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The Best Reference On Writing Sites That Pay For Your Articles

Updated on November 13, 2008

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On 12 May 08, I published on hubpages the article entitled “Writing sites that pay for your articles”. I actually wrote it in early May 08. Hence the article is now three months old and so is the information I shared. In this update, I shall review my experience with these writing sites that pay for your articles. I will make it so comprehensive that you would like to save a copy of this article as a general reference, and hence the name of the title. Please kindly put up with the description “Best” as this word is a must to attract readership and there’s no way that you can prove that some good stuff is not the best stuff. Hands up those who want to have a go at writing for these sites that pay for articles. Please blog about, link to, digg, stumbleupon, post on funwall, disseminate in facebook, del.icio.us it, tag it, myspace it, promote this article whichever way you can. You can reproduce the contents freely as long as my name gets mentioned (How I love the sight and sound of my own name). You don’t need to ask me for permission as long as you agree with what I am saying and don’t attempt to distort it. If it isn’t good enough for you, or can be improved or modified in any way, you’d better leave a comment to tell me why and how. You can see that I can’t lose either way. And here we are, the writing sites that pay for your articles, in alphabetical order.

1. Associatedcontent.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 1023)

This was the second site I registered in. I kept at it in spite of my early difficulties (it took them 10 days to approve or decline articles for publication). Near the end of June 08, they also knew their long review times were hurting them and dramatically shorted them to almost instant approval. I doubt it whether there is any review procedure at all if my articles are approved within 3 seconds. Now I have a total of 16 live articles there. My pageview is 611. My estimated performance payment is 92 cents. You can calculate this by multiplying your pageview with 0.15 cents to reach this number yourself. I am not entitled to receive upfront payment as I am not living in the States. This is not too bad as I still have the full rights of these articles. They have also kindly upgraded my clout level from purple (level 1 out of 10) to green (level 3 out of 10). My overall experience is that the site’s potential for freelance on-line writers is there. It also has the advantage of having a close relationship with Google who may have a financial interest in the site (I once googled out some information along those lines). The site is likely to be around for a long time. For non-US residents, the site is not as gratifying as their US counter parts. You will not get paid by having them buy your articles, the way how most writers make their money on this site.

2. eHow.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 677)

I registered with eHow and was welcomed warmly right away by Abigail, their eHow guide. It does make you feel good to have a nice smiling guide offering directions and answers you might have. Unfortunately, shortly after I joined, I also received suspicious phishing messages asking me to offer help to save a jailed heiress to a great fortune by making certain responses. For the unsuspecting philanthropists amongst us, do look out for phishing spams. I like reading the eHow articles when I want quick information about something, as they have to be written in directive steps. I would say I like writing these articles as it feels too much like making notes for my college tutorials, again. Try out for yourself.

3. Helium.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 5046)

Helium.com was the first writing site that I joined. I submitted a total of 16 articles. One of these was submitted for a contest. As my articles were listed according to the rating they received by other members of the site, only a couple of them came up in the first five in their lists of articles with the same topic. I soon stopped writing there and tried the other sites. In these other sites, writers and articles may still be scored. Nonetheless, my articles appeared to have more exposures to receive clicks, rather than go unnoticed within long lists. For the cents-sensitive ones amongst you, my income there three months ago was 13 cents. What were they today? It has grown by 53.8% to 20 cents. The annualized growth rate is calculated to be 595%, the only consolation in this exercise.

