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Make Money Writing for Revenue Share Sites

Updated on January 16, 2012

Chances are you have stumbled across several forums or articles online that talk about making money (revenue share most often) on get paid to write sites. Unfortunately, finding great places to get started are not so easy to come by.

Here I will discuss sites that offer a revenue share opportunity for freelance writer's. Not just any sites though - ones that I know pay because I have been paid or made money through the writing sites personally.

Get Paid to Write: First Revenue Share Site

Up first I am going to provide information on my number 1 and main writing site. That site is Infobarrel.

Inforbarrel offers a 75 to 90% revenue share with it's writer's. That is almost unheard of in the world of freelance writing and revenue share sites. Want to learn more? Keep reading...

Once you sign up for infobarrel, add your information (adsense id, amazon id etc) and publish your first article - you immediately are placed in the 75% revenue share category. Meaning that 75% of the time your affiliate id is shown and any money made while your id is shown is all yours. The other 25% of the time the site's Id is shown and they get to keep that profit.

But I want to earn 90%!

You got it. Earning a higher rev share percentage is all the matter of being active - which translates into writing articles. If you sign up on the site - check out the contest link at the top section of the site. What you will find here are the answers on how to increase your monthly revenue share from 75% to 90%. I'll give you a basic break-down here too.

Increase % by earnings points through the contest (available monthly).

  • Articles 500+ words earn 1 point
  • Articles 800+ words earn 2 points
  • Articles 1000+ words earn 5 points

Make 20 points through articles and your rev share increases 5% for the following month. Get over 30 points from written articles and your revenue share increases 10% (5 for being over 20 and 5 for being over 30). The site will also feature an editorial calendar for the following month that consists of topics they'd like to feature on the front page of the site - create or submit 5 of your articles (must be from the current contest month) that fit these topics for possible feature and earn 1% for each article (up to a max. of 5% or 5 articles). There you have it - 90% revenue share for the following month.

Did I mention that you also get the chance to earn prizes for writing? Top 3 writer's (those with the most points) receive an Amazon gift card.

(note- I earn several hundred dollars on IB and only about 10% of my 150 articles make money. Others make $1000 +/mo with the same amount of content one guy in particular earns $3000/mo with more content. It relies a lot on learning and mimicking what works and what you are willing to do to make your content succeed (backlinking, promoting etc).)

Get Paid to Write: Second Revenue Share Site

Next up is a site that is a little newer to me. I've seen earnings in the short time I've been there and I love the easy to set up pages (articles). Not to mention the available options that make monetizing and presenting awesome content a breeze.

What site is it? Well, glad you asked. Wizzley is the site that I'm talking about.

This freelance writing platform (as does IB) requires 100% original content and has quality standards. That doesn't mean you need to be a professional writer, it just means they are not interested in spun, poorly written content.

The revenue share offered on this get paid to write articles site is 50%. That's 50% of whatever means that are chosen to monetize the site i.e. Google Adsense, Amazon, All Posters, Zazzle... That can add up really fast.

One thing that you should keep in mind, especially those asking "Why not just create my own site?", is that with sites like Wizzley and IB you get the advantage of all the content written by other authors - which means hard to place in niches are easier to place in, ranking is often easier to achieve and your content is often picked up quicker.

Another thing that I really like on Wizzley was the walk through step by step video that was provided to help get you started. It helped take all the confusion out of what to do next.

Get Paid to Write: Third Revenue Share Site

Last but not least is a site that has been around for awhile. Previously it was a bookmark site now turned article writing/revenue sharing site. Seekyt has become my number 2 writing site. The platform is a little different but the potential of this site makes that little extra time getting started completely worth it.

Seekyt offers a 70% revenue share for Adsense and Amazon. So 70% of the time YOUR personal affiliate id is shown the other 30 the site's is shown. All monies earned during your display time is 100% yours.

One of the things I really like about this writing platform is the text editor. Though it is different - for me it is easier to meet the word count than some of the other sites. There is no need for a word count tool as the editor will turn green as soon as the minimum word count is met. Can't go wrong with a feature like that.

Outside of the fact that they all offer you the possibility of earning money another thing that makes these my top 3 sites is the fact that they all provide excellent interaction between admin (owners) and the writer's as well as great communities of helpful writer's. Any time someone has a question they can be sure they will get an answer.

