10 sites that pays you $1 to $500 for writing books, articles and blog post..

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Hi Warriors,

A while ago, I was thinking for ways to make money without
spending any..What I did was look for sites that pays
money for either writing or blogging..I found these sites
and thought I should place a post here for others who are
looking for the same info..

I wasn't able to test all of these sites. What I did was visited
them and checked them out..

(by the way, some of these sites pay you for reviews so
better be careful re: new FTC policies, still it's a free way to
make money.)

1. Blogtoprofit.com

2. creative-weblogging.com

3. bloggerwave.com

4. Wordfirm.com

5. 451press.com

6. DigitalJournal.com

7. Linkworth.com

8. crispads.com

9. VibrantMedia.Com

10. thankyoupages.com

I hope this list will help you..Also if you know of some please
include them below..

All the best,
#$500 #articles #blog #books #make #post #sites #writing
  • Profile picture of the author theunknownthem
    Is this a better option than blogger with google's ads for beginners?
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  • Profile picture of the author zack_ferdinand
    Thank you kabayan! These sites will surely help gain extra income while I'm doing some writing jobs online. Have you earned from any of them already?
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Honestly, I just finished compiling the list a few hours ago.

    But I do make full-time income as a writer until the first day
    of this year..

    If you do find the time to test some of these sites, please feel
    free to post your comments here. It will be highly appreciated.
    Same goes for others who will test and check them out.

    Thanks and all the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author Heidi White
    Really interesting - Thanks.

    I particularly enjoyed the link to mancrunch ad from DigitalJournal.com
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  • Profile picture of the author pldata
    Hi Rapidcc,

    I'll surely try few of these sites and update here about the results. I think the result will be helpful for all of who is interesting to earn extra.
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    • Profile picture of the author cma01
      For U.S. based writers, Demand Studios pays $10 to $15 per article.
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

        For U.S. based writers, Demand Studios pays $10 to $15 per article.
        Flat-fee payments per article have come up MANY times on this forum.

        All I can share is personal experience....but...

        I would never ever ever sell any of my articles for a $10-$15 flat-fee in return....

        Many of my articles earn $30-$50 EACH, in residuals, every month....and, that month only gets greater with the increased search engine and authority that the site(s) I write for gain each week....

        ....it helps to REALLY think about this as a business....if a company is willing to pay you $10-$15 for an article, they are doing that because they stand the opportunity to earn multiples of that on that article...

        Now, I understand the immediate need of the income....but, if there is any way you can possibly do it, I would NEVER settle for a flat-fee per article...

        Instead, I HIGHLY recommend sites that will pay you lifetime residuals on your writing.
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        • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
          Everyone,

          I would REALLY look into Info Barrel....there is a reason why their growth looks like this:

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          (No, I don't work for them, or get paid to endorse them....lol...they have a referral system, but I don't have a referral link here either....

          In my 2+ years of research, I am 110% certain they will be the next Squidoo or HubPages....

          Here is the chart I created (because I felt the need to justify why I spend so much time on Info Barrel...LOL):

          http://i48.tinypic.com/mrfcyx.jpg

          (EDIT: You may need to click the MAGNIFYING glass in order to see the chart OK....)
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          • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
            Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

            Everyone,

            I would REALLY look into Info Barrel....there is a reason why their growth looks like this:

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            (No, I don't work for them, or get paid to endorse them....lol...they have a referral system, but I don't have a referral link here either....

            In my 2+ years of research, I am 110% certain they will be the next Squidoo or HubPages....

            Here is the chart I created (because I felt the need to justify why I spend so much time on Info Barrel...LOL):

            http://i48.tinypic.com/mrfcyx.jpg

            (EDIT: You may need to click the MAGNIFYING glass in order to see the chart OK....)
            Interesting recommendation, especially as you didn't actually provide a link to InfoBarrel within it!