4. Hubpages.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 776)

I started here three months ago and the build-up has been steady. The site has great spontaneous response to your input. It shows you other hubbers’ activities which enrich your experience with the site. It shows your statistics clearly and allows you edit your work instantaneously. You may add pictures or advertising capsules (segments) anytime you like. You can also publish duplicated contents here even though this probably does more harm than good. For those who are keen to make a passive income here, they make it easy for you to become affiliates to Google Adsense, Kontera context link, Amazon.com and eBay.com. This is where I publish most of my articles (called hubs in here). In fact, I have just started my personal write-a-thon here, trying to reach a pageview of 50,000 by 1 Oct 2008. The site has so far brought in $15 through Google Adsense, $2 through Kontera and nothing through Amazon. I do see great potential in this site, as my pageviews and the number of fans are constantly climbing. I’m sure this site is much more profitable for more diligent and money-conscious writers who put effort into search engine optimization (SEO) and hub on more profitable Google Adsense Keywords. I shall leave this sub-topic here as this is not the main topic of this current article.

5. Lifetips.com (Alexa traffic ranking 17771)

This site invites writers to sign up as “Gurus” in their particular fields of expertise (from accounting, acupuncture…, to writing and yoga). You can share your “lifetips” and be paid up to $10 per tip, or allow them to compile your tips into an ebook or a printed book. They will market the book and award you your royalty at an agreed percentage. Disclaimer: I haven’t tried this myself.

6. PrintNPost.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 173670)

This was another site I wrote for. It is supported by its contributing community who appear happy to share comments with each other. I may be wrong but the site appeared to be single-handedly run and managed by its owner. Its review time for article approval is surprisingly short considering its limited resources. The owner is also quick in answering questions. You can also expect tons of traffic. As I write mostly health and medicine related articles, I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of the articles under this category are written by the same writer with a byline “Dxxxxxxx”. They are articles, up to 40 in number, with similar contents on the same topic, but written in different words. I strongly suspect that some kind of article-spinner is being tried out. It puts me off somewhat as these articles may upset readers after original contents. Nonetheless, the publishing under other categories appear to be in order. You may want to give this site a go. As you hold your own Google Adsense account with this site, I presume you get most, if not all, the payment from Google Adsense yourself. For me, the Google Adsense income was a total of $10 for the past three months.

7. Squidoo.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 450)

The site is associated with popular blogger Seth Godin who also provides you with a free e-book entitled “Every One Is An Expert” to start you off. It is a great site with lots of well written articles (called a lens, or an individual angle to see things). Unfortunately, for the beginner, the competition is really hot. Unless you do something nice and get recommended by one of the editors, your writing gets lost in the ocean of lenses created every day. Your humble author published one lens to try it out one month ago. Until this morning, my pageview is zero. I could have done something wrong though. There are many other lens producers who will share with you how interesting and addictive publishing at squidoo.com is. I am sure it will turn out great for many of you who try it hard and long enough. Have fun. A note of warning: the site allows publication of adult contents. Don’t assume your child can be left alone safely with this site.

8. Thisisby.us (Alexa traffic ranking: 86565)

I started here three months. I find the site rather unique. It writing community is keen and friendly. Its writers are keen in making comments (probably because you also earn by making comments, on top of by posting articles). However, the site appears to be smaller in scale and scope. New writers may find that it can take them a long time to build up their traffic here. Some of its writers are really prolific, creative and stylish. I find this a good reading site but am very unsure whether the average writer will monetize their articles here. Writers are rewarded by a formula involving pageviews and votes by other writers (termed “goodness”). Your humble author has so far made 4 cents with my few articles. Check this out if you still have time after writing at the other sites.

9. Triond.com (Alexa traffic ranking: 36499)

Even though the triond.com site is ranked 36499, this may not reflect the popularity of the sites posting your articles. Triond.com is the portal that distributes your writing to various sites including healthmad.com (Alexa traffic ranking 64120), socyberty.com (Alexa traffic ranking 45840) authspot.com (Alexa traffic ranking 106518), gomestic.com (Alexa traffic ranking 74957) and others. Triond.com accepts articles on all topics and sorts them out to distribute through the appropriately themed article sites. You can even write in any language of your choice and they’ll find the right place to publish it. They also try to find an image to match your content and attach this to it. I particularly like the healthmad.com as it is a handy place to keep my health and medical articles. However, they are very strict with duplicate contents. You are likely to have your article declined even if it has been partly duplicated somewhere on the internet (or possibly, in print). They are very efficient with paying their authors. I started writing for them in May 08 and they had paid me twice already by paypal. Even with payouts as low as $2.24 (on 15 Jun 08) and $0.56 (on 15 Jul 08), they did not find that an issue. I guess I shall stay with them as well, even though I like hubpages.com more because of the hubpages’ more spontaneous responses and interactive features. I shall update you in the future after trying out how they are with publishing Chinese articles (I have just submitted my first Chinese article to them this morning).

