Are other revenue sharing sites worth the effort?

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  1. anish92 profile image65
    anish92posted 10 years ago

    There are possibly a hundred odd revenue sharing sites but is it even worthwhile to go through them if you write for all or some of the following?
    1. Hubapges
    2. Infobarrel
    3. Squidoo
    4. Bukisa
    5. Xomba

    1. gags3480 profile image58
      gags3480posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Totally agree with you. I am using the first four, but never tried Xomba.

    2. GracieLake profile image66
      GracieLakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't tried ALL of them, but am concentrating on a few. I also added Empower because it's not just revenue sharing but gives you direct commissions. I already made more in a couple weeks than I did all year from Hubpages.  (although I LOVE Hubpages and think it's a great system) You can repost/rewrite your posts for Empower Network. I will also look into Xomba and Bukisa...

      1. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Empower Network is a scam

        Basically you don't make money from revenue-sharing, you make money by conning others into signing up too.   They also don't make money from revenue-sharing but have to rely on signing others up. . . it's a pyramid scheme.

  2. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 10 years ago

    I think so, especially if you are a prolific writer. I do write on the first 3, including Thisisfreelance. And do earn from them all, in this order (best earnings) :
    1. Hubpages
    2. Infobarell
    3. Thisisfreelance
    4. Suite101
    5. Squidoo

    I'm not that prolific, else i would have joined more. Though i joined Xomba, i haven't written any articles there yet. Too busy tweaking, updating, etc... some of the already listed.

  3. mathom profile image78
    mathomposted 10 years ago

    Every site's a little different, so some people will find them better suited than others. Unfortunately, it usually takes time to master a new site and learn what works.

    But it's a good idea to diversify, once you've got one site working for you. You never know whn some site might lose traffic to some algorithm change.

    I can't speak for the others, but just had my second-best Squidoo pay day at $1167. i've just started laying down a portfolio on Wizzley and Zujava, where many online acquaintances write. i've started to see a few Adsense pennies trickle in from my Wizzley articles.

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 10 years ago

    I would suggest that can be worth some time too.  Especially as webanswers are general pretty quick and easy to write.

    1. anish92 profile image65
      anish92posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I have heard of this site a lot but to the best of my knowledge they do not accept Indian contributors

      1. gags3480 profile image58
        gags3480posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I don't agree. I am an Indian and using these sites. It's going very well.

        1. anish92 profile image65
          anish92posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Are you Indian and a member of webanswers??
          Then they must have changed their policy because I am pretty sure they didn't accept Indians back when I tried signing up?smile

      2. aa lite profile image86
        aa liteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        They do have a list of countries that they don't accept contributors from, which is mainly Asian countries, but I think they might treat you differently if you already have an Adsense account.

        They seem to think that click fraud is very prolific in some countries and they ran into trouble a while ago because they have the reputation as a site that makes it easy to get an Adsense account through, hence their ban.

  5. Marisa Wright profile image88
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    I haven't heard much that's good about Bukisa. This is my list of worthwhile sites:

    Xobba (note, not Xomba)

    I've never had much success at Squidoo myself because it does take effort.   Check out Greekgeek's advice on how to make it there.  The others are no-frills rev-sharing sites, some of them founded by ex-Hubbers.

    1. anish92 profile image65
      anish92posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, I kind of like Wizzley as a publishing platform but have you actually earned anything from that site? I am a little concerned because its revenue generation depends a bit too heavily on affiliate programs for my liking. (I am much more comfortable with CPC and CPM as I am not really a traffic magnet).

      1. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I have only a handful of articles on that site and they haven't earned much, but then I haven't done much to promote them either.

        I know several ex-Hubbers who moved to Wizzley and were full of praise, but who are no longer so impressed.  I think, like a lot of new sites, Wizzley had a "honeymoon period" with Google and that has long since worn off. 