            InfoBarrel - How To Guides, DIY Articles & Barrels of Other Information

            It may indeed have potential, but it isn't going to make you rich very today:

            My experience with Infobarrel after 3 months - Info Barrel

            Bill
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            • Profile picture of the author WyzoMarketing
              Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

              Interesting recommendation, especially as you didn't actually provide a link to InfoBarrel within it!



              It may indeed have potential, but it isn't going to make you rich very today:



              Bill
              Maybe not rich but I too find it a better place to start out for beginners than the over used and over censored ones. (I dislike Hubpages more and more. )
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            • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
              Originally Posted by mywebwork View Post

              Interesting recommendation, especially as you didn't actually provide a link to InfoBarrel within it!

              InfoBarrel - How To Guides, DIY Articles & Barrels of Other Information

              It may indeed have potential, but it isn't going to make you rich very today:

              My experience with Infobarrel after 3 months - Info Barrel

              Bill
              lol...thanks Bill....

              Their traffic and authority in Google, since that article was written, has increased substantially....

              Even as a PR4 website, my friend is nearing what the highest earner on Squidoo earned in October (2009) (that's $1,300)....

              Bear in mind, Squidoo's forum, alone, has 1,000,000+ Registered members, and millions of "lenses"....I do like Squidoo and the genius behind Seth Godin, but Info Barrel has FAR more potential....

              P.s. If anyone ever wanted to be a real Pal, I'd love to have you join under my referral link for Info Barrel...but, I haven't included it in any posts here....PM me if you are interested....

              Either way, I genuinly believe it's going to make ALOT of writers ALOT of money....

              P.s.s. They have been testing out a new layout for articles, that makes incoming visitors attracted to Adverts like magnets....seriously, my CTR has increased by several percent already....

              ...and, I earn 90% of Adsense Revenue share, every month, so I really do quite well there....
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        • Profile picture of the author mickeybrains
          Would be great to understand profit from flat fee services versus continual payout....

          One seems great for quick cash while the other seems to be a good long term ...

          If I were to sign up for one of each, what would y'all recommend... as a starting point.
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          • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
            Originally Posted by mickeybrains View Post

            Would be great to understand profit from flat fee services versus continual payout....

            One seems great for quick cash while the other seems to be a good long term ...

            If I were to sign up for one of each, what would y'all recommend... as a starting point.
            Mickeybrains,

            I know this is financial situation dependent.....some may need the cash immediately, which is why its completely understandable for someone to sell an article for $15...

            but, honestly, you are REALLY selling yourself short, and devaluing your own writing (in my own honest opinion) if you do this.....

            Of course, you could always outsource to a cheap 'virtual assistant', from another country, and pay them $1 for a 'quality' article and then go and sell that article for $15....

            That model would make sense, with all notions of taking advantage of people aside (I couldn't actually pay someone so little, no matter what country they are from).....

            ...errr...sidetracked...lol....I, personally, like the lifetime residual revenue share model the best.....

            If someone buys an article from you for $15, you bet they will go and do something with that article that will make them 10-30 times what they original paid for it, over time.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
          Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

          Flat-fee payments per article have come up MANY times on this forum.

          All I can share is personal experience....but...

          I would never ever ever sell any of my articles for a $10-$15 flat-fee in return....

          Many of my articles earn $30-$50 EACH, in residuals, every month....and, that month only gets greater with the increased search engine and authority that the site(s) I write for gain each week....

          ....it helps to REALLY think about this as a business....if a company is willing to pay you $10-$15 for an article, they are doing that because they stand the opportunity to earn multiples of that on that article...

          Now, I understand the immediate need of the income....but, if there is any way you can possibly do it, I would NEVER settle for a flat-fee per article...

          Instead, I HIGHLY recommend sites that will pay you lifetime residuals on your writing.
          Well said.

          There is a need for immediate income. IT's a confident booster
          for one and it can help fund your passive income or residual
          income projects ALOT easier without stressing over "I hope someone
          on mylist buys this product...if not, than I can't afford the aweber
          payment next week".

          I do it from time to time, but my focus is always long term. Besides,
          I find it's good to have both short term and ong term profit skills.