Summary

In this article, I have outlined the different features of the writing sites that pay for your articles. Whenever possible and applicable, I have included my own experience and what I enjoy about these sites. It’s nice to get paid for your work and the time you’ve taken to create it. Nonetheless, my personal experience is that you have to find a site that helps you enjoy your hobby of writing and sustain it. You can never monetize your hobby if it stops being your hobby. You are welcome to share your thoughts on this article and writing on the internet in general.

Please also read Dr Benson Yeung's related hub: How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 1

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      Benson Yeung 5 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Nikhil,

      there's no money in writing, unless you chip in 16 hours a day and are a born genius.

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      Nikhil 5 years ago

      Dear Dr. Benson,

      I cannot believe what I have been reading. There's no money in writing? How can that be? What about writing content for websites? Or writing ebooks, whitepaper, the technical stuff? I had been hearing all this while that it really pays quite well if you can write well. I even heard about people who made a business out of content writing of some sort.

      Please correct me if I am wrong.

      Thanks! Cheers!! :)

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      pradeepdwivedi 6 years ago

      it's great information for newbees like me ,thanks!

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      Benson Yeung 6 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi okmom23

      thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Donna Oliver 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

      Great resource! Thank you for sharing your personal statistics. Your hub is very helpful.

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      Benson Yeung 6 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi jcales,

      I think printnpost is also non-functional now, even though you can still read it.

      Thanks for commenting

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      jcales 6 years ago

      never heard of printpost.. thanks I'll try them out.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Aarthy Yuvaraj,

      you are welcome.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Write nd Earn a Living

      thanks for the kind comment.

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      Aarthy Yuvaraj 7 years ago from India

      Hi Benson Yeung,

      Very useful article. Thanks a ton for the comprehensive information

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      Write nd Earn a Living 7 years ago

      This is good content, Benson and should prove a resource for those who are looking for legitimate writing gigs.

      It's too bad that some of these sites are only open to U.S. this makes it somewhat harder for Canadians.

      Bookmarked.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi harrist,

      thanks for commenting.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi scheng1,

      thanks for updating us with the changes.

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      harrist 7 years ago from on the Net

      very informative great hubs , thanks for sharing

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      scheng1 7 years ago

      A lot of changes since the time you published this hub. Yahoo has announced the purchase of Associated Content, and will close it down. Triond has incorporated Adsense revenue sharing.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Gina,

      thanks for commenting. Best of luck to your writing.

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      Gina 7 years ago

      I am impressed and looking into some of these as I have only heared of a few of these. Thanks

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi Pamela Kinnaird W,

      thanks for commenting.

      Glad you like the piece.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 7 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      This is a very useful article. Thank you. You sure did generate a lot of comments. Good work.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi Jufi,

      thanks for your invitation. Shall drop by during the weekend.

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      Jufi 7 years ago from USA

      Hi Benson,

      As a new blogger, this is good information to know. Thank you for taking the time to post and educate us on it.

      If you have time, please visit my site www.advice2love.com & www.luxtraveldiscovery.com. Would like your input on it. Thanks a million.

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      Nolan 7 years ago

      A brand new (as in couple days old) 90% Adsense sharing site is MyGeoInfo.com It is for articles and photos that are related to places and travel.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Lynn,

      you're most welcome.

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      Lynn 7 years ago

      very informative. Thanks Benson.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi knowledgeispower,

      thanks for commenting and sharing your link.

