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Best Online Articles Writing Websites to Earn Residual Income

Updated on March 17, 2016
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Everybody knows that there are people who do online writing for a living, be it for their own blog, as freelancers, or simply writing for websites like HubPages. Yes, it is possible to earn really well from online writing sites, whether they use AdSense payment model or a revenue sharing payment model. Being a freelancer has a lot of benefits, but you only get paid once. That's why a lot of people like writing for non-marketplace online writing sites - they are attracted by the prospect of earning residual income. Here is a list of the best online writing websites that allow you to earn residual income.

1. Bubblews

Note: Bubblews turned out to be a scam. Once I started earning, they cancelled my access to the site by saying that I resided in a country where Bubblews was not available. They also didn't send me 2 withdrawals worth $100.

Bubblews is a site where you can make heaps of money. It's a news/blogging site where you can write about anything - news, politics, gardening, cool stuff, and even personal stuff. Bubblews pays per unique view and it pays richly. I haven't been there long and I only had 697 unique views, which got me $9.30. Bubblews has a $50 withdrawal threshold and you can withdraw by PayPal, cheque or ask Bubblews to buy to something on the Web. Click here to sign up and start making money.

2. Wizzley

Wizzley is a relatively new site, but it's definitely worth checking out. HubPages users will be familiar with it from the very start, as Wizzley uses the same capsule design. The only difference is that Wizzley gives you a lot more flexibility, a lot more design options, and a greater earning potential.

Wizzley encourages users to create informative pages rather than articles. Each page can have its own background and fonts design, have a table of contents and a bunch of other stuff including videos and, of course, affiliate links. So how can you earn on Wizzley? Well, there are countless options:

  • AdSense revenue share
  • Amazon affiliate program
  • Chitika (if you'd rather not use AdSense)
  • VigLink that affiliates all your links
  • affiliate program
  • affiliate program

As you can see, Wizzley has a great potential. And it also gives you the opportunity to create really beautiful pages. Click here to join Wizzley now.

3. Helium

Note: Helium does not operate anymore.

Helium is another revenue share online writing website that has a decent earnings potential. It used to be my favourite website, but the recent changes on Helium didn't do it any favours. For example, they've gotten rid of Marketplace, where I used to win assignments earning $100+ per article. Now it's gone. But Helium is still a decent source of residual income. True, it has a weird rating system (people write articles to the same title and then users rate them), but the fact that they pay per unique pageviews make it worthwhile. On top of that, there are article assignments paying something like $3-$4 per article plus lifetime revenue share. All in all, not too bad. The minimum payout is $25 and they pay through PayPal.

4. Knoji

Previously known as Factoidz, Knoji is an online writing website that offers writer earn in a number of different ways and earn well. For a start, it's a revenue share website that pays you for the number of unique views your articles get. The more views there are, the more you earn. The payrate is different for different articles, as it depends on the subject (some rank higher than other) and on your content's SEO rank. The higher the payout rate and the SEO rank, the better you earn. For example, subjects like biographies have a low payout rank, while subjects like personal finance and computers have a high payout rate.

In addition to revenue share, Knoji encourages writers to write paid product reviews. You can reserve a product review to complete it within 72 hours. Knoji pays up to $10 per review upfront and then you continue to earn residual income on your reviews. There is also a contextual links Beta program, which enables you to earn from $1 to $15 for posting contextual links to Knoji on other websites. All in all, Knoji is a good online writing website with good earning potentials. Remember that Knoji is a knowlege-focused website, so they welcome informative articles. Payments are made via PayPal and there is no minimum payout.

5. HubPages

Despite being last on my list, HubPages is one of my favourite online writing websites. The reason is simple - it's the most versatile and interactive. If you are smart, the earning potential is great thanks to the amount of affiliate programs you can participate in. Just think of it - Google AdSense, HubPages Ad Program, Amazon Associate Program, eBay. No other online writing website offers such an array of partners. Neither does any other website provide all the cool content options, such as polls, slideshows, videos, quizzes, etc. The money varies depending on your SEO skills and affiliate marketing skills, but the potential is truly great.

Naturally, there are other online writing websites where you can earn residual income. Keep in mind that I didn't mention websites that are open only for US residents, as I'm not one myself. So the sites mentioned in this article are open for international writers. Sign up, start writing, and enjoy getting your residual income from writing online every month.

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    • Anita Hasch profile image

      Anita Hasch 

      2 years ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thanks for sharing. Will be checking out some of the sites

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago


      thanks for reading and commenting! Actually, I don't have any experience with Squidoo. That's one site I've never fancied writing on.

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      Jennifer Suchey 

      5 years ago

      Thanks for this great hub. I'm new to HubPages and checking out my other options to "spread my eggs around". Sounds like Wizzley will be my next stop, since it's most similar to HubPages. I notice you didn't mention Squidoo. Do you not have experience with this one?

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks for this interesting and helpful overview of these writing opportunities.

    • AuniceReed profile image

      Aunice Yvonne Reed 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks! I love list like these. They are a real help.