Why You Should Write for More than One Site

I'm sure you have heard the saying "Don't put all your eggs in one basket". That is the perfect saying when it comes to making money online. The internet provides all these ways to make money with your writing so why would you think to only utilize 1?

Having content up on several sites not only increases the chances of earning but it also provides you the opportunity to get a backlink to your content that you've published elsewhere on the web.

When to Expect to Start Earning

No matter what revenue share site you sign up to write for there are a few things that need to happen before you start really earning money.

  1. Content needs to get picked up by search engines (this can take days or .... submitting your content directly to search engines can sometimes help but a good revenue share site is often crawled frequently so manual submission is not necessary)
  2. Your content needs to mature (older articles are typically given more credibility from search engines). I tell people to spend 3 to 6 months writing articles and building an arsenal of content before they start worrying about whether or not they are earning. Some may see earnings long before this time but rarely "regular" earnings.
  3. Your content needs to be good enough that readers don't immediately navigate away from your article.
  4. More content = easier to make money. More content means more opportunities to make money. Don't throw up 10 articles (even if they are great) and expect to be able to quit your job. Most writer's agree that after they get 50 articles up they notice more normalized or increased earnings as their articles mature add to that number to increase earning possibilities.


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    • Neil Horton profile image

      Larry Horton 

      6 years ago from Greenwood, Arkansas

      Prior to my comment here, I had sent a note to the publisher, and they have since corrected their doing my part to maintain quality on the net!

    • GetInTheKnow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @ Neil - lol you do run across errors like that on the site but in all honesty it is a wonderful site if given the chance. Initially my content took longer to get picked up but once it did the average earnings were much better than any other site I was a part of (outside of eHow at the time). 3,243 Nov 24, 11 (views and publish date for one non-holiday article) just to show things can get picked up quickly.

      @Brett - definitely stop back in. It can't hurt to have content up. If it doesn't pan out after a while then move it :) I will say Holiday's are awesome for me on IB and I'm sure I'd do better if I wasn't caught up on my own websites or knew anything about credit, home repairs or technology.

      The best part about freelancing on sites like this is that if you give it a chance and it doesn't work you can always request your content removed and put it up on another site.

    • GetInTheKnow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      @Marisa the reason I throw 50 out there is because 1) with 50 articles you have the opportunity to cover more topics and get a better idea of what is really going to do well. 2) In the time it takes to write 50 articles (for most) earlier content has a chance to mature a little.

      In reality 1 article could earn but it is so easy for people to get frustrated that if they are focused on 50 before worrying about seeing earnings anything they accrue before that is a bonus and potentially motivation. If that makes sense :)

    • Marisa Wright profile image

      Kate Swanson 

      6 years ago from Sydney

      Nice, I hadn't heard of Seekyt.

      I agree about articles needing to mature - I was trying to tell someone that on the HP forums and they simply wouldn't believe me!

      Interesting that you say you need at least 50 articles on a site to start making money. Logically, unless you have a sub-domain like we do on HP, I couldn't see how the number of articles would make much difference - but it's true that with only a few articles on Infobarrel, I make almost nothing. So maybe I need to build a portfolio there too!

    • Neil Horton profile image

      Larry Horton 

      6 years ago from Greenwood, Arkansas

      I think Infobarrel is a bit iffy if they can't even spell the word "receive", correctly on their own front

    • Brett Winn profile image

      Brett Winn 

      6 years ago from US

      Excellent information, and many thanks! I have an Infobarrel account with several articles published and had all but forgotten about it. I will go visiting very soon. Voted up and much appreciated!

    • Axaflaxar profile image


      6 years ago from Virginia

      Nice Info. I knew about info barrel but not the other sites

    • GetInTheKnow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Thank you :) I don't spend as much time as I'd like writing (some day hopefully). However, it is nice to be able to thoroughly enjoy and benefit from the little time I am able to invest. Which is why these sites made my top 3.

    • agreenworld profile image

      Dawn A. Harden 

      6 years ago from CT-USA

      This is a really good article-nice job!

    • GetInTheKnow profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      You are very welcome :) If you don't already write for these other sites - definitely join them and if I can help, ever, just let me know.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Great information. Thank you!


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