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      knowledgeispower 7 years ago

      Great information on sites that pay for your articles.

      George

      https://hubpages.com/money/making-money-online-wri...

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi eMoneyArticles,

      thanks for commenting. My list does require some editing. I'll take into consideration your comments when I do a new edition on this.

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      eMoneyArticles 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the sites. You have made a mixed list of both adsense revenue sharing sites and those that pay you by themselves. I think that it would be better if you have made a differentiated lists for both types of sites. Because everyone has his own preferences. I prefer direct paying sites of adsense revenue sharing sites because there are guranteed earnings.

      However, thanks for the great list!

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi anglnwu,

      thanks for the info.

      A reminder to non-US writers: Demandstudios.com doesn't except non-US writers.

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      Good list and I'm familiar with some of them. The best one so far for me is Demandstudios.com--$15 per article, once approved. However, every article goes through the editorial staff and they can be picky. If you're an expert in any field, such as yourself, the rate goes up to $25 or $30.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi mikicagle

      thanks for commenting.

      Best wishes.

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      mikicagle 7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Thank you for all of the information contained in this hub. I am a newbie and your information is really helpful.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi silver lining 5,

      thanks for your words of encouragement.

      Best of luck.

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      silver lining 5 7 years ago from Southwest

      Thank you I think you a true altruistic person and I appreciate you. You are also quite gifted, I also tried Squidoo and it is as you say.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear theglobalspirit,

      thanks for commenting and fanning me. Best of luck with your writing and sharing on HP.

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      theglobalspirit 7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information. We are your newest fans;-)

      Stacey & Bobby

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      Stacey  7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information. We are your fans;-)

      Stacey & Bobby

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi webwriter,

      thanks for commenting. good luck with your webwriting.

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      webwriter 7 years ago

      nice post! keep this up Benson! =) your article allows us to evaluate the options out there...

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi travel_man1971,

      thanks for commenting.

      good luck with your ventures.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I'm glad I met a hub writer like you who painstakingly compose topics for the benefits of other writers. like me. I try writing to your example. Thanks for this hub, Dr. Benson.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Dirtdog,

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Dirtdog 7 years ago from New Smyrna Beach / Edgewater , Florida

      Very nice .

      Thank you for the list an personal reviews are a special point to consider along with site ranking .

      I certainly hope you are still enjoying your writings it is a flair to have a personal perspective in it . Thank you very much .

      Cheers Dirtdog

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Samiullah,

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Samiullah 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great list. http://www.contentjug.com is another adsense revenue sharing website. You will get up to 100% (Normally 50%-75%) adsense Revenue Share. The good thing is that you can post any type of content there (Articles, Tips, Tutorials, Reviews, Guides, How-Tos, General Knowledge and More)

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi thedragon319,

      Thanks for commenting.

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      thedragon319 7 years ago

      Great article. I am a fairly experienced writer and really appreciate all the tips on the online writing monetization opportunities. Keep us posted!! Good luck!

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Rebecca E.

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Rebecca E. 7 years ago from Canada

      thanks for all the tips and hints, these are really great.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi beth811,

      Good to hear that you have found somewhere for western union, but I do not have any ideas for other sites.

      Sorry about that & thanks for updating me!

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi RNMSN,

      Thanks for commenting.

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      beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      Thanks for the reply, Mr. Benson. I signed up in triond and one of the payment methods it listed is western union. That's why I was asking if there are other sites that pays thru western union.

      Good day!

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      Barbara Bethard 8 years ago from Tucson, Az

      WOW Dr Yeung this is great! thank you! I am still a newbie...looks as if I hit upon the right Hub (ha a pun) right off the bat! I actually read one of your xombablurbs and linked it back home/so to speak! glad I found your work!

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi beth811,

      They don't.

      They pay by paypal or pay by US dollars cheque.

