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5 Best Revenue Sharing Writing Websites 2017

Updated on March 3, 2017

Woah! The recent years have been crazy for online writers writing in revenue sharing websites. PersonaPaper - a revenue sharing article writing website based on PPV model (pay-per-view) announced that they will permanently be shutting their doors and going out of business. This was less than two months are Wikinut (another PPV website) declared their departure in December of 2015. And don't even get me started on Bubblews going Poof! (with a capital P).

The downfall of Bubblews was expected, but not in the way it disappeared overnight. We, as writers and bloggers, are running out of credible and quality sites we can truly call it as our best revenue sharing writing website.

Best AdSense Revenue Sharing Websites in 2017

Where should you write?
Where should you write? | Source

Now, in 2017, only few handful key players remain in the form of AdSense revenue sharing websites—and all of them have got a lot of trust and confidence from the users. Take Infobarrel, for example, the site was not even touched by the first Panda wave, or second, or third. And Wizzley, whose reputation and perseverance for the top quality writing website has been backed by strict moderators, editorial control, and familiar, trustworthy names we all know from the good old days of Squidoo and old HubPages.

Below, I have tried to rank the websites I personally write for, and believe are the five most dedicated AdSense revenue sharing websites for writing. And just to differentiate my top five list from other generic ones, I have introduced some factors and parameters in play. These parameters rank the websites out of a total score of 100; and how/why the particular deserves that score.

The Revenue Sharing Site Quality Score

Parameter
Score
What It Measures
Website Age
10
How long has the site been up?
Credibility
10
Is the website trustworthy? Does it have a tendency to go poof without warning?
Website Design
10
The overall look and feel of the website
Return
10
The percentage revenue share, monetary rewards, contests
Community
10
How welcoming and active are the authors in forums?
Search Engine Ranking
10
Does the site get love from the big G, B and Y?
Quality Control
20
How active is the site to block spammers and low quality articles?
Editor
10
How easy it is to create an article in its text editor?
Democracy
10
Does the management take ideas from the community seriously?

1. Website Age

It shouldn't be surprising why the age of a website matters. More time on the internet means that the domain name has been on the market for long, and search engines have noticed it. The same article written on one new site and another old site won't be on the same spot Google ranks it. The one on the older revenue sharing website has a higher chance of getting the far up rank.

However, because it is not that big of a factor, and with little SEO and quality content, a new website can easily outrank the older one—so this one holds a tiny 10% of the total score. Old websites like HubPages and Infobarrel score more than newer sites like Writedge and DailyTwoCents.

2. Community

A good, supportive community can make or break the site. Authors who read, write, comment and share their fellow authors' works receive the same. Slowly, the amount of social shares and in-site interaction and popularity starts getting noticed—by people who aren't already users or loyal readers—and also by search engines. A vibrant community also benefits from mutual traffic and ad impressions.

What does this mean? Revenue sharing site like HubPages wins over Infobarrel and Wizzley.

Writedge and DailyTwoCents are revenue sharing websites based on WordPress. Are you familiar with its text editor?
Writedge and DailyTwoCents are revenue sharing websites based on WordPress. Are you familiar with its text editor? | Source

3. Search Engine Ranking

How high up the site ranks for the target keyword? What percentage of the traffic is directly from search? Most importantly - is its SE rank decreasing?

4. Quality Control and Democracy

Which website has done the best to weed out the ones that most hurt the site? Are there strict editorial guidelines in place?

Writers and article authors generate the product for the website. So, is the website management listening to what they have to say? Are the staffs sneaking around useless updates while giving the cold shoulder to more suppressing problems?

5. Credibility

This should be the most important factor when choosing a revenue sharing writing in 2016, but it hold the same weight as most of the others because of several reasons. Some people may value the revenue sharing percentage more than the management and the people behind it. It's exactly like reading the terms and conditions of the website: not actually reading it.

6. The revenue sharing percentage

Let's get back to basics - which site offers the most return for your investment? Old players like Infobarrel gives a base rate of 75% AdSense revenue share that can go up to 90%. Wizzley gives just 50% in the beginning which can inch up to 60%. HubPages is still at 60%.

Website --->
HubPages
Infobarrel
Wizzley
Writedge
DTC
Age (10)
10
9
7
5
5
Credibility (10)
10
7
10
10
10
Website Design (10)
9
8
10
6
6
Return (10)
6
10
5
9
9
Community (10)
10
5
6
8
8
SE Ranking (10)
9
7
5
8
8
Quality Control (20)
15
20
18
16
16
Democracy (10)
6
7
8
10
10
Editor (10)
9
5
10
7
7
Total (100)
84
78
79
79
79

Looking at the total scores, I am not that surprised. HubPages is still the juggernaut of all the revenue sharing websites despite the slip in rankings and love from its old loyal users. I should also add that I'm not at all surprised how the two new sister sites - Writedge and DailyTwoCents have surpassed Wizzley. Wizzley may be a bigger website, but it hasn't been able to reach its full potential. The same for Infobarrel.

Diversify or Concentrate?

Would you concentrate all your writing on a single website or diversify on several websites? Will it take longer to reach your target (money, readership, number of articles) by focusing your work on a single website or should you write for two-three sites to know the field?

Ultimately, it all depends on you.

Do you agree?

Are you okay with the scores I have given to these sites? There is a reason why I haven't elaborated all my points and individual scores—and I will slowly answer your questions. For now—on to you. I would love to hear your thoughts about these sites, and how you would rank them.

Source

What is your top revenue sharing writing website?

Which AdSense revenue sharing website is your choice?

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    • rebelogilbert profile image

      Gilbert Arevalo 5 weeks ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      Excellent analysis of revenue earning websites.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 6 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Interesting article regarding the different writing sites. It is nice to be affiliated with one that has staying power like HubPages. From what you wrote Infobarrel also sounds interesting. Bubblews was a flash in the pan but was certainly lucrative while it lasted for writers posting content there.

    • Athlyn Green profile image

      Athlyn Green 6 months ago from West Kootenays

      Excellent overview and very helpful for those looking for sites to write for. Especially so, since so many sites have disappeared. Well done.

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      Mike Leal 18 months ago from London

      Another great Hub! Amazing. Thanks for the info.