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Make Money Sites That Have Shut Their Doors

Updated on August 9, 2016


Over time, there have been many sites that allowed you to make money online. Unfortunately, a lot of sites have not lasted and have closed down. Here are a few sites that have shut, and from time to time, we will update this list.



I've actually used Slant News, and it was a great place to publish news articles and make a little bit of money. Unfortunately, they closed their doors and that was that. Were there people making money on this site? Yes, and from what I understand, some people were making hundreds per month.

I'm not 100% sure why Slant News shut their doors, but they will be missed. Maybe they will relaunch or re-brand themselves. I have no idea, but I was a fan of the site and it's a shame they had to close down.


Chat About

Chat About has recently closed their doors. I would say they closed up shop sometime in early August (2016). Was this site a great place to earn money? Not sure because I never gave it a try, but they are no longer around.

The site paid people to leave comments. Well, they actually rewarded you points to leave comments and then you could redeem those points for money. I'm sure some people made a few dollars here and there, but I doubt people made thousands monthly. Nonetheless, I'm sure people will miss this site, especially if they used it daily.


Webanswers was not working properly for quite sometime and it started to get harder and harder to connect to the site. Eventually the site was taken offline altogether. I know in the past there were quite a few people earning good money on a daily basis, but I assume times changed and that's why Webanswers shut their doors.

I have personally used the site. I liked using it to get answers to real questions I've had. I also enjoyed answering questions that I knew the answers to. It really was a great site and it was one of the best sites to use to get paid to answer and ask questions.


Triond was the very first writing site I ever joined. That was a very longtime ago and I loved writing there. The site allowed you to write articles and then those articles would be published on one of Triond's other sites or partner sites.

Did I make a lot of money writing for Triond? Not really, but it was a fun place to write for and to get backlinks from. Unfortunately, Triond closed their doors and that was it. It certainly wasn't a place to write and get rich, but it was one of the best writing sites due to their features.



This was a revenue sharing site that allowed you to write short posts and leave comments on other posts. It was a fun site, but Bubblews ran into numerous problems with payment issues. I think they were trying to pay more than what they were making. Bubblews really was trying to make a difference in the world, in my opinion, and for awhile there they were doing an amazing job with the platform. Unfortunately, times changed and the industry changed and I believe this was one of the reasons they went under.

Bubblews was a good site to write for. At least in my opinion.


I am sure there will be more make money sites that will come and go. Some of them may even become one of the best sites to make money from, while others will be questionable. I like it when sites do good and the members who belong to them do good too, but it takes hard work for a site to be successful and even if they do all the right things, they may have no choice but to close their doors.

Have you ever belong to any of those sites

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    • scoop profile image

      scoop 17 months ago

      I agree. I'm sure more sites will keep on popping up and some will last and others won't.

    • AlexK2009 profile image

      AlexK2009 17 months ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Interesting and useful. By the nature of things not all such sites will succeed or even last but a list of failed ones could provide pointers to future failures.

    • scoop profile image

      scoop 17 months ago

      I remember Zujava and Squidoo. I enjoyed using Squidoo. I also noticed Tsu has recently shut too.

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      Tom Fattes 17 months ago from Naperville, IL

      A couple others that have closed that I have belonged to are Squidoo and Zujava.

    • scoop profile image

      scoop 17 months ago

      I also noticed that. I think some of these sites grow too fast and didn't expect to experience a lot of growth. Maybe that plays a part in their decision to close down too.

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      Lori Robinson 17 months ago

      The more I read about these types of sites - they all have a pattern. In the end, they do not earn enough revenue from the published articles they host to keep the business and resources (hardware/software/web fees) running.