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Writing sites that pay

I have been on several  writing sites that pay, for a few years now.  Several  have closed down, some I have left because they stopped paying and some took the writers for a ride. .

Today I am on just three sites and spend most of my time here at Virily.  I like it here and I do well here because I actively participate. 

I have  memories of sites that no longer exist. Some did pay well and the interaction was great but they just vanished without a trace. The site that informed its users that they will no longer pay is Wikinut.  They  also permitted us to delete our work there so that we can use our articles elsewhere.  But those sites that did not let us delete our posts we lost all our work. Such is life. 

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  1. I’ve joined a site that pays for reviews. I think they’re a bait and switch. Have double standards and then rip their writers.

    Entry is easy (if you can write quite decent, primary school standard English) and they approve and pay fast. When you get near your payment (it’s very high!), nightmare starts! They’ll take a longer time to review and then eventually reject ALL if not 90% of your submissions. They won’t give you any reason, and if you do contact them, they’ll just throw insults and nitpick on things like photo size, quality and such. The excuse that made me LOL was “you should only write about products from your area” when I wrote about a facial product from Face Shop. Oh and one more, “you should not write about films that have no English subtitles!”

    Sorry for the rant … just have to give that 2 “excuses” because they’re so damn funny LOL

  2. Textbroker is a site I write on. This site is about writing for clients. Writers take and pass a simple exam to see what classification to put you in. This can lead to more assignments, So far I have had no rejections I used to write for ehow, ListMy5 which all closed down. I just quit blogit, it just is not worth it.

  3. Thanks for this post, Grace!
    I’m starting to pick up momentum here on Virily. I’m very grateful to everyone who visit my work and puts in the time to engage in interesting conversations.
    I have an account on Hubpages. But I have to get on with it very soon.

  4. For me the the top three will always be Hubpages, Bitlanders and postloops. Two have bitten the dust along with at least a 30 others I have been on. I have learned a lot from these sites and enjoyed them as long as they existed.

  5. Helium Networks informed us they were about to shutdown the mother site and vertical sites. I managed to save a couple of articles.
    It is one of the best writing sites I have come across. They carried out contests twice a month with three cash prizes to b won. They paid for views and by comparing two articles. The articles that received the highest votes we’re better indexed on search engines.
    The other that informed us was Suite101. It was a site like Virily but much better.

        • Yes, Introvert shared several sites I didn’t know about in his/her (? 🙂 ) article, I tried only one of them while I might try the other ones… I am not sure how much is possible to earn on them, how fast, what is required for writing and similar……..
          I also heard Hubpages is good but they ask long articles and I also heard about different experiences when it comes to earning there…

          • They require lengthy articles which is understandable. Google insists on lengthy articles so as to better index them because majority of searchers search informative articles.
            It will take a minimum of 6 months to start earning good money.

          • Generally, when you start a blog you wont start earning immediately. It usually takes a year to start earning at least good money though some can take even more than two years.
            For sites like Hubpages, the estimated time to start earning ‘good’ money is at a minimum of 6 months. Some can take a year or more to start earning decent money.
            Vertical sites pay better than the mother site. However, articles are usually published on the mother site. You can request for a published article on the mother site to be published on a vertical site or when the moderators find your article fit to be published on a vertical site, they will do so.
            Articles on mother site do well and can earn from it but high traffic is on vertical sites.

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