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An Apology to My Readers

I feel that I should apologize to my readers as it looks like many new people have found my blog since I was here last. I was busy with my Nano blog in November, which some of you may have found on  your own. I did pretty good with that this year as I found a place that I can blog for pay, and the same thing is available to any of you that might be interested.

The nice thing is that if you would like to write for the same site you do not have to have your own domain name nor pay for a server, but you will get paid. You don’t get paid for your posts, per se, but you will be paid for anyone that views, likes or comments on your posts. How many views,  likes or comments you get will be determined by how much of the same you give out.

Many people there, mostly newbies, think that until they reach a certain number of connections they will never see the revenue that they desire. It took me awhile to come to this understanding, but it’s not the amount of connections that we have but the amount of solid connections we make and some of that takes time.

Some people there began getting paid within the first three days to a week that they were there. It’s taken me longer than that, usually, because I work two jobs during the spring, summer and fall and then during the winter I try to get everything else done that didn’t get done during the nicer months. Even then I did have a few months were I was able to request my money within seven days, but it was more of a push for me than some of the others that are stay-at-home moms or dads.

If you’d like to check out my nano site it can be found here: http://www.muchadoaboutnano.wordpress.com. For the most part there are links to at least ten posts per day there and all from the site where I’ve been spending my time daily since the beginning of August.

For those interested in checking it out further, I’ll be putting my referral code here. Make sure you read the rules, if you write me a note on my profile page (marsha4852) I can help with any questions you might have. I have been paid every time and I’ve received 12 payments thus far. It used to be that we were paid when we had $25.00 in our bank, but now we have to wait for $50.00.

http://www.bubblews.com/?referral=51fdc7894ba395.21647977

Again, I apologize for not being here more.

After looking for so long for paying sites, I’ve received more here than ever before. It took me over a year and a half to make $125.00 at ehow.com and I made $40.00 at videojugpages.com (the writing site, no longer exists). A lot of us spend more time there than we probably should, but it’s hard not socializing with each other there as it will benefit us in the long run.

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Found Another Writing Site

I found another writing site that pays better than anything else I’ve found before. It’s not one of the ones that I was going to research out in one of my earlier posts. I will let you know more once or after I get my first payout because until then I really don’t know that it is legitimate.

I will say that you only have to wait until you make $25.00 before asking for your money whereas for Hubpages you don’t have it put into your PayPal account until your funds reach $50.00. When I wrote for Ehow.com the payout amount was $10.00 and they transferred it automatically.

This writing site began sometime last year, I believe and already they have over 60,000 members, so it’s a growing community.

For last month, July, on Hubpages I made $1.90 and that was writing nine articles over a two month period. They recommend longer photo and media rich posts to gain organic traffic eventually. For this site that I’m not naming yet, in the last sixteen days I’m up to $14.00 and the day isn’t over yet.

I would probably be higher than that but I took a few days where I didn’t do much and read a good book instead. Even then, it’s almost one dollar per day,  more than what I ever made at ehow or anywhere else for that matter.

I will keep in touch so you can take part in this growing community once I can guarantee the payout and tell you more specifics about it.

One other thing, if you prefer blogging you can blog, if you prefer article writing, you can write articles, if you like writing in a journal, then there are those that do the same and are happy to read the work of others.

 

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Websites That Pay Writers or Give Information Toward That Goal

A long time ago, in this blog I talked about discussing the websites out there that pay writers for content. At that time I was going to research places like ehow.com, videojugpages.com, elance.com, hubpages.com, squidoo.com, YahooVoices.com (used to be associatedcontent0-voices.yahoo.com). There was also helium.com and many more.

An author that I hold in high regard has written many aids to help writers such as you and I to succeed in getting paid for our writing using many of those sites.

Since that time, when I first posted my intention of researching the various sites, many have since either shut down or changed the format of what type of writers they are looking for.

One place that has recently shut down is videojugpages.com. While I did receive payment for five original articles from them, I never received any money thereafter, even though they eventually added advertisements to the pages. They were making money from my pages, but I wasn’t getting any of that money.

The only way I would have received any payment, I’ve since discovered was from books that I linked to my pages from the Amazon.com site, after signing up as an affiliate. As mentioned in yesterday’s post (assuming I get this done today), I do have six dollars waiting in my account on Amazon—waiting until it gets to the ten dollar minimum for dispersal.

Instead of discussing all of the websites that I intended to do earlier, I will instead discuss many new ones that I’ve been introduced to recently. I will also discuss ones that I am a member of or have been in the past and let you know what they might offer.

I began writing this post yesterday, and I’ve since decided to keep this an introduction to an article I will research and hopefully get published on another site that will pay me for the article.

I know that a lot of the places that I checked into previously paid writers by either page views or how many folks clicked on the ads on the pages written by each writer.

I made a reasonable amount of money over a couple of years and the money made related to ads clicked. Two other sites I’m a part of (squidoo.com and Yahoo Voices.com) both do theirs with views.

I’m beginning to think that I don’t like Yahoo Voices too much. They’ve changed it so much that I don’t know how to work with it anymore and I don’t have the necessary time to search that out just to raise my ‘clout’ with the site. With them it takes getting about a million views just to make one dollar and fifty cents. Now possibly, once you gain that readership the views keep coming even faster.

Once a person gets to that many views it is called ‘clout 10’, I’m currently at ‘clout 5’ which is a very small amount of views. I was reading some of my articles yesterday and noticed some typos, but I couldn’t see how to get into my articles and do some editing, nor could I see how to add anymore articles to my pages.

The only way I could find what I had written previously was to use the search feature within Yahoo Voices, putting my name and then articles afterward. At that time, my three articles did show up, but that was the furthest I was able to go with it.

I did find a forum with navigating helps, but everything one would need wasn’t all in one place and I really don’t have the time to read it all. I may just check into putting my articles into another site that is easier to remember how to navigate it.

I think the two things to watch for in choosing a site to write for is what is payment determined by and how easy is it to navigate the site. Unfortunately, I think part of the problem is when developers make their sites nicer for viewers they may also make it more difficult for the writers  to find what they are looking for.

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