          Atleast for me anyways.
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          • Profile picture of the author wkly10k
            This sounds like a good source of income to add to my multiple streams of income...... I wonder if anyone(or any of these sites) is interested in paying me to write articles about Running or Tai Chi....
            THANX!!
            JAH
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      • Profile picture of the author nursewriter
        Originally Posted by cma01 View Post

        For U.S. based writers, Demand Studios pays $10 to $15 per article.
        Just curious as to how many people on this forum actually write for Demand Studios....It is my understanding that they won't accept you as an author unless you have a college degree in English or Journalism.

        If you apply as a specialist such as health related topics you need a bachelor's degree or higher.

        Maybe I am missing something here. Please elaborate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emily Meeks
    Very nice! How much experience have you had with any of the sites?
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    • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
      Originally Posted by moneysoapbox View Post

      Very nice! How much experience have you had with any of the sites?
      Originally Posted by rapidscc View Post

      Honestly, I just finished compiling the list.

      If you do find the time to test some of these sites, please feel
      free to post your comments here. It will be highly appreciated.
      Same goes for others who will test and check them out.

      Thanks and all the best,
      Yeah, the list is nice. Though I haven't tried them yet. Still
      they look promising. I noticed that some of them even
      pay straight to paypal..but I guess it will still be on
      a cut-off basis.

      HTH
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  • Profile picture of the author oluremi
    how much does each website pay? could this really be true.
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      • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
        I have done a lot of content writing for sites that pay based on Adsense in the past and currently still do some though my focus is on other projects.

        I have a few articles that made pennies....but most do very well. I have quite a few that have made hundreds. And we are talking short articles here (under 500 words). My top earning article has made over $600 and I routinely make several hundred a month in residual income from articles I wrote in the past.

        The most important aspect of making money writing content based on clicks is topic and keyword selection. And placing your articles at sites with a high pay out and lots of Google love.

        If you want more details on how to do it, PM me and I will send you a link to an article I wrote at one of my websites.
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        • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
          Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

          I have done a lot of content writing for sites that pay based on Adsense in the past and currently still do some though my focus is on other projects.

          I have a few articles that made pennies....but most do very well. I have quite a few that have made hundreds. And we are talking short articles here (under 500 words). My top earning article has made over $600 and I routinely make several hundred a month in residual income from articles I wrote in the past.

          The most important aspect of making money writing content based on clicks is topic and keyword selection. And placing your articles at sites with a high pay out and lots of Google love.

          If you want more details on how to do it, PM me and I will send you a link to an article I wrote at one of my websites.
          What website(s) do you write for, LilBlackDress?
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  • Profile picture of the author oluremi
    what topic will bring in big pay? among the 10 websites, which one pay the highest dollar? so also which ones place restriction on african countries especially nigeria?
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Here's a few more..

    constant-content.com
    contentcurrent.com

    All the best,
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    P.s. Check out the revenue share % allocation given by websites like Squidoo (Tiered), HubPages (60%), and eHow (calculated according to a "secret algorithm").....ANOTHER reason why I strongly believe Info Barrel (Up to 90%) will be around for a very long time....

    That doesn't even touch on quality control and general platform functionality....
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  • Profile picture of the author sts2k
    good list thanks man
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketstriker
    The thing is that some people just have no skills for writing. From this point of view people can only waste time for writing. Anyway I agree in the whole that it's good source of income. How much money per week can make a professional writer. I'm interested in answer for this question because I always do it for my business or for fun, so it means not often.
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by Marketstriker View Post

      The thing is that some people just have no skills for writing. From this point of view people can only waste time for writing. Anyway I agree in the whole that it's good source of income. How much money per week can make a professional writer. I'm interested in answer for this question because I always do it for my business or for fun, so it means not often.
      Is the BOLD a question, Marketstriker?...like..."How much money per week can a professional writer make?"....

      ....and, writing skills are important....BUT....if you have a good command of some fundamental SEO and Latent Semantic Indexing/Analysis Principles you can go a VERY long way....

