google AdSense
$100 AdSense minimum to get paid
60% of advertising revenue. 40% goes to
Bubblews (
Get views, likes, and comments on your posts
Writedge (
Amazon Associates, Google AdSense
AdSense - $100min; Amazon - $10min. Paid by those sites not Writedge
75% AdSense revenue sharing; Amazon earnings are 100% yours
Daily Two Cents (
Amazon Associates, Google AdSense
AdSense - $100min; Amazon - $10min. Paid by those sites not Daily Two Cents
75% AdSense revenue sharing; Amazon earnings are 100% yours
Lisotfied (
Amazon Associates, Google AdSense
AdSense - $100min; Amazon - $10min. Paid by those sites not Lisofied
75% AdSense revenue sharing; Amazon earnings are 100% yours

list of websites that allow you to make money writing online


On the wizzley website you can publish articles that are non-fiction or fiction. You can publish poetry and other creative writing, recipes, informative articles, etc. There may be restrictions to what you can and cannot post. You will have to check with the site directly to make sure that what you write is allowed. Whatever you publish it will first have to get approved before it will show up on the website. Sometimes you will be notified by the site that in order for your article to get approved you have to add something to it. If this happens then make the necessary changes for your work to be published on the site.

There are many ways to make money on this website. The most popular one is of course via Google AdSense. In order to make money with Google on this website you need to have an AdSense account and you have to link it to Another way to earn money is through Amazon Associates (Amazon affiliate program). You feature relevant products in your articles and if someone buys them you make money, I haven't done this yet but from what I know there is an Amazon capsule that you can add to the article (similar to Hub Pages). You can probably add direct product links as well. Other ways to make money on this site is through eBay, Zazzle, Chitika, and AllPosters. eBay is of course similar to Amazon but the others I have not heard of before. You can Google them up and find out if you are interested.

This website is German owned and it is free to join.


Topics that you can publish on the wikinut website include writing (letters, poetry, short stories, diaries, essays, columns/opinions, true stories, personal opinions), reviews (books, restaurants, technology, food, shows, music, theater, shopping, games, websites, films/tv), travel, business, health, money, guides, celebrities, news, gambling, humor, jobs, and money. Each category has sub categories that you can choose from, No matter what you publish your article has to be approved by the moderator before it can appear on the website.

The way you make money on this website is through ads that appear in your articles. These ads don't have to be from Google. They can be from other ad networks as well. I would assume that you make money when someone clicks on the ads in your articles but maybe you also make money simply from ad impressions. You need to generate a minimum of 5 pound sterling in ad revenue before you can get paid.

Another way you can earn money on this site is by referring other people to the website. When you invite someone to wikinut (via a special link) and that person joins the site, publishes articles, and earns revenue you will earn 10% of their earnings.

Wikinut earnings are in pound sterling. I would assume that if you live in the United States the earnings will get converted to US $ once it is time for the site to pay you. Not sure about those that lives outside US or outside UK.

This website is British owned and is free to join.

UPDATE: This website no longer pays its writers but you can still publish your work there if you want.


This website allows you to publish different kinds of writing on a variety of topics - poetry, news, creative writing, recipes, books, travel, short stories, business, health, and more. Depending on the content you publish your work will be published on a relevant website. Some of these sites include,,,, and, among others.

For example, if you publish a poem it will get published on; if you publish a recipe then it will get published on and so on.

When you signed up to (which is free) you get your own portfolio page where links to all your writing published via will be displayed, along with photos, videos, audios that you publish. People will be able to read all of your writing and you will make money online when someone clicks on Google Ads... You need to have a Google AdSense account and have to link it to in order to earn money. You need to generate a minimum of 50 cents (US) in ad revenue before you can get paid. That is a very low threshold amount, which is great.

She Told Me

This website is a social bookmarking site like that also allows you to make money online by sharing interesting content that you have written yourself or read/viewed online (with links to that content of course).

What you share on the website is called a scoop. You make money when someone clicks on Google Ads that are displayed on your scoop pages. You need to have a Google AdSense account and link it with your account in order to make money.

It is free to join but if you want to share things with others and potentially earn money online by sharing your scoops with others you need to get a paid membership. It seems that before you can get a paid membership you first have to sign up for a free one.

Signing up for a free account does not guarantee it will be approved. But if it is only then will you find out that you need to have a paid membership to share scoops with others and potentially earn money online. And it is only then that you will be told how much you will have to pay for this membership. This is what happened to me. I don't remember how much I had to pay. I think it was something around $12 for one year but I may be wrong. At any rate it was not a very high amount. I haven't been able to make any money on this site so I asked to close my account. You may be more successful than me so wouldn't hurt to check this site out.

