Wikinut - Another Among the Many Online Writing Sites - a Review
My main writing website is hubpages.com. However, among the various other online writing sites,Wikinut is where I have been writing, for just over a year. Due to lack of time I have only been able to write 25 articles so far. I am getting about 300 to 400 views at the moment for these 25 articles everyday. And this is without doing any promotion whatsoever for these articles and without any interaction with the community there, except for replying to comments, all because there is not much time.
However, during this period, I have seen this site having writers who have published hundreds of articles too and still writing there. Therefore, I am confident that this site is legitimate and pays its writers, though delays in payment are common these days with many sites.
I initially started to write on this site so that I could get backlinks to my main articles at hubpages. One can leave a link to one's hubs or articles written on other writing sites.
Some Salient Points About Wikinut - One Among The Many Online Writing Sites
- You do not need an adsense account to earn from wikinut but you do need a paypal account to get paid. Even if you do not have a paypal account, there is a link on the site from where you can apply for one.
- The advertisement wikinut generates from hosting ads on your page as your article is called here, is split 50:50 between the site and you. They pay you in British Pounds.
- One can write on any topic you like with some restrictions of course like plagiarized material and the like stuff being disallowed.
- You can add videos and images too.
- It is very easy to draft a page with easy to follow capsules and buttons within. The site also has guides written by the staff and moderators on how one can explore the site best.
- Each page is moderated for quality and content but is published very quickly.
- You can share links to your pages on social networking sites to promote your page.
- You can also publish content that you have published elsewhere BUT for that you have to inform the moderator in advance. This is made easy by having a notes to the moderator box. When you are drafting a page this box is located at the top and here you can mention that you are the original author of this article which has been published at "soandso.com" and that this website's terms and conditions aloow for republication of this content on other sites.
Ways To Earn Money At Wikinut
A writer can earn money in 3 ways.
- By writing an article here. The best part is that you do not need a Google adsense account.
- By referring others through the referral program. They pay you 10% each referral's revenue or royalty
- By becoming a moderator and reviewing other pages. You are paid 5% of the total revenue the reviewed pages earn and keep earning as long as you review future changes to those pages and the pages are live on the net.
The stats are updated once every day early in the morning and can be seen on a daily basis. When you log in to your account it takes you to a page where the immediate last 7 days stats are displayed, with respect to your daily views, daily earnings and daily referrals if any.
There a lot of ways you can view your stats.
- You can view your stats from day one to today with respect to all the 3 parameters stated above.
- For each day you can see the views generated by each page and the earning of that page.
- You can see the total views received by each page as well as the total earnings from that page.
- If you so wish, you can obtain data for the 3 parameters for any date range you want. So, there are a variety of ways you can view your stats.
Receiving Payments From Wikinut
Payments are accrued in British pounds though they are converted into the respective currency for payment through paypal.
Payment is sent monthly by the 10th of the month if the balance at the end of the penultimate month was 5 pounds or more.
For example if you join in May and earn 10 pounds by the end of May, you will receive this payment by July 10. And then every month if the amount generated each month is the minimum 5 pounds.
All payments include : payments from articles, moderator earnings and referral earnings.
Some Other Points Of Interest
- Nut Points
These are awarded as a measure of the author's standing in the wikinut community.
These are like accolades on hubpages and consist of :
- Wikinut belts-growing from orange to black.
- Pages published-shown as 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 pages.
- Total page views-as 100, 1000, 10000, 100,000 and 1000,000.
- Status badges-for moderators and administrators.
- Achievement badge-An extremely good page gets a star page badge.
- RSS Feeds
Readers can subscribe to your RSS feed.
I hope you must have got a fair idea of how wikinut works.
Though there are hundreds and thousands of online writing sites, I believe wikinut is a legit site and has a plethora of good writers.
Thanks for reading.
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