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      beth811 8 years ago from Pearl of the Orient Seas

      I don't have paypal account. I would like to know the sites that pays article writers thru western union.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi masmasika,

      thanks for commenting. best of luck writing here at hubpages.

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      masmasika 8 years ago

      HI, Benson.  I just read your article.  This is great and thank you for sharing this to us.  Actually I also tried a lot of sites.  I am actually writing for Helium where I have more than 800 articles, Assocaited content, Triond, Squidoo and hubpages.  I am still new in hubpages but I am enjoying the site.  Cheers Benson.  

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi kimagpayo,

      thanks for commenting. I think hubpages is the best because of its very encouraging community. Writers can feel lonely and a little depressed at times if there's no feedback. Stay with hubpages, try to write well, the many kind comments from other hubbers will keep you going.

      cheers.

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      klmagpayo 8 years ago from Berlin, Germany

      Hi Benson, thanks for this article. Really useful info for a newbie like me :) I'm just amazed at how you really kind of distributed your articles in these different sites to try to learn a bit about each to share to us. I'm curious though, for you personally, did you think hubPages is the best among the ones in your list?

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi wandererh,

      thanks for commenting. Good to see you.

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      David Lim 8 years ago from Singapore

      Nice list. FYI, Thisisby.us is no longer with us.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Becca's Blog,

      thanks for commenting. Sounds like you've also been there and one that. You may find Steph Hicks' and Lissie's hubs on promoting your writing helpful (they are at http://hubpages.com/@stephhicks68 and http://hubpages.com/profile/Lissie)

      Best of luck with your writing

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      Rebecca Furtado 8 years ago from A Cornfied in the Midwest

      Blogging for pennies is how I would desribe my life these day. This is a good list. I am very happy to have found Hub Pages and Ac. Promotion is the key to being sucessful at the blogging for pennies thing. It is also the part I find most frustrating. Thanks for the great list and the personal take on the site.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi jxb7076,

      on the contrary, I think you're very well-positioned to make money. It's important to be writing for cents and the love of it.

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      Excellent information. It appear that you have tried pretty much all the sites available. I am on Associated Contents and Hubpages. Quite frankly, I've given up on making money as my sole intent was to just write as a hobby. Perhaps one day I willmake over ten dollars! :-)

      Thanks for sharing

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Marisa,

      thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi myrontay,

      thanks for updating us. It's a pity.

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      Yes, I noticed that too.  I was about to suggest it to someone who wrote rather spicy articles - not really suitable for HubPages.  Then I found it had gone!

      A pity - it was useless as a money-earner but they had some real out-of-left-field writing on there.

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      Myron Tay 8 years ago from Singapore

      thisisbyus is no longer with us :(

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Marisha,

      thanks for commenting and sharing.

      cheers.

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      Benson, thank you for being so honest about your earnings on these sites. Having tried Thisisbyus, MyLot, Helium and HubPages myself, I know that the reality can be far from the promises made to get you to sign up! HubPages is the only site which has actually lived up to my expectations.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi blondepoet,

      thanks for commenting. My wife is kind of busy too most of the time handling issues of the children and the household.

      I don't give lollies, except to Mrs Yeung.

      cheers.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      P.s So sorry Benson I forgot to ask you the most important thing,do you give lollies to your patients haha.I look forward to reading more of your inspiring,personality filled hubs as soon as I get more time.Hubbers like you make this site a very interesting place thankyou.

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      haha small eyes,falling asleep haha I hope you dont fall asleep during surgery.I like that one.What I meant by Mrs Yeung being neglected is 'does she mind that her husband is such a busy man.Being a doctor and writing all the time I wondered whether if she minds that she has to play cards at night by herself lol.She is a very lucky woman to have such a talented husband.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi blondepoet,

      thanks for commenting. I am blessed with having eyes so small that my patients can hardly tell if I am sleeping on the job. This explains a lot of things. Mrs Benson feels neglected? haha (whatever that means).