        However, I don't think it's any worse than any other rev-sharing site.  Pre-Panda, it was possible to write on a rev-sharing site and rely on the main site's high PR to attract traffic.  Those days are over, everywhere.  It still works on Squidoo, but they have a similar featured/idled system to HubPages, so you can't just write a lens and sit back. 

        You say you don't like affiliates because you're not a traffic magnet: in that case, I'd have thought affiliates are what you need!   If you're only getting a small amount of traffic then you need to make the most of what you get,which means having really targeted advertising offering them something they will actually buy.

        1. anish92 profile image65
          anish92posted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Apart from text books I have NEVER bought anything online and have absolutely no idea what people from other parts of the world might buy from Amazon:) And I think their commission share is pathetic and hardly earns anything unless you are selling something upwards of $100s.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image88
            Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I agree.  Amazon has only a one-day cookie, which means you must be really skilful in "selling" your reader the product before they've even clicked the ad. 

            I wasn't referring to Amazon.  I was referring to eBay and countless other affiliates - which you can access on Wizzley using Viglinks.

    2. anish92 profile image65
      anish92posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      BTW, I just checked out thisisfreelance but they don't have a FAQs page. Could you please tell me more about this site as I have never hear of it till now

      1. Marisa Wright profile image88
        Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        It's owned by former Hubber ThisisOli.  He earns his living online so he knows his stuff. The site isn't high profile but he's very strict about the standard of writing so it should have potential.

      2. yarddog2k profile image61
        yarddog2kposted 10 years agoin reply to this
        Here is the FAQ link for ThisIsFreelance. There isn't a lot of content on their FAQ page, but it is there.

  6. adrienne2 profile image70
    adrienne2posted 10 years ago

    Hi Marisa, I keep hearing very good things about Squidoo, but it does not seem to work for me.  I do not make any thing over there.  May I am not as dedicated, and I am partial to hubpages.  I would love to check out some of your lens on do you have a different pen name on squidoo?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think I have only one lens there now!   There's an art to publishing on Squidoo and I'm too lazy to learn it.  Here's a good article I found on what's involved: … on_Squidoo

      Greekgeek also has some good advice.

  7. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 10 years ago

    I started at last month and have made more in less than a month than I would in three years here. I even had an article go viral. It paid a year of hub pay in one day.

    There is a problem, though. That site is cutting back on pay for international articles and the serious writers have been very upset. Since I'm new and have been very happy with the pay, I am not bothered.

    I respect the advice in this forum topic about diversifying and will check out some of the other sites. Squidoo scared me, but I will read the advice and give it a try.

    One thing about examiner: the article reviewers are specific and merciless with each article. The journalism, quality and AP style writing is no joke there.

    Anyone who is serious about improving their news writing craft should invest some time there to make valuable improvements that will travel anywhere on the web.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That's interesting.  I knew a couple of people who signed up for Examiner when it started and they reported poor earnings, so I've never given it another thought.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image75
        Barbara Kayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I was approved for The Examiner, but what I didn't like is that if you quit submitting articles, you can no longer earn money. You can't remove them and use them elsewhere either. I can't remember the time limit before they consider you no longer active, but it wasn't very long.

  8. Healthy Pursuits profile image81
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 10 years ago

    I created an account for Squidoo and wrote a few articles. However, after I read several articles that were chosen as the lens of the day, I decided not to follow up on Squidoo. The most prized articles seem to be those that are mainly long, drawn-out ads for one product or another. I've never seen so much concentrated selling. That's not what I want to write.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image75
      Barbara Kayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Healthy Pursuits, I've noticed that too and writing ads just isn't my thing. I've written 4 articles there and have had troubles placing in Google with them. I've heard of so many people earning good money there though.

      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image81
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I have, too, Barbara. That's why I decided to try it. But I changed my mind after I got into it and was concentrating on what they considered their best articles. I felt that I had stumbled onto an ad mill. Didn't feel right for me at all.


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