Web Answers is a site where people ask questions, receive answers to those questions, and answer questions asked by others. There are a few ways to earn money on this website.

One way to earn money is by having your answer (to a specific question) be chosen as an awarded answer (the best answer). When this happens you earn a percentage of the advertising revenue from Google Ads that are displayed on that question page. Earnings may be based on clicks or on impressions. When an answer has been awarded the question becomes closed and submission of answers to that question is no longer accepted. You can leave a comment though if you want.

If your answer is not chosen as the best answer you can still earn money by asking and answering questions. Google Ads are shown on question and answer pages, which gives you more opportunity to increase your earnings and revenue. Make sure that you are active on the site and that the answers you provide to the questions are detailed, grammatically correct, and are free of typos and misspellings. The more questions you answers and answer well, and the more questions you ask, the more money you can make.

All of your stats (clicks, impressions, earnings) are found in your Google AdSense account. So if you want to see how much you are making simply log into your account, select Performance Reports, and chose to see stats for websites. If you've made anything on webanswers you will see in the list along with the relevant stats.

Webanswers is free to join.


Bubblews is a new and great way to earn money. On this site you submit posts on any topics you like. There are many topics/categories to choose from and you can even submit your own subcategories. The posts must be a minimum of 400 characters in length, which means it will not take you a very long time to write and publish a post. You may add a picture to the post and/or a link relevant to the post if you prefer, but that is not necessary. Don't publish many posts at once. Do a few posts a day and let some time pass between posts. I am not sure if there is a limit to how many posts you can publish a day. I do a few a day only.

Whenever someone views your post, likes/dislikes it, or comments on it, you seem to earn a penny for each one though the site says we earn based on ad revenue the site is pulling in.

You will actually get paid once you've accumulated a minimum of $50 in your "Bubblews Bank." You can see how much money you've earned and your view, like/dislike, comment stats by going to "The Bank" page of your Bubblews account.

When it comes time to redeem your earnings you have to click on the "Redeem Now" button found on the "The Bank" page of your account. You can request to receive a check, have money deposited into your PayPal account, get a Visa gift card, or have them buy you something. If you choose this last option you have to provide them a link of the item found online and the cost of it along with your shipping info.

You can also earn money on Bubblews by referring people to the site using a referral link. You can find your referral link by clicking on "My Hub" link and then clicking on "Referral" in the drop down menu. When someone signs up to the site via your referral link you will earn $.20 on their first post. The more people you refer to the site the more you will earn.

Bubblews is free to join.

UPDATE: Bubblews has shut down and is no more.

Writedge, Daily Two Cents, Lisofied

Writedge, Daily Two Cents and Listofied are all owned and run by Harlow-McGaw Media.

Writedge is focused on high quality articles, much like that of HubPages, that have a 400 word minimum. The first three written posts have to be approved prior to publication before you are promoted to self-published author. When this happens you will be able to publish your future posts without waiting for them to be approved. They will automatically become published. There are many different topics to choose from so there is lots that you can write about.

Daily Two Cents is focused on shorter posts, much like those of Bubblews, that have a 100 word minimum. You can write about many different topics. If you are into writing personal blog type posts, opinions, rants and the like this is definitely the site worth checking out and writing for. You are welcome to write high quality educational/informative posts here as well, but you are better off posting them on Writedge. In the beginning your posts have to be approved first before you can automatically publish future posts.

Listofied is focused on list type posts. This means that whatever you write has to be some sort of a list. There should be a minimum of five things in the list. You don't just merely list five things and publish. You create the list and then expand on each item in the list by writing relevant content under it. You should also do a short intro as well before writing the list and expanding on it. The minimum word count for a list post is 100 words.

Here is an example: If you were to create a list of top 5 places to see in NYC you would first write a short intro and then list those top 5 places and then under each one you would describe those places and why people should see them, and any other content you deem relevant and important to include. There are many different topics you can write about, so there are endless lists you can create. I believe your posts have to be approved first before you are allowed to automatically publish them but if you already write for one of the other sites that is not the case.

The earnings on these three sites come from Amazon Associates, which are paid directly by Amazon once the $10 minimum is reached. They also come from Google AdSense, whether it turns out to be from ad clicks or ad impressions. There you need to earn $100 min to get paid. The $100 is a cumulative total so you don't need to earn that much on each site but on all three combined if you write for all three. And whatever other sites you use AdSense with they will also be added to the total so you will be able to reach $100 faster. Once you get to that earnings total Google will pay you.

You are allowed to include referral links and of course Amazon product links on your posts but there is a limit to how many you can post and it's based on how many words your posts contain. You'd have to go to each site directly to find out.

All three sites are free to join.

Which of these sites will you consider joining if you haven't done so already?

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