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      Great article yet again.I love your dry wit haha.Why cant we have doctors like you in my country,my doctor has grown slack Benson,he used to give me jelly beans but nomore.One question I would like to ask you is how do you find the time to do all this writing,being a surgeon and all.Does Mrs Benson feel neglected lol.?

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi bevey400,

      thanks for dropping by. Best of luck with your writing.

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      bev 8 years ago from scarborough

      iNFORMATIVE HUB AND I WILL CHECK SOME OUT....I WAS ON HELIUM BUT WAS UNIMPRESSED.HAPPY HUBBING.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Moon Daisy,

      honestly, the pleasure is mine.

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      Moon Daisy 8 years ago from London

      Thanks a lot for this article. I found it very interesting as I'm very keen to find other writing sites (although I think HubPages will probably remain my favourite!) It's nice that you posted your own experiences and wrote the bad points as well as the good.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Ann,

      thanks for dropping by and commenting. Good luck with your writing.

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      12tulip 8 years ago

      Finally! A review of the writing sites!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Benson. The only one I hadn't discovered was Lifetips.

      Blessings and luck to you on your endeavors. I have to "Make it work". No choice here.

      Ann

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Alice,

      thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Alice 8 years ago

      Great and informative hub! Lots of useful info. I like that the author shared his experience with each.

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      dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hmm sounds very interesting indeed. I learned a lot in the exchanges too. I may have a loook at some of these sites. Thanks for sharing.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      fashion for life,

      you are welcome and good luck to your attempts.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Rudra, nwunderlich, Michelle. Jim, Annie, Shafi and KCC Big Country,

      glad you like the hub.

      cheers

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Great hub, Benson! Very informative!

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      Shafi Choudhury 8 years ago

      Guys i have a website where you can rather earn dollars than pennies!!! And that is by just writing articles! Mr Benson Yeung, earlier on this article you mentioned that on Associatedcontent.com we cannot earn upfront paymennt because we are not from the US. But the website i have allows everyone to earn upfront payment!! That is excellant! I have already published one article and i have recieved $3.61 for it but they also pay for pageviews!!! So far i have submitted 7 more articles and have calculated earnings that can reach to $30.63!!

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      if you submit an article on:

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Learning Journey,

      I did not say hubpages ranked higher than squidoo. Squidoo actually ranked higher. There are people who swear that they couldn't live a single day without visiting the site. Just that in my experience, I couldn't quite figure out how to get started there to get noticed. My experience at hubpages was relatively smooth. I just kept writing and the rest simply happened. If you are new to both, you may want to try a few pieces at both sites.

      cheers,

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      Learning Journey 8 years ago

      Good overview, thanks for writing this.. I'm actually surprised to see hubpages ranked higher than Squidoo. I had thought the latter had grabbed more "mind space" in people that I meet.

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      Annie T. Baxter 8 years ago from Southern Louisiana

      Well, as Billy Crystal's character said in "Throw Mama From the Train"..."A writer writes"! And as Benson has shown, for those of us who like to write...there are a lot of places to do it! The fact that you spoke highly of HubPages over Squidoo makes me feel validated for choosing to make HubPages my publishing point!

      Looking forward to reading your other hubs. Thanks for sharing your insight!

      Until next time... Annie

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      Jim Ames 8 years ago

      thanks for sharing your details / stats. GOod research for the rest of us!

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      Michelle 8 years ago

      Very interesting, thank you for writing that. I appreciate that you went to such great effort to show us that there is no money to be made writing online! Even so, this article was very well researched for pennies.

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      nwunderlich 8 years ago from Sacramento

      Thanks for the information. I didn't know about all of these.

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      Rudra 8 years ago

      good and comprehensive list. didnt know about the others.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Eric,

      I didn't misunderstand your comment. I just used it as a lead to let my readers know what a fantastic and kind person I am, so they would forgive the poor grammar and typos.

      cheers,