      One article alone could rake you in $30-$50 consistently, every month, in residuals....

      Some people do this and are making a KILLING with even a small database of articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
    Hey Lee,

    Nice of you to drop by..I'm taking you up on that
    offer..Will send PM now..

    Thanks,

    Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author beingki
    God bless you (rapidscc) for this wonderful information now i can get quick return for my labor blogging thanks again
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by beingki View Post

      God bless you (rapidscc) for this wonderful information now i can get quick return for my labor blogging thanks again
      Make sure you read the other posts in this thread, as well, beingki
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      • Profile picture of the author rapidscc
        Originally Posted by x3xsolxdierx3x View Post

        Make sure you read the other posts in this thread, as well, beingki
        Hi Soldier

        Thanks for your contribution to the thread..I particularly enjoyed
        the tip you shared re: infobarrel

        Though I haven't tried it yet. Will try it in the coming days
        and check if it will indeed give Google love to articles I'll
        write..One question though..does it also have some content
        widgets (like squidoo) where you can add say Youtube, twitter,
        etc?

        All the best,
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        • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
          Originally Posted by rapidscc View Post

          Hi Soldier

          Thanks for your contribution to the thread..I particularly enjoyed
          the tip you shared re: infobarrel

          Though I haven't tried it yet. Will try it in the coming days
          and check if it will indeed give Google love to articles I'll
          write..One question though..does it also have some content
          widgets (like squidoo) where you can add say Youtube, twitter,
          etc?

          All the best,
          Hey rapid

          ...a great aspect of Info Barrel is their multiple article formats. At this point, writers can pick to publish as a:

          1) "Blank" Article
          2) "Video" Article
          3) "How to" Article
          4) Review Article

          I don't really use the "Video" article format too much, but looks like you can upload videos directly, without YouTube.....

          ....I can see the benefits of Squidoo's modules, though...I use them still, however, I don't really create lenses very much any more, and just link my current ones to my 200+ Info Barrel articles....

          ....In my first month writing for Info Barrel, I earned multiples of what I earned in the previous 6 months on Squidoo.....I still like Squidoo for its integrated charities, and a few other things, but Info Barrel has proven to be much more lucrative....

          ...Twitter is included in the social bookmarking tools located above the "More From User" section, although, it doesn't really work the way Squidoo does with their module (haven't really used it...but, I believe Squidoo allows you to do more with Twitter than Info Barrel does...)

          .....if you do ever join Info Barrel, let me know your screename, and I can add you as a friend/subscribe to your feed there (that goes for any other warriors here, as well!)....

          p.s. While writing this post, they just put one of my articles on the front page of Info Barrel...pretty cool....
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  • Profile picture of the author talkingsmith
    Article marketing/writing has been something I really want to develop, but, english is not my first language and I am clumsy handling writing. With 3 master degrees (science, engineering and MBA) I do have lots of indepth knowledge of lots of things, plus, as a chinese, I can explore lots of topic from China which I believe people from other country are interested to read..

    But I just can 't write good english... My article writing skill was only at lower 20% during MBA exam, while other part rank at top 1%..

    Anyone can enlighten me how should I proceed....
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by talkingsmith View Post

      Article marketing/writing has been something I really want to develop, but, english is not my first language and I am clumsy handling writing. With 3 master degrees (science, engineering and MBA) I do have lots of indepth knowledge of lots of things, plus, as a chinese, I can explore lots of topic from China which I believe people from other country are interested to read..

      But I just can 't write good english... My article writing skill was only at lower 20% during MBA exam, while other part rank at top 1%..

      Anyone can enlighten me how should I proceed....
      Talkingsmith,

      You actually appear to have a better command of the English language (I know English isn't your first language), than many people of whom English IS their first language....lol....but, sad to a degree....

      Based on your comment, it does seem like you have the foundation for some decent possibilities.....

      Do you have any experience with SEO and/or LSI?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Faisal
    This thread has opened my eyes to new places. Thank you everyone for contributing!!
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