Triond Sucks!: Any other online writing scams to warn other people?

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  1. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Please post any other online writing for money scams here.

    @ Triond I found out that I wasn't getting paid according to the content views -
    Of course no response, or a goofy non-response is all I got from the 'help'.

    I deleted all my content at Triond and posted a flame post about how bad Triond sucks. Well I got a response all right - quickly - they deleted my flame post!.

    Let's just say I was highly unsatisfied.
    http://getsatisfaction.com/triond/topic … 11_to_3_12

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Avoid Helium.com like the plague.  Several of us here have written hubs telling our bad experiences on this horrid site.  They ban you and keep your work while it makes money for them after you are banished from the site.  It is run and moderated by some of the worst cretins imaginable.  Unfortunately, I cannot give you the links to my hubs because of the self promotion rule here. sad

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      1. recommend1 profile image70
        recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Of course you can't do any self promotion !!!!

        Here is a good hub about Horrible Helium
        http://randygodwin.hubpages.com/hub/Hel … ting-Worse

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Gasp!  Thanks, Reco!  smile  How are things in your part of the world? smile

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          1. recommend1 profile image70
            recommend1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Hot - and holiday time starts NOW !  I only have two months before I start teaching again.

            How are things out there in the desert ?

            1. Randy Godwin profile image92
              Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Beautiful for now.  But hot weather is on the way!  smile

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    2. galleryofgrace profile image80
      galleryofgraceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Aw Gee- and here I was being grateful for my .73 cents a month. smile

    3. Kimmie10 profile image67
      Kimmie10posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know that this is old, but hopefully, you will be able to read this...  Do you know how to get rid of your stuff off of Triond?  I am trying to get rid of all of my work on it.  When I thought I did - I notice that it is still on Authspot.

    4. Edyta Tehrani profile image60
      Edyta Tehraniposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      After nearly 10 years of writing experience I will tell you one thing. You will never get rich or make a living writing for any of those massive content gathering sites. No matter what any of them promise, the earnings will drop near zero after sometime. I found Triond  still the most honest of them all, at least they pay me those few cents my content earns and give me opportunity to reach a wide audience while Helium and Bubblews banished me for inactivity while still using my content to earn money for themselves. If you want to earn good money from writing, then you have to become a professional writer and write books or get hired by a paper, magazine or any other real world company.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        There is still a difference between most places where I never made minimum, and for example Hubpages where my total earn out is in 4 digits.

  2. talfonso profile image80
    talfonsoposted 6 years ago

    Triond isn't that bad if you treat it like any other writing site (quality content, commenting/sharing others' articles, etc.). I don't write there as much, but I log in just to comment on others' articles.

    But I would advise you to stay away from Yahoo! Contributor Content. Before it was that, it was Associated Content. I was able to post original content and pillar posts from my blogs.

    But when it changed as well as the TOS, I tried to post a pillar article about what people would do if they are rich from my blog on building wealth and YCN declined it.

    "Thank you for your submission," the YCN email read, "But this is better suited to a personal blog than to our platform. Commentary published through Yahoo! Contributor Network should be thoughtful and measured, should make clear distinctions between opinion and fact, and should cite sources when appropriate."

    I was so far beyond frustrated! I wanted to call YCN and ask them why it's suited to a personal blog. That was when I decided not to write there anymore. As for the change of TOS, I blame Panda for this.

    Unless I find another place where I can repost my pillar content, I'd rather let them stay in the blogs where they belong. Unless you have very quality content, don't write at YCN.

    1. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to write for AC but not since it became Yahoo. It was great when it was AC.
      What is Panda?
      What is a pillar post?

      1. talfonso profile image80
        talfonsoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Panda refers to Google Panda. It's a search algorithm which punishes low-quality content and ranks high-quality ones higher.

        As for pillar posts, they are posts on blogs that are usually attractive to search engine traffic. Why? They have relevant keywords, are over 500-600 words long, and are evergreen (which means that traffic still comes even a few years after publication).

        AC used to give us free will to repost pillar posts as articles that are evergreen ones, but after Y! took over, it's restricted to those of a certain criteria.

        When I submitted that type of post, it declined and shrug it off as personal blog content. I did not even give anecdotes (personal experiences) of what I'm going to do when rich!

        1. ptosis profile image72
          ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for giving me the definitons - I've heard or people bemoaning panda. I thought it was  PANDA was linux but that's a penguin.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I wrote a few articles for AC/Yahoo!, 18 I think with nearly 300,000 views so far, but like you, I haven't written anything there since Yahoo bought the place.  I dislike some of the "regulars" there and one in particular.  I warned everyone what was going to happen to the site, but like here, many simply pooh-poohed my predictions but found out the hard way.

      Now they are fleeing in droves as they have their own troubles.  Whenever the powers-that-be of a writing site start to ignore the authors which made it what it is, then its downfall is only a matter of time.  I've seen it happen too many times.  smile

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      1. talfonso profile image80
        talfonsoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I have to admit that I was one of the authors. I should have noticed earlier, so I decided to stay away from it.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image65
    Tusitala Tomposted 6 years ago

    I'm fairly uneducated when it comes to these types of websites.   I know I gave Triond away after placing just a few.  But that was mainly due to what I regarded as a complicated system.  The same applied to Ezine.  I'm now into my third year with Hubpages and have placed 255 articles.  No money to be made though.   I think if you actually wish to make some real money from writing you need to try something completely different.

    Now, if you simply want to write because you love writing and know that at least a few people will look at what you've written, well, Hubpages is okay.  I've hardly set the Hubpage World on fire.  Whether I'm regarded as an asset by Hubpages I'm not sure.  But, like so many others, if things got bad I'd just take my articles elsewhere.

 
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