    • Linda Compton profile image

      Linda Compton 

      7 years ago from The Land of Enchantment

      Dear Ms. S,

      Thanks, I'll check it out! Also, I'm a photographer and enjoyed your article about selling photos online. I have an art greeting card biz and website. Great fun. So glad you've found meaningful income streams which you enjoy! All the Best, L.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Linda, thanks for your kind words! I'm glad you found the hub useful. I suggest you join Factoidz - it's one of the best-paying sites.

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      Linda Compton 

      7 years ago from The Land of Enchantment

      Thanks for the great content, and the rundown on various options. I am really enjoying hubpages, and also write for Wordpress and (and while they drive traffic to my websites, they do not offer the same kind of revenue streams as hubpages). I look forward to reading more of your hubs! Cheers, Linda

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Duchess OBlunt, thanks for your comment! You are right, hobbies are very time consuming. I hardly have any time to take photos these days - too much work and writing.

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      Duchess OBlunt 

      7 years ago

      I have enjoyed my time at HubPages. This is where I started. I keep meaning to write on Squidoo, but just don't seem to have the time.

      I like the community here, and try to do my part in participating rather than just writing. That all takes time. So what little time I do have left I generally spend behind a camera. Hobbies are time consuming :)

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Injured lamb, thank you! Glad I was able to provide useful information.

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      Injured lamb 

      7 years ago

      Once again thanks for your generous sharing Liz, this is a useful hub for us for sure...

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Tina, thanks for your comment. Do try Factoidz - it pays really well. I would appreciate if you used the link in the article to sign up.

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      Christina Lornemark 

      7 years ago from Sweden

      Thank you, for this interesting list! I like Hubpages very much and I will continue to write here but there is no harm in checking out other sites as well! But it is good to know that hubpages is one of your favourites because it means that I probably are at the right site:). I have never heard about Factoidz before!


    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      happychappyjb, thanks for mentioning seekyt - I've never heard of that site!

    • happychappyjb profile image


      7 years ago from UK

      Good info, I think seekyt needs a mention as well as they share a higher percentage income (I think its 80%). Thanks...

    • arunii profile image


      7 years ago from Delhi

      Thanks for mentioning these great websites. I hear Factoidz first time and checked the website.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      icciev, thanks you. My favourite writing sites are HubPages and Factoidz.

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      7 years ago from Kuwait

      thanks for this really interesting list, but I am hearing about a lot of websites that you can write and earn on, and I wonder which one of them is the best? I will be checking the rest to see. thanks so much for sharing this with us. voted up

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      jacksson47, thanks for your comment. Well, you could have voted "Other" if HubPages wasn't your favourite :)

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      John Reeder 

      7 years ago from Reedley, CA

      The vote is not fair. Everyone reading this is on HubPages and if they are like me, they do not know much about the others. lol

      Anyway, I voted for HubPages and then looked and found that I was part of the herd with a few exceptions. The only other site that I post on is Squidoo and they were not on the list, but I would still have voted for HubPages.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      2esday, thanks for your comment. Factoidz is a good source of income, especially if you write product reviews.

    • 2uesday profile image


      7 years ago

      A useful and informative article for anyone looking for new sites to write on. Factoidz looks interesting I will take a look at the site. Hubpages is my main writing site, as I like the way I can alter the layout of my pages here. Thank you for sharing this useful information.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks for your comments!

      tutorials4you-in, you don't need AdSense to earn on Factoidz.

      apnamoney, thank you :)

      customtech, thank you. But telling a girl she's cute is NEVER off topic LOL

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      Fizal Sarif 

      7 years ago from Guyana

      that's very off topic @apnamoney. lol

      I want to try factoridz. It sounds good. Thanks for the great info, voted you up!

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      7 years ago

      going slightly off the topic..but just want to say you look cute.

    • tutorials4you-in profile image


      7 years ago from Jammu

      Nice!!! It help me a lot! But before registring in I wanna knw whether factoidz needs adsense account or not????

    • billabongbob profile image


      7 years ago from South Wales, UK

      These are some of the best sites of their kind. I used to write a lot for Helium, but I don't like it as much as HP. I'e investigated most of them over the years.

      These sites have their plus sides, decent earnings can be made, if you know how. However, my must bear in mind that they are still content farms, plain and simple. This is usually seen as a very negative thing by most people. But for those that write extremely good quality content, which is one of the main keys to success when trying to earn money from web content, well run content farms work quite well.

      Here's to writing for the internet and making a decent income :D

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thanks for your comments, everyone!

      Greekgeek, I haven't heard of Wizzley. Will check it out, thanks! I've only started checking out Bukisa myself, so I'll write a "report hub" when I see any development there.

    • Greekgeek profile image


      7 years ago from California

      Thanks for the tips; I hadn't heard of Bukisa before. Wizzley and Squidoo are the top-paying sites where I or writers I know seem to draw a solid income. I suspect that to some extent it has to do with familiarizing yourself with what works on each website (as well as, of course, having some solid content).

    • Naomi's Banner profile image

      Naomi's Banner 

      7 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the info. I too have tried other writing sites and keep coming back to Hubpages. They are so interactive here unlike other sites. I like how everyone seems so helpful.

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      Vanessa McKay 

      7 years ago

      I am with you on Hub Pages, the community atmosphere is great as is the earning potential. I will be checking out Factoidz. Thanks for the information :)


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